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Syracuse University organist Owolabi to present recital Sept. 8
Kola Owolabi, Syracuse University organist and assistant professor in the Rose, Jules R. and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music in Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA), will present an organ recital Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 8 p.m. in the Rose and Jules R. Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College. The concert is free and open to the public. Free parking is available in the Irving Garage.
Owolabi will perform on Setnor’s historic 1950 Holtkamp organ. The program will include works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Ludwig Krebs, Maurice Duruflé, Rachel Laurin and William Bolcom. The concert will feature senior Jordan Dusek on oboe and a student vocal ensemble.
A native of Toronto, Owolabi has held positions as assistant organist at St. Michael’s Cathedral in Toronto and at the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul in Montreal. He is a published composer and has received commissions from the Royal Canadian College of Organists and the Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto. In 2002, he was awarded second prize and the audience prize at the American Guild of Organists National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance. As a recitalist, he has performed across Canada and the United States, appearing most recently at St. Thomas Church on Fifth Avenue in New York City, Methuen Memorial Music Hall in Massachusetts, Spelman College in Atlanta and Cornell University.
For more information, contact Owolabi at 443-5043.
VPA is committed to the education of cultural leaders who will engage and inspire audiences through performance, visual art, design, scholarship and commentary. The college provides the tools for self-discovery and risk-taking in an environment that thrives on critical thought and action. Learn more at http://vpa.syr.edu.