The Ester Drake and John Vincent Malmgren Concert Series was made possible by a generous gift from Syracuse University alumna Ester Malmgren to Hendricks Chapel in 1991. The series offers the Syracuse community the highest quality of arts at no cost. The series typically includes three-to-four concerts each year at Hendricks Chapel, many of which feature the organ, Ester Malmgren’s favorite instrument.
Fall 2021 Programs
October 3: This Land is Ours
Join us for a Malmgren Concert featuring special guest performers, Mirror Visions Ensemble.
Mirror Visions Ensemble’s programs take audiences on an imaginative journey through song. During this concert, soprano Justine Aronson, tenor Scott Murphree, baritone Mischa Bouvier and pianist Grant Wenaus will perform an engaging program including folk songs, civil war ballads, and new works by living American composers that highlight the depth and diversity of the American experience.
October 10: Job’s Trials
Join us for a Malmgren Concert featuring special guest performers, Dan Loomis and his jazz ensemble.
Loomis, a bassist and composer, will lead the ensemble in his latest work, “Job’s Trials: A Jazz Song Cycle.” It is an evocative musical dive into an ancient, universal story exploring why bad things happen to good people.
In this fresh and thought-provoking work, the biblical story of Job is told by the character Ha Satan, whose narration is accompanied by original jazz compositions.
The Malmgren Concerts are special installments of Music and Message. Join us for additional programs through Nov. 14!