SU Organist to Play in Troy Friday

The Syracuse Alumni Club of the Capital District and the American Guild Of Organist are teaming up to bring a special music outing from Annie Laver to Troy.

Laver is an instructor at Syracuse University’s Eastman School of Music, where she also acts as coordinator of Organ Outreach Programs and Events for the Department of Organ, Sacred Music, and Historical Keyboards, which included running the annual Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative Festival, as well as directing summer organ institutes for high school students and a retreat for Eastman organ alumni. 

She frequently performs solo organ recitals in the United States and Europe.

Laver will perform music from Bach, Mozart, Judith Bingham, Pärt and Vierne at the First Presbyterian Church located on 1915 Fifth Ave. in Troy this Friday, Oct. 2, starting at 7:30 p.m. The church’s pipe organ was originally a 1907 Hutchings & Votey (Boston) instrument, though it has seen substantial rebuilding in 1962, 1981 and 2001.

Admission is free, though the Syracuse Alumni Club of the Capital District will be gladly accepting donations.