Hosmer Hall and the Organ [S-14-28]

Presenter:Laura Toland, Ray Toland
Location: SUNY: Crane - Hosmer Hall
Classes: 1 Session 2.0 hours
Dates: Fri 10:00 AM 04/11
Status: CLOSED

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In this presentation, learn about the history of the Hosmer Hall pipe organ and how it works, followed by Laura’s enjoyable musical demonstration. Then find out why the organ sounds so wonderful in Hosmer Hall. Ray will describe some of the technical aspects of organ sound, and explain and demonstrate the great acoustics in the room.

Laura Toland, a graduate of Crane School of Music, is currently an accompanist at Crane and also the music director and organist at Potsdam First Presbyterian Church. Ray Toland is on his fourth retirement: first from the Army (20 years); then from the Alabama Supercomputer Network (2 years); then from Clarkson University (10 years); and finally from teaching math and physics at SUNY Potsdam. Ray has many interests, one of which is investigating the acoustic properties of musical instruments.

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