Tues., Oct 23, 2018
All-Bach Music Program:
Sinfonia to Cantata, BWV 29
Concerto in D Minor after Vivaldi, BWV 596
Prelude and Fugue C Major, BWV 547
Passacaglia in C Minor, BWV 582
Schafe können sicher weiden (Sheep May Safely Graze), BWV 208
Trio Sonata E Minor, BWV 528
Arioso from Cantata, BWV 156
Prelude and Fugue in D Major, BWV 532
Paul Jacobs, Organ
Having made history at the age of 23 when he performed the complete organ works of Bach in an 18-hour marathon, Paul Jacobs, the only Grammy-Award winning organist and Chair of the Juilliard Organ Department, makes his Overture Hall debut. I studied with Paul, one of the greatest organists of our generation, over the past eight years at Juilliard, and I’m certain that his all-Bach program will leave audiences in awe of this inimitable musician. – Greg Zelek
About Paul Jacobs
The only organist ever to have won a Grammy Award (for Messiaen’s “Livre du Saint-Sacrement”), Paul Jacobs has been an important influence in the revival of symphonic works featuring the organ and is a true innovator in the advocacy of organ repertoire, performing and encouraging the composition of new works that feature the instrument.
Mr. Jacobs made musical history at the age of 23 when he played Bach’s complete organ works in an 18-hour marathon performance on the 250th anniversary of the composer’s death. He is a frequent concerto and recital soloist, featuring the concert organs of the San Francisco Symphony, the Montreal Symphony, the Pacific Symphony, the Edmonton Symphony, the Indianapolis Symphony, and the Lexington Philharmonic, among others. He appears frequently in New York and has been featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, ABC-TV’s World News Tonight, and BBC Radio 3.
Mr. Jacobs studied at the Curtis Institute of Music and joined the faculty of the Juilliard School in 2003. He was named chairman of the organ department in 2004, one of the youngest faculty appointees in the school’s history. He received Juilliard’s prestigious William Schuman Scholar’s Chair in 2007 and an honorary Doctor of Music from Washington and Jefferson College in 2017.
“Paul Jacobs is one of the great living virtuosos… he is utterly without artifice”
– The Washington Post
“An obliterating performance by one of the major musicians of our time.”
– The New Yorker
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