The internationally-celebrated American organist Paul Jacobs, who performs in Overture Hall on October 23, expands the repertoire for organ and orchestra still further during the 2018-2019 season, Broadway World reports.

In October 2018, Mr. Jacobs is slated to unveil Pulitzer-Prize winning composer John Harbison’s What Do We Make of Bach? for organ and orchestra in its world premiere with the Minnesota Orchestra and conductor Osmo Vänskä. Harbison, a Madison native whose work will be featured in the Madison Symphony’s February concerts, said of Mr. Jacobs, “A high degree of precision, coupled with tremendous personality is what I hear in Paul Jacobs’s playing. I have always been fascinated by tones that cannot be modulated once struck – such as with the harpsichord or the organ. The way the music comes through the organ is an issue of timing and pacing and spacing – that is the primary way the music is communicated. To me, this is always the determining factor in the player. Jacobs knows exactly how to be the architect of the piece’s structure.”

After his engagement with the Minnesota Orchestra, Mr. Jacobs will perform an All-Bach program as the second subscription performance in our 2018-2019 Overture Concert Organ Season. Learn more and buy tickets.

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