Premier Organist Paul Jacobs Returns To Pacific Symphony For A Special Recital
The awe-inspiring forces of the William J. Gillespie concert organ combine with the extraordinary talent of Grammy Award-winning organist Paul Jacobs-called a "brilliant young organist and evangelist for the instrument" by The New York Times-for a one-night-only concert.
The program of virtuosic organ music includes works by Johann Sebastian Bach-including his ever-popular "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor"-and Franz Liszt, whose mighty "Fantasy and Fugue on Ad nos, ad salutarem undam" is sure to thrill. After a recent concert by Jacobs, The New Yorker's Alex Ross wrote: "An obliterating performance by one of the major musicians of our time." The Economist calls him "America's leading organ performer."
For this recital, the audience will enjoy image magnification on the big screens for a closer look at Jacobs as he plays the 30-ton, four-stories tall, one-of-a-kind and three-years-in-the-making William J. Gillespie Concert Organ.
"Superstar Organist: Paul Jacobs" takes place Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, at 7 p.m., in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Tickets for this "Pedals and Pipes" concert are $10-$50. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (714) 755-5799 or visit PacificSymphony.org.