- Sunday | March 15, 2020
- 03:00 PM -
Due to COVID-19 concerns, and following guidance from local and state officials, Paul Jacobs' concert this Sunday has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date. All tickets purchased for the concert this Sunday will be good for the rescheduled date. The new date will be announced as soon as it is finalized.
Grammy Award-winning Paul Jacobs, chair of the Julliard School's organ department, is an internationally celebrated organist. Heralded as "one of the major musicians of our time" by Alex Ross of The New Yorker, Jacobs has performed to great critical acclaim on five continents and in each of the fifty United States. Known for playing demanding programs exclusively from memory, he has memorized the complete works of Olivier Messiaen, as well as the complete works of Johann Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms, and César Franck. An advocate for new music and an eloquent champion of the organ, Jacobs has performed numerous premieres of solo organ and organ-orchestra commissions.
Jacobs will display his brilliance on the three-manual 81-rank Austin organ at Westminster Presbyterian Church.
"It is impossible to fully articulate in words what the music of Bach actually does to the human heart. My own life has been so transformed by its timeless beauty that I cannot help but desire others experience the same. I remain grateful to Westminster Presbyterian Church (and to Bill Evans) for having given the platform – 20 years ago – to share Bach's complete organ works with countless music lovers throughout the Pittsburgh region, where I feel most at home." – Paul Jacobs
Co-sponsored by the Organ Artists Series of Pittsburgh and Westminster Music & Arts Series.