- Last Updated on Friday, 01 August 2014 02:09
The Music & Arts Series of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Upper St. Clair presents America's most celebrated concert organist, Paul Jacobs, on Friday, August 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. Suggested donation is $10.
A native of Washington, PA, Paul Jacobs returns to the church where, at age 23, he played all of Bach's solo organ works to mark the 250th year of the composer's death. That 18-hour marathon concert in 2000 laid the foundation for Jacobs' remarkable career, which includes the first Grammy Award for a solo organ recording. Jacobs heads the organ department at Julliard and this summer led the newly created organ institute for the 2014 season of the renowned Oregon Bach Festival, the first major festival to add a component devoted exclusively to the study and performance of the organ, which figured so prominently in the life of J.S. Bach.
Jacobs performs widely throughout the U.S. in solo recitals and with symphonies. Jacobs skillfully balances showmanship and interpretive insight in performance, and he also eloquently engages his audiences, communicating his love of music and the pipe organ to listeners of all ages.
Westminster's Music & Arts Series presents a variety of concerts throughout the year. The series is made possible by the generous support of the audiences. After each program, exhibits of visual art are open in the church's gallery. Read more at www.westminster-church.org.