Paul Jacobs, organ
Paul Jacobs, organ. Photo by Ficarri. download

Rouse Concerto heard across the states with Paul Jacobs

Paul Jacobs‘ season has been shaped by the Christopher Rouse Organ Concerto, which he premiered with the Philadelphia Orchestra led by Yannick Nézet-Séguin on November 17 last year, and has continued performing this spring with dates at the Walt Disney Concert Hall with the LA Philharmonic led by David Robertson at the end of April, and at the Kennedy Center with the National Symphony led by Gustavo Gimeno last week.  While in LA, the New York Times streamed an interview and a performance with Paul.  If you missed it, please enjoy the recorded stream here.  January was spent performing Michael Daugherty’s Once Upon A Castle Symphonie Concertante for organ and orchestra, and other repertoire with the Toledo Symphony.

Coming up, Jacobs returns to the Oregon Bach Festival as director and teacher of the Organ Institute there in July and gives a recital on July 6.  Another highlight of summer is his performance of Lou Harrison’s Organ Concerto for the centennial celebration of Lou Harrison at the Toledo Museum of Art on August 12.