Juilliard’s Paul Jacobs Ushers in Organ Masters of the Next Generation at Marble Collegiate Church
Thursday, April 4, 2019, at 7:30pm in Manhattan
New York... Marble Collegiate Church is honored to celebrate Juilliard’s Organ Department Chair, Paul Jacobs’ finest pupils who will perform American and British pieces.
This is an extraordinary opportunity for Marble Collegiate to work with an internationally celebrated musician heralded as “one of the major musicians of our time” by Alex Ross of The New Yorker. His life’s passion has been the organ, making musical history at age 23 when he played Bach’s complete organ works in an 18-hour marathon performance on the 250th anniversary of the composer’s death. He joined the faculty of The Juilliard School in 2003 and was named Chairman of the organ department in 2004, one of the youngest faculty appointees in the school’s history. He received Juilliard’s prestigious William Schuman Scholar’s Chair in 2007. Since he has performed to great critical acclaim on five continents and in each of the fifty United States. The only organist ever to have won a Grammy Award—in 2011, for Messiaen’s “Livre du Saint-Sacrément.
Mr. Jacobs is an ardent champion of this often little recognized instrument, opening its complex sounds to the listener. And now he is ushering in eight of his award-winning pupils at Marble Collegiate who will play American and British pieces on one of the largest pipe organs in New York City. (Designed and voiced by Sebastian M. Glück.)
This is a rare opportunity for music lovers to discover the resonance of the organ played by the masterful students of the musician known worldwide for his technical excellence and passion for music and his instrument. “The essence of any work of art, I believe, attests to an immaterial reality which connects itself directly with the human soul. It’s positively thrilling to experience.” - Paul Jacobs
With roots dating back to 1628, Marble Collegiate Church has been serving the wonderfully diverse residents of New York City. Marble believes that opening the world of art and culture to all fosters common appreciation and goodwill and looks forward to continuing this tradition. MarbleChurch.org
Admission is free. Arrive early to secure a seat.