Paul Jacobs

Sunday October 10, 2021

Heralded as “one of the major musicians of our time,” by Alex Ross of The New Yorker, and as “America’s leading organ performer” by The Economist, the internationally celebrated organist Paul Jacobs combines a probing intellect and extraordinary technical mastery with an unusually large repertoire, both old and new.  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 towering Livre du SaintSacrement— Jacobs is an eloquent champion of his instrument both in the United States and abroad.

Paul Jacobs has transfixed audiences, colleagues and critics alike with landmark presentations of the complete works for solo organ by JS Bach and Messiaen.  He made musical history at age 23 when he gave an 18-hour marathon performance of Bach’s complete organ works on the 250th anniversary of the composer’s death. No other organist is repeatedly invited as a soloist to perform with prestigious orchestras, thus making him a pioneer in the movement for the revival of symphonic music featuring the organ.  Jacobs serves on the faculty of The Julliard School, and has appeared on Performance Today, Pipedreams, Saint Paul Sunday, World News Tonight and NPR’s Morning Edition. For his Bethlehem Music Series performance, he will be playing works by Handel, Weaver, Franck, Guilmant and others.  The concert will be projected on the large screen to help audience members enjoy Paul Jacobs’ extraordinary talents up close.

We are observing current COVID recommendations and requiring audience members to wear masks at our events.

ALERT: Lyndale Avenue from 22nd St. to 54th St. will be closed to traffic on October 10 (11:00-5:00) for Open Streets Minneapolis. Plan an alternate route and access parking lots from Aldrich Ave. Visit Open Streets Minneapolis for up-to-date information.