About the Organ
OPUS 19: The firm's nineteenth instrument is their largest to date and their first four-manual organ. There are three 32-foot stops, one of the first 19th-century clarinet free reeds in the USA in modern times and a set of horizontal trumpets in a tribute to the great organs of Spain.
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Monday & Tuesday, October 6-7, 2014
8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Organist, Duke University Chapel, formerly Assistant Organist, Washington National Cathedral
Mr. Jacobson performs the complete organ works of Jahann Sebastian Bach, over two consecutive days in October. The continuous performance of the totality of Bach's organ work - 257 pieces ranging in length from thirty seconds to sixteen minutes - is an extremely rare feat and tribute accomplished by only a handful of organists since the nineteenth century.
Monday, November 10, 2014
Apollo's Fire presents Monteverdi's Vespers to the Blessed Virgin
Conductor, Jeannette Sorrell
Monteverdi forged a vivid, new musical style with this choral masterpiece by evoking the struggle between the archaic and the revolutionary. Led by Jeannette Sorrell, award-winning harpsichordist, the Apollo’s Fire period orchestra, chamber choir and seven solo vocalists bring this rich, magnificent work to one of Houston’s most dramatic concert settings. A pre-concert talk with Jeannette Sorrell starts at 6:45 p.m.