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HuffPost: A Conversation With Organist Paul Jacobs

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By Sean Martinfield

Bay Area fans of organ concerts feel a sense of celebration whenever Paul Jacobs is in town. The best of The Best is back. This coming Sunday afternoon at Davies Symphony Hall, Mr. Jacobs will be working the magnificent Ruffatti organ through an Olympian program that includes Bach’s Sinfonia to Cantata No. 29, followed by Mozart’s Andante in F major for Mechanical Organ, the Organ Sonata No. 1 in D minor by Alexandre Guilmant, and culminating with Max Reger’s Introduction, Variations, and Fugue on an Original Theme. It is Reger’s ultimate composition for the organ — the kind that rattles a flying buttress or can blow the roof off. According to Paul, it’s like looking at Mount Everest. MORE

Published February 13, 2014
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Oscar Concert: Inaugural event to honor 2014 nominated composers

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After 85 years, Oscar is putting on his very first concert, and there are plans to televise future shows worldwide.

The motion picture academy will present a live Oscar Concert in the days leading up to the 86th annual Academy Awards that celebrates the year’s nominated music. The Feb. 27 concert at UCLA’s Royce Hall will feature all five original scores performed by an 80-piece orchestra conducted by each nominated composer, plus performances of the four original songs up for Oscars this year. MORE

Published February 13, 2014
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All-City Honors Band joins Yale Concert Band in Feb. 14 concert

Music in Schools - All City Honors Ensemble - 4This Friday, February 14, 28 student musicians from the New Haven Public Schools will join the Yale Concert Band on stage in Woolsey Hall, as part of a collaboration between the All-City Honors Band and Yale Concert Band, Thomas C. Duffy, Music Director.

Together the two ensembles will play Leonard Bernstein’s “Mambo” from West Side Story, conducted by Rubén Rodríguez, Lead Teacher, Music in Schools Initiative.

Duffy, also co-founder of the All-City Honors Band in 2011, often guest-conducts the ensemble. When current director Rodríguez brought students and their families to attend a Yale Concert Band concert and reception in November 2013, Duffy openly invited them to play alongside his ensemble on the next concert.

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Published February 13, 2014
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