Paul Jacobs http://wrti.org en Here Comes the Judge: Organist Paul Jacobs http://wrti.org/post/here-comes-judge-organist-paul-jacobs <p></p><p>A good friend of WRTI returns this week. Acclaimed organ virtuoso Paul Jacobs stops by to tell us about the <a href="http://www.longwoodgardens.org/InternationalOrganCompetition.html">International Organ Competition at Longwood Gardens</a> June 18th through 22nd. He'll be one of five judges deciding the fate of ten young organists who've been vetted, from hundreds of entries, to move on to the preliminaries. Only five will make it to the finals to compete for the $40,000 Pierre S. DuPont First Prize.</p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 19:57:55 +0000 Joe Patti & Jill Pasternak 5991 at http://wrti.org Here Comes the Judge: Organist Paul Jacobs Organist Paul Jacobs--Phila. Orchestra: Reports from China--Young Classical Music Idol Competition http://wrti.org/post/organist-paul-jacobs-phila-orchestra-reports-china-young-classical-music-idol-competition <p>Jim Cotter speaks with organist Paul Jacobs who performs at the Kimmel Center on May 8, 2010.</p> <p>We listen to a compilation of Notes From The Road reports filed by Susan Lewis on the China leg of the Philadelphia Orchestra's Asia tour.</p> <p>The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns travels to rural China to witness performances by Philadelphia Orchestra musicians for survivors of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.</p> <p>And we listen again to an interview with Nelly Berman. The grand final of a new competition for young classical musicians she created takes place on Saturday afternoon.</p> Sat, 08 May 2010 16:51:00 +0000 Jim Cotter, Susan Lewis & David Patrick Stearns 2344 at http://wrti.org Organist Paul Jacobs--Phila. Orchestra: Reports from China--Young Classical Music Idol Competition Concert organist Paul Jacobs http://wrti.org/post/concert-organist-paul-jacobs <p>"Paul Jacobs, the shockingly youthful head of the Juilliard School's organ department, is an important, genteel revisionist of his instrument..." --<em>The Philadelphia Inquirer</em></p> <p>A graduate of Curtis Institute and Yale, organist Paul Jacobs made musical history at age 23 when, on the 250th anniversary of the death of J.S. Bach in 2000, he played the composer's complete organ music in an 18-hour, non-stop marathon in Pittsburgh. In 2003 Jacobs was invited to join the faculty of The Juilliard School, and the following year, he was named chairman of the organ department--one of the youngest faculty appointments in the school's history.</p> Sat, 07 Mar 2009 16:38:00 +0000 Jill Pasternak 2093 at http://wrti.org Concert organist Paul Jacobs