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Matthew Halls (uncredited)

National Symphony Orchestra: Matthew Halls, conductor: Paul Jacobs, organ, plays Poulenc's Organ Concerto / Works by J.S. Bach & Mendelssohn

"Supremely gifted" (Chicago Tribune) Paul Jacobs makes his NSO debut in Poulenc's Organ Concerto. Also on the program: J.S. Bach's Prelude and Fugue plus Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 2 with singers Tamara Wilson, Twyla Robinson, and Paul Appleby.

  • Oct. 1 - 4, 2014
  • Concert Hall
  • Approx. 2 hours
  • $10.00 - $85.00

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Says NSO concertgoer Eugene R.: "The organ was especially outstanding--we could FEEL as well as hear this wonderful performance." The Concert Hall's glorious new Rubenstein Family Organ is on full display when "supremely gifted" (The Chicago Tribune) organist Paul Jacobs makes his NSO debut in Poulenc's thrilling Organ Concerto. The work ratchets up the tension from its opening notes and never lets go. Also on the program: J.S. Bach's Prelude and Fugue plus Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 2 with singers Tamara Wilson, Twyla Robinson, and Paul Appleby.

Glenn Donnellan, NSO violin, on the program:
"This may be our sonic WOW program of the year! Haven't heard our new Rubenstein Family Organ yet? This concert includes the massive king of instruments in Poulenc's Organ Concerto, which will steep the Concert Hall in drama and mystery. Plus, Mendelssohn's 2nd Symphony bursts at the seams with juicy string parts, a majestic score, a choir, three vocal soloists, and the NSO playing at full throttle. Just TRY to keep those goosebumps at bay!"

Performance Timing: Part One - 35 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Part Two - 65 min.

AfterWords:
Thu., Oct. 2 performance followed by a free discussion with the artists and NSO Director of Artistic Planning Nigel Boon.

Program and Notes

POULENC
Organ Concerto in G minor
BACH
Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 543
MENDELSSOHN
Symphony No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 52 "Lobgesang"

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