Pedals & Pipes 2017-18
A tempting trio of concerts showcasing the William J. Gillespie Concert Organ — a stunning one-of-a-kind instrument built especially for the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. More than 42,000 labor hours in the making, the organ features 4,322 pipes built from steel, tin, oak, poplar, maple, lead and carbon fiber.
“To my eyes and ears the organ will ever be the King of Instruments.” — Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
This series consists of 3 performances.
Holiday Organ Spectacular
Celebrate the season with the king of instruments! Enjoy a magnitude of musical splendors with a world-class organist and members of Pacific Symphony performing a delightful mix of sacred and holiday music. Favorite Christmas carols share the bill with traditional organ works that highlight the $3.1 million William J. Gillespie Concert Organ.
Todd Wilson, organ
Members of Pacific Symphony:
Ben Smolen, flute
Elliott Moreau, bassoon and saxophone
Barry Perkins, trumpet
Mindy Ball, harp
Robert Slack, percussion
Timothy Landauer, cello
Program to be announced
Organ Superstar: Paul Jacobs
Grammy Award-winning organist Paul Jacobs, a Pacific Symphony favorite, returns to the William J. Gillespie Concert Organ to perform a program of virtuosic organ music by Johann Sebastian Bach — including the ever-popular Toccata and Fugue in D Minor — and Franz Liszt.
Enjoy image magnification on our big screens during the concert for a closer look at the organist!
Paul Jacobs, organ
J.S. BACH: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565
J.S. BACH: Trio Sonata in C Major, BWV 529
J.S. BACH: Arioso from Cantata BWV 156
J.S. BACH: Prelude and Fugue in D Major, BWV 532
LISZT: Fantasia and Fugue on "Ad Nos, Ad Salutarem Undam"
Nosferatu - A Symphony of Horror
Considered the first-ever vampire movie, Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror tells the story of a naive real estate agent trapped in a castle in Transylvania after discovering his client, the rich count, is a vampire. Watch this 1922 classic come to life as organist Dennis James provides a chilling soundtrack.
Dennis James, organ
Directed by F. W. Murnau
Produced by Enrico Dieckmann & Albin Grau
Screenplay by Henrik Galeen
Based on Dracula by Bram Stoker
Gustav von Wangenheim