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Pedals & Pipes 2017-18


Overview

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

Holiday Organ Spectacular

December 19, 2017

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. 


Organ Superstar: Paul Jacobs

Organ Superstar: Paul Jacobs

January 21, 2018

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!


Nosferatu - A Symphony of Horror

Nosferatu - A Symphony of Horror

April 29, 2018

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.