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Pedals & Pipes 2021-22


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

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This series consists of 3 performances.


Holiday Organ Spectacular

Holiday Organ Spectacular

December 21, 2021

Celebrate the season with the king of instruments! Enjoy a magnitude of musical splendors with world-class organist Todd Wilson 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 4,322-pipe, $3.1 million William J. Gillespie Concert Organ.

 


The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

February 20, 2022

Organist Dennis James provides a chilling soundtrack for the silent-film classic, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame." The 1923 film, based on Victor Hugo's 1831 novel of the same name, is known for the grand sets that recall 15th century Paris as well as for Lon Chaney's performance and make-up as the tortured hunchback Quasimodo, the deaf, half-blind, hunchbacked bell-ringer of the famous Cathedral of Notre Dame.


Organ Recital: Paul Jacobs

Organ Recital: Paul Jacobs

May 1, 2022

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.

Enjoy image magnification on our big screens during the concert for a closer look at the organist!