Paul Jacobs premiere

November 19, 2018
Osmo Vanska, John Harbison, and Paul Jacobs (photo credit: Tim Rummelhoff)
Osmo Vanska, John Harbison, and Paul Jacobs (photo credit: Tim Rummelhoff)

On October 12 and 13, Paul Jacobs, as soloist with the Minnesota Orchestra, gave the world premiere performances of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Harbison’s work for organ and orchestra, What Do We Make of Bach?, a co-commission of the Minnesota Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, and the University of Minnesota. The concerts occurred at Northrop Memorial Auditorium at the University of Minnesota, with music director Osmo Vänskä conducting. (See the article, "Minnesota’s Northrop organ lives again! Aeolian-Skinner Opus 892 restored by Foley-Baker," by Michael Barone in the December issue of The Diapason, pp. 24–25.)

Osmo Vanska, John Harbison, and Paul Jacobs (photo credit: Tim Rummelhoff)