Tryon Concert Association presents organist Paul Jacobs

Published 11:16 pm Friday, January 23, 2015

The Tryon Concert Association will present organist Paul Jacobs in concert Saturday, Feb. 7, at 8 p.m. at the Holy Cross Episcopal Church, 150 Melrose Ave., Tryon.

At a young age Jacobs was recognized to have prodigious talent when he was appointed head organist of a parish of 3,500 members in his hometown of Washington, Pa. He studied at the Curtis Institute of Music and at Yale, receiving a double major in organ and harpsichord.

Dr. Jacobs joined the Juilliard School in 2003 and was named chairman of the organ department in 2004. Then age 27, he became the youngest faculty appointee in the school’s history. In 2011 Dr. Jacobs won a Grammy Award for best instrumental soloist performance (without orchestra).

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He has performed throughout the U.S., and in Europe, Asia, South America and Australia.

On Friday afternoon, Feb. 6, at 4 p.m. Dr. Jacobs will conduct a master class at the Holy Cross Episcopal Church, which is free and open to the public. Please arrive about 15 minutes early to avoid interrupting students performing for the class.

The Saturday evening concert for season ticket holders will include music from J. S. Bach, John Stanley, Mozart, Max Reger and Alexandre Guilmant. For ticket information visit

— Submitted by Joella Utley