October 5, 2011
Writer: Writer: Don Sparhawk

David Osmond will perform Friday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Hart Auditorium at Brigham Young University-Idaho.

Opening for Osmond willGrammy Award-winning organist Paul Jacobs will perform a recital on the Ruffatti organ at Brigham Young University-Idaho on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 7:30 p.m.

He will perform Sonata in G Major, Op. 28, by Edward Elgar, along with shorter works by Johann Sebastian Bach, John Weaver, Florence Beatrice Price and Jeanne Demessieux.

Jacobs is the only organ soloist ever to receive a Grammy Award (2011). He made musical history at the age of 23 when he performed the complete organ works of J.S. Bach in an 18-hour nonstop marathon performance, and has subsequently performed the complete organ works of Olivier Messiaen in nine-hour marathon concerts around the country.
Jacobs was appointed to the Juilliard faculty in 2003 at the age of 26, making him one of the youngest faculty appointments in the school's history.

He is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and received a master of music degree and artist diploma, as well as a Distinguished Alumni Award, from Yale University.

Tickets for the Center Stage Performing Arts Series concert can be purchased from the BYU-Idaho Ticket Office by calling 496-3170 or online at www.byui.edu/tickets. Tickets are $12 for the public and $6 for BYU-Idaho students