Is visiting Germany on your to-do list? Are you a lover of great music? Do you enjoy a good story? Have you ever wanted to see an organist’s hands and feet fly over the keyboard? If you answered “yes” to any or all of these questions, you will want to attend the music and multimedia performance, “Bach and Sons” when it comes to a city near you. Organist Dr. Jeannine Jordan in collaboration with her media artist husband, David, take you on a journey through time to the 18th century Germany of the Johann Sebastian Bach family.
The music Dr. Jordan plays is simply the greatest and most-loved organ music of all time: JS Bach’s Toccata in d minor, Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring, Air on a G String, and more. Not only will you hear this incredible music, but you will also see Dr. Jordan playing the music. With live images projected on a large screen from multiple cameras on Dr. Jordan’s hands and feet, you will experience how she creates the music. Every audience member now has a front row seat and is a part of the “Bach and Sons” experience.
The stories of Bach’s life including the incident where he shredded a bassoonist’s clothes with his sword; the time he was jailed by a jealous prince; the birth of his twenty children; his arguments with church authorities; and his prowess in the German music world, are all lovingly told by the women who were important in his life.
The visuals accompanying the great music and the intriguing anecdotes take you to 18th century Germany: the countryside of Saxony, the Court of Dresden, the great organ of Naumburg, and St. Thomas Church in Leipzig all take center stage. Great music, intriguing stories, stunning visuals and live camera feeds make “Bach and Sons” a must see and must experience event.
If you live in Oregon, you have two opportunities in the coming weeks to experience the “Bach and Sons” organ and multi-media event presented by Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist with David Jordan, visual artist.
The first is on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Nestucca Valley Presbyterian Church, 35305 Brooten Road, Pacific City, Oregon.
The second “Bach and Sons” takes place at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Salem, Oregon (1444 Liberty Street) immediately following the 4:00 p.m. Evensong service.
Visit www.promotionmusic.org for more information on the “Bach and Sons” event or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-905-0108. Jeannine Jordan, concert organist.