Dr. Jeannine Jordan, Concert Organist

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Around the World in 80 Minutes – an organ and multimedia concert experience

This fast-moving concert features unique global organ repertoire by native composers and is as exciting as it sounds. It takes audiences on a great journey that transcends the boundaries of countries, religions, nationalities, time periods and styles. Bringing people together through music, visuals and the grandeur of the organ, it is a story celebrating the fascinating diversity of the music of the world. 

To host a concert in your community please contact us at david@promotionmusic.org

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Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist, and her husband, David Jordan, media artist of Pro-Motion Music , are the creators and presenters of the dramatic story-driven organ and multimedia concert experiences, From Sea to Shining Sea, Bach and Sons, and Around the World in 80 Minutes.  Subscribe to our free monthly e-newsletter for more intriguing and engaging articles – click here  #DrJeannineJordan  #OrganAndMultimediaConcert

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Bach and Sons – organ and multimedia concert experience

Bach and Sons, features the historically informed performance of Bach’s greatest organ music and that of his sons. In an interesting twist, the story is told by the four women important in Bach’s life. Stunning visuals taking you to Bach’s Germany are interspersed with live camera projections of the performance. Bach and Sons has been performed in many venues in the US and was also performed in Germany and Austria with narration in German.

To host a performance in your community please contact us at david@promotionmusic.org

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Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist, and her husband, David Jordan, media artist of Pro-Motion Music , are the creators and presenters of the dramatic story-driven organ and multimedia concert experiences, From Sea to Shining Sea, Bach and Sons, and Around the World in 80 Minutes.  Subscribe to our free monthly e-newsletter for more intriguing and engaging articles – click here  #DrJeannineJordan  #OrganAndMultimediaConcert

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Chautauqua. Say it with me.

Step inside the gate of Chautauqua and suddenly you are walking down a street in 1901. The Victorian homes graciously stand basking in the mottled shade that bathes their charmed vibrant hues. You feel yourself being wrapped in the cool air that welcomes you to another place, another time. You detect an air, an air of civility, of curiosity, of warmth, a memory of America.

This letter could be called “How We Spent our Summer Vacation” however, it was such an astonishing uncharted adventure it simply cannot be abbreviated as a mere vacation. 

Jeannine and I just spent an astounding week inside the mind map of a place called the Chautauqua Institution. We were mesmerized by our expedition from the moment we took our first glorious steps on the brick walks as the rain came down. The rain on that first day was as steady and enduring as the tick of a grandfather clock. It was like a baptism into this magical world of Music, Art, Religion, and Knowledge. 

The amphitheater in which we spent many hours has its walls open to the outside world. It’s the place where our minds were enlivened with ingenious lectures. Our imaginations were stretched as if by the skilled musicians of every instrument in an exquisite orchestra. And our vision was emboldened by gifted presenters who inspired us through the written word, the spoken word, images seared into our minds, and of course, music. Music that tilted the mind, deepened our emotion and spoke with sounds only music can make. 

We looked for an experience that would take us out of our comfort zone and we found one. One that took us by the hand and walked us through unfamiliar territory and thoughts, and showed us possibilities and blessings we weren’t even looking for. 

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An excerpt from our August 2019 Pro-Motion Music e-newsletter.
Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist, and her husband, David Jordan, media artist of Pro-Motion Music , are the creators and presenters of the dramatic story-driven organ and multimedia concert experiences, From Sea to Shining Sea, Bach and Sons, and Around the World in 80 Minutes.  Subscribe to our free monthly e-newsletter for more intriguing and engaging articles – click here  #DrJeannineJordan  #OrganAndMultimediaConcert

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Re-Imagining Organ Concerts


In our article,10 Things That Classical Audiences Want, there are several interesting thoughts. Well, actually ten. One is that classical audiences want to have a unique concert experience. Another, classical audiences want you to expand their interest. And yet another, classical audiences want to be moved – to be transported.Aubrey Bergauer, California Symphonyexecutive says: “People think that to bring in younger audiences you need ‘The Symphony Meets the Beatles,’ but a Beethoven symphony is amazing to anyone.You don’t have to ‘symphonize’ pop music,” Cabrera says. “We needed to change the experience, not the repertoire.”

Funny she should mention that. Re-Imagining is what we have done with our organ concerts. One day we were lounging [fretting] about wondering, “What if an organ concert was an event that was captivating, engaging, thought-provoking, filled with visual cues and stories…do you think people would like that? What if non-organists found organ concerts amazing?”
Hmm. Let’s try that.

Step 1: Take the photograph
Steps 2-30,005: Create concerts

David Jordan, media artist of Pro-Motion Music , and his wife, Dr. Jeannine Jordan, are the creators and presenters of the dramatic story-driven organ and multimedia concert experiences, From Sea to Shining Sea, Bach and Sons, and Around the World in 80 Minutes.  Subscribe to our free monthly e-newsletter for more intriguing and engaging articles – click here  #DrJeannineJordan  #OrganAndMultimediaConcert

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