The 2018 Old West Summer Series opens with concert organist Jacob Street!
Prelude in e minor “The Little” | Nicolaus Bruhns (1665-1697)
Trio Sonata in e minor, BWV 528 | Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
III. Un poco allegro
Prelude and Fugue in a minor, BWV 543 | J.S. Bach
Organ Sonata, Op. 18, No. 2 | Hugo Distler (1908-1942)
I. Rasche, energische Halbe
II. Einleitung: Sehr erregte Achtel, dabei frei im Zeitmaß; Gehende Viertel. Gelassen..
III. Recht geschwinde Achtel
Allegro in d minor | Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Organist and harpsichordist Jake Street performs extensively throughout New England as a solo recitalist and continuo player. Jake is a graduate of Holy Cross College, Oberlin Conservatory, and Yale University’s Institute of Sacred Music. He has studied organ with James David Christie, Olivier Latry, Arvid Gast, and Thomas Murray, and harpsichord with Webb Wiggins, Michael Fuerst, and Arthur Haas. In 2013, he traveled to Lübeck, Germany as a Fulbright Scholar, studying on the many historical instruments there and giving recitals throughout northern Germany.
Jake has been a prizewinner in multiple competitions, including Prize for the Interpretation of French Music in Biarritz, France; Second Prize in the International Buxtehude Organ Competition in Lübeck, Germany; and, most recently, the Prix de la ville d’Angers in the Jean-Louis Florentz International Organ Competition. He has performed across Europe and the United States, including in Tallinn, Estonia; Toronto, Ontario; and in concert with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
As a church musician, Jake has worked at Trinity Church Copley Square, Boston, and currently serves as Director of Music at St. Paul’s on the Green, Norwalk, Connecticut. Jake is active in music criticism, having won the inaugural Rubin Award for Music Criticism at Oberlin. His writings have been published in Early Music Magazine, Early Music, Cleveland Classical, The American Organist, and the Boston Musical Intelligencer. Jake is the artistic director and the harpsichordist of les soûls d’amour, an early music ensemble of singers, strings, and hurdy-gurdy, featuring lively and lovely repertoire of the Renaissance and Baroque, best heard with wine glass in hand.