Sunday, October 02 - 2016

5:00 pm Youthful Exuberance: Music of fearless abandon

Much like the plays of William Shakespeare, the music of Bach represents a summit of human achievement. Throughout his life the organ was the instrument that proved an indispensable musical companion. From his earliest years to his deathbed, there was hardly a time in Bach's life when he was not obliged to play the organ and compose for it. Because of this, the organ works form a centerpiece of his creative evolution and existence.

Bach's organ works continue to surprise and astonish three hundred years later. They are the organist's supreme challenge. They are the listener's supreme delight. They are the perfect marriage of humble purpose and high genius. In this series, each performance highlights musical and personal themes throughout Bach's life. This thematic arrangement takes listeners on an intimate journey through these pieces.

Parking will be available in the Bryan Center Parking Garage on a first-come basis at a flat rate of $5. People with Duke permit parking passes may park for free in the garage. Handicap parking for vehicles with ADA passes will be available in front of the Chapel.

Location: Duke Chapel
Speaker: 
Christopher Jacobson

Format: 2017