Internationally Acclaimed Organist Martin Jean to Perform at Pomona College
Organist Martin Jean, past winner of the international Grand Prix de Chartres (1986) and director of the Yale Institute for Sacred Music, will perform Marcel Dupre’s The Stations of the Cross at Pomona College on Saturday, March 24th at 8 p.m. The concert will take place at Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. Fourth St., Claremont). For further information, contact: (909) 621-8155.
Jean, also professor of organ at Yale University, has performed in all 50 states and four continents. He was the first place winner at the National Young Artists’ Competition in Organ Performance in 1992.
Jean has released two compact discs on the Loft Recordings label: The Seven Last Words of Christ by Charles Tournemire (2007) and The Complete Symphonies of Louis Vierne (2005).
The Hill Memorial Organ at Pomona College was built by C.B. Fisk of Gloucester, Massachusetts as their Opus 117 and dedicated in October 2002. A three-manual instrument with mechanical action designed to play the whole range of organ literature, it is especially appropriate for French music of the 19th and 20th centuries. The organ consists of 49 voices and 60 ranks containing a total of 3,519 pipes.
Pomona College is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts institutions, offering a comprehensive program in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Its hallmarks include small classes, close relationships between students and faculty, and a range of opportunities for student research.