Jacobsen to give patriotic Tallman mini-concert

Jessica White | Staff Writer

Chautauqua organist Jared Jacobsen will perform a Fourth of July-themed organ mini-concert on the Tallman Tracker Organ at 12:15 p.m. today in the Hall of Christ.

The concert is titled “Yankee Sensibility,” and will feature “Variations on America” by I. V. Flagler.

“It’s kind of flashy and fun, and it’s a little bit like musical fireworks,” Jacobsen said. “So I think it fits for the Fourth of July.”

The Tallman organ, which was built in 1893 and came to Chautauqua in 2000, is from Nyack, N.Y., so the term “Yankee” fits it well, he said.

Jacobsen will also play “Razzazza Mazzazza” by Arthur Pryor, “Arkansas Traveler” arranged by Fred Feibel, “St. Louis Blues” arranged by Fats Waller. In addition, he will play “Rialto Ripples” by George Gershwin, which was recorded by all-classical radio station WNED in Buffalo, N.Y., when Jacobsen performed it at the first Tallman Tracker Organ concert in 2000. It has become his signature piece on the station.