Spending summers at Chautauqua Institution when he was growing up, Jared Jacobsen was inundated with American music — fitting for “the most American place in America.”
Jared Jacobsen can’t always get away with whimsy. But he knows the Chautauqua Institution crowd can have a little fun.
Shortly before coming to work at Chautauqua Institution in 1996, Jared Jacobsen made a stop at a tiny parish church in London around July 4 to play a recently restored 16th-century pipe organ. He performed “Variations on ‘America,’ ” by Charles Ives, and “the aisles went crazy.”