A memorial concert for September 11 will be held in Shove Chapel, featuring renowned organist and composer Jurgen Essl and violinist Karen Bentley Pollick.
Shove Memorial Chapel
1010 N. Nevada Ave. (map)
Jürgen Essl is one of the foremost organists and composers in today's European musical scene. He performs regularly in venues such as the Notre Dame de Paris, Kölner Dom, Auditorio Nacional de Madrid, Smetana Hall Prague, Konzerthaus Wien, Philharmonic Hall Moscow, as well as Amsterdam, Lissabon, Milano, Tokyo, and the U.S.. He frequently appears on television and radio as both organist and conductor. As a composer, Essl’s works have been performed by some of the leading choirs and orchestras. Most renowned are his motets and oratorias, which have been performed by leading choirs such as the Darmstädter Kantorei and the Regensburger Domspatzen. Jürgen Essl’s music has been published by Doblinger, Carus-Verlag, and Schott Verlag. Essl studied organ in Germany and France with Ludger Lohmann and Francis Chapelet, later completing his studies in Vienna with Michael Radulescu. A professor at The Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart since 2003, Jürgen Essl has also served as professor of organ at the Musikhochschule Lübeck and an organist at the Castle Church of Sigmaringen. In 2008, he led the international “Kongress der Kirchenmusik” in Stuttgart, one of the largest meetings on sacred music in the world. He is a co-founder of the International Summer Academy of Music in Ochsenhausen, Germany.