Our audience was totally focused

As coordinator of our Parish Arts concert series, I am pleased to report “From Sea to Shining Sea” was one of the best-received programs ever presented in our eighteen-year history; it was entertaining, educational, fascinating and inspiring. At its conclusion, the audience eagerly gave the Jordan’s a rousing, standing ovation. Jeannine, appearing on the gigantic screen positioned at the front of the sanctuary, told of the organ’s arrival from Europe and its expansion across the USA; it was clear, enthusiastic and at times, humorous. Everyone’s attention, without exception, was totally focused on her story. Her facility at the keyboard and pedals was flawless; her musical choices – marvelous; and her registrations – superb. She utilized every stop of the Holtkamp pipe organ, effectively demonstrating its versatility and power. David’s creative use of numerous cameras to project Jeannine’s hands and feet as she played, was perfectly coordinated with the music; the projections were extremely clever, alternating shots of the organ keyboards with pictures highlighting the pipe organ’s history in a new and developing country. One can only look forward with enthusiasm to the Jordan’s upcoming production of “Around the World in 80 Minutes.” Those who enjoyed this program won’t want to miss the next one.

Gary J. Pinter, Director of Music and Coordinator of the Parish Arts concert series, Fairlawn Lutheran Church, Akron, Ohio.

Dr. Jeannine Jordan, concert organist and narrator, with David Jordan, media artist, are the creators and performers of three live organ and multi-media performances — From Sea to Shining Sea, Bach and Sons, and Around the World in 80 Minutes.

From Sea to Shining Sea in Akron, Ohio

Join us at Fairlawn Lutheran Church, 3415 West Market Street, Fairlawn (Akron), Ohio on Sunday afternoon April 10th, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. for the organ and multi-media concert experience, From Sea to Shining Sea.

Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist, and media artist David Jordan share the fascinating story how the organ developed in America. Through the voices of organists past, the thrilling performance of their organ music, and the lens of the camera that takes us not only back to 1703 but also in real time to see the magic of creating the music you’ll come to know and love, “From Sea to Shining Sea” celebrates America, its music, and its musicians!

Visit http://www.fromseatoshiningsea.net to discover more of this audience-engaging concert experience.  A “front-row seat” awaits.
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Dr. Jeannine Jordan, concert organist, is the co-owner of Pro-Motion Music LLC with her husband, David Jordan, media-artist.  Together they are the creators and performers of the organ and multi-media concert experiences, Around the World in 80 Minutes, Bach and Sons, and From Sea to Shining Sea.

From Sea to Shining Sea on the Ott organ

Sunday evening, February 28th, we had the joy and privilege of presenting From Sea to Shining Sea at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Des Peres, Missouri as part of the Music at St. Paul’s concert series.  The concert was the first played on the expanded Martin Ott pipe organ.  Ottorgan1

The expanded organ has three manuals and a pedal board. There are 2,541 pipes distributed over 51 ranks controlled by 49 stops. The new Rückpositiv, mounted on the
front of the balcony, alone has 616 new pipes.  The new horizontal Trumpet en chamade

speaks with regal richness and clarity.

The music of From Sea to Shining Sea sparkled with a myriad of colorful sounds.  Blithely Breezing Along, composed by Stephen Paulus in 2008, showcased sounds  from the smallest and most dainty 4′ flute to the power of the Trumpet en chamade.  Cornet combinations, reeds, foundation sounds, and the massive yet perfectly cohesive full organ sound completed the soundscape of the piece.

The two programmatic pieces, the Battle of Trenton by James Hewitt and The Thunderstorm by Thomas Philander Ryder were brought to life by the wide color palette of this wonderful instrument.  Concluding the concert with the Concert Variations on The Star Spangled Banner by Dudley Buck showed the glory of this marvelous Ott organ to the large and appreciative audience.
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Dr. Jeannine Jordan, concert organist, with her husband David Jordan, media artist, are the Dr. Jeannine and David Jordancreators and performers of the audience-engaging concert experiences, From Sea to Shining Sea, Bach and Sons, and   Contact Dr. Jordan to host one of these exciting shows in your community at jeannine@promotionmusic.org.

Why From Sea to Shining Sea Appeals to Today’s Audiences

62% of today’s audience is visual.  To reach them they need “to see” what is happening.  From Sea to Shining Sea makes sure every seat in the venue is a front row seat!

Research for the music and stories provides an accurate and informative background, assuring a quality event.

All computers, cameras, lights, and costumes are brought with us for the event making it simple for the presenting association.

What makes From Sea to Shining Sea so different?  The concert is performed in a story format, instantly engaging the audience.

To discover more visit www.fromseatoshiningsea.net or contact Dr. Jeannine Jordan at jeannine@fromseatoshiningsea.net

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How Will You Celebrate Flag Day This Year?

FlagIsn’t it time to party with an exciting one-of-a-kind organ and multi-media concert experience to celebrate Flag Day this year?

Yes! Tuesday, June 14, 2016 is Flag Day and what a great day it is to celebrate with a concert for all ages.

From Sea to Shining Sea, the cutting-edge concert experience created and performed by Dr. Jeannine Jordan, concert organist, and David Jordan, media artist, brings the story of the organ coming to America alive for you and your audience.

You’ll hear the thrilling sounds of glorious organ music of early American composers.  You’ll hear the incredible, funny, and amazing anecdotes of the organists and composers of America.  You’ll see the places where organs became the premier concert instrument of the USA.  You’ll experience what it is to play the organ through real-time projection of Dr. Jordan’s playing.

To help your community celebrate Flag Day (or Memorial Day or the 4th of July or even Labor Day or Veterans DayS2SS Old Log) in grand style, contact Dr. Jeannine Jordan at jeannine@fromseatoshiningsea.net or 541-905-0108.

From Sea to Shining Sea – a Memorable Concert Experience

Dr. Jeannine and David Jordan will present their organ and multi-media concert experience, From Sea to Shining Sea, in the Mid-West and on the East Coast during the Winter/Spring of 2016.   Performances will be hosted by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Des Peres, Missouri as part of the Music at St. Paul’s Series where Dr. Jordan will play the recently renovated and expanded Martin Ott organ; the Akron, Ohio AGO Chapter at Fairlawn Lutheran Church; the Southwest New Jersey AGO Chapter and an anonymous donor at First United Methodist Church in Moorestown; and as part of the Concert Series at First Presbyterian Church of Athens, Ohio. Visit www.fromseatoshiningsea.net to discover why you’ll want to bring this concert experience to your community.

 

Where will you find From Sea to Shining Sea in November?

The Jordans take their organ and multi-media concert experience, From Sea to Shining Sea, to the Midwest and Northwest during November 2015.

Audiences in Peoria, Illinois and Kennewick, Washington will hear and see the story of the organ in American come alive in this exciting audience-engaging concert.

Both concerts are sponsored by local chapters of the American Guild of Organists — an organization dedicated to preserving the organ in all its historic and evolving roles.

Join us for one of these concerts or better yet…contact Dr. Jeannine Jordan at 541-905-0108 or jeannine@promotionmusic.org to schedule a performance in your city.

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Friday, November 6, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 6400 North University Street, Peoria, Illinois.  Sponsored by the Peoria Chapter of the American Guild of Organists

Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 2001 Kennewick Avenue, Kennewick, WA.  Sponsored by the Columbia Basin Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

Dr. Jeannine Jordan, concert organist and David Jordan, media artist are the creators and performers of From Sea to Shining Sea, a multi-media and organ concert experience.