Join us for three 60-minute concerts by world-class organists performing on the landmark Shaffer Memorial Organ in a magnificent cathedral setting. In conjunction with Pipe Organ Encounter OF American Guild of Organists and featuring Jaebon Hwang and Jason Klein.
FREE PARKING: Abundant secure parking is available for all events at the church. It is located below Belmont Village, the building east of the Sanctuary. From Wilshire Blvd., use the driveway by the main steps in front of the Sanctuary and proceed under the overhang to the underground parking lot. Please observe the signs that identify which spaces are for church use. After parking, proceed to the stairwell and elevator located at the church end (west end) of the parking structure.
Jason Klein currently serves as Assistant Organist and Choral Director at All Saints’ Parish in Beverly Hills, CA, where he directs the Chorister Program, plays for weekly liturgies and accompanies the All Saints’ and Parish Choirs. He has served as Organist for liturgies of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles as well as the Pacifica Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He has served parishes as Organist and Organist & Choirmaster in Chicago, IL, Huntington Beach, CA, San Diego, CA and Westfield, NJ. (USA)
He has performed at Orchestra Hall in Chicago, IL with the Chicago Youth Symphony and Segerstrom Hall in Costa Mesa, CA with the Pacific Chorale as well as Solo Recitals at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, New Jersey and throughout the United States. In August of 2014, Mr. Klein served as Organist in Residence at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London with the Choir of St. Wilfrid’s from Huntington Beach, CA.
Mr. Klein is currently the Irene E. Robertson Scholar for Music and a candidate for the Master of Music Degree in Organ Performance at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music studying with Dr. Ladd Thomas. His previous studies in Organ Performance were with Dr. Ladd Thomas at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music as well as studies in Sacred Music at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL with Margaret McElwain Kemper and Dr. David Craighead.
Jaebon Hwang is a Los Angeles-based organist and composer. She entered the Korea National University of Arts as a young talent in the Pre-College Division and received a Bachelor of Music in composition. Following her undergraduate studies, she earned a Master of Arts in Scoring for Film & Multimedia from New York University and her submission to the 8th Annual Young Film Composers Competition, sponsored by Turner Classic Movies, won the 3rd prize among over 850 international entries. She has been repeatedly chosen to participate in three of the ASCAP film scoring workshops, most notably the ASCAP Television & Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis. She was also commissioned to be one of the composers for the premiere of the French silent film “Les Deux Timides” (René Clair, 1929) at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival.
In addition to her compositional pursuits, she has continually made strides as a church musician. She was awarded the Fellow of American Guild of Organists (FAGO), the organization’s highest level of certification, and won the 3rd prize at the 13th National Organ-Playing Competition sponsored by The Ruth and Clarence Mader Memorial Scholarship Fund. Since 2014, she has served as Organist at Westwood United Methodist Church where she presides over one of the largest organs in the region. This follows her tenure as Organ Scholar and Assistant Organist at First Congregational Church of Los Angeles. She earned a Graduate Certificate in Organ Performance from University of Southern California with honors and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the same institution. Ms. Hwang maintains an active performance schedule as a recitalist and as a collaborative artist.