Artist to perform on Stambaugh pipe organ
New York-based organist Mark Pacoe will come to Stambaugh Auditorium on Sept. 17 for a 4 p.m. concert on the venue’s pipe organ. Tickets are $10 ($5 for students and senior citizens) and are available at the Stambaugh box office, 1000 Fifth Ave.; online at stambaughauditorium.com; and by phone at 330-259-0555.
Pacoe has performed as a soloist and accompanist domestically and abroad.
He made his European debut at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London and St. Mary’s Cathedral during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival after becoming recognized at the Oundle International Young Organists Academy in Great Britain. Other recitals include the Terra Sancta Organ Festival in the Holy Land (Israel and Palestine), International Organ Festival in Arona (Italy), and the Sydney Opera House, as well as many venues in the United States.
After earning degrees from Duquesne University and East Carolina University, Pacoe did post-graduate studies at the Eastman School of Music.
A member of both the American Guild of Organists and the National Association of Pastoral Musicians, Pacoe is on the artist roster of the EastWest Organists.
In 2013, Cardinal Dolan appointed Pacoe to a six-member music commission for the Archdiocese of New York, and he was recently renewed for a second term. Pacoe serves as the music director of St. John Nepomucene and St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, both in New York.
His debut recording, “CROSSROADS – Music from St. Malachy’s – The Actors’ Chapel, Times Square, New York,” was released in fall of 2015. He has also published several music-related articles and presented at various AGO chapter gatherings.