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2022-2023
Season

2022–2023 Overture Concert Organ Season

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Only $80 for all four concerts — a savings of 20% off single ticket prices! View the seating chart and discover more below. Secure your seats for the season before single tickets go on sale on Saturday, August 27!

Renewing subscribers, please renew your seats or request a seating change by Friday, July 29.

 

DEBUTS & PREMIERES

The 2022–23 Organ Series will feature some of the most thrilling music written for the King of Instruments. After an opening concert where I will perform Franck’s monumental Grand Pièce Symphonique in honor of his bicentennial, our audience will get the opportunity to hear the MSO Organ Series debuts of two of the world’s finest organists. To close the series, cellist Thomas Mesa and I will collaborate once again to perform the world premiere of a brand new Organ and Cello Sonata written for the two of us by composer Daniel Ficarri, and commissioned by the Madison Symphony Orchestra. You won’t want to miss this exciting new season that will showcase our Mighty Klais with artists and music that will inspire and awe! — Greg Zelek, Principal Organist and Elaine and Nicholas Mischler Curator of the Overture Concert Organ

 

TUESDAY, SEP. 27, 2022

GREG ZELEK, ORGAN

Paul Fey, Toccata
Claude Debussy, Clair de Lune
J.S. Bach, Gigue Fugue and “Little” Fugue in G minor
John Weaver, Fantasia
Florence Price, Adoration
César Franck, Grand Pièce Symphonique

 

TUESDAY, OCT. 25, 2022

CHRISTOPHER HOULIHAN, ORGAN

J.S. Bach, Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 543
Robert Edward Smith, An Introduction to the King of Instruments: Variations on an American Folk Tune
Franz Liszt, Fantasy and Fugue on “Ad nos, ad salutarem undam”

 

TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2023

ALCEE CHRISS, ORGAN

J.S. Bach (arr. Chriss), Sinfonia from Ich liebe den Höchsten von ganzem Gemüte
Segei Rachmaninoff (arr. Chriss), Symphonic Dances, Op. 45: I. Non-Allegro
Bill Evans, “Waltz for Debby”
Alexandre Pierre François Boëly, Fantasy and Fugue in Bb major
Carlos Jobim, Desafinado
César Franck (arr. Chriss), Symphony in D Minor, M. 48: II. Allegretto
Max Reger, Fugue on B-A-C-H, op. 46

 

TUESDAY, APR. 18, 2023

GREG ZELEK, ORGAN AND THOMAS MESA, CELLO

Jules Massenet, Méditation from Thaïs
Nadia Boulanger, 3 pieces for cello and organ
Andrea Casarrubios, Seven
J.S. Bach, Sonata for viola da gamba in D major BWV 1028
J.S. Bach, Fugue in D major, BWV 532
Daniel Ficarri, Sonata for Organ and Cello (world-premiere)

 

Greg Zelek is the Madison Symphony Orchestra’s Principal Organist and the Elaine and Nicholas Mischler Curator of the Overture Concert Organ.