2023–2024 Overture Concert Organ Season
Embrace Music With Us!
I am thrilled to present what will certainly be the most unique season in my six years as Curator of the Overture Concert Organ series! We begin by going back to my roots in a concert for organ and a Latin-American band composed of Miami musicians. We will perform a mixture of classical music and popular Cuban ballads that I grew up listening to with my grandfather. Then, Ken Cowan and Chelsea Chen, two fantastic organists, will put our Klais to the test with their virtuosic programs. Finally, we conclude with a collaboration between me and the UW–Madison Wind Ensemble, conducted by Scott Teeple, in a concert that closes our season in grand fashion. — Greg Zelek, Principal Organist and Elaine and Nicholas Mischler Curator of the Overture Concert Organ
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¡GREG ZELEK Y AMIGOS!
Friday, Oct. 6, 2023, 7:30 p.m.
Astor Piazzolla, Libertango
Alberto Ginastera, Toccata, Villancio, y Fuga
Joaquín Rodrigo, Fantasía para un gentilhombre
Leonard Lecuona, Andalucía from Suite Española
Son de la Loma
KEN COWAN, ORGAN
Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023, 7:30 p.m.
Charles-Marie Widor, Allegro from Symphony VI
Olivier Messiaen, Le Banquet céleste
Edward Elgar, Sonata in G, Op. 28
J.S. Bach, Prelude and Fugue in E minor, BWV 548
Franz Liszt, Mephisto Waltz No. 1 (“The Dance in the Village Inn”)
CHELSEA CHEN, ORGAN
Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024, 7:30 p.m.
Louis Vierne, Finale from Symphony No. 6
Maurice Duruflé, Prélude et Fugue sur le nom d’Alain
J.S. Bach, Prelude and Fugue in D Major, BWV 532
John Weaver, Sine Nomine
GREG ZELEK WITH THE UW–MADISON WIND ENSEMBLE
Friday, April 19, 2024, 7:30 p.m.
James M. Stephenson, Fanfare and March
Louis Vierne, Carillon de Westminster
Richard Wagner, Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral
Dudley Buck, Concert Variations on “The Star-Spangled Banner”
Ennio Morricone, Gabriel’s Oboe
Michael Daugherty, Bells for Stokowski
Richard Strauss, Feierlicher Einzug
Percy Grainger, Irish Tune from County Derry
Greg Zelek is the Madison Symphony Orchestra’s Principal Organist and the Elaine and Nicholas Mischler Curator of the Overture Concert Organ.