Greg Zelek at Overture Hall: The Debut Album
Available for purchase for $20 beginning Tuesday, September 27, only at Madison Symphony Orchestra concert events in the lobby at Overture Center for the Arts!
“I am very excited to release my debut album on the Overture Concert Organ as the Curator and Principal Organist of the Madison Symphony Orchestra. The album consists of a wide range of repertoire, with some pieces that have rarely been recorded, such as Weaver’s Fantasia and Florence Price’s Suite. I also share my interpretations of more standard organ works like the two Bach Fugues and Franck’s Grand Pièce Symphonique, as well as my arrangement of a famous work not often heard on the organ, Debussy’s Clair de Lune. I couldn’t imagine recording my first album without reflecting back on my Cuban heritage with my arrangement of Lecuona’s Malagueña. I hope that you enjoy all of these dynamic works that demonstrate the versatility and grandeur of the Overture Concert Organ.”
– Greg Zelek
1. John Weaver (1937-2021)
Fantasia for Organ
2. Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Clair de Lune (arr. Zelek)
3-6. Florence Price (1887-1953)
Suite No. 1 for Organ
7-8. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
“Little” Fugue in G minor, BWV 578
“Gigue” Fugue in G Major, BWV 577
9-11. César Franck (1822-1890)
Grand Pièce Symphonique, Op, 17
I. Andantino serioso
III. Allegro non troppo e maestoso
12. Ernesto Lecuona (1895-1963)
Malagueña (arr. Zelek)
This recording was made possible by a generous gift from John and Christine Gauder.
The Overture Concert Organ is the gift of Pleasant T. Rowland.
Support for all Overture Concert Organ Programs is provided by the Diane Endres Ballweg Fund.
Greg Zelek is the Madison Symphony Orchestra’s Principal Organist and the Elaine and Nicholas Mischler Curator of the Overture Concert Organ.
We wish to thank our other organ contributors, the Malmquist Family, Margaret C. Winston, and Friends of the Overture Concert Organ.
Special thanks to Bruce Case, who tunes and maintains the Overture Concert Organ.
Recorded in Overture Hall at Overture Center for the Arts in Madison, WI by Marv Nonn
Album photos and design by Peter Rodgers
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