Recorded Live
From Overture Hall…

Greg Zelek — Streamed Organ Performance

Thank you to everyone who tuned into our virtual 20/21 Organ Season Premiere featuring Greg Zelek, Principal Organist and Elaine and Nicholas Mischler Curator of the Overture Concert Organ! This was our first performance in Overture Hall since March, and we are thrilled to share this with you virtually. The performance premiered on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, and was initially available for streaming through November 18th. Due to popular demand, we’re extending access to stream this concert for FREE! Experience the performance for the first time, or relive the moments. The concert runs for just under one hour. We invite you to visit madisonsymphony.org/organ for the latest information on our Overture Concert Organ programming!

Watch Greg’s performance:

 

I opened our 2020–21 Season with César Franck’s powerful Pièce Héroïque, followed by works by some of the most prolific and important French composers. After relaxing to my arrangement of Debussy’s Clair de Lune, I closed the program with Boëllmann’s well-known Suite Gothique that ends with a rousing Toccata. I am excited to share these musical gems that have cemented the great value of the French school of organ composition for centuries. – Greg Zelek

 

PROGRAM

C. Franck
Pièce Héroïque

C. Debussy (arr. Zelek)
Clair de Lune

M. Duruflé
Chorale Variations on ‘Veni, Creator Spiritus’

E. Satie (arr. Zelek)
Je te veux 

J. Alain
Litanies

L. Boëllmann
Suite Gothique

 
THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS

Walter and Karen Pridham Charitable Fund
Gerald and Shirley Spade

Additional Information

Visit the event page for program information, Greg’s biography, and more.

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What platform is the concert being streamed on?
We are streaming the concert through Vimeo (www.vimeo.com). You do not need to download any software to your computer or sign up for a Vimeo account to view this concert. You will also not need a meeting ID or meeting password. Simply click on the green button above any time after 7:00 p.m. CDT / 8:00 p.m. EDT to view the concert.

Will I be on camera during the concert?
No. The concert will not be an interactive experience or a virtual meeting such as those on Zoom. You will simply be watching a video live-streamed to your computer or smart device.

What types of devices can I watch the concert on?
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If you are using an older tablet or smartphone, we recommend downloading the Vimeo app from your app store to watch the concert. When you click on the green button above (after downloading the app and after 7:00 p.m. CDT / 8:00 p.m. EDT), your device should open the Vimeo app automatically or ask you if you’d like to use the Vimeo app to watch the concert. If prompted, click open.

Nothing happens when I click on the button to watch the live stream?
The link will become active at 7:00 p.m. CDT / 8:00 p.m. EDT. The video will automatically begin streaming at or shortly after 7:30 p.m. CDT / 8:30 p.m. EDT.

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