Overture Concert Organ Performances

Voices of Spring

On Saturday, May 28, 2022, over 190 guests were welcomed to the Overture Center for the bi-annual 2022 Voices of Spring fundraiser. A cabaret-style atmosphere carried from the lobby to the Overture Hall stage. Between meal courses, attendees were serenaded by soprano Evelyn Saavedra and the magnificent Overture Concert Organ. From Gershwin’s I’ve Got Rhythm to Bach’s Fugue in D Major, Principal Organist Greg Zelek exquisitely demonstrated the varying sounds, textures, and power that could be produced from the Klais. In addition to being a memorable evening, the event raised over $34,000 for the Organ Endowment to ensure the organ will sing out in perpetuity. Thank you to all who attended and supported this wonderful event! The next Voices of Spring will take place in 2024 and the date will be announced at a later time. We hope you will consider joining us!

2022 Program

Greg Zelek, Organ
Evelyn Saavedra, Soprano

Rimsky-Korsakov: Procession of the Nobles
Kander/Ebb: “Willkommen”
Weill: “Youkali”
Gershwin: I’ve Got Rhythm 
Berlin: “I Love an (Organ)”
Piaf/Louiguy: “La Vie en Rose”
Satie: Je Te Veux
Lecuona: “Siempre en Mi Corazón”
Arlen: “Over the Rainbow”
Bach: Fugue in D Major, BWV 532

Thank you to our Generous 2022 Sponsors!

Benefactor

Myrna Larson

Table Sponsors

Barbara and Norman Berven
Dr. Annette Beyer-Mears
Dorothy and Ellsworth Brown
Capitol Lakes
Jane Hamblen and Robert Lemanske
Terry and Mary Kelly
Elaine and Nicholas Mischler
Reynold V. Peterson
Kay Schwichtenberg and Herman Baumann
Gareth L. Steen
William Steffenhagen

Supporting Sponsors

W. Jerome Frautschi and Pleasant T. Rowland
Eileen M. Smith

Contributing Sponsors

Jeff and Beth Bauer
Marian and Jack Bolz
Janet and Scott Cabot
Martha and Charles Casey
Lau and Bea Christensen
Lynn and Dennis Christensen
Timothy and Renée Farley
Charles McLimans and Dr. Richard Merrion
Barbara A. Melchert
John and Carol Toussaint
David Willow

Evelyn Saavedra’s appearance made possible by
Friends of the Overture Concert Organ

Thank you to our In-Kind Donor

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