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Free Farmers’ Market Organ Concert: Andrew Schaeffer

Venue: Overture Hall

Saturday, July 23, 2022
11:00 a.m.

FREE and open to the public of all ages!

Step into the cool expanse of Overture Hall on select summer Saturdays during the Dane County Farmers’ Market on the Capitol Square to enjoy the gift of beautiful music with the Madison Symphony Orchestra’s Overture Concert Organ. Bring your family and friends for a relaxing 45-minute free concert. No tickets or reservations are needed and all ages are welcome! Discover more about our Free Farmers’ Market Organ Concert Series.

Please take note: Masks are encouraged, but optional, for this performance in Overture Hall. 



Calvin Hampton, Fanfares
Johann Sebastian Bach, Prelude and Fugue in C Major (BWV 547)
Herbert Howells , Master Tallis’s Testament
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck , Balletto del granduca
Henry Mulet, Esquisses Byzantines


Meet Andrew Schaeffer

A Chicago native, Dr. Andrew Schaeffer serves as the full-time Director of Music and Organist at Luther Memorial Church in downtown Madison, Wisconsin. He holds a Bachelor of Church Music degree from St. Olaf College, a Master of Music degree from Yale University and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma. His dissertation and current research focus is on the role of the pipe organ in American Freemasonry during the first half of the twentieth century.

In addition to his position at Luther Memorial, Andrew serves as the Editor-at-Large of The Diapason, one of the oldest and largest American journals devoted to organ, harpsichord, and church music. He is also Instructor of Organ at Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin.

Andrew is active in the American Guild of Organists, having served as Dean of the Oklahoma City chapter and currently serving a term as Dean of the Madison, WI chapter.

He is married to Jenny, a registered nurse, and together they have one son, Walter

Free Farmers’ Market Organ Concerts are presented by the Madison Symphony Orchestra and Overture Center for the Arts, in partnership with Madison Media Partners.

Support for all Overture Concert Organ programs is provided by the Diane Endres Ballweg Fund.



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Overture Center for the Arts
201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States