Venue: Overture Hall
Saturday, August 6, 2022
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.
Johann Sebastian Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major, BWV 1049
(Transcription Raphael A. Vogl)
Max Reger, Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Mozart, op. 132
(Transcription Raphael A. Vogl)
German organist, Raphael Attila Vogl, began his early musical study with cathedral organist, Ludwig Ruckdeschel, in Passau, Germany. At the age of 18, he attended the Hochschule für Katholische Kirchenmusik und Musikpädagogik (College for Catholic Church Music & Music Education) in Regensburg, Germany. While in Regensburg, he studied Organ Performance and Church Music under Stefan Baier and Markus Rupprecht. Subsequently, he studied under László Fassang for one year at the Franz-Liszt-Academy in Budapest, Hungary. Raphael graduated with a Master’s degree in Organ Performance from the world-famous Juilliard School in 2020, where he studied under the Grammy Award winning Paul Jacobs. In the following year, he was admitted to the most advanced course of study offered at The Juilliard School — The Doctor of Musical Arts.
Raphael A. Vogl has taken part in various competitions, winning prizes in: The International Mendelssohn Organ Competition in Switzerland, The International Tariverdiev Competition in Russia, and at The Boulder Bach Festivals World Bach Competition. Raphael made his Alice Tully Hall debut in 2020, where he performed the New York premiere of Sophia Gubaidulina’s The Rider on the White Horse at the Focus Festival at Lincoln Center.
As a concert organist, he has performed in concert halls and cathedrals across Europe and America. In his concerts, he performs his own transcriptions of orchestral works, which implement new facets of the organ.
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.
James Ehnes has established himself as one of the most sought-after violinists on the international stage. Gifted with a rare combination of stunning virtuosity, serene lyricism and an unfaltering musicality, Ehnes is a favourite guest of many of the world’s most respected conductors including Ashkenazy, Alsop, Sir Andrew Davis, Denève, Elder, Ivan Fischer, Gardner, Paavo Järvi, Mena, Noseda, Robertson and Runnicles. Ehnes’s long list of orchestras includes, amongst others, the Boston, Chicago, London, NHK and Vienna Symphony Orchestras, the Los Angeles, New York, Munich and Czech Philharmonic Orchestras, and the Cleveland, Philadelphia, Philharmonia and DSO Berlin orchestras.
Recent orchestral highlights include the MET Orchestra at Carnegie Hall with Noseda, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig with Shelley, San Francisco Symphony with Janowski, Frankfurt Radio Symphony with Orozco-Estrada, London Symphony with Harding, and Munich Philharmonic with van Zweden, as well as his debut with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Lincoln Center in spring 2019. In 2019/20, Ehnes was Artist in Residence with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, which included performances of the Elgar Concerto with Luisi, a play/direct programme leg by Ehnes, and a chamber music programme. In 2017, Ehnes premiered the Aaron-Jay Kernis Violin Concerto with the Toronto, Seattle and Dallas Symphony Orchestras, and gave further performances of the piece with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
Ehnes began violin studies at the age of five, became a protégé of the noted Canadian violinist Francis Chaplin aged nine, and made his orchestra debut with L’Orchestre symphonique de Montréal aged 13. He continued his studies with Sally Thomas at the Meadowmount School of Music and The Juilliard School, winning the Peter Mennin Prize for Outstanding Achievement and Leadership in Music upon his graduation in 1997. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and in 2010 was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada. Ehnes was awarded the 2017 Royal Philharmonic Society Award in the Instrumentalist category.
James Ehnes plays the “Marsick” Stradivarius of 1715.