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Overture Concert Organ Performances

Voices of Spring 2022

Overture Center for the Arts

Sat, May 28, 2022
6:00 p.m.

Thank you to everyone who registered for Voices of Spring 2022! For those of you who are attending the event, please take note of the safety measures in effect for this event. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination is not required to enter Overture Center. Wearing masks is optional during the reception in the Overture Lobby. Masks are required in Overture Hall, except when eating, drinking or performing.

Have you ever wanted to dine and be entertained on the stage at Overture Hall? Now you will have your chance when the Friends of the Overture Concert Organ hosts Voices of Spring — themed “Klais Meets Cabaret“ — on Saturday, May 28 at the Overture Center for the Arts. The stage will be transformed for an evening of food, friends and music.

Imagine a Cabaret-style atmosphere, from the table decor to the repertoire performed on the magnificent Klais organ. The evening begins with a champagne and hors d’oeuvres reception in the Overture Hall Lobby followed by a gourmet four-course dinner on the Overture Hall Stage—a one-of-kind experience for music lovers. Throughout the evening, guests will be treated to exceptional entertainment by Greg Zelek, the Madison Symphony Orchestra’s Principal Organist, and his friend and world-class Cuban soprano Evelyn Saavedra.

Space will be limited for this magical and memorable evening so mark your calendar now. You won’t want to miss this special opportunity to dine on stage, hear Greg and Evelyn perform, and see and feel the power of the Klais up close! Event proceeds will benefit the MSO’s Organ Endowment Fund.

Registration for this event is now closed. Please contact Aleeh at aschwoerer@madisonsymphony.org with any questions.

Event Details

6:00 p.m.: Champagne and hors d’oeuvres in the Overture Hall Lobby
6:45 p.m.: Processional into Overture Hall followed by a gourmet four-course dinner on stage

Attire: Dressy, cabaret festive optional
Parking: Reserved parking will be provided: details to follow by email


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


Roasted Tomato Bisque Soup

Spiced Pecan Salad: Feta cheese, spiced pecans, roasted butternut squash, and craisins on a bed of spring mix

Entrée – your choice of:
Short Ribs: Slow-braised in red wine demi-glace with caramelized mushrooms and onions; Bacon Cheddar Mashed Potatoes, long green beans
Seared Salmon: Ancho-rubbed salmon with a creole cream sauce; Bacon Cheddar Mashed Potatoes, long green beans
Vegetable Primavera (vegetarian): Campanili pasta served with a blend of ratatouille vegetables in a light tomato sauce.

Dessert Trio

Wine will also be served.

Thank you to our Generous Sponsors!


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