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overture concert organ

Chelsea Chen

Venue: Overture Hall

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024
7:30 p.m.

I was fortunate enough to perform at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Florida back in 2016 through an invite from Chelsea Chen. A fellow Madisonian who winters in Florida (I now understand why!) was in attendance and recommended my name to my predecessor here in Madison, Sam Hutchison. Well, the rest is history, and I am excited to invite Chelsea Chen back to Overture Hall to delight us with a program featuring some of the most captivating standards of the organ repertoire. You won’t want to miss Ms. Chen’s spectacular playing and engaging stage presence that will keep us warm during this chillier month. – Greg Zelek


Jehan Alain, Litanies
Claude Debussy, Girl with the Flaxen Hair (arr. Leon Roques)
Claude Debussy, Arabesque No. 2 (arr. Leon Roques)
Chelsea Chen, Three Taiwanese Folksongs
Maurice Duruflé, Prélude et Fugue sur le nom d’Alain
John Weaver, Sine Nomine
J.S. Bach
, Prelude and Fugue in D Major, BWV 532
Louis Vierne, Naïades from Pièces de fantaisie
Louis Vierne, Finale from Symphony No. 6

Read Michael Allsen’s Program Notes

Take Note: Drinks Allowed in Overture Hall
As of this season, drinks are allowed inside Overture Hall during all Madison Symphony Orchestra concerts. Refreshments may be purchased at bars and concession stands located around the Overture Hall lobby before each concert and during intermission. Please enjoy food in the lobby and unwrap any candy or cough drops before the performance begins. Thank you!

Meet Chelsea Chen

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mso music director john demain
Rare musicality and lovely lyrical grandeur.
— Los Angeles Times

New York organist Chelsea Chen [had] urgency, precision and coloration in her virtuoso performance.
— The Huntsville Times

Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors!

Walter and Karen Pridham Charitable Fund

John and Twila Sheskey Charitable Fund


Greg Zelek is the Principal Organist and Elaine and Nicholas Mischler Curator of the Overture Concert Organ.



February 20
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Overture Center for the Arts
201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States