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Greg Zelek — Streamed Performance
Tues., Oct. 13, 2020
7:30 p.m. CST
Greg Zelek, Organ
C. Debussy (arr. Zelek)
Clair de Lune
Chorale Variations on ‘Veni, Creator Spiritus’
E. Satie (arr. Zelek)
Je te veux
I open our 2020–21 Season with César Franck’s powerful Pièce Héroïque, followed by works by some of the most prolific and important French composers. After relaxing to my arrangement of Debussy’s Clair de Lune, hear me close the program with Boëllmann’s well-known Suite Gothique that ends with a rousing Toccata. I am excited to share these musical gems that have cemented the great value of the French school of organ composition for centuries. – Greg Zelek
View this performance recorded LIVE from Overture Hall — streamed FREE to your home! Available now through November 18, 2020. Register here.
About Greg Zelek
Praised as “extraordinary in the classical music world” (Jon Hornbacher, PBS Wisconsin Life), Greg Zelek has been the Principal Organist of the Madison Symphony Orchestra and Curator of the Overture Concert Organ Series since September 2017. In addition to concertizing throughout the United States, Greg regularly performs with orchestras as both a soloist and professional ensemble member, including the Florida Orchestra, Ridgewood Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, MET Orchestra, and Miami Symphony Orchestra. In 2016, Greg was chosen by The Diapason magazine as one of the top “20 Under 30” organists, a feature which selects the most successful young artists in the field. He was the First Prize winner in the 2012 Rodgers North American Classical Organ Competition, the 2012 West Chester University Organ Competition, and the 2010 East Carolina University Organ Competition. A recipient of the inaugural Kovner Fellowship, Greg received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, as well as an Artist Diploma, from the Juilliard School as a student of Paul Jacobs.
Greg is amazing — his playing touches our hearts. – MSO Patron
Zelek is quite extraordinary in the classical music world. – Jon Hornbacher, PBS Wisconsin Life
…the most enjoyable concert I have ever encountered. – Bill Wineke, Channel 3000
Greg Zelek is the Madison Symphony Orchestra’s Principal Organist and the Elaine and Nicholas Mischler Curator of the Overture Concert Organ
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