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oct 3

Paul Jacobs, organ

Venue: Overture Hall

Thursday, October 3, 2024
7:30 p.m.

Paul Jacobs, Grammy-award winning organist and Juilliard professor, opens our 20th anniversary season with a program featuring Liszt’s towering Fantasy and Fugue on “Ad nos, ad salutarem undam.” You won’t want to miss Mr. Jacob’s incredible technique and artistry that will be on full display in our kickoff to this celebratory season! – Greg Zelek


Johann Sebastian Bach, Select Works
Charles Ives, Variations on “America”
Franz Liszt, Fantasy and Fugue on the chorale “Ad nos, ad salutarem undam”

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!

“I have seldom heard an orchestral audience leap to its feet and whoop at a solo organ piece, but the adulation was well deserved.” 

— Washington Post

“Step aside, Hugh Jackman. If anyone deserves to be called the greatest showman, it’s organ virtuoso Paul Jacobs…” 

— Broad Street Review

Meet the Performers

mso music director john demain

Paul Jacobs, organ

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Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors!

Jane Hamblen and Robert F. Lemanske
Skofronick Family Charitable Trust
Condon and Mary Vander Ark
Friends of the Overture Concert Organ


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



October 3
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Overture Center for the Arts
201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States