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Love, Lust & Redemption

September 27, 2019 - September 29, 2019

Fri., Sept. 27, 2019
7:30 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 28, 2019
8:00 p.m.

Sun., Sept. 29, 2019
2:30 p.m.

Music Program:
Wagner | Tannhäuser: Overture and Venusberg Music
BarberToccata Festiva
Debussy | Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Dvořák | Symphony No. 7

Featuring:
John DeMain, Conductor
Grek Zelek, Organ

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Program notes will be available in August.

Prelude Discussion
Enjoy a 30-minute talk by music experts starting one hour before each concert in Overture Hall. Free to ticketholders.

Wagner and Debussy explored tonal sensuality, and Dvořák prayed that his paean to the Czech nation would “move the world” (it did). But Barber’s powerful Toccata will move you in Greg Zelek’s masterful performance on the Colossal Klais.

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.

Our Orchestra is truly top notch — and when they play, you get the feeling that it is not just their job, it’s their passion. – John DeMain

‘Tis great when you can showcase our own talent!  – MSO Subscriber

Zelek brings all the requisite qualities . . . he could charm an audience with his repartee as well as his repertoire.  – Greg Hettmansberger

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Start:
September 27
End:
September 29
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Venue

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