February 1, 2023 (updated February 15, 2023)


February MSO Overture Concert Organ Performance — New Program Features Greg Zelek and Mark Hetzler

February 28, 2023 in Overture Hall


Madison, Wis. – The Madison Symphony Orchestra’s (MSO) 22/23 Overture Concert Organ series continues in Overture Hall in February with Greg Zelek, organ and Mark Hetzler, trombone — a change from the previously scheduled program with organist Alcée Chriss. The new program will feature works by J.S. Bach, Mendelssohn, Crespo, Hetzler, Widor, and Satie, plus a special arrangement by Greg Zelek and Mark Hetzler of When the Saints Go Marching In.

“I am excited to announce a new program for our February 28 organ concert! I have the pleasure of performing alongside the great trombonist, Mark Hetzler, who last performed with me in the successful Organ and Diapason Brass concert that closed our last season,” Greg Zelek said. “A former member of the Empire Brass, and now Professor of Trombone at UW–Madison, Mark has toured the world as both a soloist and ensemble member, playing a wide range of repertoire. With a program featuring a New Orleans-style version of When the Saints Go Marching In, classical arrangements of Bach and Mendelssohn, and original compositions by Mark himself, I have no doubt that the audience is going to be moved and thrilled.”

Organ Concert, Ticket and Event Details
The lobby opens 90 minutes prior to each concert. The Symphony recommends concert attendees arrive early for each performance to make sure they have time to pass through Overture Center’s security stations.

All single tickets are $25 and on sale now through the Overture Center Box office. Tickets can be purchased online at overture.org, in-person or by phone by calling (608) 258-4141 during Box Office hours. $10 student rush tickets may be purchased on the concert day, February 28, 2023 at the Overture Box Office. Note that fees apply to online and phone orders. No fees for in-person purchase at the Overture Box Office, 201 State Street. More information is found at https://madisonsymphony.org/event/mark-hetzler-greg-zelek/

Health & Safety Precautions
Masks are optional but strongly encouraged in the lobby, during all performances, and at the post-concert receptions. Proof of vaccination is no longer required to enter Overture Center. More information about the many safety protocols can be found at overture.org/health, and madisonsymphony.org/health.

Money Back Guarantee
The MSO will continue to offer a refund for tickets to any concert that cannot be performed for any reason. The MSO will adhere to all public health guidelines and cooperate with Overture Center for the Arts for the safety of its audiences, musicians and staff. Programs, dates, and artists subject to change.

About the Madison Symphony Orchestra
The Madison Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 98th season in 2023–2024. The MSO has grown to be one of America’s leading regional orchestras, providing Madison and south-central Wisconsin with cultural and educational opportunities to interact with great masterworks and top-tier guest artists from around the world. 2023–2024 is Music Director John DeMain’s 30th anniversary season. The MSO’s 100th anniversary season celebration will take place during the 2025–2026 season. Learn more at madisonsymphony.org

The presenting sponsor for “Heroic Piano & Premiere” is Myrna Larson. Major funding is provided by the Madison Concourse Hotel & Governor’s Club, Stephen D. Morton, Madison Gas & Electric Foundation, Inc., and Elaine and Nicholas Mischler. Additional funding is provided by DeWitt LLP, Ronald J. and Janet E. Johnson, and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Contact: Peter Rodgers, Director of Marketing
Phone: (608) 260-8680 x226
Mobile: (415) 713-0235
Email: prodgers@madisonsymphony.org
Web: madisonsymphony.org
Link to 22-23 Symphony Season photos: https://bit.ly/mso-22-23-season-photos

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