Madison, Wis. May 14, 2018 – The Madison Symphony Orchestra invites audiences to experience the magic of its Overture Concert Organ in the 2018–2019 subscription series. Subscriptions are available now, and single tickets go on sale to the public Saturday, August 18, 2018.

MSO Principal Organist Greg Zelek introduces with great joy the first series he has crafted as Curator of the MSO’s Overture Concert Organ. “Our organ in Overture Hall is one of the finest concert organs in America, and each of our invited artists will thrill both organ and classical music enthusiasts alike. All three guests will be making their Madison debuts, and I promise that they will both entertain and inspire, while bringing the magic of the Mighty Klais to life.”

The 2018–2019 concert organ series opens on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 with Principal Organist Greg Zelek performing a variety of “organ favorites,” including one of his favorite works, Guilmant’s First Organ Sonata.

The series continues on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 with Paul Jacobs, Chair of the Juilliard Organ Department and teacher to Principal Organist Greg Zelek, performing an All-Bach program in his Overture Hall debut.

Chelsea Chen resumes the 2019 organ subscription series on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. Her program is filled with transcriptions, including movements from The Planets by Holst, the last movement of Saint-Saëns’ famous Organ Symphony, as well as her own composition, Taiwanese Suite.

A dynamic collaboration concludes the 2018–2019 organ series on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Join Principal Organist Greg Zelek and cellist Thomas Mesa in a concert of arrangements of music for cello and organ, including Tchaikovsky’s flashy Pezzo Capriccioso.

Learn more about the 2018–2019 Overture Concert Organ Series.

View the detailed Press Release.

Support for all Overture Concert Organ programs is provided by the Diane Endres Ballweg Fund. With a gift from Pleasant T. Rowland, the Madison Symphony Orchestra commissioned the Overture Concert Organ, which is the stunning backdrop of all MSO concerts.

The Madison Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 93rd season in 2018–2019 and its 25th season under the leadership of Music Director John DeMain. 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. Discover more.

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