Love, Lust & Redemption
Madison Symphony Orchestra
Fri, Sep 27 - Sun, Sep 29
Overture Hall: $19 - $95
Ages 6 and up
Single tickets for this performance go on sale to the public SAT, AUG 17, 2019, at 11 AM. If you’d like to subscribe to the Madison Symphony’s 2019–2020 season, please visit madisonsymphony.org or call (608) 257-3734.
Wagner and Debussy explored tonal sensuality, and Dvorák 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.
Wagner | Tannhäuser: Overture and Venusberg Music
Barber | Toccata Festiva
Debussy | Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Dvorák | Symphony No. 7