Madison Symphony Orchestra - Greg Zelek with The Diapason Brass & Timpani
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Greg Zelek with The Diapason Brass & Timpani

MSO Overture Concert Organ Series

Tue, May 5

Overture Hall: $20
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Tue 05/05/20 7:30 PM


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Single tickets for this performance go on sale to the public Saturday, August 10, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. If you’d like to subscribe to the Madison Symphony’s 2019–2020 Overture Concert Organ season, please visit or call (608) 257-3734

“In my first of many collaborations with fellow Madison musicians, I am excited to perform alongside brass quintet and timpani in a concert that will pair the King of Instruments with some of the loudest instruments in the orchestra. This unique program of music written for a variety of pairings will include Gigout’s Grand Choeur Dialogue, a transcription of Rachmaninoff’s famous Vocalise performed on the French Horn, and an arrangement of Bach’s famous Toccata and Fugue in D minor for organ and timpani. Audiences will enjoy the expressive and fluid partnership of MSO’s principal trumpet, John Aley and the newly appointed trumpet professor at UW LaCrosse, Matthew Onstad; the warm sounds of MSO’s principal horn, Linda Kimball; the creative flair of UW Madison trombone professor, Mark Hetzler; the thrilling facility of MSO’s principal tuba, Josh Biere; and the thunderous rhythm of MSO’s principal timpani, John Jutsum. The event will have me pulling out all the stops on our great Overture Concert Organ to match the excitement and volume of my colleagues on stage!” — Greg Zelek

Greg Zelek, Organ
John Aley, Trumpet
Matthew Onstad, Trumpet
Linda Kimball, Horn
Mark Hetzler, Trombone
Joshua Biere, Tuba
John Jutsum, Timpani

Stamm | Fanfare and Toccata
Rachmaninoff | Vocalise
Hillert | Three Pieces for Brass, Organ, and Timpani
Gigout | Grand Choeur Dialogue
DiLorenzo | Fire Dance
Bach | Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565
Dinda | Nocturne
Weaver | Toccata
Wagner | Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral from Lohengrin
Guilmant | Final from Symphony No. 1 in D minor

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