ORGANIST SAMUEL HUTCHISON with
TENOR ANDREW BIDLACK and
BASS KYLE KETELSEN

The Organ in Oratorio & Opera

Tues., Feb. 21, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Overture Hall

Madison Symphony Orchestra Principal Organist and Curator Samuel Hutchison joins forces with Tenor Andrew Bidlack and Bass Kyle Ketelsen in a program of favorite arias and overtures from Handel’s Messiah, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, and other opera favorites. Featured by Opera News as one of their top 25 brilliant young artists, Tenor Andrew Bidlack makes his debut in Overture Hall following performances at New York's Metropolitan Opera, Chicago's Lyric Opera, the Welsh National Opera, and London's Covent Garden. Likewise, Bass Kyle Ketelsen has sung with major opera companies throughout the world including the Metropolitan Opera, Chicago’s Lyric Opera, and State Opera of Berlin and is praised for his vibrant stage presence and his distinctive vocalism. Join this trio of artists for an exciting evening of great music from opera and oratorio!
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Guest Artists

Samuel Hutchison, Organ
Andrew Bidlack, Tenor
Kyle Ketelsen, Bass
Please note that Tenor Andrew Bidlack is now performing in place of Tenor David Portillo.

Music Program

George Frederick Handel (1685–1759)
Messiah
Sinfonia
Comfort ye my people
Ev’ry valley shall be exalted
But who may abide the day of His coming
Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847)
Elijah
Overture
Then shall the righteous shine forth
Gioachino Rossini (1792–1868)
Stabat Mater
Pro peccatis
Cujus animam
Pietro Mascagni (1863–1945)
Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
Georges Bizet (1838–1875)
Carmen
Fantasy on themes from Carmen (Transcribed by Edwin H. Lemare)
Toreador Song
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893)
Eugene Onegin
Polonaise
Aria—Kuda, kuda
Charles Gounod (1818–1893)
Faust
Waltz
Duet—Act I—Mais ce Dieu

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