2017 FREE FARMERS' MARKET ORGAN CONCERTS
Step into the cool expanse of Overture Hall on three Saturdays in August during the Dane County Farmers' Market on the Capitol Square to enjoy the gift of beautiful music with the Madison Symphony Orchestra's Overture Concert Organ. Bring your family and friends for a relaxing 45-minute free concert. No tickets or reservations are needed and all ages are welcome!
Saturday, August 12, 11 a.m. | Overture Hall
Young organist Adrian Binkley is a Madison native and student at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Mr. Binkley has performed across the nation, namely in California, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. He also won the Albert Schweitzer Organ Competition in 2015, being one of only three finalists chosen from high school organists across the United States. His virtuosic program will feature works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Widor, and Vierne.
Saturday, August 19, 11 a.m. | Overture Hall
Dr. Simone Gheller is an international organist from Padua, Italy. He has played concerts in prestigious locations in Italy, France, Germany, Austria, Brazil, and America among others. Dr. Gheller studied at Oberlin College in Ohio with Professor James David Christie and Olivier Latry, and currently serves as the Music Director and Organist at St. Jerome Catholic Church in Oconomowoc. Dr. Gheller’s stunning program will feature works by Liszt, Bossi, Thalben-Ball, Buck, and Creston.
Saturday, August 26, 11 a.m. | Overture Hall
This will be the inaugural concert for Greg Zelek, the Madison Symphony Orchestra's new Overture Concert Organ Curator and Principal Organist. Praised for his “effortless facility on the instrument” (South Florida Classical Review), Greg Zelek is increasingly recognized as one of the most exciting young organists in the American organ scene. Greg is currently pursuing an Artist Diploma as a student of Paul Jacobs at the Juilliard School. A recipient of the inaugural Kovner Fellowship, Greg also received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Juilliard. His virtuosic program will feature works of Liszt, Bach, Debussy, Weaver, Sowerby, and Lecuona.
THE FREE FARMERS' MARKET ORGAN CONCERTS ARE PRESENTED BY
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
Support for all Overture Concert Organ programs is provided by the Diane Endres Ballweg Fund.