About Us

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musical star

extraordinary in the classical music world

(Jon Hornbacher, PBS Wisconsin Life)

Greg Zelek is the Principal Organist of the
Madison Symphony Orchestra and Curator of the Overture Concert Organ. In this role, Greg performs and oversees all of the MSO’s organ programming. The MSO Organ Series regularly attracts over one thousand ticketed audience members for each of Zelek’s creatively curated and performed concerts. Since September 2017, Greg has proudly held the Elaine and Nicholas. Mischler Curatorship….


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In addition to his unique position in Madison, Zelek is the Curator of the Organ Series for the Jacksonville Symphony. Beginning in August 2024, Zelek will also serve as the Northrop Organist at the University of Minnesota.

Zelek also performs frequently as a soloist throughout the United States. Always playing his solo programs from memory, Zelek has played and premiered many of the large works of the organ canon, as well as new works that showcase the versatility of the instrument. Select performances for the 2024-25 season include concerts at Spreckels Organ Pavilion in San Diego, CA and Jacoby Symphony Hall in Jacksonville, FL, and performances and masterclasses at the Oregon Bach Festival.

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Greg Zelek, the symphony's organist, playing the Overture Concert

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