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Classical music news: Last Farmers Market FREE organ concert is this Saturday morning when single tickets for the Madison Symphony Orchestra’s new season go on sale

August 10, 2011
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By Jacob Stockinger

This Saturday at 11 a.m., two events will focus attention on the Madison Symphony Orchestra (below, in a photo by Greg Anderson).

For one, that is when the MSO will start selling single tickets to its next season at the Overture Center box office.

Programs and artists are subject to change. But here is a link to what that season holds in the way of performers and music:

For another, Saturday morning at 11 a.m. is also when this summer’s final FREE Farmers Market Organ Concert in Overture Hall, sponsored by the MSO, will take place. The concert will be 45 minutes long. No tickets or reservations are needed. All ages are welcome, so bring children of any age.

Organist and singer/ basso profundo Glenn Miller (below) will perform an unusual program billed as “rousing.”

Here is Glenn Miller’s program: John Cook’s “Fanfare”; Mozart’s, Two Arias from “The Magic Flute” – “In diesen heiligen Hallen” and “O Isis und Osiris”; J.S. Bach‘s Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582; Pietro Yon’s Humoresque “L’organo primitivo”; Louis Vierne’s “Pièces de Fantaisie” excerpts including “Clair de Lune” and “Carillon de Westminster”; Al Bernard and George Botsford‘s “A Basso Profundo Am I.”

A native of New Jersey, he earned his Bachelor of Music degree in church music and organ at Westminster Choir College, Princeton. He has enjoyed a distinguished career, having sung and recorded with leading orchestras in New York City under the direction of Leonard Bernstein, Pierre Boulez, James Levine, Seiji Ozawa, Robert Shaw and William Steinberg. He earned his Master of Music degree in choral conducting from the University of Oklahoma.

Here is a link to more information:

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