Join us for an entertaining evening of organ virtuosity as we welcome newly appointed Northrop Organist Greg Zelek to his first concert in this role. Zelek will serve as a performer, educator, advisor, and resident artist, as well as oversee ongoing care of Northrop’s spectacular and historic Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ. This concert will be Zelek’s first opportunity to thrill the audience with expert selections from a wide-range of repertoire, and experience firsthand the enthusiastic and supportive Northrop audience! 

Free for UMN students; registration required. This concert is free to UMN students and is just one of many engaging activities scheduled as part of Northrop’s Open House. Join us!

You might enjoy this performance if you loved: 

GTCYS Symphony Celebrating Dean Billmeyer; Anna Lapwood, Organ Recital; Alceé Chriss III, Organ Recital; Wayne Marshall OBE, Organist; and other Northrop Organ recitals.

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  • Film events are free for UMN students!
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  • $5 off for students and many others
  • Children 17 and under: 50% off base price, always
  • $30 under 30: 2 tickets per valid ID + one free beverage per ticket
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  • 20% off tickets for groups of 10 or more


Quotes / Reviews

“Zelek, a consummate artist...has the ability to make the 2-manual Aeolian-Skinner Opus 963 organ, installed in 1937, overcome both its venerability and vulnerability in a beautiful performance of carefully selected music.”—Phindie

“Zelek was physically animated throughout the performance. His hands flew across three levels of keyboards while his feet worked the pedalboard like somebody playing Dance Dance Revolution in an arcade.”—Wisconsin State Journal

“Seeing and hearing Zelek in action helps explain why praise follows the organist everywhere.”—Isthmus

“Zelek, however, is the glue that holds everything together and is also the reason why the concerts can be labeled entertainment. Because they’re not just music; they are joyful productions. Zelek is a performer, not just a musician.”—Bill Wineke, Channel 3000

“Organist Greg Zelek managed the difficult challenge of keeping his dynamics spot on at all times in relation to the orchestra. His registrations were creative and colorful, particularly in the quieter moments of the second movement.”—Florida Times-Union

Performance Program

Watch this space. The program will be shared closer to the event date.

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Event Information

  • In-person Seating: General Admission
  • Theater Doors Open: Approximately 30 minutes prior to start time
  • Performance Begins: 7:00 pm
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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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