Two Chapter Events!

I.  Young Artist Recital – Greg Zelek

Friday, April 13 at 7:30 pm
St. James’s Episcopal Church
1018 Farmington Ave., West Hartford

Free admission – reception afterward

Greg Zelek (26) is increasingly recognized as one of the most exciting young organists in the American organ scene. Greg is the principal organist of the Madison Symphony Orchestra and curator of the Overture Concert Organ and director of the organ concert series.

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. In 2016, he was chosen by The Diapason magazine as one of the top “20 Under 30” organists in 2016, a feature which selects the most successful young artists in the field. He was the First Prize winner in the 2012 Rodgers North American Classical Organ Competition, the 2012 West Chester University Organ Competition, and the 2010 East Carolina University Organ Competition (where he was also awarded the “Bach Prize”). Greg was selected as a 2010 NFAA YoungArts Silver Medal Winner and was a prizewinner in the Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival. Most recently, Greg was the Audience Prize winner and finalist in the 2016 Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition.

F. Mendelssohn: Sonata in F minor, Op. 65, No. 1
C. Debussy (arr. Zelek): Clair de Lune
J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 543
F. Liszt (arr. Potts): Liebestraum No. 3 (Dreams of Love)
J. Weaver: Fantasia for Organ
A. Guilmant: Organ Sonata in D minor, Op. 42, No. 1


II.  Can I Copy This?

Saturday, April 28, 2018 – 3:00 – 4:30 pm
St. James Episcopal Church,  2584 Main St., Glastonbury 

The legalities of printed music are more confusing than ever. What is public domain? When does a copyright end? What is ‘out-of-print’? IMSLP? CPDL? Blanket licenses?

Edward Guo, the founder and President of IMSLP (the groundbreaking online music-sharing website) will give an informative presentation on all these issues. Following the presentation, there will be a wine and cheese reception.


One internet music resource that has made its mark: The International Music Score Library Project, also known as the Petrucci Music Library after publisher Ottaviano Petrucci, is a subscription-based project for the creation of a virtual library of public domain music scores, based on the wiki principle. Since its launch in 2006, over 370,000 scores and 42,000 recordings for over 110,000 works by over 14,000 composers have been uploaded. The project uses MediaWiki software to provide contributors with a familiar interface. Since June 6, 2010, IMSLP has also included public domain and licensed recordings in its scope, to allow for study by ear.