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Mass Appeal

Fri., May 4, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Sat., May 5, 2018, 8 p.m.
Sun., May 6, 2018, 2:30 p.m.

Mozart is high on everyone’s list, and Christopher O'Riley, star of NPR’s “From the Top,” will open the program with the prolific composer’s twenty-second piano concerto. Then “mass”—as in massive—is the monumental Glagolitic Mass of Czech composer Leos Janáček, a powerful setting of ancient Slavic texts.

Music Program

Mozart | Piano Concerto No. 22
Janáček | Glagolitic Mass


John DeMain, Conductor
Christopher O'Riley, Piano
Rebecca Wilson, Soprano
Julie Miller, Mezzo-Soprano
Roger Honeywell, Tenor
Benjamin Sieverding, Bass
Madison Symphony Chorus, Beverly Taylor, Director
“O’Riley played so delicately that he seemingly left no fingerprints on the keys, yet his melodies sing out with sweet clarity.”
—Washington Post

Read the Program Notes

Read more about the music you'll hear live at the Symphony!
Programs Notes will be available in July 2017.

Prelude Discussion

Enjoy a 30-minute talk by music experts starting one hour before each concert in Overture Hall. Free to ticketholders.
May speaker: TBA


Major funding
provided by

Mirror 34

Steinhauer Charitable Trust

Diane Ballweg

Additional funding
provided by

Carla and Fernando Alvarado

William Wilcox and Julie Porto

Wisconsin Arts Board funding comes with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.