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Orchestral Brilliance

Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 8 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 2:30 p.m.

The opening concerts proudly feature the Madison Symphony Orchestra. Principal Violist Chris Dozoryst shines as soloist in Berlioz’s Harold in Italy, and the 500th anniversary of a turning point in history is honored with Mendelssohn’s Reformation Symphony.

Music Program

Bach/Stokowski | Toccata and Fugue in D minor
Mendelssohn | Symphony No. 5, Reformation
Berlioz | Harold in Italy


John DeMain, Conductor
Chris Dozoryst, Viola
“The total commitment of the conductor and musicians to an awe inspiring experience...Absolutely memorable.”
—MSO Patron

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.
September speaker: TBA


Major funding
provided by

Capitol Newspapers

Rosemarie and Fred Blancke

Marvin J. Levy

Nancy Mohs

Peggy and Tom Pyle

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