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Gil Shaham Plays Tchaikovsky

Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 8 p.m.
Sun., Jan. 21, 2018, 2:30 p.m.

An international star among celebrity violinists, Gil Shaham’s long awaited debut with the Madison Symphony Orchestra comes in a rousing program of three of the most popular and beloved Russian composers of all time.

Music Program

Prokofiev | The Love for Three Oranges Suite
Tchaikovsky | Violin Concerto
Rachmaninoff | Symphony No. 3


John DeMain, Conductor
Gil Shaham, Violin
“Shaham’s tone is clear and sweet, and he plays with quiet but unmistakable ardor. There is a seamless flow to his performance, a sense of propulsion fueled by both thoughtful concentration and a willingness to let the music take flight.”
—Toronto Star

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.
January speaker: TBA


Major funding
provided by

Kenneth A. Lattman Foundation, Inc.

Irving and Dorothy Levy Family Foundation, Inc.

Marilyn and Jim Ebben

Dr. Stanley and Shirley Inhorn

Cyrena and Lee Pondrom

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