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December 10–24

BEYOND THE SCORE®:
WHY ITALY?

Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4
One performance only! | Jan 20, 2019

PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION

James Ehnes, Violin
February 15–17, 2019

CHELSEA CHEN, ORGAN

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February 19, 2019

2018–2019 SYMPHONY SEASON

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2018–2019 ORGAN SEASON

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Celebrate 25 Years of Great Music with John DeMain

Our Madison Symphony Orchestra’s 93rd season continues on Sunday, January 20 with a special single performance of Beyond the Score®: Why Italy? Join Mendelssohn on his travels to Italy and discover how he set them to music with help from American Players Theatre actors Sarah Day, Nate Burger, and Jonathan Smoots in the first half. Then, hear his Fourth Symphony in its entirety, played by the Madison Symphony Orchestra, after intermission.

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We invite you to explore our new website. Easily access information about every concert, organ performance and special event — from your phone, tablet or computer. Discover more about the impact of our Education and Community Engagement Programs. Find out how you can be a part of our MSO mission as a contributor or volunteer. Learn more about us and the stories that reveal who we are. Enjoy!

Next Concerts

Pictures at an Exhibition

Violinist James Ehnes joins the MSO February 15–17, 2019 for an extraordinary program, featuring Madison-resident Harbison’s The Most Often Used Chords, Brahms’ Violin Concerto, and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.

02/15/2019 - February 17, 2019

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Chelsea Chen

Chelsea Chen’s Overture Hall debut on February 19, 2019, features her original Taiwanese Suite, plus works by Grieg, Holst’s The Planets, and more.

02/19/2019

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Education impact: Link Up!

We’re a proud partner participating in the education program created by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute. Link Up gives students in grades 3-5 the opportunity to explore music through a yearlong curriculum of classroom activities during which they learn to play the soprano recorder.

This year, the MSO is presenting “The Orchestra Sings,” which is all about melody. Classroom activities will guide students through the exploration of popular orchestra repertoire, and students will learn to play popular classical melodies such as Dvorak’s “New World” Symphony and Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” on recorder. The lessons will also develop students’ skills in listening, note-reading, rhythm, improvisation, composition, and ensemble and rehearsal skills.

Discover more about Link Up! Experience the short film, and learn more.

Next Concerts & Events

Pictures at an Exhibition

Violinist James Ehnes joins the MSO February 15–17, 2019 for an extraordinary program, featuring Madison-resident Harbison’s The Most Often Used Chords, Brahms’ Violin Concerto, and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.

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Chelsea Chen

Chelsea Chen’s Overture Hall debut on February 19, 2019, features her original Taiwanese Suite, plus works by Grieg, Holst’s The Planets, and more.

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Orchestral Brilliance: Three Virtuosi

The Madison Symphony Orchestra celebrates three of its own artists — Concertmaster Naha Greenholtz, Clarinetist JJ Koh, and Tubist Joshua Biere — March 8–10, 2019.

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People go to concerts to hear music that moves them… and great symphonic music moves us like nothing else can. Please join us on the journey, and listen as the music speaks to you.

- MSO Music Director John DeMain