Watch Now: Greg Zelek Streamed Performance
Back by popular demand!
In November, we launched our virtual 20/21 Organ Season with a streamed performance featuring Greg Zelek, Principal Organist and Elaine and Nicholas Mischler Curator of the Overture Concert Organ. Due to popular demand, we’re extending access to stream this concert for FREE! Experience the performance for the first time, or relive the moments. The concert runs for just under one hour. No registration is necessary!
You Can Help! Support Our Madison Symphony Musicians
The global pandemic has resulted the cancellation of Madison Symphony Orchestra concerts as we have known them. We recognize that the 91 members of the orchestra are a core cultural asset of the greater Madison community and we are committed to supporting our artists during these challenging times. Our Board of Directors has established a Musicians’ Relief Fund to ease the orchestra’s loss of income for the cancelled subscription concerts.
"A Virtual Madison Symphony Christmas"
Thank you to everyone who watched and made donations!
We celebrated the spirit of the season in December 2020 with a special new virtual concert production pre-recorded in Overture Hall and multiple locations. Thousands of you experienced vocalists Kyle Ketelsen and Emily Secor; The Madison Symphony Chorus, Madison Youth Choirs, and Mt. Zion Gospel Ensemble, with performances and accompaniment by John DeMain and Greg Zelek on piano and the Overture Concert Organ, respectively. We appreciate everyone who registered for this free community event, and the generosity of the many people who also donated.
Concerts & Events — February through May 2021 Update
Madison Symphony Orchestra’s 20/21 Beethoven & Beyond season concerts, Overture Concert Organ performances, and education and community events were previously cancelled through January 2021, due to Overture Center’s decision to suspend events through November 30, 2020, and the requirements of Dane County’s “Forward Dane” Reopening Plan. Impacted by the coronavirus, MSO’s 20/21 symphony concerts, organ performances, and events that were scheduled to take place February through May 2021, are now cancelled as well. Ticketholders for February, March, April or May 2021 symphony subscription season concerts will be offered the option to donate the value of their tickets, or receive a refund.
Visit the pages below to access the latest information about the status of concerts and events that will be continually updated.
"Home Is Where the Art Is" stories
Our home is yours! We’re celebrating stories artists and Music Director John DeMain are sharing during this time from their homes. Discover recent “Young Artist Series” stories featuring Flutist Holly Venkitaswaran, Violinist Emily Hauer, Violinist Julian Rhee, Cellist Grace Kim, Pianists Jessica Jiang and Sophia Jiang, and Pianist Michael Wu. MSO’s Principal Organist Greg Zelek shares a performance of Bach’s “Gigue” Fugue and stories from home. View our “Home Is Where the Art Is” collection of stories and videos and Musician Q&A stories. We’re continuously updating this page with new #HomeWithArtists stories. One of the best ways to be connected and engaged with us, and stay informed about what’s happening at your Symphony, is to sign up for updates via email!
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Black Lives Matter. We stand together in support of social justice in our community. View our Madison Symphony Orchestra Statement about Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, and our pledge to take action here.
Learn more about us...
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!
News & Stories
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.