OCT. 19

Greg Zelek, Organ
All tickets $20!

NOV. 12, 13 & 14

Thomas Mesa, Cello

21/22 SEASON

available online NOW!


Welcome back to live music!

DEC. 3, 4 & 5

Elizabeth Caballero, Jared Esguerra,
Madison Symphony Chorus,
Madison Youth Choirs, Mt. Zion Gospel Choir

JAN. 21, 22 & 23

Kelly Hall-Tompkins, Violin
Greg Zelek, Organ

MAR. 11, 12 & 13

Gil Shaham, Violin

APR. 8, 9 & 10

Naha Greenholtz, Violin
Madison Symphony Chorus
& opera stars!

MAY 6, 7 & 8

All Beethoven!
Garrick Ohlsson, Piano

Grand Panorama, Thomas Mesa — Nov. 12, 13, 14

The majesty of the Grand Canyon unfolds musically and visually in the spectacle of Ferde Grofé’s expansive musical palette accompanied by stunning projected imagery. Cuban-American cellist Thomas Mesa, a hit in his 2019 Madison recital, balances the program with the equally expansive and expressive Cello Concerto of Antonin Dvořák. Two Madison premieres, Arthur Honegger’s Rugby and Lyric for String Orchestra by African-American composer George Walker complete the program.

Greg Zelek, Organ — Oct. 19

Principal Organist Greg Zelek opens our 21/22 Overture Concert Organ season with a solo performance featuring works by Widor and Elgar. All tickets are just $20, or subscribe to the entire Organ season for just $63! Learn more and buy tickets.

2021–2022 Symphony Season Subscriptions & Tickets

Our 21/22 Symphony subscription season begins this October — a joyous celebration of Beethoven that will feature many of the artists and programs we had anticipated experiencing throughout this season. Single tickets are on sale now for all concerts! Subscriptions are available NOW! “The musicians and I can’t wait to welcome you back to our concerts in beautiful Overture Hall!”  – John DeMain, Music Director

2021–2022 Organ Season

Our 21/22 Organ season features the return of Isabelle Demers, and countertenor Reginald Mobley joins Principal Organist Greg Zelek for a program of organ transcriptions and gospel spirituals. Plus, Greg Zelek opens the season with a solo performance, and closes it in collaboration with the Diapason Brass & Timpani. All single tickets are $20! Learn more.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

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Next Concerts

Grand Panorama

Thomas Mesa makes his Madison Symphony debut with Dvořák's magnificent cello concerto Nov. 12-14, and the Symphony presents Grofé's Grand Canyon Suite alongside multimedia projections.

November 12 - November 14, 2021


A Madison Symphony Christmas

This beloved annual tradition embraces the season with Christmas classics and enchanting new music featuring the orchestra, three choruses and opera stars Dec. 3-5.

December 3 - December 5, 2021


Premiere Debut

Jan 21-23 violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins makes her MSO debut playing the MSO premiere of Wynton Marsalis' Violin Concerto, and Greg Zelek plays the Saint-Saëns "Organ Symphony"

01/21/2022 - January 23, 2022


Next Concerts & Events

MSOL Fall Luncheon

Join the MSOL for their annual fall luncheon at Blackhawk Country Club on Friday, October 29th, with musical guest Sophia Jiang.


Grand Panorama

Thomas Mesa makes his Madison Symphony debut with Dvořák's magnificent cello concerto Nov. 12-14, and the Symphony presents Grofé's Grand Canyon Suite alongside multimedia projections.

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Join us as we embark on a journey to engage and inspire.

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