Ode to Joy: Beethoven & Beyond
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20/21 SEASON

Ode to Joy: Beethoven & Beyond
Masterpieces from his Heroic Period and more…


Ode to Joy: Beethoven & Beyond
Celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday with us!


Ode to Joy: Beethoven & Beyond
Concerts begin in September 2020


Yefim Bronfman, Piano
May 1, 2, 3 concerts canceled


with The Diapason Brass & Timpani
May 5 performance is postponed

A Message from John DeMain

“Dear friends of the Madison Symphony, I thought I might let you know what I’ve been up to since we have had to distance ourselves from each other.”

Read here.

20/21 Symphony Season Subscriptions Available Now!

Celebrate the 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven with us. Share the excitement of music that made him one of the most beloved composers ever. Our new 20/21 Season “Ode to Joy: Beethoven & Beyond” brings to life his great violin concerto and treasures of the most popular works from his Heroic Period. Beyond Beethoven, you’ll experience masterpieces by Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, Dvořák, Rachmaninoff, Ravel and more! Many of your favorite guest artists appear for this special occasion including Olga Kern, Gil Shaham, Garrick Ohlsson, and James Ehnes. Every concert is an “Ode to Joy” in its own way. Renew or become a new subscriber early for the best seats at the best prices.

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April 3-5 Symphony Concerts Ticket Options

We are grateful for your support of the Madison Symphony Orchestra as we navigate the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.

Overture Center for the Arts announced that all performances and events at Overture Center are canceled through April 24, 2020 — which includes our Dvořák Requiem concerts on April 3, 4 and 5, 2020. If you have tickets to this concert, you have the option to donate, exchange, or request a refund. You can submit your request online now (a notification was also sent via mail).

Donate, exchange or refund for April 3, 4 or 5 concert tickets

2019-2020 Concerts & Events, Current Schedule

The health and welfare of our audiences, musicians, chorus, guest artists, and staff is top of mind and a priority for us with respect for concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. We’re continuing to closely monitor information and guidelines coming from local, state and federal health officials, and will post updates on our website. In this time of uncertainty and always, thank you for helping us stay strong and continue to provide our community with great music. Your support of the Madison Symphony Orchestra, and the gift of music, is more important than ever.

Our upcoming May 1–3 symphony concerts and open rehearsal on April 30 are now canceled, and the May 5 organ performance has been postponed. For those who hold tickets for May 1–3 symphony concerts, we will be announcing options for donation, exchange and refunds the week of 4/6/20. We are working on new date for the May organ performance. We’ve created Q&A and Current Schedule pages where you can access the latest information about the status of concerts and events that will be continually updated.

March/April Q&A

Current Schedule

Single Tickets

Single tickets for our new 20/21 Ode to Joy: Beethoven & Beyond symphony season go on sale Saturday, August 15, 2020. You can renew or become a new subscriber now! Our 20/21 organ season will be announced soon (and single tickets for performances will also go on sale 8/15/20).

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Next Concerts

Piano Power

Russian-Israeli powerhouse Yefim Bronfman was set to perform Brahms’s first piano concerto May 1–3. We regret that his concert is now CANCELED.

May 1 - May 3, 2020


Infinite Joy: Beethoven's Ninth

Marc Fink performs Mozart's Oboe Concerto Sept. 25-27, and we launch our Beethoven celebration with his iconic choral masterpiece and, of course the “Ode to Joy.”

September 25 - September 27, 2020


Next Concerts & Events

Piano Power

Russian-Israeli powerhouse Yefim Bronfman was set to perform Brahms’s first piano concerto May 1–3. We regret that his concert is now CANCELED.


Concert on the Green

Save the date for an evening of golf, cocktail party, concert, and dinner on the beautiful grounds of Bishops Bay Country Club on 6/15.

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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