2021–2022 Symphony Season Subscriptions
Our 21/22 symphony 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. Renewal and new 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
The Final Forte 2021 — Streaming Now — Broadcasts in June!
Experience the beauty of musical expression as four gifted young artists compete in the final round of the Bolz Young Artist Competition. Recorded at the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison on March 3, 2021 the concert was hosted by John DeMain, Music Director of the Madison Symphony Orchestra; and Kathryn Schwarzmann, the Orchestra’s Director of Education and Community Engagement. The program will also have a broadcast premiere 9 p.m. Sunday, June 6 on PBS Wisconsin, with encore television presentations on The Wisconsin Channel, or PBS Wisconsin-2, at 8 p.m. Friday, June 11 and 3 p.m. Saturday, June 12. The full audio program will broadcast on Wisconsin Public Radio’s NPR News & Music stations at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 2 and 1 p.m. Sunday, June 13.
"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.
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Russian powerhouse Olga Kern returns to perform Rachmaninoff Oct. 15-17, and the orchestra plays Ravel and Beethoven's third symphony.
October 15 - October 17, 2021more
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, 2021more
Next Concerts & Events
MSOL Party of Note: Enjoy a performance by MSO violinists Tim Kamps and Laura Mericle on June 15 in this beautiful historic Italianate home built on the shores of Lake Mendota.more
MSOL Party of Note: Harmonize with creation on June 26 while hiking along the Great Wisconsin Glacier footprint, led by Beth Rahko and Valerie Hoch.more
MSOL Party of Note: Join Don Sanford, author of On Fourth Lake: A Social History of Lake Mendota, on a two-hour tour of Lake Mendota on the Betty Lou on June 29.more
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.