"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. View the our “Home Is Where the Art Is” series of videos and Musician Q&A stories here at our online home. 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!
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. Answers to your questions about subscriptions, renewals, seating, and plans for responding to Overture Center and health guidelines for our upcoming season, are found on our 20/21FAQ page.
20/21 Organ Season
Though we may have to make adjustments as we get closer to September, we are currently working on plans to present concerts of the highest quality and caliber for the upcoming 20/21 organ season. Subscriptions for the 20/21 organ season are not yet available, but for now, you can find details about the season, and answers to questions you may have about our response to current events, on our organ webpage.
April, May & June Concerts & Event Updates
We are grateful for your support of the Madison Symphony Orchestra during this unprecedented time, as we all find our way through the coronavirus pandemic. Spring and summer MSO concerts and events have been impacted. Please note below the latest updates that include ticket options for our April and May symphony concerts, as well as updates about our organ performance, education events and Concert on the Green.
April 3, 4, 5, 2020 “Dvořák Requiem” Symphony Concerts
Our April concerts were canceled last month due to the closure of Overture Center. Ticketholders have the option of donating their tickets back to the Symphony, exchanging tickets for a new 20/21 season concert, or requesting a refund. MSO is grateful that a majority of people have chosen to donate their tickets to date.
May 1, 2, 3, 2020 “Piano Power” Symphony Concerts
The 19-20 season finale concerts are also now canceled. Patrons who hold tickets have the option to donate, exchange or receive a refund. Please note that the Open Rehearsal scheduled for Thursday, April 30 will also not take place.
The May 5, 2020 Overture Concert Organ performance, “Greg Zelek with the Diapason Brass & Timpani” is now postponed. Ticketholders will be notified about their options when a new date is secured. MSO’s Education and Community Engagement Programs that are now canceled include, May 19 Symphony Soup, and May 21 Link Up, as well as HeartStrings® and Up Close & Musical® events. The Madison Symphony Orchestra League’s June 15, 2020 Concert on the Green has been canceled for this year. The League’s event committee is already working on plans to bring the event back in 2021.
Current Schedule and Spring 2020 Q&A
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.
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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, 2020more
Russian powerhouse Olga Kern returns to perform Rachmaninoff Oct. 16-18, and the orchestra plays Ravel and Beethoven's third symphony.
October 16 - October 18, 2020more
Next Concerts & Events
CANCELED: The evening of golf, cocktail party, concert, and dinner on the beautiful grounds of Bishops Bay Country Club planned for 6/15 will not take place this year. We are planning for next year, June 2021.more
CANCELED: Don't miss this Madison Symphony Orchestra League event happening Friday, September 11.more
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.”more
News & Stories
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