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.”
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.
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).
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.
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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, 2020more
Greg Zelek's collaboration with six outstanding Madison Symphony Orchestra musicians on Tuesday, May 5, is now POSTPONED. We are working on a new date!
Next Concerts & Events
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.more
Greg Zelek's collaboration with six outstanding Madison Symphony Orchestra musicians on Tuesday, May 5, is now POSTPONED. We are working on a new date!more
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.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.