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.
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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
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, 2021more
Next Concerts & Events
MSOL Party of Note: MSO Past President Elaine Mischler has created a murder mystery dinner. Learn the consequences of playing “The Wrong Note” on October 23.more
Join the MSOL for their annual fall luncheon at Blackhawk Country Club on Friday, October 29th, with musical guest Sophia Jiang.more
MSOL Party of Note: On November 1, enjoy an evening of beautiful harp music by talented MSO harpist, Johanna Wienholts.more
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