Bolz Young Artist Competition
Streaming for free online


Bolz Young Artist Competition
Performances & interviews


Bolz Young Artist Competition
2021 winners announced


Ansel Norris, trumpet + Greg Zelek, organ
Streaming until May 31, 2021


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Greg Zelek, Organ
Premiered Oct 2020 — Streaming Now


Musician Q&A, video interviews, and more

The Final Forte 2021 — Streaming Now!

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.

Streaming for FREE now through May 31, 2021

Recorded live in Overture Hall — streamed FREE to your home. A 2009 Bolz Young Artist Competition finalist, trumpet soloist Ansel Norris joined MSO Principal Organist Greg Zelek for a an exciting virtual concert that featured music that is both written and arranged for this electrifying pairing of instruments — from Bach to Haydn. This performance premiered on April 27, and is available for everyone who registers through May 31, 2021.

2021–2022 Symphony Season

Our 21/22 symphony season is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2021 — a joyous celebration of Beethoven that will feature many of the artists and programs we had anticipated experiencing throughout this season. We are planning to open 21/22 season renewals and new subscriptions this spring, and for single tickets to go on sale in late summer or early fall. We’re excited to be together with you again feeling the thrill of live music with our orchestra and John DeMain in beautiful Overture Hall.

"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!

Home Is Where the Art Is

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.

Black Lives Matter

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Next Concerts

Concert on the Green

We have postponed the event that was planned for summer 2021 until June 20, 2022. Please join us for an evening of golf, cocktail party, concert, and dinner on the beautiful grounds of Bishops Bay Country Club.



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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