March 8–10, 2019
Naha Greenholtz | JJ Koh | Josh Biere


Young Artist Competition + Live Broadcast
Wednesday, March 13, 2019


April 12–14, 2019
Mozart | Strauss | Ravel | Debussy


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April 16, 2019


8 Singers | 3 Choruses | 500+ Artists on Stage
May 3–5, 2019


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2018–2019 ORGAN SEASON

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Celebrate 25 Years of Great Music with John DeMain

Our Madison Symphony Orchestra’s 93rd season continues on March 8, 9, and 10 with Orchestral Brilliance. This special concert highlights three of our own musicians as soloists: Concertmaster Naha Greenholtz with Prokofiev’s second violin concerto, Principal Clarinetist JJ Koh with Debussy’s Rhapsody for Clarinet and Orchestra, and Principal Tubist Joshua Biere with Vaughan Williams’s Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra. The program opens with Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony, and closes with Gershwin’s An American in Paris.

Overture Concert Organ Performances

Our first organ concert of 2019 features the Madison debut of Chelsea Chen. Known internationally as both a tremendous performer and composer, Ms. Chen will bring a program filled with transcriptions, including movements from The Planets by Holst and the last movement of Saint-Saëns’ famous Organ Symphony. All tickets are just $20!

Symphony Subscriptions & Flex-Tickets

Take note… subscriptions for our 2019-2020 symphony season will be available in March. Learn more about the benefits of subscribing. Booklets of 10 Flex-Tickets are a great way to purchase tickets at a discount, and make great gifts for birthdays, holidays and anniversaries.

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Next Concerts

Orchestral Brilliance: Three Virtuosi

The Madison Symphony Orchestra celebrates three of its own artists — Concertmaster Naha Greenholtz, Clarinetist JJ Koh, and Tubist Joshua Biere — March 8–10, 2019.

March 8 - March 10, 2019


An Auspicious Debut: Marc-André Hamelin

Marc-André Hamelin debuts with the MSO April 12–14, 2019, performing Strauss’ Burleske and Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G. Mozart's Symphony No. 38 and Debussy’s La Mer complete the poetic program.

April 12 - April 14, 2019


Symphony of a Thousand

A seasonally-conclusive display of immense proportions, John DeMain and the MSO partner with three choirs and eight opera singers May 3–5, 2019, to present one of the greatest musical feats in the classical repertoire, Mahler’s Symphony No. 8.

May 3 - May 5, 2019


Next Concerts & Events

A Soirée of Song – Sold Out

MSOL Party of Note: Spend an intimate musical evening in a lovely luxury apartment. Vocalist Susan Lee will perform jazz and Broadway standards from the 1920’s to the 1950s.


MSOL Midwinter Luncheon

Join us at Nakoma Golf Club as John DeMain discusses the past, present and future of the MSO – America’s premiere regional orchestra.

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Join us as we embark on a journey to engage and inspire.

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