Celebrate 25 Years of Great Music with John DeMain
Our Madison Symphony Orchestra’s 93rd season continues on Sunday, January 20 with a special single performance of Beyond the Score®: Why Italy? Join Mendelssohn on his travels to Italy and discover how he set them to music with help from American Players Theatre actors Sarah Day, Nate Burger, and Jonathan Smoots in the first half. Then, hear his Fourth Symphony in its entirety, played by the Madison Symphony Orchestra, after intermission.
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One performance on Sun. Jan. 20 features a multimedia experience with APT actors and music, and the Symphony in its entirety after intermission.
01/20/2019 @ 2:30 pm - January 20, 2019more
Violinist James Ehnes joins the MSO February 15–17, 2019 for an extraordinary program, featuring Madison-resident Harbison’s The Most Often Used Chords, Brahms’ Violin Concerto, and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.
02/15/2019 - February 17, 2019more
Education impact: Link Up!
We’re a proud partner participating in the education program created by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute. Link Up gives students in grades 3-5 the opportunity to explore music through a yearlong curriculum of classroom activities during which they learn to play the soprano recorder.
This year, the MSO is presenting “The Orchestra Sings,” which is all about melody. Classroom activities will guide students through the exploration of popular orchestra repertoire, and students will learn to play popular classical melodies such as Dvorak’s “New World” Symphony and Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” on recorder. The lessons will also develop students’ skills in listening, note-reading, rhythm, improvisation, composition, and ensemble and rehearsal skills.
Discover more about Link Up! Experience the short film, and learn more.
Next Concerts & Events
One performance on Sun. Jan. 20 features a multimedia experience with APT actors and music, and the Symphony in its entirety after intermission.more
Violinist James Ehnes joins the MSO February 15–17, 2019 for an extraordinary program, featuring Madison-resident Harbison’s The Most Often Used Chords, Brahms’ Violin Concerto, and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.more
Chelsea Chen’s Overture Hall debut on February 19, 2019, features her original Taiwanese Suite, plus works by Grieg, Holst’s The Planets, and more.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.- MSO Music Director John DeMain