STRING SPIRIT

Friday, Sept. 24 & Saturday, Sept. 25th
Tickets $20, $40, or $60!

STRING SPIRIT

Friday, Sept. 24 & Saturday, Sept. 25th
featuring the MSO’s Rhapsodie Quartet

STRING SPIRIT

Friday, Sept. 24 & Saturday, Sept. 25th
featuring Principal Organist Greg Zelek

21/22 SEASON

SUBSCRIPTIONS
available online NOW!

BEETHOVEN RETURNS

Welcome back to live music!

OCT. 15, 16 & 17

RAVISHING RHAPSODY
Olga Kern, Piano

NOV. 12, 13 & 14

GRAND PANORAMA
Thomas Mesa, Cello

DEC. 3, 4 & 5

A MADISON SYMPHONY CHRISTMAS
Elizabeth Caballero, Jared Esguerra,
Madison Symphony Chorus,
Madison Youth Choirs, Mt. Zion Gospel Choir

JAN. 21, 22 & 23

PREMIERE DEBUT
Kelly Hall-Tompkins, Violin
Greg Zelek, Organ

MAR. 11, 12 & 13

GIL SHAHAM PLAYS
THE BEETHOVEN VIOLIN CONCERTO
Gil Shaham, Violin

APR. 8, 9 & 10

MISSA SOLEMNIS
Naha Greenholtz, Violin
Madison Symphony Chorus
& opera stars!

MAY 6, 7 & 8

HIS GREATEST HITS
All Beethoven!
Garrick Ohlsson, Piano

21/22 ORGAN SEASON

Subscriptions available now!

String Spirit Concerts — Sept. 24 & 25

Tickets are on sale now for our new String Spirit concerts on September 24 and 25, 2021! This program offers stellar showcases of our incredible Symphony string section, numbering some 60 players. “String Spirit” features MSO’s Rhapsodie Quartet in Elgar’s Introduction and Allegro for Strings, and continues with Poulenc’s Concerto for Organ, Timpani and Strings in G minor featuring MSO’s Principal Organist Greg Zelek and Principal Timpanist John Jutsum. Tchaikovsky’s beautiful Serenade for Strings in C major will close the program.

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! Renewal and new 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 Subscriptions

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. Single tickets go on sale Friday, September 10, 2021. Subscribe to all four concerts now for just $63!

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Next Concerts

Ravishing Rhapsody

Russian powerhouse Olga Kern returns to perform Rachmaninoff Oct. 15-17, and the orchestra plays Ravel and Beethoven's third symphony.

October 15 - October 17, 2021

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Greg Zelek, Organ

Principal Organist Greg Zelek opens the 21/22 Organ Season with Widor’s Sixth Organ Symphony and a transcription of Elgar’s Nimrod on Tuesday, October 19.

October 19

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Grand Panorama

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, 2021

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Next Concerts & Events

Behind the Scenes at NBC 15

MSOL Party of Note: On October 6, tour the NBC 15 studios, watch a live broadcast, and meet the news anchors and staff who make the station tick. 

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Ravishing Rhapsody

Russian powerhouse Olga Kern returns to perform Rachmaninoff Oct. 15-17, and the orchestra plays Ravel and Beethoven's third symphony.

more

Greg Zelek, Organ

Principal Organist Greg Zelek opens the 21/22 Organ Season with Widor’s Sixth Organ Symphony and a transcription of Elgar’s Nimrod on Tuesday, October 19.

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