21/22 SEASON

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Welcome back to live music!

OCT. 15, 16 & 17

Olga Kern, Piano

NOV. 12, 13 & 14

Thomas Mesa, Cello

DEC. 3, 4 & 5

Elizabeth Caballero, Nmon Ford,
Madison Symphony Chorus,
Madison Youth Choirs, Mt. Zion Gospel Choir

JAN. 21, 22 & 23

Kelly Hall-Tompkins, Violin
Greg Zelek, Organ

MAR. 11, 12 & 13

Gil Shaham, Violin

APR. 8, 9 & 10

Naha Greenholtz, Violin
Madison Symphony Chorus
& opera stars!

MAY 6, 7 & 8

All Beethoven!
Garrick Ohlsson, Piano


Subscriptions available now!

Just announced: season-opening special concerts Sept. 24-26, "Joyful Reunion — Beethoven's Ninth"

Our special presentation, “Joyful Reunion — Beethoven’s Ninth,” brings live classical music back to life with Music Director John DeMain and the orchestra in Overture Hall this fall! The program opens with Mozart’s Oboe Concerto featuring Marc Fink, and finishes with a joyous finale, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, featuring the Madison Symphony Chorus along with soloists Elizabeth Caballero, Soprano; Kristen Larson, Mezzo-Soprano; Edward Graves, Tenor; and Matt Boehler, Bass. Single tickets go on sale Saturday, August 21 at 11:00 a.m., exclusively through the Overture Center Box Office. 21/22 Symphony subscribers can purchase tickets in advance starting Monday, August 9 at 11:00 a.m. with special pricing. Mark your calendar — this is a community celebration you won’t want to miss!

2021–2022 Symphony Season Subscriptions

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 go on sale Saturday, August 21 at 11:00 a.m. 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!

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

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Next Concerts

Joyful Reunion — Beethoven's Ninth

Join us for a true expression of joy when we reunite in Overture Hall. Experience Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, one of the most iconic masterpieces of all time — and celebrate the tenure of our principal oboist Marc Fink with Mozart's Oboe Concerto.

September 24 - September 26, 2021


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


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


Next Concerts & Events

An Adventure with Fused Glass I

MSOL Party of Note: Enjoy refreshments and a fascinating fused glass presentation by fused glass artist, Denis Carey before creating your own fused glass votive on August 21.

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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