Our 2019 Symphony Gala will take place Friday, September 13 at the Madison Concourse Hotel. Learn more and RSVP by Friday, September 6.

Meet our guest artists for the 2019 Symphony Gala!

A finalist in our 2019 Bolz Young Artist Competition, Monona Suzuki is a junior at Madison West High School. She started violin lessons at the age of three and currently studies with Eugene Purdue, Adjunct Professor of Strings at the UW-Madison School of Music. Monona was the grand prize winner of the 2018 Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Stars of Tomorrow Competition, and runner-up in the 2019 Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra Young Artist Concerto Competition.



Antonio Wu, the second place winner of our 2019 Bolz Young Artist Competition, is a junior at James Madison Memorial High School. He began piano lessons at age five and has studied for the last ten years with Shu-Ching Chuang. Antonio took first place in both the 2016 Madison Symphony Orchestra Youth Concerto Competition and the 2017 Chopin Youth Piano Competition, and was selected as one of four finalists in the 2019 La Crosse Rising Stars Concerto Competition.




Mr. Wu
Liszt | Hungarian Rhapsody in A minor

Ms. Suzuki
Ysaÿe | Sonata in D minor, “Ballade”

Ms. Suzuki and Mr. Wu
Beethoven | Sonata in F major, “Spring”, Mvmt. 1, Allegro

Additionally, the Rhapsodie Quartet will perform – a string quartet which brings live, interactive presentations into healthcare and residential facilities as part of our HeartStrings® Community Engagement Program. The quartet is made up of four Madison Symphony Orchestra musicians: our Co-Concertmaster Suzanne Beia, Principal Violist Christopher Dozoryst, Principal Cellist Karl Lavine, and violinist Laura Burns. 



The Symphony Gala, put on by the Madison Symphony Orchestra League, supports the Madison Symphony Orchestra’s nationally-recognized Education and Community Engagement Programs. Anders Yocom will be the Master of Ceremonies in a program honoring Marian Bolz, a Life Director of the Madison Symphony Orchestra, and a founder and Life Member of the Madison Symphony Orchestra League, who has given generously of her time and talent during her extraordinary 63-year commitment to the Symphony.

To learn more or reserve a place at the Gala, visit madisonsymphony.org/gala and RSVP by Friday, September 6. The cost is $200 per person. Don’t miss being part of this memorable evening of music and celebration!