This short video was composed to honor Madison Symphony Orchestra’s Board President, Elaine Mischler, for her four years of service at the 2020 Annual Meeting on June 16, 2020.
Madison Symphony Orchestra “Home is Where the Art Is” video Artist Story. From washing hands to Strauss, virtual lesson plans and collaborating with his students to create lyrics for a new song “Covid Blues” he wrote, Bassist Carl Davick reflects upon what he’s doing now, to the joy of making music with friends in the Madison Symphony Orchestra, and his love of playing music for audiences.
Madison Symphony Orchestra “Home is Where the Art Is” video Artist Story. Violinist Olga Pomolova expresses how she feels about being a musician in the orchestra and playing music together, with her friends. She also shares what she’s doing with her time now, including learning Italian!
Madison Symphony Orchestra “Home is Where the Art Is” video Artist Story. Marc Fink shares reflections about 32 years with the orchestra, personal notes and thoughts about practice, and preparations as the featured soloist playing Mozart’s Concerto for Oboe for our season-opening concert September.
Music Director John DeMain shares performances of Brahms Intermezzos and thoughts of music, the orchestra — “what we live for” . . . “that collective response” . . . and why people find live classical music food for the soul. This is part of our “Home Is Where the Art Is” series of stories from our maestro and artists.
Madison Symphony Orchestra “Home is Where the Art Is” video Artist Story. Four beautiful poems by Assistant Principal Violist Katrin Talbot.
Our September 24, 2019 MSOL event featured Madison Symphony’s Principal Organist and Curator of the Overture Concert Organ, Greg Zelek. Greg spoke about preparing for his debut performance as a soloist with the orchestra playing the Barber Toccata Festiva for the 2019-2020 season opening “Love, Lust & Redemption” concerts on September 27, 28 & 29. This 5-minute edit takes you on a lively journey from practice to reflections about his creative process.
Experience Dvořák’s Requiem virtually with these resources and links that we’ve compiled just for you!
Music Director John DeMain and Principal Organist Greg Zelek have interviewed with several local journalists about this weekend's season premiere concerts, Love, Lust & Redemption, this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Greg Zelek will be the guest artist...
Tonight's season-closing Overture Concert Organ performance features the unique combination of Greg Zelek (organ) and Thomas Mesa (cello) together in a program of classical music favorites that have been adapted for these two instruments. NBC15 visited...