May 2020 Program Notes: Piano Power

May 2020 Program Notes: Piano Power

On May 1, 2, and 3, 2020, we had planned to present our final program of our 19-20 season. Piano Power was set to begin with Weber’s fine Overture to “Euryanthe”—an enduringly popular overture to a failed opera. The next work was a showcase for the members of the...
Symphony E-News & Stories, April 2020

Symphony E-News & Stories, April 2020

Welcome to the web version of our E-News & Stories. Below, you’ll find a collection of stories and resources so that you can stay connected to the Madison Symphony Orchestra. Read about our Education concerts in February, recaps of our January-March...
MSOL E-News & Stories, April 2020

MSOL E-News & Stories, April 2020

To our MSOL members, We express our gratitude for your support of the Madison Symphony Orchestra League and your participation in our MSOL events, volunteer activities, and our MSOL docent support of the music education in our schools and community engagement...
The Final Forte and Spring Young People’s Concert

The Final Forte and Spring Young People’s Concert

By Kathryn Schwarzmann, Director of Education and Community Engagement “How can they be so good!?” This is the question we hear from the very first day until well after the end of the Bolz Young Artist Competition every year. During the preliminary round of the...
MSOL Special Member “Pop Up” Event Video with Greg Zelek, Sept. 2019

MSOL Special Member “Pop Up” Event Video with Greg Zelek, Sept. 2019

During the week leading up to the 2019-2020 season premiere “Love, Lust & Redemption” concerts on September 27, 28 & 29, the Madison Symphony Orchestra League sponsored a pre-concert members-only “pop up” event to meet Greg Zelek. Greg...
Symphony Moments: Beyond the Score®: Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5: Pure Propaganda?

Symphony Moments: Beyond the Score®: Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5: Pure Propaganda?

Our January 19, 2020 “Beyond the Score®: Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5: Pure Propaganda?” concert starred American Players Theatre actors, along with visual projections and live musical examples! — including actors James Ridge, Colleen Madden, Marcus...