October 2021 Program Notes: Ravishing Rhapsody

October 2021 Program Notes: Ravishing Rhapsody

We invite you to read through Michael Allsen’s program notes for the October 15, 16 and 17 performances of Ravishing Rhapsody below. Visit his website to download a printable PDF of these program notes and more. Learn more about these concerts and buy tickets....
September 2021 Program Notes: String Spirit

September 2021 Program Notes: String Spirit

We invite you to read through Michael Allsen’s program notes for the September 24 and 25 performance of String Spirit below. Learn more about these concerts and buy tickets. Plus, listen to a playlist of these pieces on Spotify! Program Notes Welcome back to...
Symphony Moments: September 25–27 “Love, Lust & Redemption” concerts photos and reviews

Symphony Moments: September 25–27 “Love, Lust & Redemption” concerts photos and reviews

Our September 27–29 concerts featured Principal Organist Greg Zelek as soloist with the orchestra for the first time. Other selections included pieces by Wagner, Debussy, and Dvořák. Relive all the moments — view dozens of photos and read the reviews!  ...
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...
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...