March 6, 7 & 8 Concerts: The Miracle
Our March concerts feature the debuts of violinist Blake Pouliot and Madison-born conductor Kenneth Woods, who will lead the orchestra in pieces by three of the greatest German composers: Haydn, Mendelssohn, and Strauss. The program opens with our first performances of Haydn’s Symphony No. 96, followed by Mr. Pouliot performing Mendelssohn’s beloved Violin Concerto. After intermission, we have assembled a massive orchestra to play one of the great Strauss tone poems, Ein Heldenleben. Don’t miss this Marchfest of great German music! Buy tickets now.
Learn more about our guest artists:
3/1 NBC 15 Interview, Kenneth Woods
3/2 Jake Stockinger Interview, Kenneth Woods
3/5 WPR Interview, Blake Pouliot and Kenneth Woods
Plus – tune into the 5:00 p.m. NBC 15 newscast tonight for an interview with Blake!
April 3, 4, 5
This concert features our wonderful Madison Symphony Chorus and four debut and returning soloists in the epic Dvořák Requiem. This work has it all, from beautiful solo arias, to a thrilling bombastic chorus, all supported by the gorgeous orchestral writing of Antonin Dvořák. This is a work of great beauty and also a Madison Symphony Orchestra premiere! Learn more and buy tickets: madisonsymphony.org/requiem
On February 26, four of Wisconsin’s brightest young musicians competed for top honors in the concluding round of the Bolz Young Artist Competition, broadcast live on PBS Wisconsin and Wisconsin Public Radio. Congratulations to our winners: Michael Wu and Jessica Jiang! They performed in Overture Hall the following day for an audience of their peers at our Spring Young People’s Concert – pictured here. Learn more about all four finalists: madisonsymphony.org/finalforte.
Save the Date: Concert on the Green
Monday, June 15, 2020
Join us to celebrate summer and support the Madison Symphony Orchestra at Concert on the Green. The day begins with a golf tournament on the redesigned Bishops Bay golf course — and with special guest, Honorary Golf Chair Mike Leckrone! Then, relax and mingle at the cocktail party, dinner, and evening concert featuring members of the Madison Symphony Orchestra and Emily Hauer, a finalist of The Final Forte 2020, all under the direction of John DeMain. Pre-register for golf now or register for the evening festivities online beginning next week! Learn more.
Beethoven & Beyond: 2020–2021 Subscriptions Available Now!
Our new 20/21 season is your opportunity to celebrate the 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven and share the excitement of music that made him one of the most beloved composers ever. Beyond Beethoven’s great violin concerto and treasures of the most popular works from his Heroic Period, you’ll experience masterpieces by Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, Dvořák, Rachmaninoff, Ravel and more! To mark this special occasion, we’ve invited many of your favorite top-tier guest artists to join us. This is a celebration you’ll remember forever. Every concert is an “Ode to Joy” in its own way.
Brochures have been mailed, and you can also explore the new season and renew or become a new subscriber online! Or, give us a call at (608) 257-3734 with any questions or for assistance with your renewal or new subscription. We look forward to celebrating with you next year!
Upcoming Community Event
Diane Ballweg Winterfest Concerts
Friday, March 13
A collaboration between the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras and Madison Opera, next weekend’s Winterfest concerts will be held in UW–Madison’s new Hamel Music Center. The top WYSO orchestra will take the stage with the four Madison Opera Studio Artists under the direction of WYSO Music Director Kyle Knox to perform a concert of opera scenes and arias from productions including Carmen, The Barber of Seville, and more. Learn more and buy tickets.
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