Rachel Barton Pine Plays Khachaturian

October 18, 19, 20
Internationally-acclaimed Violinist Rachel Barton Pine makes her Madison Symphony debut next weekend in a thrilling all-Russian program! Experience Prokofiev and Shostakovich, plus Ms. Pine performing Khachaturian’s Violin Concerto, a piece that has never been played by the Madison Symphony Orchestra before. Learn more and buy tickets: madisonsymphony.org/pine

You can also learn more about Ms. Pine in the News and Stories section of our website: learn more about the philanthropic award that she won on behalf of her established Foundation, how she conquered her dream of becoming a musician despite an injury from an accident, and dig deeper into the stories behind the program notes written by Michael Allsen.

Plus, get a behind-the-scenes look at the preparation that goes into a performance at our Free Open Rehearsal on Thursday, October 17. This is the final rehearsal with Ms. Pine, the orchestra, and John DeMain. Learn more and RSVP.

Michael Hey, organ & Christian Liberis, violin

Tues., Oct. 22
Julliard graduate and Wisconsin native Michael Hey, organ, and incredibly versatile artist Christiana Liberis, violin, play their Madison Symphony Orchestra Overture Concert Organ Series debut on Tuesday, October 22. With selections such as Bach’s Violin Concerto in E major and Kreisler’s Praeludium and Allegro, the two outstanding players demonstrate their combined and individual skills through a program that wonderfully combines the two beautiful instruments. All tickets are just $20! Learn more and buy tickets.




Congratulations to our Fall Youth Concerto Competition Winner!

On Saturday, September 21, ten young artists competed in our 2019 Fall Youth Concerto Competition. Clark Snavely, an eighth grader from New Berlin, took first place and will perform Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole, Mvt. I with the Madison Symphony Orchestra during the Fall Youth Concerts on Tuesday, November 12. Congratulations, Clark! Discover more about him here.



Welcome New MSO Staff Member!

We are please to announce Kathy Esposito as the Madison Symphony Orchestra’s new Manager of Grants and Institutional Giving. Please give her a warm welcome!




Help us win Best of Madison!

We need your help! It’s once again time for Madison Magazine’s Best of Madison voting and the only way we can advance is with your votes. You can only vote once during this round!

If you think we’re among the best Classical Music Groups and Performing Arts Groups in the greater Madison area, simply visit madisonmagazine.com/bom and vote for Madison Symphony Orchestra in those categories. Plus, our Principal Organist Greg Zelek is in the running for Best Classical Band or Singer. Cast your votes by October 31!


View Photos from the 2019 Symphony Gala

Thank you to all who attended and supported our 2019 Symphony Gala last month! Hosted by the Madison Symphony Orchestra League, all proceeds from this event benefit our award-winning Education and Community Engagement Programs. Click here to view photos from the evening.




Upcoming Community Event

Ancora String Quartet

Madison Opera: La Traviata
November 1 & 3
Overture Hall

Based on Alexandre Dumas’ novel The Lady of the Camellias, Verdi’s opera scandalized Italy when it premiered in 1853, but swiftly became one of the most popular operas in the world. Madison Opera’s upcoming production features past and future MSO Christmas soloists Cecilia Violetta Lopez and Mackenzie Whitney, and the Madison Symphony Orchestra under the direction of John DeMain. Learn more and buy tickets.


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