Tune up for the concerts! Prelude discussions enrich the concert experience with insights into the music and the lives of the composers. Step into the hushed and intimate atmosphere of Overture Hall with just a handful of other music lovers for a conversation with the maestro, guest conductor, or even — on rare occasions — the composer.
All ticketholders are welcome to attend. Each discussion begins one hour before the concert and lasts about 30 minutes, so you’ll have plenty of time to chat or have a cocktail before the concert starts. There are prelude discussions for all MSO subscription concerts except A Madison Symphony Christmas and Beyond the Score®.
2019–2020 Prelude Discussion Speakers
September: Randal Swiggum
October: Michael Allsen
November: Anders Yocom
February: Anders Yocom
March: Randal Swiggum
April: Michael Allsen — Experience this Prelude Discussion virtually
May: Beverly Taylor
I LOVED John DeMain’s pre-concert talk! He was terrific, knowledgeable, and personable!
The pre-concert talk, the offerings, the quality. It’s a highlight of my month.
I appreciate the Prelude Discussion, the opportunity to hear music that is new to me, and the joy of experiencing a quality live concert.