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2 concerts
$15 each…

Happy (Belated 250th) Birthday Beethoven!

TWO Chamber Music Concerts & Birthday Party

Weds., Dec. 15, 2021
The Playhouse, Overture Center

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CONCERT 1: 4:30 – 6:30 PM
Octet for Winds in E-flat major
Seven Variations on a theme from Mozart’s “Magic Flute”
Septet in E-flat major, Op. 20

CONCERT 2: 8:00 – 10:00 PM
An die ferne Geliebte, Op. 98
Violin Sonata No. 4, Op. 23
Piano Trio No. 7 in B-flat major, Op. 97 (“Archduke”)

John DeMain, Emcee
Christopher Taylor, Piano
Thomas Kasdorf, Piano
Justin Kroll, Tenor
Plus 17 Members of the Madison Symphony Orchestra!

Music Director John DeMain emcees two chamber music concerts in the Overture Center Playhouse to honor more than 250 years of Beethoven’s contribution to classical music, in an intimate setting. Between the concerts, attendees are invited to a Beethoven Birthday Party in Overture Center’s Promenade Hall to celebrate together. Join us for a marathon set of concerts featuring many of Beethoven’s greatest chamber works performed by Madison Symphony Orchestra musicians and special guest artists including pianists Christopher Taylor and Thomas Kasdorf, and tenor Justin Kroll. Buy your tickets early to ensure your place at this long-awaited celebration of Beethoven’s birthday!


All single tickets for both events are $15 per concert ON SALE NOW (limited seating).  All ticketholders are invited to the Beethoven Birthday Party from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. to enjoy appetizers, champagne, and cake! Advance ticket purchases will be available to Symphony season subscribers and special guests (an email will be sent with a discount code).

4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Concert featuring Beethoven’s Octet for Winds in E-flat major and Septet in E-flat major, and Seven Variations on a theme from Mozart’s “Magic Flute” (with intermission).
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Party with complimentary passed appetizers, champagne and cake (cash bar).
8:00 – 10:00 p.m. Concert featuring Beethoven’s An die ferne Geliebte, Violin Sonata No. 4, and the “Archduke” Piano Trio (with intermission).

Members of the Madison Symphony Orchestra

Suzanne Beia
Xavier Pleindoux
Leanne League

Christopher Dozoryst

Karl Lavine
Mark Bridges
Lindsey Crabb

David Scholl

Andrea Gross Hixon
Lindsay Flowers

JJ Koh
Nancy Mackenzie

Cynthia Cameron
Nathanial Hale

Linda Kimball
Ricardo Almeida

Daniel Lyons


This event is generously sponsored by Myrna Larson, in honor of Ludwig van Beethoven and his life-changing music.

Health and Safety Information

○ Overture Center’s Health Protocols: All who enter the Overture Center building must wear a face mask and show proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test. Patrons not vaccinated, including children under age 12, are required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from within 72 hours prior to the performance. Please visit overture.org/health for more information on masks, vaccination proof, negative COVID test criteria, and more.

○ New Overture Security Measures: Overture will be utilizing new walk-through security screening technology that you will be required to move through on arrival. This should eliminate lines and allow foot traffic to quickly flow into the spaces. Additionally, large bags and backpacks are prohibited from entering the theater and can be checked after being inspected. For your convenience, we suggest you make other arrangements for these items before arriving. Visit overture.org/security for more information on these policies.

○ Read MSO’s Health and Safety Policies: We guarantee a refund for tickets to any concert that cannot be performed for any reason. We will adhere to all public health guidelines and cooperate with Overture Center for the Arts to assure your safety. We understand you may have questions about safety protocols and what to expect this fall when we resume presenting live concerts. We’ve created a Frequently Asked Questions page to provide answers. If you have any further questions about subscriptions, single tickets, or our 21/22 season plans, please call (608) 257-3734, or email us at Programs, dates, and artists subject to change.


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Overture Center for the Arts
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Madison, WI 53703 United States