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jan 17-19

Beethoven x3

Venue: Overture Hall

Friday, Jan., 17, 2025
7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan., 18, 2025
7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Jan., 19, 2025
2:30 p.m.

Tickets: $15-$104

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Great things come in threes, and this performance is no exception, showcasing three of Beethoven’s masterworks, all composed within about three years of each other. We begin with the dramatic Leonore Overture No. 3. Next, we bring an exquisite trio of soloists together: violinist Gil Shaham, his sister, pianist Orli Shaham, and exceptional cellist Sterling Elliott. Together, they play Beethoven’s all-too-infrequently-performed “Triple Concerto.” Beethoven’s miraculous Symphony No. 2, an early but groundbreaking work written at the dawning of his realization that he was going deaf, takes this concert to an emotional close.

John DeMain, Conductor
Gil Shaham, Violin
Orli Shaham, Piano
Sterling Elliott, Cello


Ludwig van Beethoven, Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b

Ludwig van Beethoven, Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Piano in C Major, Op. 56 (Triple Concerto)

Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36 

[Gil] Shaham offered an exquisite interpretation. I was captivated. It was one of the most engaging and memorable moments of my decades-long in-person classical music concerts!  – MSO Patron

Elliott produced a singing tone and vibrant expressive projection from his first notes.  – New York Classical Review

[Orli Shaham] sounds fresh and fully engaged every time.  – EarRelevant

Beethoven’s Triple Concerto is an exhilarating tour de force for three titans of their instruments.  – John DeMain

Meet the Artists

mso music director john demain
John DeMain, Conductor

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mso music director john demain
Orli Shaham, Piano

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mso music director john demain
Gil Shaham, Violin

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mso music director john demain
Sterling Elliott, Cello

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Guest Artists Sponsor

David and Kato Perlman

Presenting Sponsor

Myrna Larson

Major Sponsors

Scott and Janet Cabot

Cyrena and Lee Pondrom

Additional Sponsors


Audrey Dybdahl, in memory of Philip Dybdahl


Sharon Stark, in loving memory of Peter Livingston

with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts


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Overture Center for the Arts
201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States