Enchanted Piano & Personal Favorite
Venue: Overture Hall
Friday, Nov. 11, 2022
Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022
Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022
Whatever the Naughton twins play, the results are always impeccable and their personalities delightful as well. They are bringing a two piano rarity to us by Max Bruch. Márquez’s Danzón No. 2 will leave you dancing in the aisles and Tchaikovsky’s final symphony has always been a personal favorite of mine. — John DeMain, Music Director
Run Time: 2 hours, plus 20 minute intermission
Arturo Márquez, Danzón No. 2
Max Bruch, Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Pathétique
Program Notes will be available in August 2022
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The Naughton sisters were magical!
The textures shimmer like pure gold in bright light, dancing in every conceivable rhythm. They have to be heard to be believed.
Meet the Performers
Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors!
Major funding provided by
David and Kato Perlman
Peggy and Tom Pyle
Skofronick Family Charitable Trust
Additional funding provided by
Dr. Thomas and Leslie France
Melinda V. Heinritz, in memory of her mother, Lynda Kay Vogler
von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
Sponsor Spotlight Message
NBC 15 is proud to support the Madison Symphony Orchestra! We are thrilled to be part of such a wonderful community who appreciates the musical arts. – NBC 15
Hamburg Steinway — a special thanks to Peter Livingston and Sharon Stark
Our magnificent Hamburg Steinway concert grand piano is used for performances in Overture Hall. The instrument was a gift to the Madison Symphony Orchestra from Peter Livingston and Sharon Stark in memory of Peter’s mother, Magdalena Friedman.
Christina and Michelle Naughton’s career was launched in 2009 with a recital debut at Kennedy Center; and an orchestral debut at the Mann Center with the Philadelphia Orchestra, which led the Philadelphia Inquirer to characterize their playing as “paired to perfection”. Subsequently, they began their careers in Europe and Asia; at Munich’s Herkulesaal and with the Hong Kong Philharmonic respectively. These appearances were met with much critical acclaim, with the Suddeutsche Zeitung proclaiming the Naughtons an “outstanding piano duo” and the Sing Tao Daily responding by the description “Joining two hearts and four hands at two grand pianos, the Naughton sisters created an electrifying and moving musical performance”.
Especially passionate about American 20th century music, Christina and Michelle have immersed themselves in several projects devoted to this theme. 2019’s “American Postcard”, their second album of their exclusive signing with Warner Classics, showcases a variety of 20th century American compositions and commissions by composers such as John Adams, Aaron Copland, Conlon Nancarrow, and Paul Schoenfield. Additionally, they have done several premieres of works in capacities such as commissions by the LA Phil’s Green Umbrella series, a world premiere of John Adams’ “Roll Over Beethoven” at NYC ’s WQXR Greenespace, a European premiere of Paul Lansky’s “Shapeshifters” with Solistees Europeans Luxembourg, a weeklong American chamber music residency with musicians of the New World Symphony, and several concerts devoted to 20th century American music at Germany’s Klavierfestival Ruhr.