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Favorites of Mine & Your Choice!

Venue: Overture Hall

Friday, March 15, 2024
7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 16, 2024
8:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 17, 2024
2:30 p.m.

Buy Single Tickets

$15 – $102
Only through the Overture Center Box Office, 201 State Street

Our subscribers voted this summer, and the results are in! I wanted a popular symphonic work to be featured in the second half of these concerts, and Dvořák’s New World Symphony emerged as the winner. The first half of the concert opens with a fun work titled Loco by Jennifer Higdon, followed by the return of another favorite artist of mine, Steven Isserlis who has enjoyed a long and distinguished career as one of the world’s foremost cellists. He will perform Kabalevsky’s second cello concerto, a premiere for the MSO.  – John DeMain, Music Director



Jennifer Higdon, Loco
Dmitri Kabalevsky, Cello Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 77
Antonín Dvořák, Symphony No. 9, Op. 95 “From the New World”

Read the Program Notes


John DeMain, Music Director
Steven Isserlis, Cello


Enhance Your Concert Experience

Take Note: Drinks Allowed in Overture Hall
As of this season, drinks are allowed inside Overture Hall during all Madison Symphony Orchestra concerts. Refreshments may be purchased at bars and concession stands located around the Overture Hall lobby before each concert and during intermission. Please enjoy food in the lobby and unwrap any candy or cough drops before the performance begins. Thank you!

Prelude Discussion
Enjoy a 30-minute talk with Michael Allsen starting one hour before each concert in Overture Hall. Free to ticketholders.

An extraordinarily moving performance where time, very briefly, seemed to stand still.

– The Guardian

… it was the presence of Steven Isserlis that catapulted a stupendous recital into the category of the unforgettable …

– Diario de Sevilla

Meet the Performers

mso music director john demain

John DeMain, Conductor

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Steven Isserlis, Cello

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Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors!

Major funding provided by

madison concourse
university research
university research

Kay Schwichtenberg and Herman Baumann


Skofronick Family Charitable Trust

Additional funding provided by


Myron Pozniak and Kathleen Baus

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

Sponsor Spotlight Message

Just like the symphony orchestra, when it comes to senior living, Capitol Lakes hits all the right notes! Capitol Lakes is proud to support the Madison Symphony Orchestra and the downtown arts community. – Capitol Lakes, a resident-centered, not-for-profit retirement community in Madison


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