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Fiesta Finale

Venue: Overture Hall

Friday, May 3, 2024
7:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 4, 2024
8:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 5, 2024
2:30 p.m.

Buy Single Tickets

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

Message from John DeMain — English

Cinco de Mayo served as an inspirational springboard for this unique concert celebrating Mexican music and heritage. The concert opens with José Pablo Moncayo’s Huapango, a lively and joyful tribute to the popular music of the Mexican state of Veracruz. Then, I am thrilled to welcome Mexican pianist Jorge Federico Osorio as he makes his MSO debut performing Manuel Ponce’s romantic Piano Concerto No. 1. Silvestre Revueltas is one of the giants among Mexican composers, and I am very excited to introduce to you his suite from the movie La Noche de Los Mayas, featuring a multimedia presentation of Mayan art. And finally, a great mariachi ensemble Mariachi Los Camperos will play selections of Mexican songs with the Madison Symphony. A truly unique concert designed to lift your spirits and bring my 30th anniversary celebration to a rousing and joyful finale.  – John DeMain, Music Director

Leerlo en Español

El Cinco de Mayo sirve como la inspiración para este concierto único que celebra la música y herencia mexicana. El concierto empieza con Huapango, compuesto por José Pablo Moncayo, y es un animado y alegre homenaje a la música popular del estado mexicano de Veracruz. Luego, acogimos al pianista Jorge Federico Osorio y su debut en Madison, tocando el primer concierto de Manuel Ponce. Silvestre Revueltas es uno de los compositores mexicanos más famosos, y estoy muy entusiasmado de presentar su Suite de la película La Noche de los Mayas, acompañado por una presentación multimedia del arte maya. Y finalmente, el fabuloso mariachi, Mariachi Los Camperos, tocará selecciones de canciones mexicanas con nuestra propia sinfonía. Este concierto especial está diseñado para levantar el ánimo y celebrar mis 30 años como director con una gran y jubilosa culminación.John DeMain, Director Musical


José Pablo Moncayo, Huapango
Manuel Ponce, Piano Concerto No. 1 “Romántico”


Silvestre Revueltas, Suite from La Noche de los Mayas* (The Night of the Maya), compiled by José Yves Limantour
Selections by Mariachi Los Camperos and the Madison Symphony Orchestra:
Pepe Guizar, El Tren/Guadalajara
Agustin Lara, Granada
Jesus “Chuy” Guzman, Movimiento
Alberto Dominguez, Perfidia/Perdon
Manuel M. Ponce, Estrellita
Lorenzo Barcelata, La Morena

*Synchronized imagery assembled by Peter Rodgers


John DeMain, Music Director
Jorge Federico Osorio, Piano
Mariachi Los Camperos


Enhance Your Concert Experience

Latino Art Fair
Saturday, May 4, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Overture Lobby
Free and open to the public!

Celebrate the rich roots of Latino art in culture at the 10th annual Latino Art Fair! Talented musical artists from throughout South Central Wisconsin will perform traditional mariachi music and provide cultural musical instrument demonstrations. The free event will also feature Colombian music and dance to Celebrate Cinco De Mayo weekend in downtown Madison. Discover more.

Prelude Discussion
Enjoy a 30-minute talk with Michael Allsen on Friday and Sunday starting one hour before each concert in Overture Hall. Free to ticketholders. Please note: there is no Prelude Discussion on Saturday due to the Latino Art Fair. Watch a full recording of Michael Allsen’s Prelude Discussion online!

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!

Prodigious technique, unaffected warmth and patrician style are all hallmarks of the pianism displayed by the gifted Mexican-born artist.

– Chicago Tribune

Watching this magnificent mariachi band play with a power and passion that I’d never seen before. It was amazing.

– Style Weekly

Meet the Performers

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John DeMain, Conductor

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Jorge Federico Osorio, Piano

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Mariachi Los Camperos

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Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors!

Major funding provided by

university research


Irving & Dorothy Levy Family Foundation, Inc.


Carla and Fernando Alvarado


Joe and Mary Ellyn Sensenbrenner

Additional funding provided by


Patricia Brady and Robert Smith


The Burish Group at UBS


DeWitt LLP


Mary Lang Sollinger

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


May 3
May 5
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Overture Center for the Arts
201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States