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Montgomery, Beethoven,
& Dvořák

Heroic Piano & Premiere

Venue: Overture Hall

Friday, Feb. 17, 2023
7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023
8:00 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023
2:30 p.m.

Buy Tickets
Single tickets $20-$98
on sale NOW through the Overture Center Box Office, 201 State Street

I can’t wait to experience one of the piano world’s newest stars as Benjamin Grosvenor plays the Beethoven third piano concerto. And we get to hear for the first time a work by Jessie Montgomery, who has taken the symphonic world by storm. We close the concert with one of my favorite composers, Antonín Dvořák, and the magnificent work that brought him international acclaim.  – John DeMain, Music Director



Run Time: 2 hours, plus 20 minute intermission

Jessie Montgomery, Coincident Dances
Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor
Antonín Dvořák, Symphony No. 6 in D major

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Enhance Your Concert Experience

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


Once again, it was the case that everything Grosvenor touches turns to gold.

— Classical Scene

I think the Madison Symphony Orchestra can be compared to any orchestra, anywhere. Bravo, and thank you for the joy you gave me that day.

— MSO Subscriber

Meet the Performers

mso music director john demain

John DeMain, Conducting

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Benjamin Grosvenor, Piano

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Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

Myrna Larson

Major funding provided by

madison concourse


Stephen D. Morton

university research


Elaine and Nicholas Mischler

Additional funding provided by


DeWitt LLP


Ronald J. and Janet E. Johnson

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

Sponsor Spotlight Message

Part of what makes Madison so unique is our vibrant arts community. We feel it is not only our responsibility, but also an incredible privilege, to support the Madison Symphony Orchestra. Thank you to all involved for continuing to enrich the lives of our guests, our families, and our community. – Madison Concourse Hotel & Governor’s Club

As this community’s energy company, MGE is pleased to sponsor the Madison Symphony Orchestra. We gratefully acknowledge the many individuals and organizations that continually contribute their time and talents to making Madison’s cultural arts district the best it can be. – Madison Gas & Electric Foundation, Inc.

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.

Take note. 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 for your safety. Programs, dates, and artists subject to change.

We’re excited to welcome you back to Overture Hall this fall for live in-person performances! We understand you may have questions about safety protocols. Visit our FAQ page for the latest info.


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