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mar 14-16

Legacy

Venue: Overture Hall

Friday, Mar. 14, 2025
7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 15, 2025
7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 16, 2025
2:30 p.m.

Tickets: $15-$104

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The lasting impact of two composers, Richard Strauss and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, is explored through their final works in this concert. After opening with one of Strauss’ great tone poems Don Juan, soprano Amanda Majeski takes the stage with the orchestra for what Strauss himself called his Four Last Songs. Majeski, mezzo-soprano Kirsten Lippart, tenor Martin Luther Clark, bass Matt Boehler, and the Madison Symphony Chorus come together for Mozart’s Requiem, the work he wrote from his death bed and left unfinished. When he passed, his associate Franz Xaver Süssmayr completed the composition. It lives on as one of the most profoundly beautiful works ever created.

John DeMain, Conductor
Amanda Majeski, Soprano
Kirsten Lippart, Mezzo-Soprano
Martin Luther Clark, Tenor
Matt Boehler, Bass
Madison Symphony Chorus,  Beverly Taylor, Director 

music

Richard Strauss, Don Juan, Op. 20 

Richard Strauss, Four Last Songs  

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Requiem in D minor, K. 626

…when she [Majeski] stepped on stage, she sang with beautifully connected lines each time growing with more clarity and gorgeous tone… – OperaWire

“Mr. Clark’s supple tone and yearning pitches make him a fine choice for Tamino and similar lyrical roles.” Opera Today

Mozart’s incomplete masterpiece offers us a work of incredible beauty at the end of his life.  – John DeMain

Mezzo-soprano Lippart, a native of Denmark, Wis., has dazzled audiences of opera, musical theater, and chamber music alike.  – Gardner Webb University

Boehler sang with compelling versatility, his bold bass voice capable of illustrating tender sorrow and excruciating anguish within a single phrase.  – Schmopera

Meet the Artists

mso music director john demain

John DeMain, Conductor

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mso music director john demain

Madison Symphony Chorus
Beverly Taylor, Director

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mso music director john demain

Amanda Majeski, Soprano

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mso music director john demain

Martin Luther Clark, Tenor

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mso music director john demain

Kirsten Lippart, Mezzo-Soprano

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mso music director john demain

Matt Boehler, Bass

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Presenting Sponsor

Rosemarie and Fred Blancke

Major Sponsors

madison concourse

 

Martha and Charles Casey

 

Skofronick Family Charitable Trust

Additional Sponsors

 

Rodney Schreiner and Mark Blank

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

Details

Start:
03/14/2025
End:
03/16/2025
Event Category:

Venue

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