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Romantic Encounter

February 14, 2020 - February 16, 2020

Fri., Feb. 14, 2020
7:30 p.m.

Sat., Feb. 15, 2020
8:00 p.m.

Sun., Feb. 16, 2020
2:30 p.m.

Music Program:
, Le Corsaire Overture
Brahms, Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor
Copland, Symphony No. 3

John DeMain, Conductor
Pinchas Zukerman, Violin
Amanda Forsyth, Cello

Read the Program Notes
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Prelude Discussion
Enjoy a 30-minute talk by Anders Yocom starting one hour before each concert in Overture Hall. Free to ticketholders.

Pinchas Zukerman & Amanda Forsyth
The Brahms Double

Between the brash phalanx of Berlioz’s swashbuckling brass and the thundering gravitas of Copland’s iconic “Fanfare for the Common Man” (in Symphony No. 3), we welcome Pinchas and Amanda as they reprise their fabulous performance of the Brahms Double Concerto, with which the duo made their Madison Symphony debut in 2001.

“Husband and wife team Pinchas Zukerman and Amanda Forsyth return to recreate their exciting interpretation of the Brahms Double Concerto for violin, cello and orchestra. One of Berlioz’s finest overtures, the exhilarating Le Corsair opens the concert, and Aaron Copland’s majestic, powerful and lyrical third Symphony, one of Copland’s great masterpieces that includes his fanfare for the common man occupies the 2nd half of this varied and incredible program of great music.” – John DeMain


Buy single tickets

Overture Center Box Office
201 State St.
Single Tickets: (608) 258-4141
Ticket Office Hours:
Mon. – Fri., 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sat. 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Additional hours on Sunday event days.

About Pinchas Zukerman

With a celebrated career encompassing five decades, Pinchas Zukerman reigns as one of today’s most sought after and versatile musicians – violin and viola soloist, conductor, and chamber musician.  He is renowned as a virtuoso, admired for the expressive lyricism of his playing, singular beauty of tone, and impeccable musicianship, which can be heard throughout his discography of over 100 albums.  A devoted teacher and champion of young musicians, he has served as chair of the Pinchas Zukerman Performance Program at the Manhattan School of Music for twenty-five years. The 2018-2019 season marks his tenth season as Principal Guest Conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London and his fourth as Artist-in-Association with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in Australia. Zukerman, who initiated the National Arts Centre Institute for Orchestral Studies in Ottawa, an apprentice program for string players, serves as artistic director of the Young Artist Program and returns each summer to teach and lead master classes.  He has taught prominent music educational programs in London, Israel, and China, among others, and was appointed as the first instrumentalist mentor in music of the prestigious Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative.

About Amanda Forsyth

Acclaimed as both soloist and chamber musician, Juno Award-winning cellist Amanda Forsyth has earned praise from audiences and critics alike. Ms. Forsyth has appeared with orchestras throughout the world including the Chicago, Colorado, Grand Rapids, Sao Paulo, Oregon, San Diego and Royal Orchestra in Copenhagen, the Montreal, Phoenix, Toronto, and Vancouver Symphonies, Barcelona, Gulbenkian, Calgary and Israel Philharmonic Orchestras, Israel Sinfonietta, National Symphony Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfonica Brasileira, Russian National Orchestra, London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, BBC Proms in London and Sherbrooke Symphony Orchestra in Quebec. In addition, Ms. Forsyth is principal cellist for the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa where she also appears frequently as a soloist and in chamber recitals and is a founding member of the Zukerman ChamberPlayers.


Major funding provided by

Marvin J. Levy


Fred and Mary Mohs


Nancy Mohs


David and Kato Perlman

Additional funding provided by

Robert Benjamin and John Fields

Boardman & Clark LLP



Barbara Melchert and Gale Meyer  

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


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.

The Madison Concourse Hotel & Governor's Club

NBC15 is proud to support the Madison Symphony Orchestra! We are thrilled to be part of such a wonderful community who appreciates the musical arts.



February 14
February 16
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Overture Center for the Arts
201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States