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Schubert, Bartók,
& Rachmaninoff

Towering Piano & Virtuosity

Venue: Overture Hall

Friday, Jan. 20, 2023
7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023
8:00 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023
2:30 p.m.

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

Yefim Bronfman could clearly climb any mountain of piano literature on his own, but being his climbing partners on this Mt. Everest of concertos will make for an incomparable performance of Rachmaninoff’s towering opus. A first MSO performance of Schubert’s exuberant third symphony, and a first performance of Bartók’s suite from his ballet will challenge our fine orchestra to a fiery display of orchestral virtuosity.  – John DeMain, Music Director



Run Time: 2 hours, plus 20 minute intermission

Franz Schubert, Symphony No. 3 in D major
Béla BartókThe Miraculous Mandarin

Sergei Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 3  in D minor

Program Notes available here.

Enhance Your Concert Experience

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


Mr. Bronfman is certainly one of the greatest pianists alive today.

— New York Times

Meet the Performers

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John DeMain, Conducting

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Yefim Bronfman, Piano

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Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors!

Major funding provided by


Irving and Dorothy Levy Family Foundation, Inc.

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Fred and Mary Mohs

university research

Additional funding provided by


John A. Johnson Foundation, Inc., a component fund of the Madison Community Foundation

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

Sponsor Spotlight Message

University Research Park supports creativity in all its forms. Not only does it underpin our science and innovation economy, but it is the score we set our lives to. University Research Park is proud to the support the Madison Symphony Orchestra. Here’s to another successful season. – University Research Park

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