We truly appreciate the outpouring of support from our audiences who along with all of us here at the Symphony, regret that we cannot be together to share the April Dvořák Requiem concerts this weekend.

Discover ways you can experience the spirit of the concerts while we are all staying safer at home.

A Message from John DeMain
Read a note to patrons from John DeMain written upon his return from rehearsals for the opera Blue in Washington D.C.

Dvořák’s Requiem performance
Enjoy a lovely performance of Dvořák’s Requiem by “SOČR, Symfonický orchestr Českého rozhlasu”




Program Notes
Learn more about the extraordinary Dvořák Requiem. Read the program notes.

Texts and Translations
Read the texts and translations for the piece.

View a special virtual Concert Talk
Beloved program notes writer and former musician with the orchestra, Michael Allsen, has kindly shared a virtual Concert Talk for our audiences that would have experienced the April 3-5 Dvořák Requiem concerts this weekend.

Dvořák’s Requiem — Solace and Comfort
A Lecture for the Madison Symphony Orchestra
April 3, 2020

by Dr. J. Michael Allsen, MSO Program Annotator and Retired Member of the Orchestra

Overview of chapters and timing. The full Talk duration is 30 minutes. Note the time markers for each chapter.
1) Introduction (4 minutes)
2) The Requiem — Texts and Tradition, 4:25 – 14:17 (10 minutes)
3) Dvořák’s Requiem — Composition and Premiere, 14:17 – 24:15 (10 minutes)
4) Dvořák’s Requiem — The Music, 24:15 – 30:00 (6 minutes)