Our February 14-16 “Romantic Encounter” concerts featured the reprise of The Brahms Double Concerto with violinist Pinchas Zukerman and cellist Amanda Forsyth. Relive the moments. View the slideshow of photos from rehearsals, media appearances and all three concerts — and read the reviews! Click through 40+ images below.


“Zukerman, Forsyth bring Valentine’s Day affection to Madison Symphony Orchestra”

– Bill Wineke, Channel 3000
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“Symphony celebrates ‘romance’ with Brahms’ heated quarrel and a rousing Copland fanfare”

– Matt Ambrosio, The Cap Times
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“Masterful sounds on a miserably cold night”

– Mike Muckian, Isthmus
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Romantic Encounter, 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. Read more about the program on the event page.

Thank You to our Generous Sponsors!

Major funding provided by
NBC 15
The Madison Concourse Hotel & Governor’s Club
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
Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts