Our final concert of the 2023/2024 season, Fiesta Finale, is a celebration of Mexican music and heritage. We are proud to support the 10th Annual Latino Art Fair on Saturday, May 4 in the Overture Lobby as an extension of this celebration! Learn more about this event that is free and open to the public below.

Please note: Due to the Latino Art Fair, there will not be a Prelude Discussion for our Fiesta Finale ticketholders on Saturday. However, Michael Allsen has recorded his lecture and shared it online! Tune up for our Fiesta Finale concerts by watching the full recording of the lecture below.

Latino Art Fair
Saturday, May 4, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Overture Lobby


Celebrate the rich roots of Latino art in culture at the 10th annual Latino Art Fair! Talented musical artists from throughout South Central Wisconsin will perform traditional mariachi music and provide cultural musical instrument demonstrations. The free event will also feature Colombian music and dance to Celebrate Cinco De Mayo weekend in downtown Madison.

Enjoy these musical groups performing at the Latino Art Fair event on Saturday, May 4, 2024 from 5:30-7:30 pm.

Latino Arts Strings Program (Youth Mariachi):
The national award-winning Latino Arts Strings Program was established in the fall of 2002 at the United Community Center in Milwaukee. Created and directed by Dinorah Marquez, this pre-college music training program reaches more than 200 children ages five through 18.

Cumbia Cachaca:
Cumbia Cachaca plays gaitas, traditional music, multi-percussion and computer. Great Colombian cumbia!

Mariachi Los Camperos:
Join us for an early evening celebrating the Golden Era of Mariachi music with Grammy award-winning Mariachi Los Camperos, led by Jesús “Chuy” Guzmán, considered by many to be among the finest mariachi ensembles in the world. Members of the ensemble will be giving a musical demonstration.

Presented by Latinos Organizing for Understanding and Development (LOUD), Madison Symphony Orchestra and Common Wealth Development.

Michael Allsen: Fiesta Finale Prelude Discussion Recording

Prelude discussions are 30-minute lectures held in Overture Hall ahead of Madison Symphony Orchestra concerts. These discussions are free and open to all ticketholders! Prelude discussions enrich the concert experience with insights into the music and the lives of the composers. Discover more.

For those attending our Fiesta Finale concerts on Friday, May 3 or Sunday, May 5, join our May Prelude Discussion speaker, Michael Allsen, in Overture Hall from 6:30-7:00 p.m. on Friday or 1:30-2:00 p.m. on Sunday. Or, watch a recording of his full lecture below! Please note: there is no Prelude Discussion on Saturday due to the Latino Art Fair.