Experience a lively 25-minute virtual interview that took place on April 27, the week before our all-Beethoven concerts on May 6, 7 and 8, 2022. Wisconsin Public Radio personality Norman Gilliland explores Beethoven and more with our soloist, world-renowned pianist Garrick Ohlsson. Topics range from how Garrick and Madison Symphony Orchestra’s Music Director John DeMain will interact preparing for the performance of Beethoven’s “Emperor” Piano Concerto, to the role audiences play, and the unique synergy that happens during a live performance, compared to digital streaming. The conversation also delves into what happens in recording sessions — “perfection is one thing, perfectionism is dangerous” in Garrick’s words.

Watch the video below.

Join the Madison Symphony Orchestra and Garrick Ohlsson for an all-Beethoven concert for the ages, charged with the energy and invention of the master’s Heroic Period and the spectacular pianism of a towering artist of magisterial interpretive and technical prowess.