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Holiday Tickets Sale

December 7–24 (our Holiday Sale for 2021 has concluded for this year)

This season, give the gift of music to the special people in your life — or yourself! During our annual Holiday Sale, tickets to our subscription concerts in January, March, April, and May are just $25 or $50. Additionally, select tickets to our single performance of Beyond the Score® in February are just $10 or $25!

2022 Subscription Concerts: Tickets $50 or $25

Tickets valued up to $98 on sale for $50. Regularly priced $54 or $36 tickets on sale for $25.

JAN. 21, 22 & 23, 2022


In her MSO debut, the prize winning Ms. Hall-Tompkins performs the Madison premiere of Wynton Marsalis’ exciting Violin Concerto, a tour de force exhibition from the hand of America’s foremost jazz and classical artist. Preceded by Kabalevsky’s exhilarating overture, it is followed by Saint-Saëns’ majestic “Organ Symphony,” so-called because the addition of the organ in the final movement is an unforgettable sonic experience.

John DeMain, Conductor
Kelly Hall-Tompkins, Violin
Greg Zelek, Organ


MAR. 11, 12 & 13, 2022


The first piece of this varied program, Rachmaninoff’s evocative and powerful score depicts Arnold Bocklin’s famous painting of an oarsman rowing a white-clad figure across a dark expanse of water to the mysterious Isle of the Dead. The mood lightens when the Háry János Suite from Kodály’s comic Hungarian folk opera radiates exotic exuberance. Then the renowned Gil Shaham gives the crowning performance of the program when he breathes life and love into the Beethoven Violin Concerto.

John DeMain, Conductor
Gil Shaham, Violin


APR. 8, 9 & 10, 2022


Yes, Mozart was his inspiration, but Haydn was Beethoven’s teacher. Concertmaster Naha Greenholtz performs the Violin Concerto in G major. A great work from the height of Beethoven’s composing career, the monumental Missa Solemnis is one of his supreme achievements and one of the most significant Latin Mass settings ever penned.

John DeMain, Conductor
Naha Greenholtz, Violin
Madison Symphony Chorus, Beverly Taylor, Director
Sara Duchovnay, Soprano
Briana Hunter, Mezzo-soprano
Clay Hilley, Tenor
Kenneth Kellogg, Bass


MAY 6, 7 & 8, 2022


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.

John DeMain, Conductor
Garrick Ohlsson, Piano


Beyond the Score®: Select Tickets $25 or $10

Regularly priced $40 and $18 tickets for Beyond the Score on sale for $25 and $10.

FEB. 13, 2022


A multimedia presentation starring American Players Theatre actors, visual projections and live musical examples with the entire work performed in the second half!

Kyle Knox, Conductor
James Ridge, Actor
Kelsey Brennan, Actor
David Daniel, Actor

Beyond the Score® is a production of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Gerard McBurney, Creative Director for Beyond the Score®

No promotional code needed. Limited time only. Sale does not apply to previously purchased tickets and discounts may not be combined.

PLEASE 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 to ensure your safety. Programs, dates, and artists subject to change.

We understand you may have questions about safety protocols and what to expect this fall when we resume presenting live concerts. We’ve created a Frequently Asked Questions page to provide answers. If you have any further questions about subscriptions, single tickets, or our 21/22 season plans, please call (608) 257-3734, or email us at info@madisonsymphony.org.