Blake Pouliot returns to Madison to perform Saint-Saëns’ Violin Concerto No. 3 under the direction of John DeMain April 14-16, 2023! Read about his previous appearance with the MSO below and purchase tickets to see him in our April 2023 concerts, Dazzling Spring & Violin.


Our March 6-8, 2020 “The Miracle” concerts featured the Madison Symphony Orchestra debuts of both violinist Blake Pouliot and guest conductor Kenneth Woods. 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.

“Young violinist takes Madison by storm”

– Bill Wineke, Channel 3000
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“Soloist Blake Pouliot brings MSO audience to its feet with gorgeous Mendelssohn violin concerto”

– Matt Ambrosio, The Cap Times
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“A Healthy Orchestra in Strong Hands — Kenneth Woods takes the podium of the Madison Symphony, and unleashes all its gifts.”

– Greg Hettmansberger
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The Miracle Blake Pouliot Plays Mendelssohn Kenneth Woods Conducts
Symphony No. 96 is popularly called the Miracle Symphony because it is said that, during its premiere, a chandelier crashed to the floor from the ceiling of the concert hall. The audience managed to dodge the chandelier, thus the nickname. Read more about the program on the event page.

Thank You to our Generous Sponsors!

Major funding provided by
Capitol Lakes
Madison Symphony Orchestra League
Cyrena and Lee Pondrom
Skofronick Family Charitable Trust

Additional funding provided by
The Burish Group at UBS
Chuck Bauer and Chuck Beckwith
Marian and Jack Bolz
Martha and Charles Casey
Friends of Kenneth Woods
Stafford Rosenbaum LLP
Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts