April 8, 9, and 10
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.
2022-2023 Symphony Season
Subscriptions Available Online Now
Imagine… being together with us for an exciting new season of live music! Your Symphony’s 2022–2023 season begins in September. Subscriptions available online NOW! Brochures will be mailed this month. Renewing subscribers save 10–25% off single ticket prices for 5–8 concerts. New subscribers Save 40-50% off single ticket prices for 5–8 concerts.
The Final Forte
Free Concert Next Wednesday, April 13
Wisconsin Young Artists Compete: The Final Forte is a free concert that will be broadcast live on PBS Wisconsin and Wisconsin Public Radio on Wednesday, April 13. This free event, which is the final round of our Bolz Young Artist Competition, features four outstanding young artists accompanied by the Madison Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kyle Knox, MSO Associate Conductor. Please arrive at Overture Hall by 6:45 p.m. The live broadcast will begin at 7 p.m.
Other Recent News & Stories
Partner Story, MSO announces 22-23 season; meet new symphony director Robert Reed
Thank you to Lindsay Christians for writing a great piece about our 2022-2023 season and the announcement of our new Executive Director, Robert Reed. Read about our new season and get to know the newest member of the MSO team.
His Greatest Hits
21-22 Symphony Season Finale, all Beethoven program
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.
Plus, two special opportunities to enjoy the performance in a fantastic seat and attend a reception with hors d’oeuvres and drinks following the concert for $50. Join us on Friday, May 6 for Club 201 or Saturday, May 7 for Out at the Symphony.
Greg Zelek with The Diapason Brass & Timpani
Greg Zelek closes out the 21/22 Organ Season with a performance alongside The Diapason Brass quintet and timpani on Friday, May 20.
Cast Your Vote for Best of Madison!
We are excited to announce that we’re finalists in two categories for Best of Madison 2022!
Classical Music Group – Madison Symphony Orchestra
Local Celebrity – John DeMain
For this final round, you can only vote once! We’d love your support and for you to spread the word to family and friends.
Voices of Spring
Have you ever wanted to dine and be entertained on the stage at Overture Hall? Now you will have your chance when the Friends of the Overture Concert Organ hosts Voices of Spring — themed “Klais Meets Cabaret“ — on Saturday, May 28 at the Overture Center for the Arts. The stage will be transformed for an evening of food, friends and music.
Concert on the Green
Please join us for an evening of golf, cocktail party, concert, and dinner on the beautiful grounds of Bishops Bay Country Club. We are very excited to announce that Mike Leckrone, UW Band Director emeritus, will join our 2022 event as Honorary Golf Chair!
Upcoming Community Events and Resources
Just Bach Monthly Concert
Luther Memorial Church, Madison
Wednesday, April 20
Just Bach is a monthly concert series in Madison, celebrating the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Founded to share the immense range of Bach’s vocal and instrumental repertoire with the Madison community at large, Just Bach features musicians — including several MSO musicians — who play on period instruments using historically-informed performance practice, bringing the music to life in the manner and style that Bach intended. Concerts will be in-person and recorded but not live-streamed; the recorded concert video will be posted on the Just Bach YouTube channel on the Sunday afternoon following the concert. Learn more and attend or tune in at justbach.org.
Trinity Irish Dance Company
Overture Center for the Arts
It’s everything you expect, but like nothing you’d imagine. A fusion of Ireland’s vibrant and longstanding dance-form and elements of American innovation, Trinity Irish Dance Company (TIDC) dazzles audiences with its hard-driving percussive power, lightning-fast agility and aerial grace. Minutes into watching the awe-inspiring precision of its dancers, TIDC expands whatever notions you may have about Irish dance, revealing its limitless possibilities through a performing arts lens. Purchase tickets here
Kanopy Redux: No Limits
Friday, April 22 — Sunday, April 24
Kanopy Redux: No Limits is a debut of new and reconstructed as well as iconic Kanopy favorites. Expect impossibly exquisite physical dance that will defy the limits for human movement. Featured guest star and other exciting program additions to be announced. Restaged works will include Lisa Thurrell’ s poignant Cassandra’s Cry and Robert E. Cleary’s joyful Primavera and the bold and spirited Bound and Determined. Purchase tickets now
Russian Troll Farm: A Workplace Comedy
Forward Theater Company
Thursday, April 21 — Sunday, May 8
At the infamous (real-life!) Internet Research Agency, professional internet trolls work for days at a time, creating tweets and posts to sow discord and doubt among Americans approaching the polls with high emotion and low information.
Russian Troll Farm imagines the daily lives of these workers as they invent characters, stage conflicts and create conspiracies. What happens to your grasp on the truth when your whole job is lying? How does your identity shift when you impersonate Americans for a living? Purchase tickets at https://www.overture.org/events/russian-troll-farm.
Orpheus in the Underworld
Friday, April 29 — Sunday, May 1
Orpheus and Eurydice are unhappily married, so she is delighted to die and go to the Underworld with Pluto. When Public Opinion demands that Orpheus rescue her, he seeks the assistance of Jupiter, who is having his own trouble with rebellious gods who are bored of Mt. Olympus. Everyone soon decides to go down to Hades to have fun.
Spoofing both mythology and humanity, Offenbach’s smash-hit operetta contains mortals in love, gods in disguise, lively tunes and a very famous can-can. Welcome spring with this joyful comedy! Purchase tickets here
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