Holiday Sale
Now through December 24

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!

Meet the Winner of our 2021 Fall Youth Concerto Competition

In October, several young artists competed in our 2021 Fall Youth Concerto Competition. Angelina Chang, an eighth grader at Velma Hamilton Middle School, took first place. She played Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3, C minor, 1st movement. Cordelia Momo Fredrickson and Lorenz Fradkin-Annen both received honorable mentions at the competition. Congratulations, Angelina, Cordelia, and Lorenz!

Other Recent News & Stories

Symphony Moments: A Madison Symphony Christmas

Beginning with caroling in the lobby, and the entire audience singing Christmas carols together for the finale, this beloved annual Madison tradition brought the holiday season to a glorious start! A Madison Symphony Christmas featured soprano, Elizabeth Caballero, tenor, Jared Esguerra, the Madison Symphony Chorus, the Mount Zion Gospel Choir, and the Madison Youth Choirs. Read the reviews and view photos from the weekend to find out what made this festive concert so memorable!

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Symphony Moments: Grand Panorama

The reviews for Grand Panorama are in! Read reviews from Matt Ambrosio and Bill Wineke, hear what audience members had to say, and view pictures from the weekend. Thanks to all who attended these concerts and made the weekend so special!

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert with the Madison Symphony Orchestra

We are excited to announce that Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert will be coming to Overture Center on May 21st & 22nd! Use presale code SYMPHONY for tickets.



Upcoming Community Events and Resources

Gospel Carols
Mt. Zion Gospel Choir
Mt. Zion Baptist Church
December 18-19

If you enjoyed the Mt. Zion Gospel Ensemble at our Christmas concerts earlier this month, you have the opportunity to experience them again at Gospel Carols on December 18. The choir will be accompanied by an orchestra made up of members from area churches, the Madison Symphony Orchestra and the Madison area! There are two afternoon shows to choose from. Learn more and buy tickets.

A Christmas Carol
Children’s Theater of Madison
Capitol Theater at Overture Center
December 11-23

CTM’s grandest production of the year is back on the Capitol Theater stage, with all the trimmings for the holidays. Step back in time to Victorian England as the miser Scrooge learns it’s never too late to open your heart, and a young boy’s life is forever changed. The whole family will enjoy this holiday favorite, filled with music, dance and plenty of Bah Humbug! And this year’s production features LaShawn Banks as the infamous Ebenezer Scrooge! Buy tickets at https://www.overture.org/events/ctm-christmas-carol

The Nutcracker
Madison Ballet 
Overture Hall
December 17-26

Madison Ballet’s annual production of The Nutcracker returns to Overture Hall in 2021 with a holiday performance that will dazzle like no other. A favorite of audiences of all ages, The Nutcracker seamlessly blends Tchaikovsky’s famous score, played by the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, with all-new choreography to celebrate Madison Ballet’s 40th Anniversary Season.

This story follows young Clara as she dreams of traveling one winter’s night with her beloved Nutcracker doll. Escorted by swirling snowflakes and her mysterious godfather Drosselmeyer, they meet a cast of colorful characters from far-away lands in an adventure sure to bring out the child in all of us. Buy tickets at https://www.overture.org/events/nutcracker.

BJSO presents: The Nutcracker Ballet
Janesville Performing Arts Center
December 17-19

The Beloit Janesville Symphony Orchestra presents The Nutcracker Ballet,
​adapted by Stageworks Projects and Britton Dorcey. Learn more and buy tickets at https://itkt.choicecrm.net/templates/JANE/#/events

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