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Each week, we’ve been adding more Q&A stories with our musicians to our website. New additions to the collection this month include:

Rick Morgan, Percussion
Derek Handley, Cello
Johanna Wienholts, Principal Harp
Jordan Allen, Cello
Greg Smith, Bass Clarinet
Cindy Cameron, Principal Bassoon

Thank you to all our musicians who have taken the time to write about their lives and share their stories with us! We still have a few more left to share with you. They’ll be posted soon to the Home Is Where the Art Is section of our News & Stories page, where you’ll find all the musician interviews we’ve shared to date.

 News & Stories

Earlier this week, we released a statement in support of Black Lives Matter that also addresses what we are doing to support social justice in our community. You can find this statement at madisonsymphony.org/edi.

Behind the Story of “Blue”

Learn more about “Blue”, an opera that sheds light on the issues of police violence on black men. John DeMain conducted the opera’s world premiere at The Glimerglass Festival last summer. Read more.




Watch: John DeMain & Casey Oelkers: Scherzino – Joachim Andersen

This short video was composed to honor Madison Symphony Orchestra’s Board President, Elaine Mischler, for her four years of service at the 2020 Annual Meeting on June 16, 2020. Watch the video.


Link Up Brings the Music Classroom to Overture’s Capitol Theater

Have you ever dreamed of playing with the Madison Symphony Orchestra? It’s a dream come true for nearly 1,800 area elementary students who participate in our Link Up program each year. Read more.


My Symphony Story: Casey Oelkers, Director of Development

MSO Director of Development Casey Oelkers shares how growing up with music led to a career in arts administration. Read more.



MSOL E-News & Stories

Our Madison Symphony Orchestra League is made up of more than 375 members who give their time, energy and financial support to benefit the Madison Symphony Orchestra. The June MSOL e-news covers their latest activities, including online learning events and calling for volunteers to sew MSOL-themed face masks. Read the newsletter on our website.


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