Our home is yours. 

In this issue of E-News & Stories, we celebrate stories which artists, and people who love your Symphony, have shared during this time from their homes. You can view the full series of videos and other stories any time at madisonsymphony.org/news-stories.

Home Is Where the Art Is: Maestro John DeMain

Music Director John DeMain shares performances of Brahms Intermezzos and thoughts of music, the orchestra — “what we live for” . . . “that collective response” . . . and why people find live classical music food for the soul.

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Carl Davick — Bass
From washing hands to Strauss, virtual lesson plans and collaborating with his students to create lyrics for a new song “Covid Blues” he wrote, Bassist Carl Davick reflects upon what he’s doing now, to the joy of making music with friends in the Madison Symphony Orchestra, and his love of playing music for audiences.

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Chris Dozoryst — Principal Viola
“I am a die-hard road tripper and fitness enthusiast. While travel is completely on hold for the time being, I still start the day with a five mile run.” Read more from Chris — including how homeschooling his son and daughter is going, and how he’s been practicing.

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At Home with the Madison Symphony: Howard Kidd and Margaret Murphy
When Howard Kidd and Margaret Murphy bought a house in Madison, they did not anticipate how quickly they would begin to feel “at home” here. Learn more about what Symphony means to them, and why showing their support is so important and brings them so much joy.

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Olga Pomolova — Violin
Violinist Olga Pomolova expresses how she feels about being a musician in the Madison Symphony Orchestra and playing music together, with her friends. She also shares what she’s doing with her time now, including learning Italian!

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Marc Fink — Principal Oboe
Marc Fink shares reflections of his 32-years with the Madison Symphony Orchestra and recent experiences during this time, beginning with the orchestra in 1973.

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Stephanie Jutt — Principal Flute
“I loved the sound of the flute from the very beginning and couldn’t wait until I was old enough to start learning to play.” Read more from Stephanie — including how she prepares for rehearsals and what shows she’s watching these days.

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News & Updates

Appreciating MSOL Volunteers This Month and Every Month

“It takes a village to raise a child” goes the well-known proverb. For the Madison Symphony Orchestra League, it can be said that it takes a community of members to support the Symphony with their time, talent, and passion. What does it mean to be an MSOL volunteer? Learn more.



Beethoven is on the horizon.

Our new 20/21 season is planned to begin in September. We’re hopeful that the concerts can take place as scheduled, but as we depend on public health and Overture Center guidelines, we may need to make adjustments. Stay tuned to our website for the latest updates on the season.

As a subscriber, you can be confident that your tickets will be able to be donated, refunded, or exchanged for vouchers in the event of any cancellations in the season. We’re still accepting new subscriptions and renewals, and encourage any subscribers who would like to keep or change their seats to renew now. Thank you to all who have already subscribed.

Join us as we celebrate the 250th birthday of one of the most beloved composers ever — each concert is an “Ode to Joy” in its own way. Explore the season and learn more about the benefits of subscribing.

The latest information about upcoming Concerts & Events

We regret that Concert on the Green in June, the Symphony Gala in September, and additional education and MSOL events have been canceled. For more information, visit our list of current events and Q&A page.

Our 20/21 Organ Season is scheduled to begin in September, although subscriptions are not yet available. We’re also still working on a new date for the postponed May 5 organ concert. Preview the season schedule, and find the latest Organ program information, at madisonsymphony.org/organ.

If you were a ticketholder for our April or May Symphony concerts, you can find your ticket options on our website. Thanks to all who have donated the value of their tickets or requested vouchers for next season. Your much-needed funds will help sustain the Symphony through these challenging times.


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