Join us for “A Virtual Madison Symphony Christmas”
Premiering Wednesday, December 16 at 7:30 p.m.

This special new concert production will feature vocalists Kyle Ketelsen and Emily Secor, The Madison Symphony Chorus, Madison Youth Choirs, and Mt. Zion Gospel Ensemble, with performances and accompaniment by John DeMain and Greg Zelek on piano and the Overture Concert Organ, respectively.. The production will be pre-recorded in Overture Hall and multiple other locations, then streamed online to your home. This concert is offered for FREE upon registration and will be available for viewing through December 31, 2020.

Mark your calendar for the PBS Wisconsin
Re-Broadcast of “A Madison Symphony Christmas” 2018

Sunday, December 20 at 4:00 p.m.

Tune into your local PBS Wisconsin station to re-live the moments of this exciting one-hour Christmas special! John DeMain and special guests Cecilia Violetta López, Kyle Ketelsen, the Madison Symphony Chorus, Madison Youth Choirs, and the Mt. Zion Gospel Choir perform Christmas classics old and new.

Other Recent News & Stories

Watch Virtual Overture Forum

On Monday, November 23, our Executive Director Rick Mackie will be participating in a virtual forum presented by Overture Center that also features representatives from fellow Overture resident companies. Moderated by Overture’s VP of Programming and Community Engagement Tim Sauers, topics include how the resident companies have been impacted by the pandemic, our plans for winter and spring, and how we are working together to support our community’s creative culture.

Watch on Overture’s YouTube Channel


Support our Musicians — You Can help!

Thank you to all who have responded so generously to our Musicians’ Relief Fund! We are extending the appeal through December 31, 2020. All contributions to the Relief Fund will support our musicians for concert cancellations.

Learn more and make your gift



Read the Latest Edition of The Score Newsletter

The Fall 2020 issue of our Score Newsletter is hot off the presses — and whether or not you are signed up to receive a copy in the mail, you can read the full issue online now! Inside you’ll find all the latest Symphony News and Stories, including a recap of our Home Is Where the Art Is story series, an update on our Musicians’ Relief Fund, our annual Symphony of Gratitude report which covers our 19/20 season, and so much more.

Read the latest edition, and sign up for a free subscription on our website



Support the MSO Through Your Holiday Shopping

AmazonSmile is an easy way for you to support the Madison Symphony Orchestra. Your chosen AmazonSmile charity will receive a donation for every purchase you make on To start, visit Amazon via or by activating AmazonSmile on your smart phone’s Amazon shopping app. You will find the same great products and prices as; the only difference is you will support the MSO through your Amazon shopping!

For more information and instructions about how to make the Madison Symphony your AmazonSmile charity, visit this site.


Upcoming Community Events and Virtual Resources


Willy Street Chamber Players: This chamber group, which features several MSO musicians, premiered a virtual concert on November 15 that is still available for viewing. Watch the performance on their Facebook page or YouTube channel.

American Players Theatre: Artistic Director Brenda DeVita is interviewing members of APT’s Core Acting Company from her porch in a series titled “Six Feet Apart”. Watch the videos, with new episodes added every two weeks.

Forward Theater: From a podcast to a virtual arts guide, a weekly livestream and more, Forward Theater company has a huge variety of content available on the their website that is constantly being updated and added to.

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art: Find inspiration in MMoCa’s online galleries, kids’ art activities, and more on their website.

Madison Opera: The Madison Opera has launched a Digital Fall season, which premiered September 26. Learn more on their website.

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