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PRESS RELEASE: Wed. Feb 26, Wisconsin Young Artists Compete: The Final Forte, live concert and competition

PRESS RELEASE: Wed. Feb 26, Wisconsin Young Artists Compete: The Final Forte, live concert and competition

PRESS RELEASE: 14th annual Wisconsin Young Artists Compete: The Final Forte. Bolz Young Artist Competition finalists perform and compete on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 for a live broadcast concert in Overture Hall. The event is free and open to the public (RSVP required). Artist interviews available for viewing, and rebroadcast dates announced. The Final Forte concert and broadcasts are the result of a historic partnership with the Madison Symphony Orchestra, PBS Wisconsin, and Wisconsin Public Radio.

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Artist Story: Zukerman and Forsyth Find Inspiration in their Childhoods

Artist Story: Zukerman and Forsyth Find Inspiration in their Childhoods

Pinchas Zukerman began playing the violin when he was given one by his dad, a musician, at the age of seven. After being taught by him for a few months, Zukerman discovered that he had a good ear. “We went to a teacher just south of Tel Aviv and she said that she...

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PRESS RELEASE: Feb 14-16, Romantic Encounter, Pinchas Zukerman and Amanda Forsyth

PRESS RELEASE: Feb 14-16, Romantic Encounter, Pinchas Zukerman and Amanda Forsyth

PRESS RELEASE: Madison Symphony Orchestra’s 2019-2020 season continues on February 14, 15 and 16 with Music Director John DeMain presenting “Romantic Encounter,” featuring Berlioz’s Le Corsaire Overture, Copland’s third symphony that includes his iconic Fanfare for the Common Man, plus the husband and wife duo Pinchas Zukerman, violin, and Amanda Forsyth, cello, who make their return to Madison to reprise their performance of Brahms’ Double Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor.

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Program Story: Beyond the Score®

Program Story: Beyond the Score®

Behind the Program:Beyond the Score®, Sergei Prokofiev Symphony No. 5: Pure Propaganda?January 19 Learn more & buy tickets One of our more popular features over the past few seasons have been presentation in the Beyond the Score® series developed by the Chicago...

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PRESS RELEASE: Jan. 19, 2020, Beyond the Score®: Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5: Pure Propaganda?

PRESS RELEASE: Jan. 19, 2020, Beyond the Score®: Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5: Pure Propaganda?

PRESS RELEASE: Madison Symphony Orchestra’s single performance in Overture Hall on January 19, 2020 of “Beyond the Score®: Sergei Prokofiev Symphony No.5: Pure Propaganda?” is a multimedia examination of Russian composer’s musical celebration to the end of World War II. Starring American Players Theatre actors James Ridge, Colleen Madden, Marcus Truschinski, and Sarah Day, along with MSO pianist Dan Lyons, the concert experience features visual projections, photos, musical excerpts and a full performance in the second half of Symphony No.5 by the orchestra with John DeMain conducting.

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PRESS RELEASE: A Madison Symphony Christmas and Free Carol Sing, Dec. 13-15

PRESS RELEASE: A Madison Symphony Christmas and Free Carol Sing, Dec. 13-15

PRESS RELEASE: “A Madison Symphony Christmas” (Dec. 13-15), and “Free Community Carol Sing” (Dec. 14), celebrate the spirit of the holiday season with Christmas classics and new music featuring the orchestra conducted by Music Director John DeMain, the Madison Symphony Chorus, Beverly Taylor, Director, Madison Youth Choirs, Michael Ross, Artistic Director, Mount Zion Gospel Choir directed by Leotha and Tamera Stanley, and opera stars Mackenzie Whitney, Tenor, and Michelle Johnson, Soprano, on stage for this annual family-friendly tradition. Principal Harpist Johanna Wienholts is a featured soloist performing a concerto by Handel. Audiences are invited to arrive 50 minutes before each performance to sing carols in the Overture Hall Lobby with the Madison Symphony Chorus under the direction of Beverly Taylor. Principal Organist and Curator of the Overture Concert Organ, Greg Zelek, leads the Dec. 14 Carol Sing in Overture Hall at 11:00 a.m.

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