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Black and African-American Classical Music Composers, by John DeMain

Black and African-American Classical Music Composers, by John DeMain

Today we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a spotlight on African-American composers of classical music. Madison Symphony Orchestra Music Director John DeMain shares reflections and discoveries.

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Wisconsin Ensemble Project’s First Project Benefits Black Women’s Wellness, Dec. 25 – Jan. 3

Wisconsin Ensemble Project’s First Project Benefits Black Women’s Wellness, Dec. 25 – Jan. 3

Several of our Madison Symphony Orchestra musicians have formed a group to explore chamber music more deeply, and find ways to support social justice. Learn about the WE Project origins, and the first project, Dec. 25 – Jan. 3, that benefits the Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness.

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PRESS RELEASE: Madison Symphony Orchestra Presents A Virtual Madison Symphony Christmas

PRESS RELEASE: Madison Symphony Orchestra Presents A Virtual Madison Symphony Christmas

PRESS RELEASE: Madison Symphony Orchestra’s (MSO) original new production, “A Virtual Madison Symphony Christmas,” features 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.

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PRESS RELEASE: Madison Symphony Orchestra 20-21 Season, February – May 2021 Update

PRESS RELEASE: Madison Symphony Orchestra 20-21 Season, February – May 2021 Update

PRESS RELEASE: Madison Symphony Orchestra Concerts and Events, 20/21 Season — February through May 2021 Update. In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the MSO has cancelled concerts and events that would have taken place in February through May 2021. Subscribers will be offered the option to donate their tickets or receive a refund.

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Out and About — Symphony Feature

Out and About — Symphony Feature

In 2020, arts organizations around the country have had to reinvent what it means to perform. Large audiences and venues lined with rows of seats no longer fit the norm, and orchestras are finding new and interesting ways of accommodating the world we now live in....

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Artist Story, Home Is Where the Art Is, Young Artist Series, Flutist Holly Venkitaswaran

Artist Story, Home Is Where the Art Is, Young Artist Series, Flutist Holly Venkitaswaran

Flutist Holly Venkitaswaran, a finalist in The Final Forte 2019, performs “Introduction and Variations on ‘Trockne Blumen’ D.802” by Franz Schubert, and shares insights about playing the flute and more. This is part of our “Home Is Where the Art Is, Young Artist” series of stories.

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Artist Story, Home Is Where the Art Is, Young Artist Series, Violinist Emily Hauer

Artist Story, Home Is Where the Art Is, Young Artist Series, Violinist Emily Hauer

Violinist Emily Hauer, a finalist in The Final Forte 2020, performs Bach and Paganini, and shares insights about playing the violin and more. This is part of our “Home Is Where the Art Is, Young Artist” series of stories.

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