July 23, 2021

Madison Symphony Orchestra Celebrates a Return to Live Concerts “Joyful Reunion — Beethoven’s Ninth”

Performances September 24, 25 & 26, 2021

Madison, Wis. 
Madison Symphony Orchestra’s (MSO) special production, “Joyful Reunion — Beethoven’s Ninth,” brings live classical music back to life in Overture Hall. John DeMain and the orchestra reunite with each other and welcome audiences to share an exciting return to the stage. The program opens with Mozart’s Oboe Concerto featuring Marc Fink, Principal Oboe. The joyous finale, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, features the Madison Symphony Chorus directed by Beverly Taylor along with soloists Elizabeth Caballero, Soprano; Kristen Larson, Mezzo-Soprano; Edward Graves, Tenor; and Matt Boehler, Bass.

“We can’t imagine a more exciting way to reunite our audiences and our musicians. It will be a true expression of joy when we all come together for a thrilling return to live classical music in Overture Hall,” Music Director John DeMain exclaims. “We invite you to experience Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, one of the most iconic masterpieces of all time that celebrates the freedom and triumph of the human spirit over adversity — bringing to life its “Ode to Joy” — with more meaning now than ever before. We open this special program by honoring the brilliant tenure of our principal oboist Marc Fink with the Oboe Concerto by Mozart, who was Beethoven’s compositional inspiration. I can’t wait to welcome you back to the joy of live music.”

The three special concerts take place at Overture Center for the Arts, in Overture Hall, on Friday, September 24th at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, September 25th at 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, September 26th at 6:30 p.m.

All three performances are offered as single tickets only, with special pricing to welcome concertgoers back to this exciting community celebration. Tickets are $15, $30, $60 and $90. Single tickets go on sale to the public on Saturday, August 21, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. Tickets for these concerts are only available through the Overture Center Box Office. Visit overture.org to purchase tickets online, and view Box Office hours for phone or in-person orders.

The MSO is offering an advance pre-sale opportunity and special pricing for subscribers. 21/22 Symphony season subscribers can purchase single tickets at 50% off starting at 11:00 a.m., Monday, August 9, 2021. This price is available through the concert weekend, and subscribers can purchase as many tickets as they like. Subscribers will be provided a code to use at the Overture Center Box Office, to take advantage of the pre-sale and special pricing.

A 30-minute Prelude Discussion by MSO program notes writer Michael Allsen begins one hour before each concert in Overture Hall — free for all ticketholders.

21/22 Symphony and Organ season subscriptions are on sale now for concerts that begin in October 2021. More information and subscriptions are available at madisonsymphony.org/21-22.

Discover more about the “Joyful Reunion — Beethoven’s Ninth” program, and guest artists at madisonsymphony.org/joy.

Money Back Guarantee
The Madison Symphony Orchestra is offering a refund for tickets to any concert that cannot be performed for any reason. The MSO will adhere to all public health guidelines and cooperate with Overture Center for the Arts to assure the safety of its audiences, musicians, guest artists and staff. Programs, dates, and artists are subject to change.

The Madison Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 96th season in 2021–2022. The MSO has grown to be one of America’s leading regional orchestras, providing Madison and south-central Wisconsin with cultural and educational opportunities to interact with great masterworks and top-tier guest artists from around the world.

Major funding for “Joyful Reunion — Beethoven’s Ninth” provided by BMO Harris Bank, Ernest and Louise Borden, Madison Symphony Orchestra League, and David and Kato Perlman. Additional funding provided by Martha and Charles Casey, Gale Meyer and Barbara Melchert, and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Peter Rodgers, Director of Marketing
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