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 Black and African-American composers of classical music. Madison Symphony Orchestra Music Director John DeMain shares reflections and discoveries.   Diversity — Black and African-American classical...
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. Mary Theodore shared this story with us about the WE Project origins, and the first project that takes place this...
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

Holly Venkitaswaran, a finalist in The Final Forte 2019, plays Schubert, and shares insights about music and life.   Our next story features Holly Venkitaswaran, a Bolz Young Artist Competition finalist who performed in The Final Forte 2019. She plays the...
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

Emily Hauer, a finalist in The Final Forte 2020, plays Bach and Paganini, and shares insights about music and life.   This new story in the “Young Artist Series” features Emily Hauer, a finalist in The Final Forte 2020. Emily performs J.S. Bach ‘s Sonata No. 3 in...
Artist Story, Home Is Where the Art Is, Principal Organist, Greg Zelek

Artist Story, Home Is Where the Art Is, Principal Organist, Greg Zelek

Greg Zelek, Principal Organist and Elaine and Nicholas Mischler Curator of the Overture Concert Organ shares a performance and stories from his home.   Greg Zelek is the Madison Symphony Orchestra’s Principal Organist and the Elaine and Nicholas Mischler Curator...