Symphony E-News & Stories, January 2022

Symphony E-News & Stories, January 2022

Premiere DebutJanuary 21, 22, 23 In her MSO debut, the prizewinning Kelly Hall-Tompkins performs the Madison premiere of Wynton Marsalis’ exciting Violin Concerto, a tour de force exhibition from the hand of America’s foremost jazz and classical artist. Preceded by...
A Conversation with John DeMain and Kelly Hall-Tompkins

A Conversation with John DeMain and Kelly Hall-Tompkins

Experience a remarkable 50 minute journey with MSO’s Music Director John DeMain and Violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins. You’ll learn how Maestro DeMain discovered Wynton Marsalis’ Violin Concerto in D, and the ways he and Kelly are approaching the...
Composer Spotlight: Wynton Marsalis

Composer Spotlight: Wynton Marsalis

Our January 21-23 concerts, Premiere Debut, feature the Madison premiere of Wynton Marsalis’s Violin Concerto in D. Learn more about this incredible composer and what makes Violin Concerto in D such a compelling piece! Buy tickets to Premiere Debut We are...
January 2022 Program Notes: Premiere Debut

January 2022 Program Notes: Premiere Debut

We invite you to read through Michael Allsen’s program notes for the September 24 and 25 performance of String Spirit below. Learn more about these concerts and buy tickets. Plus, listen to a playlist of these pieces on Spotify! Program Notes This midwinter...
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...