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Overture Center for the Arts

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201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States

September 2018

Free Community Hymn Sing

09/29/2018
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Bring your pipes, and your friends and family, to raise a joyful noise with the Overture Concert Organ and Bruce Bengtson. Free and open to the public.

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November 2018

Fall Youth Concerts

11/13/2018
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States

The Fall Youth Concerts are designed to introduce upper elementary students in grades 4-8 to classical music and the full symphony orchestra. They also feature the winners of the annual Fall Youth Concerto Competition.

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Free Community Carol Sing

11/26/2018
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States

On Monday, Nov. 26, raise a joyful noise with the Overture Concert Organ. Join our Principal Organist Greg Zelek to celebrate and share the spirit of the season together. It's FREE and all ages are welcome!

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Club 201

11/30/2018 - 12/01/2018
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Join your Madison Symphony Orchestra for a special Club 201 social gathering this holiday season in conjunction with A Madison Symphony Christmas, Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1!

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April 2019

April Concerts Open Rehearsal

04/11/2019
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Join us for the final rehearsal leading up to An Auspicious Debut: Marc-André Hamelin April 12–14. Space is limited. RSVP required.

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Out at the Symphony

04/12/2019
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Join your Madison Symphony Orchestra for a special Out at the Symphony social gathering and An Auspicious Debut: Marc-André Hamelin on Friday, April 12. Registration for this event is now closed.

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May 2019

Free Community Hymn Sing

05/04/2019
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Bring your pipes, and your friends and family, to raise a joyful noise with the Overture Concert Organ and Andrew Schaeffer on Saturday, May 4. Free and open to the public.

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Symphony Soup

05/14/2019
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States
2018 Symphony Soup Concert

Symphony Soup is a concert designed for students in grades Kindergarten-3 and is the culminating event of the MSO’s nationally recognized Up Close & Musical® in-school residency program.

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Link Up

05/16/2019
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States
2017 Link Up Concert

This concert is the culmination of a yearlong curriculum of classroom activities during which students in grade 3-5 explore music and learn to play the soprano recorder.

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June 2019

Free Farmers’ Market Organ Concert with Jared Stellmacher

06/29/2019
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Join organist Jared Stellmacher for a FREE organ concert on Sat., June 29 at 11:00 a.m.

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July 2019

Free Farmers’ Market Organ Concert with Bruce Bengtson

07/27/2019
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Join organist Bruce Bengtson for a FREE organ concert on Sat., July 27 at 11:00 a.m.

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August 2019

Free Farmers’ Market Organ Concert with David Ball

08/31/2019
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Join organist David Ball for a FREE organ concert on Sat., August 31 at 11:00 a.m.

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September 2019

Choir of Trinity College Cambridge

09/11/2019
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Conducted by Stephen Layton, the Trinity College Choir of Cambridge accompanied by the organ opens our 2019–2020 Overture Concert Organ series on Wednesday, September 11.

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Love, Lust & Redemption

09/27/2019 - 09/29/2019
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Our all-orchestral 2019-2020 season-opening concerts, Sept. 27–29, feature Principal Organist Greg Zelek and pieces by Wagner, Barber, Debussy, and Dvořak.

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October 2019

October Concerts Open Rehearsal

10/17/2019
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Join us for the final rehearsal leading up to Rachel Barton Pine Plays Khachaturian, Oct. 18-20. Space is limited. RSVP required.

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Rachel Barton Pine Plays Khachaturian

10/18/2019 - 10/20/2019
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Rachel Barton Pine appears in her Madison Symphony debut Oct. 18–20 in a program featuring three Soviet composers: Prokofiev, Khachaturian, and Shostakovich.

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Michael Hey and Christiana Liberis

10/22/2019
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Organist at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC and Wisconsin native Michael Hey and Violinist Christiana Liberis make their Madison debut Tuesday, October 22.

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November 2019

Free Community Hymn Sing with Mark Brampton Smith

11/09/2019
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Bring your pipes, and your friends and family, to raise a joyful noise with the Overture Concert Organ and Mark Brampton Smith on Saturday, November 9. Free and open to the public.

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December 2019

A Madison Symphony Christmas

12/13/2019 - 12/15/2019
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States

This beloved annual tradition embraces the season with Christmas classics and enchanting new music featuring the orchestra, three choruses and opera stars Dec. 13–15.

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Club 201

12/13/2019
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Join your Madison Symphony Orchestra for a special Club 201 social gathering this holiday season in conjunction with A Madison Symphony Christmas on Friday, December 13!

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Free Community Carol Sing

12/14/2019
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States

On Saturday, Dec. 14, raise a joyful noise with the Overture Concert Organ. Join our Principal Organist Greg Zelek to celebrate and share the spirit of the season together. It's FREE and all ages are welcome!

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January 2020

Beyond the Score®

01/19/2020
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States

One performance only! A multimedia presentation starring American Players Theatre actors, visual projections and Prokofiev's Symphony No. 5 in its entirety on Sunday, January 19.

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ In Concert

01/31/2020 - 02/01/2020
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Relive the magic of your favorite wizard in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert featuring the Madison Symphony Orchestra.

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February 2020

Hector Olivera

02/11/2020
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Known as one of the most exciting organists of the 20th century, international concert organist Hector Olivera will entertain and exhilarate the audience with an unforgettable performance on Tuesday, February 11.

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Club 201

02/14/2020
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Join your Madison Symphony Orchestra for a special Club 201 social gathering and Romantic Encounter on Friday, February 14.

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Out at the Symphony 2020

02/15/2020
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Join your Madison Symphony Orchestra for a special Out at the Symphony social gathering and Romantic Encounter on Saturday, February 15.

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March 2020

The Miracle

03/06/2020 - 03/08/2020
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Blake Pouliot play Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto, and Kenneth Woods conducts March 6–8.

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April 2020

Dvořák Requiem

04/03/2020 - 04/05/2020
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States

The Madison Symphony Chorus and four guest singers join the MSO to perform Dvořák’s Requiem April 3–5. TAKE NOTE: this concert has been canceled due health and safety concerns and the closure of Overture Center through April 24, 2020.

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May 2020

Piano Power

05/01/2020 - 05/03/2020
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Russian-Israeli powerhouse Yefim Bronfman was set to perform Brahms’s first piano concerto May 1–3. We regret that his concert is now CANCELED.

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November 2020

Paul Jacobs — Streamed Performance

11/17/2020 - 11/18/2020
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Paul Jacobs, Grammy-winning artist and established member of the Juilliard School Organ Department, performs from Overture Hall in a streamed performance on November 17. Available for viewing through November 18.

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December 2020

A Virtual Madison Symphony Christmas

12/16/2020 - 12/31/2020
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Celebrate the joy of the season together when we present an hour-long virtual concert that is certain to lift our hearts and spirits. Premieres Wednesday, December 16 at 7:30 p.m., and can be viewed through 12/31/20.

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April 2021

Ansel Norris + Greg Zelek — Streamed Performance

04/27/2021 @ 7:30 pm - 05/31/2021 @ 11:59 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Trumpeter Ansel Norris joins Principal Organist Greg Zelek for an exhilerating virtual concert from Overture Hall on April 27.

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August 2021

Free Farmers’ Market Organ Concert

08/28/2021
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Join Principal Organist Greg Zelek and a string quartet of MSO Musicians for a FREE concert in Overture Hall on Saturday, Aug. 28 at 11:00 a.m.

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September 2021

String Spirit

09/24/2021 - 09/25/2021
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Join us as we showcase our incredible Symphony string section, our Principal Organist Greg Zelek, and the Rhapsodie Quartet in a program featuring Elgar, Poulenc, and Tchaikovsky.

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October 2021

Ravishing Rhapsody

10/15/2021 - 10/17/2021
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Russian powerhouse Olga Kern returns to perform Rachmaninoff Oct. 15-17, and the orchestra plays Ravel and Beethoven's third symphony.

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Greg Zelek, Organ

10/19/2021
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Principal Organist Greg Zelek opens the 21/22 Organ Season with Widor’s Sixth Organ Symphony and a transcription of Elgar’s Nimrod on Tuesday, October 19.

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November 2021

Grand Panorama

11/12/2021 - 11/14/2021
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Thomas Mesa makes his Madison Symphony debut with Dvořák's magnificent cello concerto Nov. 12-14, and the Symphony presents Grofé's Grand Canyon Suite alongside multimedia projections.

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Magic of Music Lunch with Thomas Mesa

11/12/2021
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Join Thomas Mesa on Friday, Oct. 12 at the Overture Center as he discusses in-depth musical topics over a delicious meal.

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December 2021

A Madison Symphony Christmas

12/03/2021 - 12/05/2021
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States

This beloved annual tradition embraces the season with Christmas classics and enchanting new music featuring the orchestra, three choruses and opera stars Dec. 3-5.

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Free Community Carol Sing

12/04/2021
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States

On Saturday, Dec. 4, raise a joyful noise with the Overture Concert Organ. Join our Principal Organist Greg Zelek to celebrate and share the spirit of the season together. It's FREE and all ages are welcome!

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Happy (Belated 250th) Birthday Beethoven!

12/15/2021
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Join us for two chamber music concerts in the Overture Center Playhouse on Wednesday, Dec. 15 to honor more than 250 years of Beethoven’s contribution to classical music, in an intimate setting.

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January 2022

Premiere Debut

January 21 - January 23
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Jan 21-23 violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins makes her MSO debut playing the MSO premiere of Wynton Marsalis' Violin Concerto, and Greg Zelek plays the Saint-Saëns "Organ Symphony"

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February 2022

Beyond the Score®: Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring

February 13
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States

A multimedia presentation starring American Players Theatre actors, visual projections and Stravinsky's Rite of Spring in its entirety on Sunday, February 13.

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Reginald Mobley & Greg Zelek

February 15
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Countertenor Reginald Mobley joins Greg Zelek in a program ranging from baroque works to gospel spirituals on Tuesday, February 15.

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March 2022

Gil Shaham Plays the Beethoven Violin Concerto

March 11 - March 13
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Gil Shaham returns Mar 11-13 and the orchestra performs Rachmaninoff and a comic folk opera by Hungarian composer Kodály.

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Isabelle Demers, Organ

March 15
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Known as the ‘diminutive dynamo’, Isabelle Demers returns to Overture Hall on Tuesday, March 15.

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April 2022

Missa Solemnis

April 8 - April 10
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Celebrate with us April 8-10 with the Missa Solemnis, one of the most significant Latin Mass settings ever penned. Plus, concertmaster Naha Greenholtz performs Haydn.

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May 2022

His Greatest Hits

May 6 - May 8
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Renowned pianist Garrick Ohlsson returns May 6-8 in a dynamic all-Beethoven concert for the ages.

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Greg Zelek with The Diapason Brass & Timpani

May 20
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Greg Zelek closes out the 21/22 Organ Season with a performance alongside The Diapason Brass quintet and timpani on Friday, May 20.

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert

May 21 - May 22
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States

The Triwizard Tournament comes to Hogwarts™ in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert featuring the Madison Symphony Orchestra.

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Voices of Spring 2022

May 28
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Join us on the Overture Hall Stage on Saturday, May 28 for dinner and magnificent music to benefit the Organ Endowment Fund.

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July 2022

Free Farmers’ Market Organ Concert: Andrew Schaeffer

July 23
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Join us for a FREE organ concert featuring Andrew Schaeffer on Saturday, July 23 at 11:00 a.m.

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Free Farmers’ Market Organ Concert: Anna Myeong

July 30
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Join us for a FREE organ concert featuring Anna Myeong on Saturday, July 30 at 11:00 a.m.

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August 2022

Free Farmers’ Market Organ Concert: Raphael Vogl

August 6
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States

Join us for a FREE organ concert featuring Raphael Vogl on Saturday, August 6 at 11:00 a.m.

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