On the premise of celebrating the advent of spring, the Madison Symphony Orchestra this weekend offers a pairing of works from two utterly different musical worlds. For all the contrast, they combined to make a quite successful concert at the initial Friday evening performance.
Who are we, seven years into the 21st century? Is Madison still Dairyland's cultural core, or has our level of sophistication risen with population growth and the crime rate? Ticket sales at the city's two main performing arts venues this year should contain clues to our current identity.