Madison Symphony Orchestra

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Fernando Baez

In her third appearance with the Madison Symphony Orchestra, Russian-born pianist Olga Kern shines in Samuel Barber’s Piano Concerto. more

Oct 21, 2017 11:08 AM MUSIC

Experience live, intimate performances in one-of-a-kind studio sessions. Join us at the Isthmus office for an exclusive recital with the Hunt Quartet. Admission is FREE—available on a first come, first serve basis. Space is limited—RSVP ASAP. more

Oct 1, 2017 9:20 AM Isthmus Events 1 Comments

Maestro John DeMain is in fine form for Madison Symphony Orchestra’s season opener. more

Sep 16, 2017 10:15 AM MUSIC

Madison Symphony and guest pianist Philippe Bianconi match modernists and Romantics in April's concert program at Overture Center. more

Apr 8, 2017 8:47 AM MUSIC

Norwegian trumpet virtuoso returns to Madison Symphony Orchestra. But the Hummel Trumpet Concerto she plays is overshadowed by a superlative Beethoven overture. more

Mar 11, 2017 10:15 AM MUSIC


Bill Fritsch

Stephen Hough, one of the leading pianists of our time, delivers an absorbing performance of “The Egyptian” by Camille Saint-Saëns with Madison Symphony Orchestra. more

Feb 18, 2017 11:15 AM MUSIC


Dominic Mercier

A full house jammed into Overture’s Capitol Theater Feb. 10 for opening night of Madison Opera’s production of “Charlie Parker’s Yardbird,” an opera that explores the highs and lows in the life of the iconic jazz saxophonist and composer. more

Feb 12, 2017 10:10 AM Stage


Peter Rodgers

Madison Symphony Orchestra presents a multimedia presentation designed to help audiences understand Rimsky-Korsakov, composer of the popular “Symphonic Suite,” or “Scheherazade.” more

Jan 19, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC

Madison Symphony Orchestra presents a varied program for November, with guest pianists Christina and Michelle Naughton tackling Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 10. more

Nov 12, 2016 10:20 AM MUSIC 1 Comments


Kaupo Kikkas

Madison Symphony Orchestra’s second concert of the season offers the familiar Beethoven’s “Pastorale” along with some novelties rarely heard here. more

Oct 22, 2016 9:50 AM MUSIC


Chris Hynes

Madison Symphony Orchestra’s season opener on Friday featured superbly realized Holst set to a distractingly irrelevant NASA video, plus works by Enescu and Corigliano. It will be repeated Sept. 24 (8 pm) and Sept. 25 (2:30 pm). more

Sep 24, 2016 8:00 AM MUSIC


Laura Gharrity

The Madison Symphony Orchestra’s HeartStrings program recently received a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to continue its mission of bringing a professional string quartet into health care facilities. more

Jun 9, 2016 5:00 AM MUSIC


Michael Yeshion

Orff's driving, pulsating "Carmina Burana" and Respighi's "The Pines of Rome" bring 2015-16 season to a forceful completion. more

Apr 30, 2016 8:26 AM MUSIC

Defying the notion that young people don’t care for classics, a packed audience of high-schoolers attended an April 19 concert at Overture Hall, featuring two up-and-coming superstars, Robert Rockman and Tabby Rhee. more

Apr 28, 2016 5:00 AM MUSIC


Pier Andrea Morolli

There was no fooling around at Madison Symphony Orchestra’s April 1 concert. The ensemble tackled lesser-known and classics with equal parts enterprise and artistry. And soloist Garrick Ohlsson delivered a magnificent performance. more

Apr 2, 2016 11:30 AM MUSIC


Lisamarie Mazzucco

Elder piano statesman Emanuel Ax is at the top of his form. This weekend, he performs a high-powered Viennese program with the Madison Symphony Orchestra. more

Mar 12, 2016 10:50 AM MUSIC


Sussie Ahlburg

Madison Symphony Orchestra guest conductor Daniel Hege and violinist Alina Ibragimova put their own spins on Beethoven, Ravel and Tchaikovsky for February's concert program. more

Feb 13, 2016 6:05 PM MUSIC


Martyn Thompson

Music by three French composers occupied the November program of the Madison Symphony Orchestra. Rising American star cellist Sara Sant’Ambrogio provided virtuosic solos. more

Nov 21, 2015 3:30 PM Stage 1 Comments

James Ehnes

Ben Ealovega

Madison Symphony Orchestra and guest violinist James Ehnes mix masterpieces and novel choices with flair. more

Oct 17, 2015 9:13 AM Stage 2 Comments

The Madison Symphony Orchestra opened its season on Friday Sept. 27 at Overture Hall with a beautifully varied program, demonstrating the talent and range of the ensemble. more

Sep 26, 2015 10:00 AM Stage