John DeMain


Greg Anderson

You don't just have an orchestra for civic pride. You have it because of what it brings to the community, and I'm not talking about going to concerts now. I really believe it's not just concert attendance that creates the case for regional orchestras. The Madison Symphony Orchestra thrives because the community has a great investment in it. Read more



Lisa Marie Mazzucco

Madison’s top-notch classical ensembles continued to deliver surprises and landmark performances in 2018, writes classical critic John W. Barker. Read more


As symphonies around the country celebrate the 100th birthday of the genius composer Leonard Bernstein, Madison Symphony Orchestra has a special angle. Our maestro, John DeMain, worked closely with Bernstein. Read more



Lisa Marie Mazzucco

The Madison Symphony Orchestra launched its 25th season with John DeMain with a visit from the extraordinary pianist Emanuel Ax, who delivered a muscular yet tender performance. Read more



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. Read more



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. Read more

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