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The program lacks a throughline, but this weekend’s Madison Symphony Orchestra concerts feature a luminous piano performance by Joyce Yang. Read more

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Violinist Rachel Barton Pine, who overcame a terrible accident to become a superstar, makes her debut with the Madison Symphony Orchestra playing Russian works. Read more

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See Overture’s “Mighty Klais” in action at Madison Symphony Orchestra’s organ-focused concerts. The season kicks off on Sept. 11 with the Trinity Choir of Cambridge. Read more

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John DeMain, conductor of the Madison Symphony Orchestra, chose to end his 25th season with a real barn-burner: Mahler’s Symphony No. 8, “Symphony of a Thousand.” Read more

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Marc-André Hamelin, one of the greatest pianists of our day, joins the Madison Symphony Orchestra for a remarkable evening of Strauss and Ravel — with an encore of Rachmaninoff. Read more

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The Madison Symphony Orchestra's conductor celebrates silver anniversary with program of personal favorites for March concerts. Read more

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Benjamin Ealovega

Madison Symphony Orchestra welcomes 2019 Grammy-winning violinist James Ehnes for a magnificent performance of Brahms’ Violin Concerto. Read more

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Madison Symphony Orchestra delivers an excellent multimedia exploration of Felix Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony. Read more

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Madison Symphony Orchestra explores the life and work of Felix Mendelssohn in a special “Beyond the Score” production featuring actors from American Players Theatre. Read more

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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

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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

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The Madison Symphony Orchestra hosts guest conductor Tania Miller and cellist Zuill Bailey for its fall concerts. Read more

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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

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Greg Zelek, Madison Symphony Orchestra’s principal organist, has designed a magnificent Concert Organ Season. The concerts include some of the nation’s finest players, including Zelek’s Juilliard mentor and classmates. Read more

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Dan Williams

Madison Symphony Orchestra finishes off its season with a study in contrasts: Mozart and Janáček. Read more

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What timing. The Madison Symphony Orchestra’s penultimate concerts include odes to pacifism and spring. Read more

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Kaupo Kikkas

German-born cellist Alban Gerhardt triumphs in William Walton’s Cello Concerto. He brings out the melodious lines of the rarely heard and unconventional work. Read more

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German-born cellist Alban Gerhardt triumphs in William Walton’s Cello Concerto, bringing out the melodious lines of the rarely heard and unconventional work. He's with the Madison Symphony Orchestra this weekend. Read more

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Gil Shaham guests with Madison Symphony Orchestra in a program of Russian composers, highlighted by Rachmaninoff’s unconventional Symphony No. 3. Read more

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Jiyang Chen

Overture Center’s concert organ is in expert hands with Greg Zelek, Madison Symphony Orchestra’s new principal organist and curator. Read more

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