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Sandy Tabachnick

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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Madison Savoyards deliver a wonderful double bill, with “Pineapple Poll” and “Trial by Jury.” The students from Central Midwest Ballet Academy provided the delightful dancing. Read more

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With zany titles and serious national talent, the Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society launches its ambitious summer festival June 14-30 in Madison, Stoughton and Spring Green. Read more

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Sarah Lang

Artistic director Mikko Rankin Utevsky has put together an innovative water-themed concert for Madison’s Choral Arts Society Chorale on April 28. Read more

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Award-winning choral director Gabriela Hristova will visit Madison to guest conduct for Festival Choir of Madison on March 16. She will bring a chamber choir from Flint, Michigan, performing a work on the city’s water crisis. Read more

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Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra says goodbye to departing CEO Mark Cantrell. As a consolation prize, the great Russian pianist Ilya Yakushev plays with WCO on Feb. 22. 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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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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For the first time in its 55-year history Madison Savoyards will stage an opera not written by Gilbert and Sullivan. They’ve chosen “Die Fledermaus,” a topsy-turvy tale featuring mistaken identity and a man dressed as a bat. Read more

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Dick Ainsworth

The theme for the Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society’s summer festival is “Toy Stories.” But the group manages to infuse both playfulness and seriousness into its program. Read more

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The Madison Bach Musicians’ season finale shows the period ensemble’s range. The group pairs Bach’s humorous “Coffee Cantata” with Purcell’s tragic opera “Dido and Aeneas.” Read more

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The Grammy Award-winning classical ensemble Eighth Blackbird brings it all together with a fresh and innovative approach. They’re at Shannon Hall March 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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J Henry Fair

Sharon Isbin, one of the world’s finest guitarists, returns to Madison to play with the Madison Symphony Orchestra. She will play Joaquín Rodrigo’s passionate masterpiece, “Concierto de Aranjuez,” and Chris Brubeck’s multifaceted “Affinity.” Read more

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This year’s Token Creek Chamber Music Festival will feature world-renowned classical performers, including pianist Ya-Fei Chuang. It starts Aug. 26. Read more

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Dick Ainsworth

Local and international superstars converge on Madison for the Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society’s three-week festival. “Alphabet Soup” kicks off June 9. Read more

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Kent Sweitzer

Madison Bach Musicians mount a period performance of the composer’s masterwork, St. John Passion. It features an orchestra of Baroque instruments and Grammy-winning singer Dann Coakwell. Read more

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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. Read more

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Anja Tanner

Tenor Joshua Stewart plays the ghost of saxophonist/composer Charlie Parker in Madison Opera’s production of “Charlie Parker’s Yardbird.” The chamber opera has its Midwest premiere at Overture Center’s Capitol Theater Feb. 10 and 12. Read more

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C & N Photographers

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society celebrates its silver jubilee with a stellar lineup of chamber music concerts, including a piece commissioned from a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer. Read more

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