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Fri., Mar. 10, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Sat., Mar. 11, 2017, 8 p.m.
Sun., Mar. 12, 2017, 2:30 p.m.

The bravura artistry of the ascendant Norwegian superstar is a perfect match for Strauss’ Alpine journey, a towering evocation of the awesome splendor of the composer’s beloved mountains, realized in a magisterial orchestration of formidable instrumental forces.

Music Program
Ludwig van Beethoven | Egmont Overture
Johann Hummel | Trumpet Concerto
Richard Strauss | An Alpine Symphony

Guest Artist

Tine Thing Helseth, Trumpet
“[Helseth’s] ability to transform the brassy trumpet sound into something soft, supple, lyrical and delectable needs to be heard to be believed.” — The Evening Standard

Read the Program Notes

Available July 2016-Read more about the music you'll hear live at the Symphony!

Prelude Discussion

Enjoy a 30-minute talk by music experts starting one hour before each concert in Overture Hall. Free to ticketholders.
March speaker: Michael Allsen, MSO program notes author and MSO musician; UW-Whitewater, Professor of Music

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS

Major funding
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Additional funding
provided by

John A. Johnson Foundation,
a component fund
of the Madison
Community Foundation

Madison Veterinary
Specialists

Gary and Lynn
Mecklenburg

Wisconsin Arts Board funding comes with additional funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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MADISON GAS & ELECTRIC FOUNDATION, INC.
“As this community’s energy company, MGE is pleased to sponsor the Madison Symphony Orchestra. We gratefully acknowledge the many individuals and organizations that continually contribute their time and talents to making Madison’s cultural arts district the best that it can be.”