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View the 2018-2019 Season Brochure online!

Ax is Back!

September 28, 29, 30 — 2018

John DeMain, Conductor
Emanuel Ax, Piano
Higdon | Fanfare Ritmico
Prokofiev | Romeo and Juliet Suite
Brahms | Concerto No. 2
Epic Romance

October 19, 20, 21 — 2018

Tania Miller, Guest Conductor
Zuill Bailey, Cello
Michael Oesterle | Home
Elgar | Cello Concerto
Tchaikovsky | Symphony No. 5
Remembering Lenny

November 9, 10, 11 — 2018

John DeMain, Conductor
Christopher Taylor, Piano
Bernstein | Overture to Candide
Bernstein | Three Dance Episodes from On the Town
Bernstein | Symphony No. 2, Age of Anxiety
Beethoven | Symphony No. 7
A Madison Symphony Christmas

November 30, Dec. 1, 2 — 2018

John DeMain, Conductor
Cecelia Violetta Lopez, Soprano
Kyle Ketelsen, Baritone
Madison Symphony Chorus, Beverly Taylor, Director
Madison Youth Choirs, Michael Ross, Artistic Director
Mount Zion Gospel Choir, Tamera and Leotha Stanley, Directors
Pictures at an Exhibition

February 15, 16, 17 — 2019

John DeMain, Conductor
James Ehnes, Violin
Harbison | The Most Often Used Chords
Brahms | Violin Concerto
Mussorgsky/Ravel | Pictures at an Exhibition
Orchestral Brilliance: Three Virtuosi

March 8, 9, 10 — 2019

John DeMain, Conductor
Naha Greenholtz, Violin
JJ Koh, Clarinet
Joshua Biere, Tuba
Schubert | Symphony No. 8, Unfinished
Prokofiev | Concerto No. 2 for Violin
Debussy | Rhapsody for Clarinet and Orchestra
Vaughan Williams | Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra
Gershwin | An American in Paris
An Auspicious Debut

April 12, 13, 14 — 2019

John DeMain, Conductor
Marc-André Hamelin, Piano
Mozart | Symphony No. 38, Prague
Strauss | Burleske
Ravel | Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in G Major
Debussy | La Mer
Symphony of a Thousand

May 3, 4, 5 — 2019

John DeMain Conductor
Alexandra LoBianco, Soprano
Emily Birsan, Soprano
Emily Pogorelc, Soprano
Milena Kitic, Mezzo-Soprano
Julie Miller, Mezzo-Soprano
Clay Hilley, Tenor
Michael Redding, Baritone
Morris Robinson, Bass-Baritone
Madison Symphony Chorus, Beverly Taylor, Director
Madison Youth Choirs, Michael Ross, Director
UW Choral Union, Beverly Taylor, Director
Mahler | Symphony No. 8

Beyond the Score®
Mendelssohn: Why Italy?

January 20 — 2019
One performance only!

John DeMain, Conductor
Sarah Day, Actor
Jonathan Smoots, Actor
Nate Burger, Actor
Mendelssohn | Symphony No. 4
This concert is separate from the Subscription Series - only subscribers may purchase tickets to this special single concert presentation before single tickets go on sale August 18, 2018.


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