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A Madison Symphony Christmas

Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 8:00 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 2, 2018, 2:30p.m.

Our annual Christmas concert has become a very meaningful experience for everyone involved — the choruses, Orchestra musicians, singers, and the audience. With the Mt. Zion Gospel Choir, Madison Youth Choirs, and Madison Symphony Chorus joining our internationally-acclaimed opera singers, and climaxing with the entire audience participating in our Christmas carol sing along — one cannot help but leave the Hall with a feeling that the holiday season has begun. And hopefully, you WILL have a big glow in your heart. — John DeMain
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Music Program

Program will be available in November.

Featuring

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

About Cecelia Violetta Lopez

Celebrated soprano, Cecilia Violetta López, has been named one of opera’s “25 Rising Stars” by Opera News. Ms. Lopez has received accolades for her signature role of Violetta in La traviata, which she has performed countless times throughout North America. Her début of the role was with Martina Arroyo Foundation’s prestigious summer festival, Prelude to Performance. She has also performed the role with Opera Tampa, Opera Idaho, Ash Lawn Opera, and in her company début with Virginia Opera. Ms. López also recently made her European début as Norina in Don Pasquale with Zomeropera in Belgium.

About Kyle Ketelsen

Kyle Ketelsen is in regular demand by the world's leading opera companies and orchestras for his vibrant and handsome stage presence and his distinctive vocalism. He has won first prize in several international vocal competitions, including the Metropolitan Opera National Council, the Richard Tucker Music Foundation (Career Grant), the George London Foundation, the Licia Albanese Puccini Foundation, the Sullivan Foundation, Opera Index, and the MacAllister Awards. Highlights of Mr. Ketelsen’s recent seasons include performances at the Opernhaus Zurich, Staatsoper Berlin, Minnesota Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Canadian Opera Company, and the Metropolitan Opera, as well as performances with the San Francisco Symphony, the National Symphony and performances at Carnegie Hall.
“We really look forward as a family to this magical event. The symphony, chorus and choirs do such a great job each year, not only with the Christmas classics that we love so much, but also with enchanting new music. We all leave feeling totally energized with the holiday spirit!” —MSO Subscriber

Read the Program Notes

Program notes will be available in August.

Prelude Discussion

Enjoy a 30-minute talk by music experts starting one hour before each concert in Overture Hall. Free to ticketholders.

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS

Major funding provided by:

Maurice and Arlene
Reese Family Foundation

Judith and Nick Topitzes

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Additional funding provided by:

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J.H. Findorff & Son, Inc.

Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.