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Sunday, November 13 | after the MSO concert

(approximately 4:30 p.m.)

Overture Center, Promenade Lounge

Registration for this event is now closed.
This season, the Madison Symphony Orchestra (MSO) is launching The Counterpoint Readings, a series in which poets will respond to a selected symphonic piece, culminating in a reading in Overture Center's Promenade Lounge the weekend the piece is performed. The first reading focuses on Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5, performed by the MSO at the Sunday, November 13, 2:30 p.m. concert, and will feature eight poets. Coordinated by MSO violist and poet Katrin Talbot, the series aims to expand the audience’s musical experience and bring Madison’s poetry into a new light.
Wine and cheese reception included.


$35: concert ticket and poetry reading
$10: poetry reading only
Your concert ticket(s), if ordered, will be held at the Overture Center Box Office Will-Call window on the afternoon of the concert. After the concert, just head over to the Promenade Lounge for the readings and reception!


Katrin Talbot, MSO violist
August Jirovec, MSO bassist
Davis Perez, MSO violist
Marilyn Taylor, former Wisconsin Poet Laureate
Sarah Busse, former Poet Laureate of Madison
Richard Merelman
Eve Robillard
Timothy Walsh
Rita Mae Reese