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Hamburg Steinway Piano

Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 8 p.m.
Sun., Feb. 19, 2017, 2:30 p.m.

Tchaikovsky’s emotionally charged melodic masterpiece is perfectly complemented by the exotic beauty
of Saint-Saëns’ magnificent concerto.
Tickets: $16-$87| View seating and pricing charts.
3 Ways to Buy:
Online | (608) 258-4141 | In person at the Overture Center Box Office (201 State St.)*
*save the service fees when buying in person

Music Program

Samuel Barber | Second Essay
Camille Saint-Saëns | Piano Concerto No. 5 (The Egyptian)
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky | Symphony No. 6 (Pathétique)

Guest Artist

Stephen Hough, Piano
“[In] Saint-Saëns’ Fifth Piano Concerto…Hough unleashed…cascading notes with almost orgiastic delight…a breathtaking performance.” —London Evening Standard

Read the Program Notes

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.
February speaker: Randal Swiggum, Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra Artistic Director

Special Event

LGBTQ community members/friends: You’re invited to attend this concert (for a discounted price) and enjoy an after-party at Fresco on Sat., Feb. 18! More details.


Major funding
provided by

Irving and Dorothy Levy
Family Foundation, Inc.

Stephen Morton

Additional funding
provided by

Boardman & Clark LLP

Forte Research
Systems & Nimblify

James and Joan

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


“It is important for everyone in our community to be able to enjoy great musical performances like these. Because ticket prices only cover a portion of these wonderful concerts, I encourage everyone who is able to consider making a contribution to the MSO.”
“BMO Wealth Management is proud to be a sponsor of the Madison Symphony Orchestra and wishes them many years of success.”