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Madison Symphony Orchestra - Ode to Joy Concert

May 8, 2015 Friday, May 8, 2015 at 7:30 PM Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 8:00 PM Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Overture Hall
Conductor John DeMain and the musicians of the Madison Symphony Orchestra perform:
Bernstein’s Serenade and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. This concert features the Madison Symphony Chorus, violinist Naha Greenholtz, soprano Melody Moore, contralto Gwendolyn Brown, tenor Eric Barry, and bass Morris Robinson.


Teri Venker, (608) 257-3734, tvenker@madisonsymphony.org


Madison Symphony Orchestra - Piano Genius Concert

Apr 10, 2015 Friday, April 10, 2015 at 7:30 PM Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 8:00 PM Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Overture Hall
Conductor John DeMain and the musicians of the Madison Symphony Orchestra perform:
Bach’s Concerto No. 4 for Clavier, Liszt’s Concerto No. 1 for Piano, and Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7. The special guest artist is pianist Christopher Taylor.


Teri Venker, (608) 247-3734, tvenker@madisonsymphony.org


Madison Symphony Orchestra - Composers in Exile Concert

Mar 6, 2015 Friday, March 6, 2015 at 7:30 PM Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 8:00 PM

Overture Hall
“Composers in Exile: Creating the Hollywood Sound” is a unique concert by Conductor John DeMain and the Madison Symphony Orchestra, showcasing both the classical compositions and the later Hollywood film scores of composers who had to reinvent themselves after escaping Nazi persecution.

Teri Venker, (608) 257-3734, tvenker@madisonsymphony.org


Madison Symphony Orchestra - Fliter Plays Chopin Concert

Feb 13, 2015 Friday, February 13, 2015 at 7:30 PM Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 8:00 PM

Overture Hall
Conductor John DeMain and the musicians of the Madison Symphony Orchestra perform:
Britten’s Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Chopin’s concerto No. 2 for Piano, and Schumann’s Symphony No. 4. The special guest artist is pianist Ingrid Fliter.


Teri Venker, (608) 257-3734, tvenker@madisonsymphony.org


Madison Symphony Orchestra - Christmas Concert

Dec 5, 2014 Friday, December 5, 2014 at 7:30 PM Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Overture Hall
Conductor John DeMain and the musicians of the Madison Symphony Orchestra perform with the Madison Symphony Chorus, the Madison Youth Choirs, and the Mt. Zion Gospel Choir. Special guest artists include soprano Alyson Cambridge and tenor Harold Meers.

Teri Venker, (608) 257-3734, tvenker@madisonsymphony.org


Madison Symphony Orchestra - Scandinavian Wonders Concert

Nov 7, 2014 Friday, November 7, 2014 at 7:30 PM Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 8:00 PM Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Overture Hall
Conductor John DeMain and the musicians of the Madison Symphony Orchestra perform:
Greig's Lyric Suite, Sibelius' Concerto for Violin, and Nielsen's Symphony No. 4. The special guest artist is violinist Sarah Chang.


Teri Venker, (608) 257-3734, tvenker@madisonsymphony.org


Madison Symphony Orchestra - Russian Spirit Concert

Oct 17, 2014 Friday, October 17, 2014 at 7:30 PM Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 8:30 PM Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Oct 18, 2014 Friday, October 17, 2014 at 7:30 PM Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 8:30 PM Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Oct 19, 2014 Friday, October 17, 2014 at 7:30 PM Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 8:30 PM Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Overture Hall
Conductor John DeMain and the musicians of the Madison Symphony Orchestra perform:
Tchaikovsky’s Suite from Swan Lake, Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No. 1 for Piano, and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 6. The special guest artist is pianist Olga Kern.


Teri Venker, (608) 257-3734, tvenker@madisonsymphony.org


Madison Symphony Orchestra - Orchestral Splendor Concert

Sep 19, 2014 Friday, September 19, 2014 at 7:30 PM Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 8:00 PM Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Sep 20, 2014 Friday, September 19, 2014 at 7:30 PM Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 8:00 PM Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Sep 21, 2014 Friday, September 19, 2014 at 7:30 PM Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 8:00 PM Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Overture Hall
Conductor John DeMain and the musicians of the Madison Symphony Orchestra perform:
Strauss’ Also sprach Zarathustra, Martin’s Concerto for Seven Winds, and Saint-Saën’s Symphony No. 3.


Teri Venker, (608) 257-3734, tvenker@madisonsymphony.org


Snarky Puppy

Sep 18, 0014 9PM

Shannon Hall, Wisconsin Union Theater, Madison, WI
This Grammy-winning, New York-based jazz collective will blow your away with their "perfect balance of improv and groove." (The Guardian)

Wisconsin Union Theater, (608)265-2787, tmharks@wisc.edu


Annual Holiday Craft Bonanza

Nov 8, 0014 9am-4pm

Mount Horeb Middle School, 900 E. Garfield, Mount Horeb
The Holiday Craft Bonanza is our kick-off to the Holiday Season in Mount Horeb along with the Small Town Holidays event in the downtown area. This year’s Craft Bonanza includes over 50 artist/vendors, a large bake sale (yum), raffle, silent art auction, horse & buggy rides, music, food, donation collection for the Giving Tree, the Good Fortune Origami Tree, Jorgen the Troll, Town Scrooge and Julenisse (Scandinavian Santa).

Melissa Theisen, 608-437-5914


Annual Fall Heritage Festival

Oct 4, 0014 Saturday, October 4, 9am-4pm, Sunday, October 5, 10am-3pm

Oct 5, 0014 Saturday, October 4, 9am-4pm, Sunday, October 5, 10am-3pm

Downtown Main Street, Mount Horeb
The first full weekend in October. Dozens of crafters line “The Trollway”, Mount Horeb’s historic Main Street, lined with life-sized mythical creatures. Experience our Norwegian heritage with farmer’s market, buggy rides, quilt show, heritage demonstrations, live music, food, antique tractor show, mini pedal tractor pull, and the Sons of Norway Host Frokost–an authentic Norwegian Autumnal breakfast. Fair and festivities run from 9 to 4 on Saturday, and 10 to 3 on Sunday. Don’t miss this fabulous fall event for the whole family.

Melissa Theisen
608-437-5914