On Sept. 24-26, the Madison Symphony will perform with “instrumentation that can be performed within the requirements currently in effect.”
The Madison Symphony Orchestra will celebrate its return to Overture Hall with “Joyful Reunion — Beethoven’s Ninth” on Sept. 24-26.
It’s a testament to the “symphony family” that the organization is doing as well as it is, Mackie said. “Our audience came through to sustain the orchestra.”
The headliner was Brahms’ Double Concerto, performed by wife and husband duo Amanda Forsyth and Pinchas Zuckerman with wonderful onstage chemistry.
This series of three concerts in Overture Hall, playing again Saturday night and Sunday afternoon, sways toward nostalgia with goofy jokes and gospel carols.
Coming off a run of "Rusalka" with the Madison Opera, DeMain showed no fatigue through to the end of Friday night’s performance, ringing in the grandiose closing of Mahler’s massive 80-minute symphonic work with enthusiasm — a resounding end to DeMain’s 25th season with the orchestra.
"Beyond the Score: Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4: Why Italy?," provided audience members with a warm and jubilant respite from the cold and snowy Madison weekend.
Over 25 years of Rutter carols and operatic sopranos singing Christmas pop tunes, DeMain and the MSO musicians have established some traditions.
Far from the pomp and heraldry that are typical of a concert overture, the Sinfonia is grave and dark.
On Sept. 28 in Overture Hall John DeMain will kick off the 2018-19 season, which includes pianist Emmanuel Ax and Mahler's "Symphony of a Thousand."
The big contrast in the program, of course, is between the Walton concerto and the Brahms symphony. DeMain’s publicity statement says that he chose the Walton in part because the MSO had never performed it before. By contrast, they’ve played the Brahms symphony nine other times.
Shaham performs with the Madison Symphony Orchestra this weekend at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Overture Hall, 201 State St.
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“The two schedules work surprisingly well,” said Sewell, who will conduct eight concerts for the San Luis Obispo Symphony in addition to the WCO.
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“In my 23 years, I have not dumbed down the product one iota,” said Madison Symphony Orchestra artistic director John DeMain.
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"Harry Potter" is one of several ways the symphony plans to branch out in 2017, including an evening of Led Zeppelin music with a tribute band in April.
Soprano Sylvia McNair talked the Madison Symphony Orchestra conductor into joining her on a charming attempt at "Baby, It's Cold Outside."