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Madison Symphony Orchestra
Celebrating 20 Years with John DeMain


“There’s no one like John DeMain. In my opinion, he’s one of the top conductors in the world.” – Jake Heggie, American Composer (b. 1961)


“The most compelling element was the [MSO’s] strings, incisive in Vaughan Williams…but warm and plush as appropriate. In that respect it was tempting to compare this regional orchestra even with a major international ensemble, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra…” – The New York Times


The Symphony

Conducted by Grammy and Tony Award-winning Music Director John DeMain, the Madison Symphony Orchestra enriches Madison and all of Wisconsin with exquisite Symphony performances featuring established and emerging guest artists.




The Symphony is always affordable with subscription packages beginning at just $10 a ticket, single tickets beginning at $16.50 and extra discounts for seniors and students.

Student Rush Tickets offer the best available seats for just $12 or $15 on the day of Symphony performances.


The Overture Concert Organ

The MSO owns and curates the Overture Concert Organ, and offers both ticketed and free performances throughout the year, including a four-concert subscription season, the Free Farmers’ Market Concerts, Free Community Hymn Sings, and Free Community Christmas Carol Sing. This awe-inspiring instrument was commissioned by the MSO and built by Orgelbau Klais of Bonn, Germany.


Education and Community Engagement

The MSO’s Education and Community Education Programs offer the life-long gift of music to more than 25,000 children, adults, and individuals with special needs each year. Directed by renowned music educator Michelle Kaebisch, the programs are consistently recognized for excellence by the National Endowment for the Arts, the League of American Orchestras, and the International Society for the Arts in Healthcare.


Partnerships and Programming with WPT and WPR

The Madison Symphony Orchestra is proud to partner with Wisconsin Public Television and Wisconsin Public Radio to bring you Wisconsin Young Artists Compete: The Final Forte, encore performances of Symphony performances, and episodes of Live at Overture. Stay engaged and watch for upcoming programming at




Madison Symphony Orchestra
222 West Washington Ave. Suite 460
Madison, WI 53703
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For subscriptions and information:
Chris Salzwedel, Patron Services Manager

608.260.8680 ext. 222
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For single tickets:
Overture Center Box Office



Press contact:
Teri Venker: Director of Marketing

608.260.8680 ext. 226
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