Madison Symphony announces 2021-22 season

Posted on: May 28, 2021

“A classic Italian opera, Beethoven’s greatest hits, a contemporary concerto by Wynton Marsalis and a charming operetta are all set to return to Overture Center stages this coming season if positive vaccination rates continue apace,” writes Lindsay Christians in Tuesday’s (5/25) Capital Times (Madison, WI). “John DeMain is the artistic director of the [Madison Opera] and the Madison Symphony Orchestra. ‘All of us are going to be really, really grateful to get together and play,’ he said…. ‘This year we’re basically repeating last season, because we thought it was a good season,’ said DeMain.… A few things had to change. ‘Beyond the Score,’ an educational, theatrical program featuring American Players Theatre actors and Stravinsky’s ‘Rite of Spring,’ moved to Feb. 13, 2022…. The MSO often ends its season with a big choral work, in this case Beethoven’s ‘Missa solemnis,’ now set for April 8-10, 2022…. The January concert, featuring violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins, is new, and will include … Wynton Marsalis’ 2015 Violin Concerto…. Cellist Thomas Mesa is set to play Dvořák’s Cello Concerto on a program with [George Walker’s] ‘Lyric for String Orchestra.’ … ‘I’m going to cherish the opportunity … to be back … with my musicians,’ says DeMain.”