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October 2019

Syndee Winters – Lessons: From A Lady

Thu October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

“New York born, Miami raised, Syndee Winters has the privilege of touring the world doing what she loves. Her career began shortly after high school, as a dancer for NBA team, The New York Knicks City Dancers. She also danced behind American Idol Jordan Sparks. Syndee would be nowhere without her love of music. Reflections of The Fugees, The Marleys, Michael Jackson and Sarah Vaughn appear in her original work. Her album “Lessons: From a Lady” is now available, on…

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Black Violin – Impossible Tour

Fri October 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

Black Violin is led by classically trained string players Wil B. (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin). Joining them onstage are DJ SPS and drummer Nat Stokes. The band uses their unique blend of classical and hip-hop music to overcome stereotypes while encouraging people of all ages, races and economic backgrounds to join together to break down cultural barriers. In the past 12 months, the band has performed for over 100,000 students in the US and Europe, and has partnered with…

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November 2019

La Traviata

Fri November 1 @ 8:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi - Madison Opera Sung in Italian with projected English translations Friday, November 1, 2019 at 8pm and Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 2:30pm Conductor John DeMain Stage Director Fenlon Lamb* Violetta Cecilia Violetta López Alfredo Mackenzie Whitney Germont Weston Hurt* Dr. Grenvil Benjamin Sieverding Baron Douphol Brian Major*

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Sasha Velour’s Smoke and Mirrors

Fri November 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

“Smoke & Mirrors,” Sasha Velour’s first one-queen theatre tour, is an effortless blend of drag, visual art, and magic. Velour introduces audiences to a whole new side of her artistry, through 13 dazzling and genre-busting lip-synch performances, all directed and choreographed by the queen herself. You’ll be on the edge of your seat as she explodes into rose petals, vanishes in a poof of smoke, saws herself in half, conjures a rainstorm, even transforms into a tree in front of…

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That Golden Girls Show: a puppet parody

Sat November 2 @ 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until Sun November 3, 2019

Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

Set in that sassy Miami house in 1985, That Golden Girls Show! is one of Off-Broadway’s biggest smash hits that parodies classic Golden Girls moments with puppets! Get set for an evening of cheesecake, laughter, jazzercise, shoulder pads, sex and the elegant art of the quick-witted put down. From Sophia’s get-rich-quick schemes, to Rose’s tales from St. Olaf, Blanche’s insatiable hunt for men and the Fountain of Youth, to Dorothy’s daily struggle to make sense of her life, manage her…

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La Traviata

Sun November 3 @ 2:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi - Madison Opera Sung in Italian with projected English translations -  Conductor John DeMain Stage Director Fenlon Lamb* Violetta Cecilia Violetta López Alfredo Mackenzie Whitney Germont Weston Hurt* Dr. Grenvil Benjamin Sieverding Baron Douphol Brian Major*

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Straight No Chaser The Open Bar Tour

Mon November 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses… think again. Straight No Chaser (SNC) are neither strait-laced nor straight-faced, but neither are they vaudeville-style kitsch. They have emerged as a phenomenon with a massive fanbase, numerous national TV appearances and proven success with CD releases. Straight No Chaser is the real deal, the captivating sound of nine unadulterated human voices coming together…

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$19 – $95

Joyce Yang Plays Prokofiev

Fri November 8 @ 7:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

Renowned pianist Joyce Yang collaborates with the Madison Symphony Orchestra. Yang’s bold sound and astounding fingerwork are the perfect match for Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No.3 in C major; this masterwork demands the utmost vitality and confidence. Known all over the world, Yang has performed with a myriad of prestigious ensembles including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, and the Toronto Symphonie Orchestra. Moreover, she was featured in a five-year Rachmaninoff concerto cycle with Edo de Waart and the Milwaukee…

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$19 – $95

Joyce Yang Plays Prokofiev

Sat November 9 @ 8:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

Renowned pianist Joyce Yang collaborates with the Madison Symphony Orchestra. Yang’s bold sound and astounding fingerwork are the perfect match for Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No.3 in C major; this masterwork demands the utmost vitality and confidence. Known all over the world, Yang has performed with a myriad of prestigious ensembles including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, and the Toronto Symphonie Orchestra. Moreover, she was featured in a five-year Rachmaninoff concerto cycle with Edo de Waart and the Milwaukee…

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$19 – $95

Joyce Yang Plays Prokofiev

Sun November 10 @ 2:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

Renowned pianist Joyce Yang collaborates with the Madison Symphony Orchestra. Yang’s bold sound and astounding fingerwork are the perfect match for Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No.3 in C major; this masterwork demands the utmost vitality and confidence. Known all over the world, Yang has performed with a myriad of prestigious ensembles including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, and the Toronto Symphonie Orchestra. Moreover, she was featured in a five-year Rachmaninoff concerto cycle with Edo de Waart and the Milwaukee…

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Wed November 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (JLCO) comprises 15 of the finest jazz soloists and ensemble players today. Led by Wynton Marsalis, this remarkably versatile orchestra performs a vast repertoire ranging from original compositions and Jazz at Lincoln Center-commissioned works to rare historic compositions and masterworks. The JLCO has been the Jazz at Lincoln Center resident orchestra since 1988, performing and leading educational events in New York, across the United States, and around the globe. In 2015,…

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Hypocrites Duck Soup Cinema

Thu November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

An explicitly religious film, “Hypocrites” has parallel plot of a modern preacher and medieval monk, Gabriel the Ascetic, who is killed by an ignorant mob for sculpting a nude female statute representing Truth, who appears as a ghostly naked woman in the film. Daring and controversial, the film propelled Lois Weber to the top of silent film directors. Organist: Clark Wilson This special screening may not be appropriate for children and will not include vaudeville acts or door prizes.

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Classic Albums Live performs Pink Floyd’s The Wall

Fri November 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

From the first drop of the needle onto the vinyl, Classic Albums Live recreates the sound and the feel of your favorite record album so well you might think you’re back in your paneled-wall living room or your teenage bedroom complete with a black light poster. Classic Albums Live will perform the legendary 1979 concept album Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” in its entirety. From “In the Flesh” to “The Trial” with iconic songs such as “Another Brick in the Wall,”…

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

Sat November 16 @ 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

The “most famous reindeer of all” from the beloved holiday TV special comes to the stage in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical. Join wannabe dentist Hermey, Yukon Cornelius, the Abominable Snow Monster and the Misfit Toys as they share the message of celebrating our differences and fulfilling our destiny.

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HAMILTON

Tue November 19 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 3 weeks that begins at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until Thu December 5, 2019

An event every 3 weeks that begins at 8:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until Sat December 7, 2019

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sun December 8, 2019

Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

HAMILTON is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway, HAMILTON is the story of America then, as told by America now.

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Thompson Square

Fri November 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

Thompson Square is an internationally renowned Country duo created by the husband-and-wife team of Keifer and Shawna Thompson. Since breaking out in 2010 with the 2X-PLATINUM #1 smash “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not,” the duo have gone on to score two Top 5 albums and romantic #1 hits in the U.S. and Australia (GOLD-certified “If I Didn’t Have You” and “Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About”), while also racking up multiple Grammy nominations and three trophies as Vocal…

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December 2019

$19 – $95

A Madison Symphony Christmas

Fri December 13 @ 7:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

It’s that time of year again! Join John DeMain and the Madison Symphony Orchestra in welcoming the holiday season with orchestral arrangements of nostalgic carols and classics of the holiday spirit. Alongside the orchestra are various appearances by the Mount Zion Gospel Choir, the Madison Youth Choirs, and the Madison Symphony Chorus, as well as internationally-recognized opera singers Mackenzie Whitney and Michelle Johnson. As a wonderful finishing touch, the audience is invited to join in on a sing-along of various…

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$19 – $95

A Madison Symphony Christmas

Sat December 14 @ 8:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

It’s that time of year again! Join John DeMain and the Madison Symphony Orchestra in welcoming the holiday season with orchestral arrangements of nostalgic carols and classics of the holiday spirit. Alongside the orchestra are various appearances by the Mount Zion Gospel Choir, the Madison Youth Choirs, and the Madison Symphony Chorus, as well as internationally-recognized opera singers Mackenzie Whitney and Michelle Johnson. As a wonderful finishing touch, the audience is invited to join in on a sing-along of various…

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$19 – $95

A Madison Symphony Christmas

Sun December 15 @ 2:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

It’s that time of year again! Join John DeMain and the Madison Symphony Orchestra in welcoming the holiday season with orchestral arrangements of nostalgic carols and classics of the holiday spirit. Alongside the orchestra are various appearances by the Mount Zion Gospel Choir, the Madison Youth Choirs, and the Madison Symphony Chorus, as well as internationally-recognized opera singers Mackenzie Whitney and Michelle Johnson. As a wonderful finishing touch, the audience is invited to join in on a sing-along of various…

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January 2020

$16 – $70

Beyond the Score®, Prokofiev Symphony No. 5: Pure Propaganda?

Sun January 19, 2020 @ 2:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

With only a single performance, Beyond the Score® at Overture Hall is an absolute must-see. Prokofiev’s Symphony No.5 was deemed a musical celebration to the end of World War II; it depicts Prokofiev’s experiences in America and how his outlook on music changed upon his return to the Soviet homeland after the war. This performance is a two-part production of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra; the first half includes a multimedia presentation starring American Players Theatre actors, visual projections and live…

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Fri January 31, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

IN CONCERT WITH THE Madison Symphony Orchestra Relive the magic of your favorite wizard in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert. Based on the third installment of J.K. Rowling’s classic saga, fans of all ages can now experience the thrilling tale accompanied by the music of a live symphony orchestra as Harry soars across the big screen. HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. J.K. ROWLING`S WIZARDING WORLD™ J.K.…

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February 2020

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Sat February 1, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

In concert with Madison Symphony Orchestra Relive the magic of your favorite wizard in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert. Based on the third installment of J.K. Rowling’s classic saga, fans of all ages can now experience the thrilling tale accompanied by the music of a live symphony orchestra as Harry soars across the big screen. HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. J.K. ROWLING`S WIZARDING WORLD™ J.K. Rowling…

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$19 – $95

Romantic Encounter

Fri February 14, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

A vibrant and unrestrained duo, Violinist Pinchas Zukerman and Cellist Amanda Forsyth make sparks fly in their fiery performance of the Brahms Double Concerto, with which these two renowned musicians made their Madison Symphony debut in 2001. Both Zukerman and Forsyth’s international fame has taken their playing all across the world to places including London, Israel, and Australia. Their 2020 return calls for the utmost program; the orchestra performs Berlioz’s swashbuckling Le Corsaire Overture which serves as his depiction of…

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$19 – $95

Romantic Encounter

Sat February 15, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

A vibrant and unrestrained duo, Violinist Pinchas Zukerman and Cellist Amanda Forsyth make sparks fly in their fiery performance of the Brahms Double Concerto, with which these two renowned musicians made their Madison Symphony debut in 2001. Both Zukerman and Forsyth’s international fame has taken their playing all across the world to places including London, Israel, and Australia. Their 2020 return calls for the utmost program; the orchestra performs Berlioz’s swashbuckling Le Corsaire Overture which serves as his depiction of…

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$19 – $95

Romantic Encounter

Sun February 16, 2020 @ 2:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

A vibrant and unrestrained duo, Violinist Pinchas Zukerman and Cellist Amanda Forsyth make sparks fly in their fiery performance of the Brahms Double Concerto, with which these two renowned musicians made their Madison Symphony debut in 2001. Both Zukerman and Forsyth’s international fame has taken their playing all across the world to places including London, Israel, and Australia. Their 2020 return calls for the utmost program; the orchestra performs Berlioz’s swashbuckling Le Corsaire Overture which serves as his depiction of…

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March 2020

$19 – $95

The Miracle

Fri March 6, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

Guest conductor Kenneth Woods leads the Madison Symphony Orchestra in an exuberant evening of mastery and skill. The program commences with Haydn’s Symphony No. 96; popularly called the Miracle Symphony, this work remains a legend ever since a chandelier crashed to the floor from the ceiling of the concert hall during its premiere. Luckily, the audience dodged the chandelier and lived to tell the tale. The orchestra is then joined by Canadian prodigy Blake Pouliot, who dazzles on his violin…

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$19 – $95

The Miracle

Sat March 7, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

Guest conductor Kenneth Woods leads the Madison Symphony Orchestra in an exuberant evening of mastery and skill. The program commences with Haydn’s Symphony No. 96; popularly called the Miracle Symphony, this work remains a legend ever since a chandelier crashed to the floor from the ceiling of the concert hall during its premiere. Luckily, the audience dodged the chandelier and lived to tell the tale. The orchestra is then joined by Canadian prodigy Blake Pouliot, who dazzles on his violin…

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$19 – $95

The Miracle

Sun March 8, 2020 @ 2:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

Guest conductor Kenneth Woods leads the Madison Symphony Orchestra in an exuberant evening of mastery and skill. The program commences with Haydn’s Symphony No. 96; popularly called the Miracle Symphony, this work remains a legend ever since a chandelier crashed to the floor from the ceiling of the concert hall during its premiere. Luckily, the audience dodged the chandelier and lived to tell the tale. The orchestra is then joined by Canadian prodigy Blake Pouliot, who dazzles on his violin…

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April 2020

$19 – $95

Dvořák Requiem

Fri April 3, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

John DeMain leads the Madison Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with Director Beverly Taylor of the Madison Symphony Chorus to stage the Dvořák Requiem. The production features Soprano Ann Toomey, Mezzo-Soprano Julie Miller, Tenor Eric Barry, and Bass Matt Boehler. Composed at the peak of Dvořák’s career, this colossal masterpiece comprises thirteen movements and two parts traditionally separated by an intermission. With a quartet of solo singers in addition to an enormous choir and standard orchestra complete with brass and percussion,…

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$19 – $95

Dvořák Requiem

Sat April 4, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

John DeMain leads the Madison Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with Director Beverly Taylor of the Madison Symphony Chorus to stage the Dvořák Requiem. The production features Soprano Ann Toomey, Mezzo-Soprano Julie Miller, Tenor Eric Barry, and Bass Matt Boehler. Composed at the peak of Dvořák’s career, this colossal masterpiece comprises thirteen movements and two parts traditionally separated by an intermission. With a quartet of solo singers in addition to an enormous choir and standard orchestra complete with brass and percussion,…

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$19 – $95

Dvořák Requiem

Sun April 5, 2020 @ 2:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

John DeMain leads the Madison Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with Director Beverly Taylor of the Madison Symphony Chorus to stage the Dvořák Requiem. The production features Soprano Ann Toomey, Mezzo-Soprano Julie Miller, Tenor Eric Barry, and Bass Matt Boehler. Composed at the peak of Dvořák’s career, this colossal masterpiece comprises thirteen movements and two parts traditionally separated by an intermission. With a quartet of solo singers in addition to an enormous choir and standard orchestra complete with brass and percussion,…

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Orpheus in the Underworld

Fri April 17, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

Orpheus in the Underworld by Jacques Offenbach English translation by Jeremy Sams Sung in English with projected English text Madison Opera Premiere Friday, April 17, 2020 at 8pm ~ Sunday, April 19, 2020 | 2:30pm Conductor John DeMain Stage Director Alison Moritz   Eurydice Jeni Houser Orpheus David Blalock Pluto Javier Abreu Jupiter Craig Verm Public Opinion Judith Skinner* Cupid Gillian Hollis Diana Ariana Douglas* John Styx Robert A. Goderich   *Madison Opera debut   Please note: All casts subject…

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Orpheus in the Underworld

Sun April 19, 2020 @ 2:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

Orpheus in the Underworld by Jacques Offenbach English translation by Jeremy Sams Sung in English with projected English text Madison Opera Premiere   Conductor John DeMain Stage Director Alison Moritz   Eurydice Jeni Houser Orpheus David Blalock Pluto Javier Abreu Jupiter Craig Verm Public Opinion Judith Skinner* Cupid Gillian Hollis Diana Ariana Douglas* John Styx Robert A. Goderich   *Madison Opera debut   Please note: All casts subject to change.

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May 2020

$19 – $95

Piano Power

Fri May 1, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

Russian-Israeli powerhouse Yefim Bronfman returns to Overture Hall to perform Brahms’s first piano concerto. One of the most revered and accomplished pianists in modernity, Bronfman has been nominated for six Grammy Awards, winning in 1997 for a joint recording of the three Bartok Piano Concerti with Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. His “technical brawn” and “glittery grace” meet the challenge of this incredibly demanding keyboard masterpiece. Bronfman’s performance follows the grandeur of Weber’s Overture from Euryanthe and the…

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$19 – $95

Piano Power

Sat May 2, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

Russian-Israeli powerhouse Yefim Bronfman returns to Overture Hall to perform Brahms’s first piano concerto. One of the most revered and accomplished pianists in modernity, Bronfman has been nominated for six Grammy Awards, winning in 1997 for a joint recording of the three Bartok Piano Concerti with Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. His “technical brawn” and “glittery grace” meet the challenge of this incredibly demanding keyboard masterpiece. Bronfman’s performance follows the grandeur of Weber’s Overture from Euryanthe and the…

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$19 – $95

Piano Power

Sun May 3, 2020 @ 2:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

Russian-Israeli powerhouse Yefim Bronfman returns to Overture Hall to perform Brahms’s first piano concerto. One of the most revered and accomplished pianists in modernity, Bronfman has been nominated for six Grammy Awards, winning in 1997 for a joint recording of the three Bartok Piano Concerti with Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. His “technical brawn” and “glittery grace” meet the challenge of this incredibly demanding keyboard masterpiece. Bronfman’s performance follows the grandeur of Weber’s Overture from Euryanthe and the…

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October 2019

Syndee Winters – Lessons: From A Lady

Thu October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

“New York born, Miami raised, Syndee Winters has the privilege of touring the world doing what she loves. Her career began shortly after high school, as a dancer for NBA team, The New York Knicks City Dancers. She also danced behind American Idol Jordan Sparks. Syndee would be nowhere without her love of music. Reflections […]

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Black Violin – Impossible Tour

Fri October 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

Black Violin is led by classically trained string players Wil B. (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin). Joining them onstage are DJ SPS and drummer Nat Stokes. The band uses their unique blend of classical and hip-hop music to overcome stereotypes while encouraging people of all ages, races and economic backgrounds to join together to break […]

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November 2019

La Traviata

Fri November 1 @ 8:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi - Madison Opera Sung in Italian with projected English translations Friday, November 1, 2019 at 8pm and Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 2:30pm Conductor John DeMain Stage Director Fenlon Lamb* Violetta Cecilia Violetta López Alfredo Mackenzie Whitney Germont Weston Hurt* Dr. Grenvil Benjamin Sieverding Baron Douphol Brian Major*

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Sasha Velour’s Smoke and Mirrors

Fri November 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

“Smoke & Mirrors,” Sasha Velour’s first one-queen theatre tour, is an effortless blend of drag, visual art, and magic. Velour introduces audiences to a whole new side of her artistry, through 13 dazzling and genre-busting lip-synch performances, all directed and choreographed by the queen herself. You’ll be on the edge of your seat as she […]

Find out more »

That Golden Girls Show: a puppet parody

Sat November 2 @ 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until Sun November 3, 2019

Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

Set in that sassy Miami house in 1985, That Golden Girls Show! is one of Off-Broadway’s biggest smash hits that parodies classic Golden Girls moments with puppets! Get set for an evening of cheesecake, laughter, jazzercise, shoulder pads, sex and the elegant art of the quick-witted put down. From Sophia’s get-rich-quick schemes, to Rose’s tales […]

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La Traviata

Sun November 3 @ 2:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi - Madison Opera Sung in Italian with projected English translations -  Conductor John DeMain Stage Director Fenlon Lamb* Violetta Cecilia Violetta López Alfredo Mackenzie Whitney Germont Weston Hurt* Dr. Grenvil Benjamin Sieverding Baron Douphol Brian Major*

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Straight No Chaser The Open Bar Tour

Mon November 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses… think again. Straight No Chaser (SNC) are neither strait-laced nor straight-faced, but neither are they vaudeville-style kitsch. They have emerged as a phenomenon with a massive fanbase, numerous national […]

Find out more »
$19 – $95

Joyce Yang Plays Prokofiev

Fri November 8 @ 7:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

Renowned pianist Joyce Yang collaborates with the Madison Symphony Orchestra. Yang’s bold sound and astounding fingerwork are the perfect match for Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No.3 in C major; this masterwork demands the utmost vitality and confidence. Known all over the world, Yang has performed with a myriad of prestigious ensembles including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, […]

Find out more »
$19 – $95

Joyce Yang Plays Prokofiev

Sat November 9 @ 8:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

Renowned pianist Joyce Yang collaborates with the Madison Symphony Orchestra. Yang’s bold sound and astounding fingerwork are the perfect match for Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No.3 in C major; this masterwork demands the utmost vitality and confidence. Known all over the world, Yang has performed with a myriad of prestigious ensembles including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, […]

Find out more »
$19 – $95

Joyce Yang Plays Prokofiev

Sun November 10 @ 2:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

Renowned pianist Joyce Yang collaborates with the Madison Symphony Orchestra. Yang’s bold sound and astounding fingerwork are the perfect match for Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No.3 in C major; this masterwork demands the utmost vitality and confidence. Known all over the world, Yang has performed with a myriad of prestigious ensembles including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, […]

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Wed November 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (JLCO) comprises 15 of the finest jazz soloists and ensemble players today. Led by Wynton Marsalis, this remarkably versatile orchestra performs a vast repertoire ranging from original compositions and Jazz at Lincoln Center-commissioned works to rare historic compositions and masterworks. The JLCO has been the Jazz […]

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Hypocrites Duck Soup Cinema

Thu November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

An explicitly religious film, “Hypocrites” has parallel plot of a modern preacher and medieval monk, Gabriel the Ascetic, who is killed by an ignorant mob for sculpting a nude female statute representing Truth, who appears as a ghostly naked woman in the film. Daring and controversial, the film propelled Lois Weber to the top of […]

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Classic Albums Live performs Pink Floyd’s The Wall

Fri November 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

From the first drop of the needle onto the vinyl, Classic Albums Live recreates the sound and the feel of your favorite record album so well you might think you’re back in your paneled-wall living room or your teenage bedroom complete with a black light poster. Classic Albums Live will perform the legendary 1979 concept […]

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

Sat November 16 @ 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

The “most famous reindeer of all” from the beloved holiday TV special comes to the stage in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical. Join wannabe dentist Hermey, Yukon Cornelius, the Abominable Snow Monster and the Misfit Toys as they share the message of celebrating our differences and fulfilling our destiny.

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HAMILTON

Tue November 19 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 3 weeks that begins at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until Thu December 5, 2019

An event every 3 weeks that begins at 8:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until Sat December 7, 2019

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sun December 8, 2019

Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

HAMILTON is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway, HAMILTON is the story of America then, as told […]

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Thompson Square

Fri November 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

Thompson Square is an internationally renowned Country duo created by the husband-and-wife team of Keifer and Shawna Thompson. Since breaking out in 2010 with the 2X-PLATINUM #1 smash “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not,” the duo have gone on to score two Top 5 albums and romantic #1 hits in the U.S. and Australia […]

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December 2019

$19 – $95

A Madison Symphony Christmas

Fri December 13 @ 7:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

It’s that time of year again! Join John DeMain and the Madison Symphony Orchestra in welcoming the holiday season with orchestral arrangements of nostalgic carols and classics of the holiday spirit. Alongside the orchestra are various appearances by the Mount Zion Gospel Choir, the Madison Youth Choirs, and the Madison Symphony Chorus, as well as […]

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$19 – $95

A Madison Symphony Christmas

Sat December 14 @ 8:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

It’s that time of year again! Join John DeMain and the Madison Symphony Orchestra in welcoming the holiday season with orchestral arrangements of nostalgic carols and classics of the holiday spirit. Alongside the orchestra are various appearances by the Mount Zion Gospel Choir, the Madison Youth Choirs, and the Madison Symphony Chorus, as well as […]

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$19 – $95

A Madison Symphony Christmas

Sun December 15 @ 2:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

It’s that time of year again! Join John DeMain and the Madison Symphony Orchestra in welcoming the holiday season with orchestral arrangements of nostalgic carols and classics of the holiday spirit. Alongside the orchestra are various appearances by the Mount Zion Gospel Choir, the Madison Youth Choirs, and the Madison Symphony Chorus, as well as […]

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January 2020

$16 – $70

Beyond the Score®, Prokofiev Symphony No. 5: Pure Propaganda?

Sun January 19, 2020 @ 2:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

With only a single performance, Beyond the Score® at Overture Hall is an absolute must-see. Prokofiev’s Symphony No.5 was deemed a musical celebration to the end of World War II; it depicts Prokofiev’s experiences in America and how his outlook on music changed upon his return to the Soviet homeland after the war. This performance […]

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Fri January 31, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

IN CONCERT WITH THE Madison Symphony Orchestra Relive the magic of your favorite wizard in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert. Based on the third installment of J.K. Rowling’s classic saga, fans of all ages can now experience the thrilling tale accompanied by the music of a live symphony orchestra as Harry […]

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February 2020

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Sat February 1, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

In concert with Madison Symphony Orchestra Relive the magic of your favorite wizard in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert. Based on the third installment of J.K. Rowling’s classic saga, fans of all ages can now experience the thrilling tale accompanied by the music of a live symphony orchestra as Harry soars […]

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$19 – $95

Romantic Encounter

Fri February 14, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

A vibrant and unrestrained duo, Violinist Pinchas Zukerman and Cellist Amanda Forsyth make sparks fly in their fiery performance of the Brahms Double Concerto, with which these two renowned musicians made their Madison Symphony debut in 2001. Both Zukerman and Forsyth’s international fame has taken their playing all across the world to places including London, […]

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$19 – $95

Romantic Encounter

Sat February 15, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

A vibrant and unrestrained duo, Violinist Pinchas Zukerman and Cellist Amanda Forsyth make sparks fly in their fiery performance of the Brahms Double Concerto, with which these two renowned musicians made their Madison Symphony debut in 2001. Both Zukerman and Forsyth’s international fame has taken their playing all across the world to places including London, […]

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$19 – $95

Romantic Encounter

Sun February 16, 2020 @ 2:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

A vibrant and unrestrained duo, Violinist Pinchas Zukerman and Cellist Amanda Forsyth make sparks fly in their fiery performance of the Brahms Double Concerto, with which these two renowned musicians made their Madison Symphony debut in 2001. Both Zukerman and Forsyth’s international fame has taken their playing all across the world to places including London, […]

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March 2020

$19 – $95

The Miracle

Fri March 6, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

Guest conductor Kenneth Woods leads the Madison Symphony Orchestra in an exuberant evening of mastery and skill. The program commences with Haydn’s Symphony No. 96; popularly called the Miracle Symphony, this work remains a legend ever since a chandelier crashed to the floor from the ceiling of the concert hall during its premiere. Luckily, the […]

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$19 – $95

The Miracle

Sat March 7, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

Guest conductor Kenneth Woods leads the Madison Symphony Orchestra in an exuberant evening of mastery and skill. The program commences with Haydn’s Symphony No. 96; popularly called the Miracle Symphony, this work remains a legend ever since a chandelier crashed to the floor from the ceiling of the concert hall during its premiere. Luckily, the […]

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$19 – $95

The Miracle

Sun March 8, 2020 @ 2:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

Guest conductor Kenneth Woods leads the Madison Symphony Orchestra in an exuberant evening of mastery and skill. The program commences with Haydn’s Symphony No. 96; popularly called the Miracle Symphony, this work remains a legend ever since a chandelier crashed to the floor from the ceiling of the concert hall during its premiere. Luckily, the […]

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April 2020

$19 – $95

Dvořák Requiem

Fri April 3, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

John DeMain leads the Madison Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with Director Beverly Taylor of the Madison Symphony Chorus to stage the Dvořák Requiem. The production features Soprano Ann Toomey, Mezzo-Soprano Julie Miller, Tenor Eric Barry, and Bass Matt Boehler. Composed at the peak of Dvořák’s career, this colossal masterpiece comprises thirteen movements and two parts […]

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$19 – $95

Dvořák Requiem

Sat April 4, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

John DeMain leads the Madison Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with Director Beverly Taylor of the Madison Symphony Chorus to stage the Dvořák Requiem. The production features Soprano Ann Toomey, Mezzo-Soprano Julie Miller, Tenor Eric Barry, and Bass Matt Boehler. Composed at the peak of Dvořák’s career, this colossal masterpiece comprises thirteen movements and two parts […]

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$19 – $95

Dvořák Requiem

Sun April 5, 2020 @ 2:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

John DeMain leads the Madison Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with Director Beverly Taylor of the Madison Symphony Chorus to stage the Dvořák Requiem. The production features Soprano Ann Toomey, Mezzo-Soprano Julie Miller, Tenor Eric Barry, and Bass Matt Boehler. Composed at the peak of Dvořák’s career, this colossal masterpiece comprises thirteen movements and two parts […]

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Orpheus in the Underworld

Fri April 17, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

Orpheus in the Underworld by Jacques Offenbach English translation by Jeremy Sams Sung in English with projected English text Madison Opera Premiere Friday, April 17, 2020 at 8pm ~ Sunday, April 19, 2020 | 2:30pm Conductor John DeMain Stage Director Alison Moritz   Eurydice Jeni Houser Orpheus David Blalock Pluto Javier Abreu Jupiter Craig Verm […]

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Orpheus in the Underworld

Sun April 19, 2020 @ 2:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

Orpheus in the Underworld by Jacques Offenbach English translation by Jeremy Sams Sung in English with projected English text Madison Opera Premiere   Conductor John DeMain Stage Director Alison Moritz   Eurydice Jeni Houser Orpheus David Blalock Pluto Javier Abreu Jupiter Craig Verm Public Opinion Judith Skinner* Cupid Gillian Hollis Diana Ariana Douglas* John Styx […]

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May 2020

$19 – $95

Piano Power

Fri May 1, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

Russian-Israeli powerhouse Yefim Bronfman returns to Overture Hall to perform Brahms’s first piano concerto. One of the most revered and accomplished pianists in modernity, Bronfman has been nominated for six Grammy Awards, winning in 1997 for a joint recording of the three Bartok Piano Concerti with Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. His “technical […]

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$19 – $95

Piano Power

Sat May 2, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

Russian-Israeli powerhouse Yefim Bronfman returns to Overture Hall to perform Brahms’s first piano concerto. One of the most revered and accomplished pianists in modernity, Bronfman has been nominated for six Grammy Awards, winning in 1997 for a joint recording of the three Bartok Piano Concerti with Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. His “technical […]

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$19 – $95

Piano Power

Sun May 3, 2020 @ 2:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street
Madison, 53703

Russian-Israeli powerhouse Yefim Bronfman returns to Overture Hall to perform Brahms’s first piano concerto. One of the most revered and accomplished pianists in modernity, Bronfman has been nominated for six Grammy Awards, winning in 1997 for a joint recording of the three Bartok Piano Concerti with Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. His “technical […]

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