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Choral Union – Mahler’s “Symphony of a Thousand” with the Madison Symphony Orchestra

For this event, UW-Madison’s Choral Union moves to Overture Hall to provide a 300-member chorus for this spring performance with the Madison Symphony Orchestra. This will mark the Choral Union’s first collaboration with MSO in 14 years.  Featuring Beverly Taylor and John DeMain, conductors.

See https://www.madisonsymphony.org/18-19mahler for more information and ticket prices.


“Just think: within the last three weeks I have completed the sketch of a completely new symphony, something that makes all my other works seem like preliminary efforts.  I have never composed anything like this.  In content and style it is altogether different from all my other works, and it is surely my greatest accomplishment.  I have probably never worked under such compulsion; it was a vision that struck me like lightning. The whole immediately stood before my eyes; I had only to write it down, as if it had been dictated to me…”

Gustav Mahler made these observations in August of 1906 to Richard Specht (1870-1932)—an Austrian music critic who would later pen a posthumous biography of the composer—and they divulge a great deal about the two-movement work that became the Symphony No. 8 in E-flat major by Gustav Mahler.  This is one of the largest-scale choral works in the classical concert repertoire. Because it requires huge instrumental and vocal forces it is frequently called the “Symphony of a Thousand.”

Friday, May 3, 2019 Overture Hall 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 4, 2019 Overture Hall 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 5, 2019 Overture Hall 2:30 PM
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Choral Union – Mahler’s “Symphony of a Thousand” with the Madison Symphony Orchestra

For this event, UW-Madison’s Choral Union moves to Overture Hall to provide a 300-member chorus for this spring performance with the Madison Symphony Orchestra. This will mark the Choral Union’s first collaboration with MSO in 14 years.  Featuring Beverly Taylor and John DeMain, conductors.

See https://www.madisonsymphony.org/18-19mahler for more information and ticket prices.


“Just think: within the last three weeks I have completed the sketch of a completely new symphony, something that makes all my other works seem like preliminary efforts.  I have never composed anything like this.  In content and style it is altogether different from all my other works, and it is surely my greatest accomplishment.  I have probably never worked under such compulsion; it was a vision that struck me like lightning. The whole immediately stood before my eyes; I had only to write it down, as if it had been dictated to me…”

Gustav Mahler made these observations in August of 1906 to Richard Specht (1870-1932)—an Austrian music critic who would later pen a posthumous biography of the composer—and they divulge a great deal about the two-movement work that became the Symphony No. 8 in E-flat major by Gustav Mahler.  This is one of the largest-scale choral works in the classical concert repertoire. Because it requires huge instrumental and vocal forces it is frequently called the “Symphony of a Thousand.”

Friday, May 3, 2019 Overture Hall 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 4, 2019 Overture Hall 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 5, 2019 Overture Hall 2:30 PM
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Choral Union – Mahler’s “Symphony of a Thousand” with the Madison Symphony Orchestra

For this event, UW-Madison’s Choral Union moves to Overture Hall to provide a 300-member chorus for this spring performance with the Madison Symphony Orchestra. This will mark the Choral Union’s first collaboration with MSO in 14 years.  Featuring Beverly Taylor and John DeMain, conductors.

See https://www.madisonsymphony.org/18-19mahler for more information and ticket prices.


“Just think: within the last three weeks I have completed the sketch of a completely new symphony, something that makes all my other works seem like preliminary efforts.  I have never composed anything like this.  In content and style it is altogether different from all my other works, and it is surely my greatest accomplishment.  I have probably never worked under such compulsion; it was a vision that struck me like lightning. The whole immediately stood before my eyes; I had only to write it down, as if it had been dictated to me…”

Gustav Mahler made these observations in August of 1906 to Richard Specht (1870-1932)—an Austrian music critic who would later pen a posthumous biography of the composer—and they divulge a great deal about the two-movement work that became the Symphony No. 8 in E-flat major by Gustav Mahler.  This is one of the largest-scale choral works in the classical concert repertoire. Because it requires huge instrumental and vocal forces it is frequently called the “Symphony of a Thousand.”

Friday, May 3, 2019 Overture Hall 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 4, 2019 Overture Hall 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 5, 2019 Overture Hall 2:30 PM
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Varsity Band Spring Concerts

Each year, the Badger Band (an amalgamation of the Marching Band and Varsity Band) celebrates the centennial of its Camp Randall home at the annual UW Varsity Band Concert at the Kohl Center. The event is a mammoth spectacle with pyrotechnics, aerial stunts and multimedia displays, with special guests and often surprise appearances. Conducted by Michael Leckrone, who will celebrate his 50th year at UW-Madison.

Tickets go on sale January 14, 2019, at 8:30 AM. Purchase here.

Learn more here.

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Varsity Band Spring Concerts

Each year, the Badger Band (an amalgamation of the Marching Band and Varsity Band) celebrates the centennial of its Camp Randall home at the annual UW Varsity Band Concert at the Kohl Center. The event is a mammoth spectacle with pyrotechnics, aerial stunts and multimedia displays, with special guests and often surprise appearances. Conducted by Michael Leckrone, who will celebrate his 50th year at UW-Madison.

Tickets go on sale January 14, 2019, at 8:30 AM. Purchase here.

Learn more here.

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Varsity Band Spring Concerts

Each year, the Badger Band (an amalgamation of the Marching Band and Varsity Band) celebrates the centennial of its Camp Randall home at the annual UW Varsity Band Concert at the Kohl Center. The event is a mammoth spectacle with pyrotechnics, aerial stunts and multimedia displays, with special guests and often surprise appearances. Conducted by Michael Leckrone, who will celebrate his 50th year at UW-Madison.

Tickets go on sale January 14, 2019, at 8:30 AM. Purchase here.

Learn more here.

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Uri Vardi Quintets: Students, Friends, and Family

Featuring Uri Vardi, cello; Christopher Taylor, piano; David Perry, violin; Soh- Hyun Altino, violin; Sally Chisholm, viola; Amitai Vardi, clarinet; James Waldo, cello; David Scholl, double bass. This concert will feature quintets of Boccherini, Mozart, and Schubert.

Mr. Vardi has performed as a recitalist, soloist, and chamber player across the United States, Europe, South America, Asia, and his native Israel. Born in Szeged, Hungary, Vardi grew up on kibbutz Kfar Hahoresh, Israel. He studied at the Rubin Academy in Tel Aviv, was an artist diploma student at Indiana University, and earned his master’s degree from Yale University. Mr. Vardi has recorded and toured widely with the Israel Chamber Orchestra and was a founding member of the Sol-La-Re String Quartet. He has served as assistant principal cellist of the Israel Chamber Orchestra and principal cellist of the Israel Sinfonietta. In 1990, following an extensive teaching and performing career in Israel, Vardi was appointed professor of cello at UW-Madison. In addition to his work in Wisconsin, Vardi has taught and conducted master classes at numerous music schools, including: Juilliard, Eastman School, New England Conservatory, Indiana University, Yale University, Oberlin College, Cleveland Institute of Music, University of Iowa, Ohio State University, Geneva Conservatory (Switzerland), Paris Conservatory (France), Tunghai University (Taiwan), Bartok Conservatory (Budapest, Hungary) , and the Jerusalem Music Center (Israel).