Madison gets choice of music genres this month

September 4, 2017 by  

September will be a good month for music lovers, especially for those who enjoy classical music or jazz.

The Madison Symphony Orchestra will be presenting three evenings of Orchestral Brilliance, and the famous Wynton Marsalis will be bringing his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra to Madison a few days later.

The new season for the Madison Symphony Orchestra will be starting soon and it will be presenting Berlioz’s romantic, youthful Harold in Italy. Soloist will be Chris Dozoryst, MSO’s Principal Violist. Other works on the evening’s program will be Toccata and Fugue in D minor by Bach transcribed by Leopold Stokowski. Reformation, Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5 will be the finale.

At the end of that week, jazz enthusiasts will want to mark their calendars for an evening with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra. Classic jazz works in tandem with newer jazz versions will be on the program, along with a number from ”Swing Symphony”, Marsalis’s own work.

The Madison Symphony Orchestra season opener will have three performances – September 15th, 16th and 17th at Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street, Madison. The curtain will go up Friday at 7:30 pm, Saturday at 8:00 pm and Sunday at 2:30 pm.

The Wynton Marsalis evening will also be at the Overture Center for the Arts. It will be September 23rd starting at 7:30 pm.