Madison Symphony Orchestra - Happy (Belated 250th) Birthday Beethoven!
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Happy (Belated 250th) Birthday Beethoven!

Chamber Music Concerts & Birthday Party

Wed, Dec 15

The Playhouse: $15
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Wed 12/15/21 4:30 PM


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Wed 12/15/21 8:00 PM


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Ages 6 and up

First concert, all tickets $15

Second concert, all tickets $15

Ticketholders for either or both concerts are invited to attend the Beethoven Birthday Party between the concerts.

Advance ticket purchases will be available to Symphony season subscribers and special guests (an email will be sent with a discount code).

Single tickets for both events go on sale on Monday, November 29, 2021 at 11am.

Take note: We will adhere to all public health guidelines and cooperate with Overture Center for the Arts to assure your safety (including proof of vaccination and wearing masks, except while eating or drinking at the Party).

This event is generously sponsored by Myrna Larson, in honor of Ludwig van Beethoven and his life-changing music.

Date, program, and artists subject to change.

John DeMain, Emcee
Christopher Taylor, Piano
Thomas Kasdorf, Piano
Justin Kroll, Tenor
Plus 17 Members of the Madison Symphony Orchestra!


Music Director John DeMain emcees two chamber music concerts in the Overture Center Playhouse to honor more than 250 years of Beethoven’s contribution to classical music in an intimate setting. Between the concerts, attendees are invited to a Beethoven Birthday Party in Overture Center’s Promenade Hall to celebrate together.

Join us for a marathon set of concerts featuring many of Beethoven’s greatest chamber works performed by Madison Symphony Orchestra musicians and special guest artists including pianists Christopher Taylor and Thomas Kasdorf, and tenor Justin Kroll.

Buy your tickets early to ensure your place at this long-awaited celebration of Beethoven’s birthday. All ticketholders are invited to the Beethoven Birthday Party from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. to enjoy appetizers, champagne, and cake!

4:30-6:30pm – Concert #1 featuring Beethoven’s Octet for Winds in E-flat major and Septet in E-flat major, Seven Variations on a theme from Mozart’s “Magic Flute,” Beethoven’s Septet in E-flat major (with intermission).

6:30-8pm – Party with complimentary passed appetizers, champagne and cake (cash bar).

8-10pm – Concert #2 featuring Beethoven’s An die ferne Geliebte, Violin Sonata No. 4, and the “Archduke” Piano Trio (with intermission).

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