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 with a passion-fueled performance of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor. Grand Prize winner of the 2016 Orchestra Symphonique de Montréal, Pouliot stirs audiences with his impeccable dexterity and refreshing originality. The program concludes with Strauss’s Ein Heldenleben, also known as A Hero’s Life.
Student rush tickets are available for $15-20 at the Overture Center Box Office on the day of the concert.
- Times: Fri. 7:30 p.m.; Sat. 8:00 p.m.; Sun. 2:30 p.m.
- Admission: $19-95