The Perfect Pair: Mozart & Mahler

Overture Center for the Arts
Madison, WI 53703
  • Presented By: Madison Symphony Orchestra
  • Dates: 1/19/2024, 1/20/2024, 1/21/2024
  • Location: Overture Center for the Arts
  • Time: Friday, January 19 at 7:30pm, Saturday, January 20 at 8pm, Sunday, January 21 at 2:30pm
  • Price: $15-$102

This month, I not only continue to celebrate my 30th anniversary season, but I celebrate a milestone birthday. I have chosen two desert island favorites of mine for the occasion and invite you to come celebrate with me. Joyce Yang played so wonderfully a few seasons ago, that I wanted to bring her back immediately. She will play one of the great piano concertos of Mozart. Mozart is considered the perfect pairing with Gustav Mahler, so I have done just that. Mahler’s great fifth symphony, with its famous Adagietto movement extracted for the movie Death in Venice, is a colossal work for a very large orchestra. The Adagietto movement is scored only for harp and strings and is of exquisite beauty. This will be the MSO’s second performance of this masterwork. Treat yourself to the sonic experience of a Mahler symphony and the sublime perfection of a Mozart piano concerto.  – John DeMain, Music Director


Wolfgang Amadeus MozartPiano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491
Gustav MahlerSymphony No. 5

Program Notes will be available in August 2023.


John DeMain, Music Director
Joyce YangPiano