Yearnings - Madison Symphony Orchestra 99th Season

201 State St.
Madison, WI 53703

The Madison Symphony Orchestra (MSO) presents “Yearnings”, the April concerts featuring the third and final Guest Conductor of the season, Joseph Young, and genre-bending string trio Time for Three. Young gives us an idea of what to anticipate in this exciting concert – “This program is an aural invitation into the ideals of peace, love, and connection that carries forward long after the final notes.” The concert begins with Samuel Barber’s concise and dramatic Second Essay for Orchestra. Next, violinists Nicolas Kendall and Charles Yang, along with double bassist Ranaan Meyer, otherwise known as Time for Three, join the Symphony performing Kevin Puts’ Contact, a Grammy-winning piece written specifically for the group. Intended to premiere in the summer of 2020, Contact took on new meaning as an expression of yearning for human contact during the peak of the pandemic. Maestro Young’s selection of movements from one of the greatest ballet scores of the 20th century, Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, will leave us longing for more. 

“Yearnings” performances will take place in Overture Hall, 201 State Street, on Friday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 13, at 2:30 p.m.