Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra announces 2024-25 season

Five concerts, and other magical musical moments, are coming to Madison.

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The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra was founded in 1960 and has been playing music ever since. | Photo via Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra

The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra (WCO) announced its 2024-25 season. The organization’s Masterworks Series will include Beethoven and Brahms, Mozart and music inspired by Mariachi.

The season runs from November 2024 to April 2025 at the Overture Center for the Arts. Subscriptions are on sale now, ranging in price from $93 to $385. Single tickets go on sale starting Monday, August 5.

Masterworks Series

Fialkowska on Fire | Friday, Nov. 8
Pianist Janina Fialkowska is the featured soloist in a concert that includes Beethoven’s “Piano Concerto No. 4 in G” and Mozart’s contemporary Carl Stamitz’s “Symphony in C Major, Op. 13/16 No. 5.”

Márquez and Meyers | Friday, Jan. 24
Featuring violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, the bill includes works by Scarlatti, Saint-Saëns, and a violin concerto by Arturo Márquez based on Mariachi music.

Davis & Dvořák with Madison Ballet | Friday, Feb. 28
The Madison Ballet collaborates with WCO on nine movements of Oliver Davis’ “Liberty” suite. The stage will come alive with original choreography by Madison Ballet’s artistic director and choreographer, Ja’ Malik.

Beethoven’s Fifth | Friday, March. 28
Arguably the most famous symphony ever created, the WCO will play the iconic work. Additionally, cellist Amit Peled will join the orchestra to perform Victor Herbert’s “Cello Concerto No. 2 in E Minor.”

Brahms and Jupiter | Friday, Apr. 25
The season concludes triumphantly with a Brahms piano concerto, played by John Novacek, and Mozart’s beloved “Jupiter” symphony.

The WCO calendar year will also include winter concerts, Handel’s “Messiah,” and a Musical Landscapes in Color performance.