Rhapsody Arts Center

Community Outreach Programs

Classical Conversations


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What is Classical Conversations?

We’re thrilled to offer this grant supported program in conjunction with the Verona Senior Center! Here’s how it works: 30 participants, young and old, will attend Madison Symphony Orchestra concerts during the 2017-2018 season. Before departing on a bus to the Overture Center, participants will share a tasty meal at RAC and learn about the music the orchestra will be playing. After the concert, everyone can return to Verona on the bus.

Program goals include encouraging inter-generational dialogue about the Arts, experiencing life-long learning and providing accessible social activity for senior citizens.

Classical Conversations is open to all senior citizens and all students. A parent/guardian is asked to accompany students. Tickets ($20 each) will be made available on a first come, first served basis.

Register early! RAC must provide confirmed enrollment information to the Madison Symphony Orchestra one month before each concert date.

Choose the concert you’d like to attend:

Oct. 22 “From the New World
Nov. 19 “Troubadour: Two Faces of the Classical Guitar
Dec. 3 “A Madison Symphony Christmas
Jan. 21 “Gil Shaham Plays Tchaikovsky
Feb. 18 “Richly Romantic
Mar. 18 “Elgar: Enigma Variations
Apr. 15 “String Fever
May 6 “Mass Appeal

The Rhapsody Trio (Emma, cello; Ilya, violin; and Leo, piano) performing for Gilda’s Club in Middleton.