Rhapsody Arts Center

Community Outreach Programs

Classical Conversations

Information about the concert on October 22, 2017:

Participants will gather at Rhapsody Arts Center at noon.  At 12:15 we’ll have a light lunch and enjoy a presentation about the music that the Madison Symphony Orchestra will be performing.  At 1:15, we’ll board a bus to go to the Overture Center where we will enjoy the music we learned about.  When the concert is finished, we’ll board the bus for the trip back to Verona.

We have a total of 14 tickets for seats on the main floor of Overture Hall. The participant fee of ($20) includes a ticket, lunch, pre-concert presentation, and transportation to and from the Overture Center. The deadline to register is September 27th!

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

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

Contact us to see about the trio coming to your special event!