The Well-Tempered Ear

Classical Music: Madison Symphony Orchestra’s FREE Community Hymn Sings resume this Saturday. So do “The Met Live in HD” broadcasts, which opens with Anna Netrebko in Donizetti’s “The Elixir of Love.”

October 10, 2012

REMINDER: The new season of The Met Live in HD, with 12 operas, opens this Saturday at Eastgate and Westgate cinemas with Donizetti‘s “The Elixir of Love” at 11:55 a.m. (The live satellite broadcast lasts 3 hours and 5  minutes.) The new Metropolitan Opera production stars Anna Netrebko  (below). Tickets are $24 with discounts for seniors and children. For more information and tickets, visit and

By Jacob Stockinger

The Madison Symphony Orchestra (MSO) will resume the FREE Community Hymn Sings during the Dane County Farmers’ Market on this Saturday, Oct 13, at 11 a.m. in Overture Hall.

Says an MSO press release: “Bring your “pipes” and raise a joyful noise with the MSO’s Overture Concert Organ. Join with others in an old-fashioned sing-along led by MSO Principal Organist Samuel Hutchison.

The MSO’s Free Community Christmas Carol Sing will take place in Overture Hall on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 11 a.m. this year.

The Hymn Sings and Christmas Carol Sing are free and open to the public. All ages are welcome. No tickets or reservations are needed. Each event lasts 45 minutes to an hour. The hymns chosen are widely known across many traditions and lyrics are provided.

A growing Madison tradition, the Community Hymn Sings and Christmas Carol Sing are part of the MSO’s Overture Concert Organ season and are presented in partnership with Overture Center.

For more information, visit or call the Madison Symphony at (608) 257-3734.

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