The Final Forte

The Final Forte

Overture Center for the Arts
201 State St - Madison, WI 53703
Information: 608-260-8680 x231
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Wisconsin Young Artists Compete: The Final Forte is a free concert that will be broadcast live at 7:00 p.m. on PBS Wisconsin and Wisconsin Public Radio on Wednesday, March 6. The concert is FREE and open to the public. Audience members can register in advance, and must arrive by 6:45 p.m. on Wed., March 6, prior to the beginning of the live broadcast. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and close at 6:45 p.m. due to the broadcast and the event begins at 7 p.m. No tickets will be issued. Seating is general admission in select areas of the hall.

This extraordinary event is an opportunity to experience the beauty of musical expression, the drama of competition and the inspiring tale of dreams come true as four gifted young artists vie for top honors in the final round of the 2024 Bolz Young Artist Competition. Broadcast from Overture Hall at the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison, the concert features the magnificent Madison Symphony Orchestra led by Associate Conductor Kyle Knox.

The Final Forte competitors will each perform as a soloist with the Madison Symphony Orchestra in Overture Hall:

Katarina Kenney, cello — Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85, 4th mvmt

Elliot Lesperance, marimba — Abe’s Prism Rhapsody

Andre Peck, piano — Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, 1st mvmt

Jane Story, violin — Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64, 1st mvmt