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The Madison Symphony Orchestra 1718 subscription season finale, "Mass Appeal," takes place on May 4, 5, and 6 in Overture Hall. Led by Music Director John DeMain, the (MSO), will open the program with star of NPR's From the Top, Christopher O'Riley, playing Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 22. MSO's premiere of the monumental Glagolitic Mass by Czech composer Leos Janáček will follow. The piece features the Overture Concert Organ and the Madison Symphony Chorus, along with soloists Rebecca Wilson, Soprano, Julie Miller, Mezzo-Soprano, Rodrick Dixon, Tenor, and Benjamin Sieverding, Bass.

Christopher O'Riley has performed as a soloist with virtually all of the major American orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, National Symphony, and San Francisco Symphony.  He led the Academy of St Martin in the Fields on a two-week tour of ten American cities performing concertos by Bach, Mozart, and Liszt.  He also performed Górecki and Michael Daugherty's Le Tombeau de Liberace in a series of concerts with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and toured throughout the United Kingdom with the Moscow Philharmonic.  He has worked with such renowned conductors as Alan Gilbert, David Robertson, Leonard Slatkin, Neeme Järvi, Marin Alsop, Semyon Bychkov, Hugh Wolff, and many others.  In addition, O'Riley has performed recitals throughout North America, Europe, and Australia.