Madison Symphony orchestra & chorus
Maestro John DeMain plans his MSO seasons to be a deliberate blend of the familiar and the new. This series of three concerts in Overture Hall, playing again Saturday night and Sunday afternoon, sways toward nostalgia. There are goofy jokes and gospel carols, and violas in reindeer-antler headbands.
It’s fine if you don’t bring a Santa hat. It’s more fun if you do.