Olbrich Home Rooted and Growing

Holiday Concert Series 2018

Sundays in December

2 p.m.

Warm up the winter day with festive holiday music during Olbrich's Holiday Concert Series.

$2 Suggested Donation

Donations are greatly appreciated and help to keep the gardens a free source of education and inspiration for everyone!


Mark Lint's Dry FolkDecember 2

Mark Lint's Dry Folk

Acoustic Rock

Mark Lint has released over a dozen albums of songs with witty lyrics and melodies you'll remember.

Mark Lint's Dry Folk delivers these songs with visceral acoustic noises and pretty harmonies, featuring Iris Hutchings (vocals) and Ken Keeley (bass) from Madison's Getaway Drivers, hand percussion by Jim Turk, and many special guests.




December 9

MaR & PSMaR & PS

Latin Jazz & Funk-Inspired Harmonies

Drawing from their Hispanic roots, the Peguero Sisters (PS) bring Latin fusion to each song they write and perform. Recently recording their second album, “A Different Love”, PS decided to band together with local jazz artists Matt and Rissel (MaR) for their second album as well, titled “REFLECTIONS”.

As a singular entity, MaR & PS bring their audiences novel and fresh arrangements to old jazz favorites, as well as writing original and personable music.




Suzuki StringsDecember 16

Suzuki Strings

Youth Violins

Since 1990, Suzuki Strings of Madison has provided children of all ages quality, comprehensive musical instruction through the violin. By helping to foster a positive environment and working relationship between the teacher, child, and parent, students learn the tools for success and well-being that last a life time. Suzuki Strings of Madison offers children of all ages musical instruction on the violin using the Suzuki method.




Tom KastleDecember 23

Tom Kastle

Folk Singer, Actor and Singer/Songwriter

For years, Tom Kastle traveled the world, collecting and performing maritime songs and stories and captaining sailing ships on the Great Lakes. These days, his passions are even more diverse and include theatrical projects, from musicals to Shakespeare, a recording of original songs based mostly on traditional fiddle tunes, film projects, like Francisco Torres’ Delight In the Mountain, and television, where he hosted a short documentary that was nominated for an Emmy Award.

Recent performances include playing Hagrid and musical director for Harry Potter & the Pet Rock (Mercury Players Theater), the title role in Henry IV (Part 1) (Madison Shakespeare Company), and Frosch in Die Fledermaus (Madison Savoyards).


The Twa DogsDecember 30

The Twa Dogs

Celtic Folk Music

The Twa Dogs perform traditional Celtic folk music on whistle and accordion. Their original all-acoustic arrangements include toe-tapping jigs and reels along with heartfelt ballads. The Twa Dogs combine classical music training with a love of folk music and a casual, down-to-earth approach to performance. Named after a poem by Robert Burns, The Twa Dogs means simply "the two dogs."




Winter Concerts coming up in February and March!

Also at Olbrich


Rainforest Rhythms | January 19

Cocktails in the Conservatory | January 25

LOOK: Tropical Tessellations | Daily, February 16 - March 24

Winter Concert Series | Sunday Afternoons, February 17 - March 31

Cocktails in the Conservatory | February 22

Rainforest Rhythms | February 23

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