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Special Events

If you have an affinity for great music in great company, join the MSO for special events throughout the season as we celebrate music and Madison’s vibrant cultural community.

Symphony Gala

Our 2018 Gala celebrates Madison Symphony Orchestra Music Director John DeMain’s 25th Anniversary year! Duo-pianists Christina and Michelle Naughton will perform in his honor amid a host of treats and surprises at the Madison Symphony Orchestra League’s biggest-ever Symphony Gala. Learn more.

Parties of Note

The Madison Symphony Orchestra League’s series of themed parties take place throughout the year. Activities, menus, and venues appeal to a wide variety of interests and tastes. Learn more.

Club 201 Events

Join your Madison Symphony Orchestra for a special Club 201 social gathering this holiday season in conjunction with A Madison Symphony Christmas, Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1! Learn more.

Out at the Symphony

This is an opportunity to connect with the MSO and members and friends of Madison’s LGBTQ community in a fantastic night of great classical music with an exclusive party at one of downtown Madison’s hottest venues. Check back soon for the 2019 Out at the Symphony event.

Open Rehearsals

The MSO is one of the few orchestras in the nation to welcome the public into select rehearsals, free of charge. Learn more about our 2018-2019 Open Rehearsals. Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to experience a working symphony in action and be sure to bring the young musicians in your life to see what happens behind the scenes. Reservations can be made beginning one month prior to each Open Rehearsal. Call the MSO Office at 608-257-3734 or email info@madisonsymphony.org to reserve your spot. Seating is limited.

The Final Forte

The Final Forte finalists are selected from a group of young Wisconsin artists who competed in the Bolz Young Artist Competition’s two preliminary rounds. The event gives these four artists the chance to perform a movement from a concerto with the MSO.

The Rhapsodie Quartet

The Rhapsodie Quartet brings together some of the brightest stars of the Madison Symphony Orchestra. More than just a string quartet, the ensemble is the resident ensemble of the MSO’s award-winning HeartStrings Community Engagement Program. United in their mission, the members of the quartet create a fusion of talent, passion and heart in their performances.

Magic of Music Lunches

The Magic of Music Lunches provide an in-depth look at musical topics and introductions to guest artists over a delicious meal. Your $30 ticket includes your meal and gratuity; a cash bar will also be available.

Voices of Spring Gala

Save the date for May 11, 2019. This special event is presented by Friends of the Overture Concert Organ.

Concert on the Green

Save the Date for June 24, 2019. This special event is presented by the Madison Symphony Orchestra League.