Special Events

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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

Friday, September 8
Our annual Symphony Gala, presented by the Madison Symphony Orchestra League, celebrates and supports our award-winning Education and Community Engagement Programs at the Madison Concourse Hotel. 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. All parties are limited in the number of guests and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Many sell out quickly (some are already sold out). Reservations made online through our website are highly recommended to secure the parties you want. You may make reservations for as many events as you wish. Learn more.

Free Community Concerts

Stay tuned for more information about our 23/24 free community concerts!

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. Learn more.

The Hunt Quartet

The Hunt Quartet is the resident quartet of the MSO’s nationally-recognized Up Close & Musical® program, designed to bring the power and beauty of classical music into elementary school classrooms throughout Dane County. Learn more.

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. Learn more about this Young Artist Competition.

Voices of Spring Gala

Hosted by our Friends of the Overture Concert Organ, Voices of Spring features dinner and music on stage at Overture Hall to benefit the Organ Endowment Fund. Learn more about this event.

Open Rehearsals

The MSO is one of the few orchestras in the nation to welcome the public into select rehearsals, free of charge. 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. Click here to learn more.

Magic of Music Lunches

Our 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.

Out at the Symphony

Friday, December 1
This event is sold out.

Join your Madison Symphony Orchestra for a concert, followed by a special Out at the Symphony social gathering! Immediately following the concert, you’re invited to the after-party with hors d’oeuvres and drinks in the second-floor Promenade Lounge. This is your chance to meet Madison Symphony Orchestra musicians, Music Director John DeMain, special guests, and connect with members of the LGBTQIA+ community and friends age 21 and above.

Club 201 Events

Join your Madison Symphony Orchestra and fellow young adult classical music lovers for a special Club 201 social gathering and concert! Immediately following select MSO concerts, you’re invited to the after-party with hors d’oeuvres and drinks. This is your chance to meet Madison Symphony Orchestra musicians, Music Director John DeMain, special guests, and music enthusiasts like you.

Concert on the Green

This is a special event presented by the Madison Symphony Orchestra League! The day begins with a golf tournament at Bishops Bay Country Club, followed by a lakeside cocktail party, gourmet picnic dinner, and outdoor concert by members of the Madison Symphony Orchestra.