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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.

Concert on the Green

Our 25th annual Concert on the Green will take place on Monday, June 24 at Bishops Bay Country Club. Music Director John DeMain celebrates 25 years of this exciting summer tradition with Cellist Grace Kim as the featured soloist (winner of the 2019 Bolz Young Artist Competition). Register for the evening cocktail party, concert and dinner, or participate in the full day including the golf tournament. This special event is presented by the Madison Symphony Orchestra League.

Registration deadline extended! RSVP by noon on Monday, June 17

Parties of Note

2019 Parties of Note reservations available now! 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. If the system does not let you purchase the number of tickets you would like, it is because there are not enough spots left for that party. If you would like to join the waitlist for a party, please email Jessica Yehle at partiesofnotemso@gmail.com.

Register for 2019 parties

Symphony Gala

Our 2018 Gala celebrated Madison Symphony Orchestra Music Director John DeMain’s 25th Anniversary year! Duo-pianists Christina and Michelle Naughton performed in his honor amid a host of treats and surprises at the Madison Symphony Orchestra League’s biggest-ever Symphony Gala. Stay tuned for our 2019 Symphony Gala on Friday, September 13.

Club 201 Events

All 2018–2019 Club 201 events have concluded. Learn more about our 2018 Club 201 event. Stay tuned for information about Club 201 events planned for our 2019–2020 season.

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. Congratulations to our 2019 winners: Antonio Wu, piano, second place; and Grace Kim, cello, first place! Learn more about the Final Forte.

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. All 2018–2019 events have concluded, but stay tuned for dates planned for 2019–2020.

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. All 2018–2019 open rehearsals have concluded, but stay tuned for dates planned for 2019–2020. 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. Learn more about our 2019 Out at the Symphony. All 2018–2019 Out at the Symphony events have concluded, but stay tuned for dates planned for 2019–2020.

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.

Voices of Spring Gala

This event hosted by Friends of the Overture Concert Organ, featuring dinner and music on stage at Overture Hall to benefit the Organ Endowment Fund, took place on Saturday, May 11, 2019. The next Voices of Spring Gala will be held in 2021.