2018 MSOL Parties of Note

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2022 MSOL Parties of Note

Welcome to MSOL’s 2022 Parties of Note, the sixteenth in our series of themed parties to benefit the Madison Symphony Orchestra. Once again, we have activities and venues to appeal to a wide variety of interests and tastes. We have repeats of some of the most popular parties from previous years as well as exciting new parties. This year’s party lineup features well-known hosts, behind-the-scenes venues, outdoor adventures, musical entertainment, and more. And of course, with all our parties you will enjoy fabulous food and the camaraderie of your fellow music enthusiasts.

Plan your “itinerary” and make your reservations early, as space for each party is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Many sell out quickly! All registration will be exclusively online and must be accompanied by Master Card or Visa payment. You may make reservations for as many events as you wish. A confirmation of your reservation will be sent by email. You will receive directions and parking information approximately two weeks before each party.

Please take note of a few important changes to the registration process this year:

  • Once you have finished selecting tickets for all Parties you wish to register for, you will have 10 minutes to complete the checkout process. We highly recommend that you have your credit card information handy, as well as names and email addresses of all attendees, before you begin registering.
  • If tickets to the Party you wish to register for have sold out, please keep checking back! It’s possible that tickets may be released from someone else’s cart.
  • If you wish to join the waitlist for a Party, you will be able to do so through the website this year. Regardless of how many tickets you are interested in, please enter one email address onto the waitlist. We will contact you whenever any spots open up (beginning with the first person on the waitlist, and moving down). At the time that we contact you, we will determine how many tickets are available and how many you are interested in.
  • Please be reminded that all Parties are non-refundable. Thank you!

Parties will follow all County and State COVID safety measures in place, or recommended, at the time of each party, such as wearing a face mask and social distancing.

The Madison Symphony Orchestra League and the Madison Symphony Orchestra are most grateful to our Party Hosts and Sponsors for their generous support and participation in this project. All proceeds benefit the MSO’s Education and Community Engagement Programs.

With any questions, please email partiesofnotemso@gmail.com. Thank you!

2022 Parties of Note

Stanleys’ Gospel Carols — Nov. 29
Join a festive dress rehearsal of the Mt. Zion Gospel Choir under the direction of Leotha and Tamera Stanley in preparation for A Madison Symphony Christmas in December. Listen to the sounds of the season, then mingle with the choir and other guests while enjoying festive treats.

Past parties:

Behind the Scenes at NBC15 — Apr. 6
Tour the studios, watch a live broadcast, and meet the news anchors and staff who make the station tick.

Meet the Mighty Klais — Apr. 9
Enjoy a backstage tour with the MSO’s Principal Organist and Organ Curator, Greg Zelek, as he explains the inner workings of the Overture Concert Organ. The tour will begin with refreshments and include on-stage seating where Greg will show what this magnificent instrument can do.

Effigy Mounds at Mendota — May 21
Take a guided tour of the effigy mounds at Mendota Mental Health Institute, followed by a reception at the historic lakeside Herfurth Cottage.

Queens’ Tea — Jun. 2
Indulge in the traditional English Tea and toast the reigns of Victoria and Elizabeth II with conversation at tables decorated to honor the British monarchy.

A Secret Garden — Jun. 23
Gardeners won’t want to miss seeing this hidden gem tucked away in downtown Madison. Once an overgrown lot behind a residential building, it was transformed into an urban paradise. After the tour, enjoy light refreshments at a home overlooking the Capitol

Vilas Area Historic Homes — Jun. 28
Enjoy a one-mile guided walking tour in the historic Vilas Neighborhood with refreshments and socializing afterwards on a rooftop terrace overlooking the neighborhood and the Madison skyline.

Garden Party with Weavings — Jul. 24
Wander flagstone pathways through an expansive garden, and marvel at complex, double woven textiles by an artist whose weavings are on display nationwide. A two-acre prairie restoration is adjacent.

Prairie Vistas and Music — Aug. 7
Take a walk through the prairie at Holy Wisdom Monastery and enjoy delicacies from the monastery kitchen. The finale features music for piano and organ performed by two renowned keyboard artists.

Adventures in Fused Glass — Aug. 14
Enjoy refreshments as you learn about the intricate process involved in the making of fused glass. Then, create your own fused glass votive which is yours to keep.

Chamber Music Meets Beatles — Aug.28
Enjoy a unique chamber music experience performed by a quartet of MSO Musicians and an array of tasty desserts.

Veterans Museum — Sep. 13
Take a personal tour of this award-winning museum and research center that chronicles the history-shaping exploits of Wisconsin’s veterans, followed by refreshments at a nearby home.

Beethoven in Vienna — Sep. 18
Trevor Stephenson, artistic director of the Madison Bach Musicians, will discuss and play selections from Beethoven’s piano sonatas. Dr. Stephenson will perform on his late 18th century Stein fortepiano, the type of instrument Beethoven would have played at the time.

A Soiree of Song — Sep. 29
Spend an intimate musical evening as you step back in time to an era where singers such as Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, and Sarah Vaughn were household names

Bonbons and Bubblies — Oct. 12
Get an exclusive behind the scenes tour of one of Madison’s most famous chocolate shops, CocoVaa. You will learn about the history of her brand and the science of chocolate and taste as you enjoy an array of chocolate bonbons along with cheeses and selected sparkling wine pairings.

Thank you to our 2022 Parties of Note Hosts/Sponsors!

Amy Alstad
Larry Bechler
Joyce Bromley
Mark & Mari Brunsell
Cathy Buege
Janet & Scott Cabot
Denis Carey
Carey Fused Glass LLC
George Christiansen III
Bob Dinndorf
Audrey Dybdahl
Marilyn Ebben
Syovata Edari
Kennedy Gilchrist & Heidi Wilde
Linda & Bob Graebner
Jane Hamblen & Robert Lemanske
Holy Wisdom Monastery
Louise & Bob Jeanne
Carol Koby
Mary & Scott Kolar
Beth Kubly
Susan Lee

Ann Lindsey & Chuck Snowdon
Linda & Michael Lovejoy
Madison Trust for Historic Preservation
Charles McLiman
Elaine & Nick Mischler
NBC 15
Jean & Ken Nordlund
Rob Nurre
Darlene Olson
Beth & Peter Rahko
Nancy & Fred Risser
Don & Barb Sanford
Leotha & Tamera Stanley
Trevor & Rose Stephenson
Daria & Mark Thomas
Judy Topitzes
Teri Venker
Carolyn White
Jessica & Jim Yehle
Nancy & Ed Young
Greg Zelek