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.
Registration for MSOL Members will open on Monday, February 28. Registration for the general public will open Monday, March 7. 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. Please remember that once purchased, Parties are non-refundable. If a party is full, you may opt to be on a waiting list. A confirmation of your reservation or wait-list status will be sent by email. You will receive directions and parking information approximately two weeks before the party.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the schedule for 2022 may change depending on the County and State safety measures recommended at the time of each party. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
2022 Parties of Note
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.
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.
Mark & Mari Brunsell
Janet & Scott Cabot
Carey Fused Glass LLC
George Christiansen III
Kennedy Gilchrist & Heidi Wilde
Linda & Bob Graebner
Jane Hamblen & Robert Lemanske
Holy Wisdom Monastery
Louise & Bob Jeanne
Mary & Scott Kolar
Ann Lindsey & Chuck Snowdon
Linda & Michael Lovejoy
Madison Trust for Historic Preservation
Elaine & Nick Mischler
Jean & Ken Nordland
Beth & Peter Rahko
Nancy & Fred Risser
Don & Barb Sanford
Leotha & Tamera Stanley
Trevor & Rose Stephenson
Daria & Mark Thomas
Jessica & Jim Yehle
Nancy & Ed Young