2018 MSOL Parties of Note

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2020 MSOL Parties of Note

The MSOL’s Parties of Note is a series of themed parties to benefit the Madison Symphony Orchestra. This year’s parties feature activities, menus and venues to appeal to a wide variety of interests and tastes. With well-known hosts, behind-the-scenes venues, outdoor adventures, musical entertainment, and more, there is something for everyone! And, of course, with all our parties you will enjoy fabulous food and the comradery of your fellow music enthusiasts.

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

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The following Parties are canceled or postponed:

Chamber Music Meets the Beatles:
Canceled. Not rescheduled at this time.
Meet the Mighty Klais: Canceled. Not rescheduled at this time.
Behind the Scenes with NBC 15: Canceled. Not rescheduled at this time.
Historic Homes of Maple Bluff: Rescheduled for August 12, 2020 (rain date: August 13)
First Nation Peoples in Madison’s History, Earthen Mounds: Rescheduled for July 16, 2020
Music in the Governor’s Mansion Inn: Rescheduled for June 15, 2021
Summer Eve Tour of Lake Mendota:
Rescheduled for July 14, 2020
Painting and Perennials: Postponed to 2021.
An Adventure with Fused Glass: Postponed to 2021.
Delightful Duet of Art and Architecture: Postponed to 2021
Music and More in Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Airplane House”: Postponed to July 25, 2021
Veterans Museum and Music: Postponed to 2021

We regret the need to cancel or postpone these Parties due to the coronavirus pandemic. Party liaisons will contact all attendees a month before each scheduled event if cancellation or postponement is necessary, and about two weeks before event with directions, if it is to be held.

For more information on how the Madison Symphony is responding to the coronavirus pandemic, click here.

The following Party still has availability:

All parties are limited in the number of guests and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Many sell out quickly; 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.

Magnificent Monarchs
Monday, August 31, 2020
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Internationally-renowned monarch butterfly expert Dr. Karen Oberhauser, Director of the University of Wisconsin Arboretum, will give a talk on the monarch butterfly, its lifecycle, and migration to and from Mexico and then lead a short walk into the Arboretum to see them. Following the hike, head to the nearby home of Emy Andrew to socialize on the patio and enjoy a light lunch while classical music inspired by butterflies plays in the background. (Rain date Tuesday, September 1)


Linda & Andy Abelman
Emy Andrew
Joel & Kathy Belaire
Barbara Berven
Dr. Nan Beyer-Mears
Rosemarie Blancke
Diane Bless
Janet & Scott Cabot
Denis Carey
Carey Fused Glass LLC
Martha & Chuck Casey
George Christianson III
Kennedy Gilchrist & Heidi Wilde
William and Nancy Haight
Valerie Kazamias
Darcy Kind
Carol Koby
Mary & Scott Kolar

Susan Lee
Pete & Jill Lundberg
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
Madison Trust for Historic Preservation
Fred & Mary Mohs
NBC 15
Darlene & Norman Olson
Ovation 309/Hovde
Christine & John Ramkey
Beth & Peter Rahko
Greg Reed & Michael Zorich
Don Sanford
Judy Topitzes
Teri Venker
Katie & Ellis Waller
David Waugh & Bob Klebba
Carolyn White
Jessica & Jim Yehle
Greg Zelek