Up Close & Musical®

in Schools

Up Close & Musical®

Up Close and Musical brings the power and beauty of classical music into the classrooms of elementary schools throughout Dane County. The curriculum is guided by the Comprehensive Musicianship through Performance model and academic standards for music, bringing the Hunt Quartet into six schools four times each year. School visits will take place in the spring of 2022. Individual quartet members visit separate classrooms to conduct exciting and interactive lessons that send students on a hunt for the concepts of melody, rhythm, expression, and form.

At the end of the school year all of the participating schools are invited to attend Symphony Soup, which brings young people from across south-central Wisconsin into Overture Center for the Arts to experience classical music the way it was meant to be heard – live! At this culminating concert, the Hunt Quartet is featured among a full symphony orchestra.

Upcoming Event: Hunt Quartet Recital

Monday, May 16, 7:00 p.m.
Oakwood Village

Join the Hunt Quartet for a FREE performance at Oakwood Village on Monday, May 16. Members of the group include MSO Musicians Paran Amiriniazari, Hillary Hempel, Jennifer Paulson, and Derek Handley. This recital is sponsored by Kato Perlman.

Would your school like to participate in the 22/23 School Year?

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With questions, please contact MSO Education Assistant Lisa Kjentvet at lkjentvet@madisonsymphony.org.

After the Kindergarten mini-concert, a child said, ‘That was the most beautiful music I’ve ever heard!

Participating Teacher

Thank you to our generous sponsors

Major funding provided by

David and Kato Perlman


Stanley and Shirley Inhorn


An Anonymous Friend

Additional funding provided by

Jeff and Beth Bauer

Colony Brands, Inc.

Darcy Kind and Marc Vitale

Wendy Weiler and Robert Erb

Wisconsin Arts Board

Wisconsin Arts Board support comes with additional funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.