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Golf, dinner,
and concert…

Concert on the Green

Venue: Bishops Bay Country Club

Monday, June 19, 2023
Golf Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.
Golf Start: 11:00 a.m.
Cocktail Party: 4:45 p.m.
Concert: 6:00 p.m.
Dinner: 7:00 p.m.

Matching Gift Opportunity!

Make a Donation — Matched up to $5,000!

All proceeds of Concert on the Green support the MSO’s Education and Community Engagement Programs. Make an additional contribution using the button above and it will be matched, up to $5,000, thanks to An Anonymous Friend. This means your donation will be doubled! Help us meet the $5,000 match! (Note: Sweepstakes tickets do not count towards the matching gift opportunity.)



A Day of Golf. An Evening of Music, Food & Fun.

You’re invited to join us Monday, June 19,2023! Play in the golf tournament and have your photo taken with Mike Leckrone, UW Band Director emeritus, who once again joins our event as celebrity guest. Plus, enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres before the concert, followed by dinner. MSO’s dynamic Associate Conductor, Kyle Knox will lead the orchestra, and Professor Leckrone will guest conduct one piece. In celebration of Juneteenth, the Let Freedom Ring concert will feature selections by African American composers Florence Price and William Grant Still, plus Aaron Copland and Antonín Dvořák. Amelia Zitoun, winner of the MSO’s Bolz Young Artist Competition will also perform a dazzling solo with the orchestra.


Antonín Dvořák, American Suite in A major, Op. 98b, B. 190
Antonín Dvořák, Rondo for Cello and Orchestra in G minor, Op. 94
Arr. Stanley, Let There be Peace on Earth
Florence Price, Symphony No. 1
Giuseppe Verdi, Overture to La forza del destino
William Grant Still, Symphony No. 1, “Afro-American”
Aaron Copland, Dance Episodes from Rodeo


Kyle Knox, Conducting
Mike Leckrone, Guest Conductor
Amelia Zitoun, Cello
Tamera and Leotha Stanley, Guest Artists

Meet the Performers

Kyle Knox, Conducting

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Mike Leckrone, Guest Conductor

Mike Leckrone, UW–Madison Band Director emeritus, will be involved in the golf tournament and conduct a piece during the evening concert. 

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Amelia Zitoun, Cello

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Leotha and Tamera Stanley, Guest Artists

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Event Highlights

Cocktail Party
Satisfy your senses! The immaculate grounds of Bishops Bay overlooking Lake Mendota set the stage for an enchanting cocktail party complete with hors d’oeuvres. Relax and enjoy your old and new friendships with a delicious array of passed hors d’oeuvres prepared by the chef at Bishops Bay, and your favorite drinks at a cash bar.

Have a seat in our airy lakeside tent for a concert of light classics performed by members of the Madison Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Kyle Knox. Professor Leckrone will also make an appearance as guest conductor.

Gourmet Dinner
You’ll enjoy an elegant dinner, served by the exceptional staff at Bishops Bay. After dinner, adjourn to the Club House for after-dinner drinks and more conversation.

Meat Option (gluten-free): Chimichurri Sirloin and Lemon Rosemary Chicken Skewers, Quinoa Salad with Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Parsley, Mint, Feta and Tzatziki Sauce, and Grilled Eggplant, Yellow Squash and Zucchini with Balsamic vinaigrette
Vegetarian Option (gluten-free): Falafels with Tabouli Salad, Hummus and Tzatziki Sauce
Regrettably, modifications or changes to the above cannot be accommodated.

Sweepstakes Prizes
Madison Club Membership for One Year
4 Nights at Sunset Nook Cottage in Green Lake
Dinner and Wine for 8 with Chef Dave Heide
MSO 23/24 Season Prime Tickets
Wisconsin Sports Memorabilia
Le Personnel Chef Services
Blackhawk Country Club Golf Foursome with Carts
Two Tickets to Maestro DeMain’s 30th Anniversary Gala
Pearl and Banded Agate Necklace from Goodman Jewelers

Golf Tournament
All golfers can have their photo taken with our special celebrity guest, Mike Leckrone, Director of the UW–Madison Marching Band from 1969 to 2019! Participate in the optional daytime golf tournament (scramble format). Bishops Bay recently completed a comprehensive redesign and update of its golf course, including an 18th hole totally changed to reward golfers with a view of Lake Mendota at all tees. Play for a chance to win prizes with your team, or as an individual golfer! Prizes include a chance to win a car in the Hole-in-One contest.

Concert on the Green is the MSOL’s most successful fundraiser, with proceeds benefiting the Education and Community Engagement Programs of the Madison Symphony Orchestra. These award-winning programs serve 25,000 people annually, ranging from elementary school children who discover the joy of music at the Symphony’s youth concerts, to seniors facing health challenges who experience the beauty and healing power of music played by a professional string quartet in their places of residence.

What if it rains?
In the event of rain, the cocktail party, concert, and picnic will proceed as scheduled in the shelter of our lakeside tent. Golfers who are signed up and paid can play at their convenience at Bishops Bay.


View photos from the 2022 Concert on the Green!

All photos by Anya Kubilus

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Thank you to our 2023 Concert on the Green sponsors!

Platinum Sponsor

An Anonymous Friend

Gold Sponsor

american print
Gialamas Company
Gialamas Company
NBC 15 Logo

Silver Sponsor


Barbara and Norm Berven


Rosemarie and Fred Blancke


Peter and Beth Rahko


Richard and Pamela Reese


Dan and Patty Schultz

Bronze Sponsor

hooper foundation

Fred Mohs

Faith Morledge – Sprinkman Real Estate

Anna Trull
Broker Associate, Stark Company Realtors


Two Anonymous Friends


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Bishops Bay Country Club
3500 Bishops Bay Dr
Middleton, WI 53562