Concert on the Green
Monday, June 19, 2023
A Day of Golf. An Evening of Music, Food & Fun.
You’re invited to join us Monday, June 19 at Bishops Bay Country Club! 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. The winner of the MSO’s Bolz Young Artist Competition will also perform a dazzling solo with the orchestra.
Registration Open Now!
Golf and Evening: $395 per person ($195 tax-deductible)
Evening Only: $195 per person ($145 tax-deductible) — Early Bird pricing through April 3! Increases to $225 per person on April 4 ($175 tax-deductible)
Sponsorships begin at $500 — more details below
Click here to download a PDF with sponsorship level details. Sponsorships from $500 to $10,000 are available, and all include recognition in the event program. Register using the button above and with any questions, please contact Casey Oelkers at (608) 257-3734. Thank you!
Mike Leckrone, UW–Madison Band Director emeritus, will be involved in the golf tournament and conduct a piece during the evening concert.
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.
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.
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.
Stay tuned for this year’s prizes! Past offerings have included a one-year Madison Club membership, a pearl set in gold ring, a framed oil on canvas painting, MSO season tickets, a golf outing at Blackhawk Country Club, Green Bay Packers memorabilia, a catered personal chef experience, tickets to the MSOL Gala in September, and Mike Leckrone memorabilia.
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
Thank you to our 2023 Concert on the Green sponsors!
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