Concert on the Green
Monday, June 19, 2023
A Day of Golf. An Evening of Music, Food & Fun.
Save the date for June 19, 2023 to join us at Bishops Bay Country Club! 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.
Choose from Hole, Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum Sponsorship Levels. Click the image below to view more details about each level. With any questions, please contact Casey Oelkers at (608) 257-3734. Thank you!
Mike Leckrone, UW Band Director emeritus, will once again join our 2023 event as Honorary Golf Chair! Those who enjoy golf may start the day at Bishops Bay on the shores of beautiful Lake Mendota by participating in our annual golf tournament, which includes fabulous prizes. Professor Leckrone will be on the golf course throughout the day for photo opportunities. The evening includes a cocktail hour, a private concert by the Madison Symphony Orchestra under a large lakeside tent, and a gourmet dinner.
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 Honorary Golf Chair, 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.
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 2022 Concert on the Green sponsors!
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Rosemarie and Fred Blancke
Elaine and Nicholas Mischler
Richard and Pamela Reese