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Penn Park Free Community Concert

Venue: Penn Park

Saturday, June 24, 2023
4:00 p.m.

Admission: This concert is free and open to the public.

A free community event!

Join the Madison Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with Mt. Zion Gospel Choir and Associate Conductor Kyle Knox for a free community concert at Penn Park. Bring the family for an afternoon at the park with live music and food trucks!



When can I arrive?
Claim your spot on the lawn beginning at 2:30 p.m.!

What can I bring?
Ideas include blankets, lawn chairs, a picnic lunch, outside food or beverages (no glass containers, please), sunscreen, hats, and water.

Will food and drink be available?
We will have three food trucks on site from approximately 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. More details to be announced soon.

Where can I park?
There is neighborhood street parking available. We encourage carpooling if possible! Or, you can take any Madison city bus to the South Transfer Point — Penn Park is just a 10 minute walk away.

Are there any age restrictions?
No! Bring the whole family to enjoy the afternoon with us!

Will the concert have an intermission?
No. The concert will last approximately one hour, from 4:00-5:00 p.m.


Antonín Dvořák, American Suite in A major, Movement I
Timothy Wright/Leotha Stanley, Trouble Don’t Always Last
Jill Jackson/Leotha Stanley, Let There be Peace on Earth
Orlanda Draper/Leotha Stanley, Praise the Lord Everybody
Florence Price, Symphony No. 1, Movements III & IV
Giuseppe Verdi, Overture to La forza del destino
William Grant Still, Symphony No. 1, Movement III
Aaron Copland, Dance Episodes from Rodeo, Movements III & IV


Kyle Knox, Associate Conductor
Mount Zion Gospel Choir, Tamera and Leotha Stanley, Directors

Meet the Performers

mso music director john demain

Kyle Knox, Conducting

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Mount Zion Gospel Choir

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Concert Sponsors


Barbara and Norm Berven

Media Sponsor

In-Kind Donors


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Penn Park
2101 Fisher St
Madison, WI 53713 United States
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