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2023 Symphony Gala

Friday, Sept. 8
Madison Concourse Hotel

The Madison Symphony Orchestra League’s 2023 Symphony Gala will take place at the Madison Concourse Hotel. This Pearl Anniversary Gala honors Music Director John DeMain’s thirty years with the Madison Symphony Orchestra. The net proceeds of the Gala will be placed in the John and Barbara DeMain Fund for Education and Community Engagement, which supports the MSO’s Education and Community Engagement Programs.

Ticket Information

Registration has closed. Please contact Teressa Smith, Registrar, to join the waitlist. msolevents@madisonsymphony.org or 608.576.8474

Ticket Price: $225 per person; $1,800 for a table of eight
Tax-Deductible Amount: $115 per person; $920 for a table of eight

Menu Options: Beef, Fish, Vegetarian
Beef: Grilled Angus Tenderloin (Roasted garlic Yukon mashed potatoes and lemon Broccolini with Chianti reduction)
Fish: Braised Tuscan Bean Ribollita, Pancetta and Kale, Roasted Swordfish
Vegetarian: Baked Polenta with peppers, capers and olives


6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar with music by:
Musical-Lee Yours Quartet

Musical Perfomance
MSO Gala Orchestra
John DeMain, Conductor
Julian Rhee, Violin

Black Tie Optional

Featured Guests

John DeMain

MSO Music Director

John Stofflet

Former NBC15 Anchor and Master of Ceremonies

Leotha Stanley

Musical-Lee Yours Quartet

Julian Rhee, violin

Former Bolz Young Artist Competition Winner and Guest Artist

Sponsorships Available!

Click on the image below to enlarge, and contact Casey Oelkers (coelkers@madisonsymphony.org) for more information.

View photos from the 2022 Gala!

Presented by the Madison Symphony Orchestra League

The Madison Symphony Orchestra League is an organization of more than 350 dedicated men and women who are committed to supporting the Madison Symphony Orchestra. Love the Symphony, Join the League! The MSOL presents the Symphony Gala as a benefit and all proceeds support the MSO’s nationally recognized Education and Community Engagement Programs. These programs enrich the cultural life of the entire community and help build the future of the art form we all love so much.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Pearl Sponsor

MSO Gala Orchestra Sponsor
Kato Perlman

Lead Sponsors

Julian Rhee Sponsor
Elaine and Nicholas Mischler

Diane Ballweg
Barbara and Norm Berven

Valerie and Andreas Kazamias & Terry Haller
Peggy and Tom Pyle


Musical-Lee Yours Quartet Sponsor
Beth and Peter Rahko

Stephen Morton and Rochelle Stillman
Pam Ploetz and John Henderson
Judy and Nick Topitzes


Rozan and Brian Anderson
Rosemarie and Fred Blancke
Paul and Anne-Marie Correll

Farley's House of Pianos

W. Jerome Frautschi
Dr. Stanley and Shirley Inhorn
Ann Lindsey, in memory of Chuck Snowdon
Charles McLimans and Dr. Richard Merrion
Pleasant T. Rowland
Joe and Mary Ellyn Sensenbrenner
An Anonymous Friend


Jeff and Beth Bauer
Louise and Ernest Borden
Dorothy and Ellsworth Brown
Benito De Leon and Kari Peterson
Marilyn Ebben

Farley's House of Pianos

Dr. Robert and Linda Graebner
Robert and Louise Jeanne
Linda and Michael Lovejoy
Gary and Lynn Mecklenburg
Fred and Mary Mohs
Katie and Doug Reuhl
Michael and Claire Ann Richman
James and Carol Ruhly
John Suby
Carolyn White
Heidi Wilde and Kennedy Gilchrist


Joel and Kathryn Belaire
Tyrone and Janet Greive
Jeanne Myers
Nancy Mohs
Janet Renschler
Orange and Dean Schroeder
Patty and Dan Schultz
Dr. Beverly S. Simone
Mary Lang Sollinger
Thomas Terry
Katie and Ellis Waller
John Wiley and Andrea Teresa Arenas

In-Kind Sponsors

american print
madison concourse
madison concourse
american print
NBC 15 Logo
Farley's House of Pianos


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Madison Concourse Hotel & Governor’s Club
1 W Dayton St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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