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December 3, 2019


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Each year, the Madison Symphony Orchestra performs concerts to audiences of over 42,000. But we are especially proud to enrich, engage and inspire an additional 25,000 people through our vast array of nationally-recognized Education and Community Engagement Programs. None of this would be possible without the generous support of our donors and community members like you.

With your help, we can continue to expand the impact of our programs and connect with even more people each year. Learn more about how we bring music into the lives of young children and families, to students, to the elderly and those with health challenges – and on Giving Tuesday (December 3), please consider making a tax-deductible contribution of any amount that is meaningful to you.

As a bonus, the first $1,000 will be matched by a generous donor. Your gift to the Symphony is a truly gift of music to your community. Thank you!

A Symphony of Gratitude

Our annual gratitude report, “A Symphony of Gratitude,” is released each year in the fall. These photo-filled reports illustrate the impact of our Symphony and Organ seasons, as well as our Education and Community Engagement Programs. Learn more.

Young People’s Concerts

Every year the MSO offers several concerts designed specifically for school-aged students. These concerts take place at the Overture Center to create exciting musical experiences with long-lasting impacts. Learn more.

Up Close and Musical®

Through in-school visits over the course of a year, members of the Hunt Quartet introduce students to the basic elements of music. Learn more.

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This music therapy-informed program continues to reach beyond traditional performance settings to bring live, interactive presentations by some of the Madison Symphony Orchestra’s best players into healthcare and residential facilities. Our sessions have demonstrated extraordinary physical, emotional, cognitive, and social changes for people of all ages and levels of functioning, reaching nearly 3,200 individuals each season. Learn more.

Meet the Musician

Professional musicians from the Madison Symphony Orchestra introduce and demonstrate their instruments in fun and engaging ways at the Madison Children’s Museum. Kids can touch and play instruments at “instrument petting zoos” hosted by Heid Music. Learn more.

Master Classes

An encounter with a musical hero can be a turning point in the life of a young musician. That is why the MSO is proud to be able to bring many world-class soloists and conductors (including our own John DeMain!) into local schools to work with students of all ages. These master classes are offered free of charge to participating schools and are open to the public. Learn more.