Our June 2021 E-News highlights our 2021/22 Organ and Symphony seasons. Plus, share your thoughts on MSOL Connect, learn about the upcoming MSOL Parties of Note, and more!

Subscriptions Available NOW for our 21/22 Organ Season!


Our 21/22 Overture Concert Organ season features the return of Isabelle Demers, and countertenor Reginald Mobley joins Principal Organist Greg Zelek for a program of organ transcriptions and gospel spirituals. Plus, Greg opens the season with a solo performance, and closes it in collaboration with the Diapason Brass & Timpani. Subscribe to all four concerts now for just $63!

Subscribe to the 21/22 Symphony Season


Have you explored our 21/22 Symphony Season yet? We’re scheduled to begin in the fall of 2021. This joyous celebration of Beethoven will feature many of the artists and programs we had anticipated experiencing throughout this season.

Subscription brochures have been mailed and you can subscribe online now!

“The musicians and I can’t wait to welcome you back to our concerts in beautiful Overture Hall!”  – John DeMain, Music Director

Other Recent News & Stories

Rhapsodie Quartet
Friday, July 16

Join Madison Symphony Orchestra’s Rhapsodie Quartet for a FREE performance at Olbrich Gardens during their Summer Concert Series on July 16. This is a free community concert, but tickets are required! Learn more and register for tickets through Olbrich Gardens.



Upcoming MSOL Parties of Note

Availability remains open for July Parties of Note! Be sure to register for the July 13 “Stroll Through Gardens Past and Present” Parties of Note while spots are still available.

August Parties of Note include several past favorites (availability may be limited). Learn more about all upcoming parties now on our website.

August party registration opens at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 28th.


Help Us Plan Future MSOL Connect Events!

Last year, the Madison Symphony Orchestra League began hosting a series of virtual educational events titled “MSOL Connect.” We were thrilled at the response and are in the planning stages for next season. Whether or not you have attended one of these events, we’d love to hear your thoughts on how you’d like to see MSOL Connect events take place in the future and invite you to fill out our short, four-question survey!

Click here to fill out the survey.


Upcoming Community Events and Virtual Resources

An Iliad
Presented by American Players Theatre
June 25 through August 15

Revisit Homer’s epic tale, distilled by one war-torn poet. Actor Jim DeVita takes audiences on a thrilling, wrenching tour of the Trojan War. The intimate Touchstone Theatre is an ideal space for this exploration of the contradictory conditions of glory and violence, and the human race’s seemingly endless fascination with war.

To find out more, please visit the https://americanplayers.org/.


Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society Virtual Concerts
Saturday, June 26 & Saturday, July 3

BDDS is back! The  2021 season, entitled Brave New World, features four kinds of musical experiences.

On Saturday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m. experience “The Master and Margarita”; named for one of the greatest novels of Soviet-era Russia.

July 3rd’s performance will present, “Stranger in a Strange Land”, named for Robert Heinlein’s 1961 science-fiction novel.

Don’t miss these two upcoming experiences! To find out more about the 2021 season, please visit https://bachdancing.org/.


National Women’s Music Festival
June 30 through July 4

This year the National Women’s Music Festival will be a five-day musical and cultural extravaganza that incorporates all facets of women’s lives. It’s a jam-packed long weekend where choices for things to do range from concerts, comedy, a marketplace, newly released films and videos, workshops featuring a spirituality series, writer’s series, and much, much more!

To learn more about the event, please visit the National Women’s Music Festival website.


Concerts on the Square
Presented by the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra
Wednesday, July 7
Breese Stevens Field

The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra announces two significant updates to its perennial summer classical concert series, Concerts on the Square ®. First, all Concerts on the Square will be performed at Breese Stevens Field as planned on Wednesdays, July 7-August 4. The 2021 season with the WCO’s annual Independence Day celebration, featuring John Williams, the 1812 Overture, and more.

To learn more and register for the event, please visit the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra website.


Art Fair Off the Square
July 10 through 11

The 42nd Annual Art Fair Off the Square is one of two juried fairs sponsored and produced by the Wisconsin Alliance of Artists and Craftspeople, Inc. (WAAC). The two day event is a showcase for about 140 exclusively Wisconsin artists and craftspeople and includes food and unexpected, spontaneous happenings. The show features ceramics, art glass, painting, fiber, sculpture, jewelry, graphics, paper-making, photography, wood, and more.

Learn more about the event by visiting the Art Fair Off the Square website.


Opera in the Park
Presented by the Madison Opera
July 24, 2021 at 8:00 p.m.

Opera in the Park 2021 stars soprano Amanda Majeski, mezzo Rehanna Thelwell, tenor Andrew Stenson, and bass-baritone Kyle Ketelsen in a program of opera arias, ensembles, and more. In order to allow distancing on the stage, they will be joined by a small ensemble of solo instrumentalists, comprised of Madison-area musicians, led by John DeMain.

To learn more about the event, please visit the Opera in the Park 2021 page.

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