Madison Symphony Orchestra League
2019 Symphony Gala
Friday, September 13
Parties of Note: Let’s Tango!
Sunday, October 27
The Madison Symphony Orchestra League invites you to a memorable evening in support of the MSO’s Education and Community Engagement Programs. The 2019 John DeMain Award for Outstanding Commitment to Music will be presented to Marian Bolz, and the evening will also feature performances by two Bolz Young Artist Competition finalists and the Rhapsodie Quartet. Online registration will open soon, with mailed invitations to follow.
This is the last of our Parties of Note with availability! It’s smooth and sensual, the national dance of Argentina, and anyone can learn it. You will be greeted with a pisco sour and treated to a brief demonstration of tango and then participate in an hour long lesson taught by professional tango instructors, Katie and Doug Reuhl. Following your lesson relax while watching another demonstration and then enjoy some typical Argentinian treats and wine.
Love the Symphony? Join the League!
Part of the Madison community since 1956, the Madison Symphony Orchestra League (MSOL) is an organization of more than 350 members committed to supporting the Madison Symphony Orchestra’s artistic, financial and educational mission. Membership is open to all, and new members are welcome at any time!
Benefits of Membership
- Enjoy a community of friends who share your passion for music
- Volunteer your time and talent
- Contribute to our city’s cultural landscape
As a member, you’ll receive:
- Invitations to exclusive member events including parties, luncheons, and concert previews
- Monthly MSOL Member E-news highlighting activities and opportunities
- Score newsletter from the MSO and MSOL
- Annual Membership Directory
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MSOL Member Events
Members of the Madison Symphony Orchestra League receive access to special concert previews, lunches with musical performances, and other social events. Learn more about them below or volunteer to help plan an event.
Fellowship, Music, and More
Fall, Winter, and Spring Luncheons bring members together for food and fellowship, and feature MSO musicians or guest artists as performers or speakers. And a special Holiday Party is hosted by the League in December to celebrate the season.
Ladies Bridge Marathon, Men’s Bridge and Couples Bridge Marathon groups are popular with bridge-playing League members.
The MSOL Couples Bridge Marathon is gearing up for our 2019-2020 season! This group meets six times during the year between September and late April, ending with a dinner and bridge event at the Madison Club. If you are interested in joining our group, please call Marilyn Ebben (608-833-4683) for more information. Registration closes on August 15th.
League members host these timely presentations, one or more each year, featuring a musician or music expert who highlights the concert repertoire.
MSOL Fundraising Events
The Madison Symphony Orchestra League is proud to support the award-winning Education and Community Engagement programs of the Madison Symphony Orchestra through a variety of annual fundraising events and activities. Learn more about them below.
Concert on the Green
Held at Bishops Bay Country Club each June, Concert on the Green features a golf outing in the morning followed by a cocktail party, concert, and gourmet picnic dinner in the evening.
The Symphony Gala celebrates the opening of the Symphony season in September with a formal dinner, drinks, dancing, and live music. At this event, the John DeMain Award for Outstanding Commitment to Music is presented to recognize an individual or individuals for their longstanding and unwavering support of the League, the Madison Symphony Orchestra and music in the community.
Parties of Note
Parties of Note are small parties, typically for 20-30 guests, with unique themes and venues. There are approximately 12 Parties of Note throughout the year.