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Parties of Note

The MSOL’s Parties of Note is a series of themed parties to benefit the Madison Symphony Orchestra. Online registration is now open to the general public!

Learn more and register for 2023 Parties


MSOL Behind the Music

Thursday March 16, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Weston Place Condominiums, 625 N. Segoe Rd.

RSVP by Sunday, March 12

Join us for a special Behind the Music Discovery Talk with our own Kyle Knox, MSO Associate Conductor, Thursday, March 16, 2023, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Kyle will give us a behind the scenes and in depth look at Mahler’s life and his Symphony No. 4 ahead of the MSO’s presentation of Beyond the Score® on March 19. Refreshments will be served following the event. Seating is limited to 30 people, so be sure and register early! This event is free and open to all members of the Madison Symphony Orchestra League and their guests.


Concert on the Green

Monday, June 19, 2023
Bishops Bay Country Club

Learn more and RSVP by June 5

Save the date to join us on Juneteenth for a memorable day of golf and a magical evening of entertainment at Bishops Bay Country Club. Play in the golf tournament and have your photo taken with Mike Leckrone, who once again joins our event as celebrity guest. Plus, enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres before the concert, followed by dinner. MSO’s dynamic Associate Conductor, Kyle Knox will lead the orchestra, and Professor Leckrone will guest conduct one piece. In celebration of Juneteenth, the Let Freedom Ring concert will feature selections by African American composers Florence Price and William Grant Still, plus Aaron Copland and Antonín Dvořák. The winner of the MSO’s Bolz Young Artist Competition will also perform a dazzling solo with the orchestra.


MSOL Mid-Winter Luncheon


Thursday, February 23, 2023
The Madison Club

MSOL members and guests are invited to attend the Mid-Winter Luncheon on Thursday, February 23 at The Madison Club. Enjoy lunch and a conversation with the MSO’s Executive Director Robert Reed. The cost to attend is $40 per person. Guests are welcome. Registration for this event is closed.


MSOL Connect

Watch Musicology Moment: Furiants and Scherzos Watch Musicology Moment: Cadenzas

The MSOL is excited to introduce “Musicology Moments”, the next generation of MSOL Connect events. When the MSOL Connect Zoom series was created in June 2020, we were not able to meet in person for MSOL activities. MSOL Connect became an online educational opportunity for members.  It was well received by members and won a national award from the League of American Orchestras Volunteer Council. With the return of in-person meetings and concerts, “Musicology Moments” is now the newest evolution of the MSOL Connect Series.

Steve Kurr, the musicologist who hosted our MSOL Connect series, will pre-record short videos that will showcase a section of the upcoming MSO concerts with easily understandable information that is suitable for quick views on the website or social media. These “shorts” will be posted on the MSOL page located in the MSO website before the MSO concert.

MSOL Members will receive an email with a link to see this posting. The MSO E-news will also announce this new opportunity with a link for MSO E-news subscribers. This posting is a way for MSO E-News subscribers to learn about the MSOL Connect new format, join the MSOL or become a member of the MSOL Connect committee.

Before the Feb 17/18/19 MSO Concert weekend, watch for the MSOL Connect email to our members and the MSO E-news to all MSO email subscribers. Both of these will have a link for individuals to click and watch. It is also an opportunity for anyone to go to the website to view the new and previous MSOL Connect Events. We hope you enjoy the new program!

You can also watch any of our outstanding MSOL Connect programs again. Click here to explore past MSOL Connect events.



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

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
  • Membership Directory (Annual printed version; Online version updated monthly)

Join the League or renew membership

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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.

Concert Previews

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 for many years, 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 next Concert on the Green event is on June 19, 2023. 

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Symphony Gala

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.

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Parties of Note

Parties of Note are small parties, typically for 20-30 guests, with unique themes and venues. There are approximately 15 Parties of Note throughout the year.

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Non-Membership Gifts

We appreciate your gift to the MSOL, of any amount that is meaningful to you, to help support future Education and Community Engagement Programs of the Madison Symphony Orchestra. Thank you!

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from a variety of Education and Community Engagement Programs, MSOL fundraising events, and donor appreciation gatherings where MSOL Members and volunteers contribute vital support.