Madison Symphony Orchestra League
MSOL Fall Luncheon
Friday, October 13, 11:30 a.m.
Blackhawk Country Club
MSOL members and guests are invited to attend the Fall Luncheon on Friday, October 13 at Blackhawk Country Club. Enjoy lunch and a musical performance by Dan Lyons, the MSO’s Principal Pianist and the MSO Chorus Manager and Librarian. The cost to attend is $40 per person. Guests are welcome. Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 4.
MSOL Connect & Musicology Moments
The MSOL is excited to introduce “Musicology Moments”, the next generation of MSOL Connect events. Musicologist Steve Kurr is creating a series of short videos that explore interesting aspects of upcoming MSO performances. Enrich your concert experience by tuning in to Musicology Moments on the MSO/MSOL website or social media channels. We hope you enjoy the new program!
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
- Membership Directory (Annual printed version; Online version updated monthly)
Friday, September 8, 2023
Madison Concourse Hotel & Governor’s Club
The Madison Symphony Orchestra League’s 2023 Symphony Gala took place at the Madison Concourse Hotel on Friday, September 8. This Pearl Anniversary Gala honored Music Director John DeMain’s thirty years with the Madison Symphony Orchestra.
Behind the Music: Discovery Talk
Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Behind the Music Discovery Talk with one of our favorite speakers, WPR Host Norman Gilliland. Norman will took us behind the scenes of the upcoming MSO concerts, American Rhapsody, featuring music by Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, John Adams, and Howard Hanson.
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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 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.
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 15 Parties of Note throughout the year.
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!