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MSOL Fall Luncheon

Friday, October 13, 11:30 a.m.
Blackhawk Country Club

Register by Wednesday, October 4

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.


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 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!

Watch MSOL Connect events and Musicology Moments


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)

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Symphony Gala

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.

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.