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Madison Symphony Orchestra League

Upcoming Events

Bolz Young Artist Competition Semifinals
Mon., Nov. 18

MSOL Holiday Party
Wed., Dec. 4

Parties of Note
2020 Parties coming soon!

The Bolz Young Artist Competition Preliminary Rounds (Wisconsin students grades 9-12) were held October 26th and November 2nd. There were 31 competitors over the two Saturdays and ten semifinalists emerged. The Semi-Finals will be held in Promenade Hall at Overture Center on Monday, November 18th at 7:00 pm. This round of the competition is open to the public at no charge.

Please join the Madison Symphony Orchestra League for our Holiday Party at Maple Bluff Country Country Club from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4. Enjoy a buffet of appetizers and desserts and a no host bar. Guests are welcome. RSVP by Friday, Nov. 29.

Our Parties of Note have wrapped for the year. Stay tuned for announcements on our 2020 party selections. MSOL members enjoy early access to reservations, which open early January. If you are not a current member, consider joining now, to take advantage of this opportunity.

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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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, Concert on the Green features a golf outing in the morning followed by a cocktail party, concert, and gourmet picnic dinner in the evening.

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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 12 Parties of Note throughout the year.

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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.