Yearly archive for 2016

An Evening with the Kissers Tickets on Sale

The Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras’ Parent Leaders invite all community members to celebrate youth music education at The 4th Annual ‘An Evening with The Kissers’ fundraiser.The event will feature an evening with Madison’s premiere Irish band: The Kissers, delicious appetizers, a raffle, silent auction, door prizes, and more.

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Jim Smith presented ‘Making a Difference Award’

NBC15 has awarded WYSO Music Director and Youth Orchestra Conductor, James Smith, the ‘Making a Difference Award’. The award is given to members in the community who have dedicated their time and talents to making a positive difference in the lives of others. To view the full

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Endangered Instrument Workshop Series

This January, WYSO starts the first of four Endangered Instrument Workshops. Join us for deeper study and understanding of the unique instruments included in our Endangered Instrument Workshops: Bassoon, Viola, Low Brass, Horn, and String Bass. All workshops are free and open to the public. Come and

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Sounds of the Season

WYSO will be featured again this year on NBC15’s Sounds of the Season. The broadcast will feature three WYSO ensembles: Youth Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble, and Youth Brass Choir. It will air on Saturday, December 24 at 10:00 pm and Sunday, December 25 at 8:00 am & 12:30

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Support WYSO with

A neat way to support WYSO this holiday season is to shop through to support WYSO. If you shop, we ask that you first visit and click on the logo at the bottom of our homepage. You will be redirected to where

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WYSO Chamber Recitals

WYSO’s Chamber Music Program, under the leadership of Chamber Music Director Karl Lavine, will present recitals on Saturday, December 10 at 4:30 pm, Thursday, December 15 at 7:00 pm, and Saturday, December 17 at 4:30 pm. The recitals will take place at Capitol Lakes. These recitals will

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WYSO to be on W.O.R.T.

On Thursday, November 17 WYSO will be featured on the Rich Samuels’ morning show, Anything Goes. The segment will air at 7:22 am and feature interviews with WYSO E.D. Bridget Fraser, and alumni guest artists Cynthia Woods & Kenneth Woods.

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Laurie Smukler – Violin, to give Master Classes & Recital

The UW-Madison Mead Witter School of Music is welcoming violinist Laurie Smukler to campus to host two master classes and a recital with pianist Victor Asuncion and violinist Soh-Hyun Altino. The Masterclasses will be on Friday, November 18 at 6:30 pm and Saturday, November 19 at 10:00

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Alumni to join WYSO in Fall Concert

WYSO is extremely excited to be welcoming back two WYSO alumni to perform with Youth Orchestra. On November 19 at 7:00 pm at the River Arts Center in Sauk Prairie, siblings Ken Woods & Cynthia Woods will take the stage for the second concert in our Evelyn

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First Rehearsal Tomorrow

It is with great joy and anticipation that we look forward to the first rehearsal of the 2016 – 2017 season. The rehearsal will take place on Saturday, September 10. Starting at 9:00 am WYSO will welcome nearly 500 members into the program to begin their yearlong

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