Yearly archive for 2017

Video: Sounds of the Season

WYSO is pleased to sponsor this year’s NBC15 broadcast of “Sounds of the Season,” a special holiday concert featuring local high school music ensembles, the WYSO Youth and Sinfonietta Orchestras, the WYSO Honors Brass Quintet, and an interview with Sinfonietta conductor Mark Leiser. Click here to view the broadcast.

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WYSO Honors Brass Quintet To Perform At “Holiday Tunes In The Terminal”

The WYSO Honors Brass Quintet will perform at “Holiday Tunes In The Terminal,” a week-long holiday celebration showcasing musicians of all ages from throughout south central Wisconsin, on December 20 at 6 pm. The event takes place in the South Lobby of the Dane County Regional Airport,

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WYSO Music Makers Host Inaugural Concert

WYSO Music Makers hosted their inaugural concert on Sunday, November 19 at UW-Madison Music Hall, 925 Bascom Mall. The group performed pieces by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Harold Arlen, and more. The Madison Music Makers program was acquired by WYSO in July of 2017. Currently directed by accomplished violinist Paran Amirinazari,

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Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition Results Announced

We are excited to announce the results of the 2017-2018 Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition. Our judges this year heard an unusually high number of students, and an extraordinarily high level of playing. Congratulations to each musician who participated. The competition aside, learning a concerto movement is a

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Percussion Ensemble Featured At State Music Conference

The WYSO Percussion Ensemble was featured at the prestigious Wisconsin State Music Conference on Thursday, October 26. Held annually at the Monona Terrace Convention Center, the conference is attended by countless music educators, students, parents, and music industry leaders. This year, Percussion Ensemble Director Vicki Jenks was

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Calling All Pianists

Do you play the piano? Are you interested in joining WYSO for the 2017-18 season? Since a substantial amount of this season’s repertoire calls for an advanced pianist, we have created a designated piano position in the WYSO for this season. Preference will be given to students

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WYSO Staff in New Roles

On July 19th, the WYSO family bid a fond farewell to Jonathan Schroerlucke, Communications & Membership Coordinator, as he left to join the staff at Madison Opera. Jonathan brought numerous skills and a cheerful attitude to WYSO daily. We miss him, but we wish him well in

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WYSO is Hiring

WYSO is currently hiring for a new position: WYSO Music Makers Membership Coordinator. WYSO Music Makers Membership Coordinator Under the guidance of the WYSO Music Makers Program Director, and under dictates of the current mission and vision of the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras, the WYSO MM Membership Coordinator

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A letter from the WYSO Executive Director

Dear Friends of WYSO, I’d like to share some important and exciting news with you. Recently, the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras unanimously voted to acquire the Madison Music Makers program, founded by Bonnie Greene in 2008, making it a program of the

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Madison Music Makers Concert

Our friends over at Madison Music Makers will be having their last concert of the season June 4 at 4:00 pm at Holy Wisdom Monastery. Several Madison Music Makers are also WYSO members! They have worked all season long to prepare for this stellar concert. Be sure

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