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Announcing: A Special Benefit Concert featuring Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat

A special benefit concert for the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras Chamber Music Program, Igor Stravinsky’s “The Soldier’s Tale” examines how war can affect us individually and as a society. Now 100 years old, this captivating folktale tells the story of a soldier, a violin, and the devil

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WYSO to present the Bolz Family Spring Concerts

WYSO will present the Eugenie Mayer Bolz Family Spring Concerts series on Saturday, May 4 and Saturday, May 18 in Mills Concert Hall, 455 N. Park Street, Madison. Winners of the annual Youth Orchestra and Philharmonia Orchestra Concerto Competitions will perform a concerto with their orchestra. Youth

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Audition Excerpts Now Available

Audition excerpts for the 2019-2020 WYSO season are available here. These excerpts are designed to provide the judges with a basis for adjudicating students on the same materials with the same length of preparation. Excerpts change from year to year. Our online audition registration period runs through

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WYSO Audition Registration Now Open

Join a tradition of excellence! The audition registration period for the 2019-2020 WYSO season is officially open. Students can learn more about our audition process and book an audition appointment here. Registration runs through April 22, with auditions to be held June 4 through June 12, 2019 at

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WYSO Percussion Ensemble to present the 2019 Percussion EXTRAVAGANZA!

The WYSO Percussion Ensemble will present the 18th annual Percussion EXTRAVAGANZA! on Saturday, April 6 at 1:30 pm at Mills Concert Hall, 455 N. Park Street, Madison. With a theme of “Spirits Rising,” the 2019 Percussion EXTRAVAGANZA! will feature nearly 150 performers, including instrumentalists, vocalists, and dancers.

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2019 Art of Note Gala Celebrates The Love Of Music

The Art of Note Gala is the signature annual fundraising event for the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras. This event supports world-class music education for dedicated young musicians from across southern Wisconsin. With attendance of over 300 community members, the 2018 gala raised nearly $100,000 in support of

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WYSO to present the Ballweg Winterfest Concerts

Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras (WYSO) will present the Diane Ballweg Winterfest Concerts series on Saturday, February 16 and Saturday, March 2 in Mills Concert Hall, 455 N. Park Street, Madison. WYSO orchestras will perform pieces from Weber, Dvořák, Bizet, Prokofiev, and more. “These are wonderful works and the

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Violinist James Ehnes to host Master Class for WYSO Students

Violinist James Ehnes will host a master class for three violin students in Youth Orchestra on Saturday, February 16 from 1 pm to 2 pm in room 1321 at the UW-Madison Humanities building. The master class is free and open to the public. Ehnes is a guest

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“Evening with The Kissers” Fundraiser set for Jan. 25

“An Evening with The Kissers” Friday, January 25, 2019 The Brink Lounge 701 E Washington Ave., Madison The WYSO Parent Leaders Committee invite all community members to celebrate youth music education at its annual “An Evening with The Kissers” fundraiser. The event features an evening with Madison

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Sounds of the Season Broadcast Dates

Celebrate the holidays with Sounds of the Season, a WYSO tradition produced by NBC15. Sounds of the Season features performances by WYSO’s Youth Orchestra, Opus One, the WYSO Percussion Ensemble, the Tibbetts Brass Quintet, and local high school music groups. The program airs on NBC15 on Monday,

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