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In response to Covid-19, WYSO staff members are working remotely.

The WYSO Offices at the Humanities Building and the Beltline are closed as the WYSO staff members are working remotely. Admin staff services are available 9:00 to 5:00 M-F by telephone (608) 263-3320 and email. Click here for Staff Contacts.  

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WYSO Concerts & Events Postponed!

In response to the recent announcements from the University of Wisconsin-Madison,  all of the Diane Ballweg Winterfest Concerts have been postponed. This includes the March 13 concert at the Hamel Music Center and the March 14 concerts scheduled for Mills Hall. The safety and health of our community is our

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The 2020 Art of Note Gala is Postponed, but the Online Auction is on!

The Art of Note Gala has been postponed until Fall, however the Online Auction is underway now and our goal is to raise $110,000 to support scholarships and core programming for the WYSO orchestras, ensembles, and Music Makers. To register for the auction and begin your bidding

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The March 13 Diane Ballweg Winterfest Concert is Almost Sold Out!

The Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras (WYSO) will present the second concert series of its 19-20 season on March 13 and 14, 2020. In the Friday night Youth Orchestra Concert, the top WYSO orchestra will take the stage with the four Madison Opera Studio Artists in the beautiful new Hamel Music Center on the

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WYSO Endangered Instrument Workshops Begin This Saturday!

The 2020 WYSO Endangered Instrument Workshops begin this Saturday, January 11,  and provide an opportunity for students to try out one of the Endangered Instruments and work with a top-notch coach. The workshops are free of charge and open to both WYSO Members and Non-Members. What is

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WYSO Fall Youth Concert Gets Rave Review

Greg Hettmansberger attended the November 22 Youth Orchestra Concert and was wildly enthusiastic about the performance. From the headline “WYSO Wows with Wondrous Performance” to the ending line, it is clear that Hettmansberger is a fan of the orchestra, the conductor, and the fabulous guest artists. Read

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Eugenie Mayer Bolz Family Spring Concerts Conclude WYSO Season

WYSO presented its third and final concert series of the season, the Eugenie Mayer Bolz Family Spring Concerts, on May 19 and May 20, 2018 in Mills Concert Hall. Programed pieces included works from Dmitri Shostakovich, Arturo Márquez, Aaron Copland, Jacques Offenbach, and more. The concert weekend

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Newly Named Honors Brass Quintet Recognizes Major Alumnus Gift

Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras is pleased to announce that Charles and Eva Tibbetts of Eau Claire, WI have recently made a major commitment to the WYSO endowment. In recognition of this gift, the newly created WYSO Honors Brass Quintet will be named the Tibbetts Brass Quintet. Charles

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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 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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