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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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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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WYSO Office Closed on Labor Day

The WYSO office will be closed on Labor Day – Monday, September 5, 2016.

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New Development Director

WYSO is excited to announce the hiring of our new Development Director, Andrea Gibbs. Andrea has an extensive career in communications and development and will be an integral part of the WYSO team. Andrea is a fervent supporter of the arts and is also a WYSO alumna parent. […]

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A Special Message from Bridget Fraser, WYSO E.D.

August 3, 2016 Dear WYSO Members and Families; For the past 30 years, WYSO’s Music Director James Smith has served as an exemplary conductor and music educator for thousands of students who have played in the ranks of WYSO’s Youth Orchestra. At the end of the 2016-2017 […]

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