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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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Chamber Recital to Celebrate End of Chamber Camp

Today at 4:00 on the campus of Edgewood College, WYSO will end its week-long chamber camp with a small chamber music recital. The FREE recital will feature the 20+ young musicians who have worked all week in their respective chamber ensembles. The chamber groups will perform works

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Concert in the Park

The Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras is proud to be a part of Concert in the Park, Hosted by The Gialamas Co. on August 10, 2016 for yet another season. For seven consecutive years, WYSO has been invited by The Gialamas Company to be a part of this spectacular event.

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Farewell Tour Concert

Join us in sending off our Youth Orchestra as they embark on their 2016 tour of Italy! The FREE Farewell Concert at Olbrich Botanical Gardens will take place at 7:00 pm. The Youth Orchestra, under the direction of Music Director James Smith, will perform four pieces ranging

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WYSO Welcomes Back Alumni for Fall Concerts

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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WYSO Hiring Development Director

May 31, 2016 Organization:    Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras Position:              Development Director Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras (WYSO) seeks an energetic and forward thinking development professional to join one of the most highly respected youth orchestra programs in the country.  The Development Director will play a major

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WYSO Welcomes New Opus One Conductor

WYSO is excited to announce the hiring of Geri Hamilton as the charter conductor of the Opus One Orchestra. Ms. Hamilton brings a wealth of experience that fit with WYSO’s mission and as she leads Opus One in its pilot year. Not only does Ms. Hamilton bring

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Madison Music Makers concert on June 5

Looking for a fun activity on June 5th? Why not stop by and see our friends at Madison Music Makers perform their spring concert? At 4:00 on the campus of Holy Wisdom Monastery, Madison Music Makers, WYSO Mentors, and Staff will perform in “a joyous musical celebration

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