Special Events

WYSO Special Events

In addition to concerts and recitals, WYSO hosts additional events throughout the year which are open to the public. Please check back often for an updated schedule.

Joseph Johnson Master Class

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 6:30 pm
Morphy Hall
925 Bascom Mall, Madison

In addition to performing Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations with Youth Orchestra at their fall concert, guest artist and cellist Joseph Johnson will host a master class on Tuesday, November 13 at 6:30 pm at Morphy Hall. The two-hour master class will allow 20-30 minutes for each player, split between WYSO and UW students. Joseph will also visit Oregon High School on November 13, and Middleton High School on November 14.

Joseph has been heard throughout the world as a soloist, chamber musician and educator. Principal cellist of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra since the 2009-2010 season, he previously held the same position with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. He also serves as principal cellist of the Santa Fe Opera, and during the 2008-2009 season was acting principal cellist of the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra. Prior to his Milwaukee appointment, Joseph was a member of The Minnesota Orchestra cello section for 11 years.

For more details on the master class, please contact us at wyso@wysomusic.org.

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 Irish band The Kissers, delicious appetizers, a raffle, silent auction, door prizes, and more.

Proceeds from the event will help support all aspects of the WYSO program for young musicians, including high-quality orchestral training, performance opportunities, student scholarships, orchestra tours, and master classes with professional musicians.

Art of Note

Saturday, March 30, 2019
Monona Terrace
1 John Nolen Drive, Madison

Support WYSO in our largest fundraiser of the year. Enjoy fantastic food, drinks, and performances by several WYSO ensembles as you take part in a diverse silent auction and a thrilling live auction. It’s a highlight of the year for all in attendance.

Open Rehearsals – TBA

Often throughout the year, WYSO hosts an open rehearsal for prospective students and parents. Students observe certain WYSO ensembles rehearse, take a tour of our facility, and meet with our administrative staff in a brief Q&A. Prospective students and parents also get the chance to ask questions of some of our WYSO members and parents. If you would like to visit a rehearsal on a day that we are not holding an open rehearsal, please contact the WYSO main office at (608) 263-3320.



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