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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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Enroll in a WYSO Endangered Instruments Workshop

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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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Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition Winners Announced

Each fall, WYSO hosts a concerto competition for Youth Orchestra students. Judges this year heard an incredible amount of talent from the 32 students who participated. Concerto competition winners are invited to perform with Youth Orchestra during the May concerts. Congratulations to each student! Winners this year

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Evelyn Steenbock Fall Concerts Draw To A Close

WYSO presented its first concert series of the season, the Evelyn Steenbock Fall Concerts, on November 10, 2018 and November 16, 2018. WYSO orchestras performed works from Stravinsky, Khachaturian, Newbold, and more. The Youth Orchestra concert included a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations with special guest Joseph

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