Endangered Instrument Workshops in April

On Saturday, April 8 we will hold another session of our Endangered Instrument Workshops. These FREE workshops are designed for bassoon, viola, horn, low brass, and bass to receive individual attention from a professional coach to improve their technique. For more information please visit our Endangered Instrument

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Concerto Competition Winners to Perform at Winterfest

The Youth Orchestra concert at 7:00 pm on March 18, will feature two of the winners from the Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition: Violinist, Mary Deck and Percussionist, Adam Goren.  Mary Deck, age 16, is a junior at Madison West High School, and has been a part of

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Winterfest Concerts

The Diane Ballweg Winterfest Concert Series will be taking place on March 11, 2017. The concerts will feature Opus One, Sinfonietta, Harp Ensemble, Concert Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, and Youth Orchestra. For more information and program repertoire, please click here. Saturday, March 18, 2017 11:30 am – Opus

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Tom Sharpe to perform with Percussion Ensemble

We are so excited to announce our 16th annual Percussion Extravaganza! This year will be unlike any other as WYSO’s Percussion Ensemble takes the stage with internationally recognized performer, composer, and percussionist Tom Sharpe. In addition to his own music, Tom is the drummer for the widely

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Endangered Instrument Workshops in February

This February, WYSO will continue its Endangered Instrument Workshops. Join us for deeper study and understanding of the unique instruments included in our Endangered Instrument Workshops: Bassoon, Viola, Low Brass, Horn, and String Bass. All workshops are free and open to the public. Come and develop your

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Youth Orchestra Honors Recital

On Friday, January 13 WYSO will present an honors recital featuring the Honorable Mention recipients from WYSO’s 2017 Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition. The free recital will take place at 7:00 pm at the Oakwood Village West Auditorium located at 6201 Mineral Point Rd in Madison, WI. The

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An Evening with the Kissers Tickets on Sale

The Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras’ Parent Leaders invite all community members to celebrate youth music education at The 4th Annual ‘An Evening with The Kissers’ fundraiser.The event will feature an evening with Madison’s premiere Irish band: The Kissers, delicious appetizers, a raffle, silent auction, door prizes, and more.

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Jim Smith presented ‘Making a Difference Award’

NBC15 has awarded WYSO Music Director and Youth Orchestra Conductor, James Smith, the ‘Making a Difference Award’. The award is given to members in the community who have dedicated their time and talents to making a positive difference in the lives of others. To view the full

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Endangered Instrument Workshop Series

This January, WYSO starts the first of four Endangered Instrument Workshops. Join us for deeper study and understanding of the unique instruments included in our Endangered Instrument Workshops: Bassoon, Viola, Low Brass, Horn, and String Bass. All workshops are free and open to the public. Come and

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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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