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Tues., Nov. 7, 2017
9:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1 p.m.

DOWNLOAD the 2017-18 Youth Concerts Registration Form here.
DOWNLOAD the 2017 Fall Youth Concerts Curriculum Guide here.
The 2017 concerts theme is “From the New World,” with repertoire including Gould’s American Salute; Dvořák’s Symphony 9 “The New World,” I. Adagio; Copland’s Lincoln Portrait; and Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever.
The MSO’s Fall Youth Concerts reach nearly 5,000 elementary school children each year. These concerts enrich, engage, and inspire through themed, multi-dimensional performances that include coordinating visual images, introductions to the compositions, and inspiring performances by the students’ peers – the winners of the annual Fall Youth Concerto Competition.
We can also help prepare your students for the concerts free of charge! We’ll send one of our professional musicians and a Madison Symphony Orchestra League member to your classroom to introduce the musical works, the composer, and concert etiquette in fun and engaging ways. Please indicate whether you would like a visit from our docents on the registration form.
“These are high quality programs…Programs like these help to light the classical music fire.” – MSO Musician and Music Educator
“I always thought that watching an orchestra on TV was boring and something that old people did. This was different! These were real people playing music right in front of me. I loved being able to hear the music and let it touch my ears and heart.” - Student
Seats for the MSO’s youth concerts are $4 per student. Parents, teachers, and chaperones are free of charge with groups over 10 students. Subsidized tickets are available depending on your school’s participation in the free/reduced lunch program.
If you have any questions, please contact MSO Director of Education and Community Engagement Kathryn Schwarzmann at (608) 257-3734 x225 or kschwarzmann@madisonsymphony.org.
Meera Bradley, violin
Homeschool – Madison, WI
Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole, Mvt. V
Sophia Jiang, piano
Jefferson Middle School – Madison, WI
Mozart: Concerto No. 12 in A Major, Mvt. I
Meera and Sophia are both winners of our 2017 Fall Youth Concerto Competition.
Click here to visit the Fall Youth Concerto Competition page.


Major funding
provided by
Additional funding
provided by

Dr. Annette

This project is supported by Dane Arts
with additional funds from the Endres
Mfg. Company Foundation, The Evjue Foundation,
Inc., charitable arm of The Capital Times,
the W. Jerome Frautschi Foundation,
and the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation

The Evjue Foundation, Inc., the charitable arm of The Capital Times

Irving and Dorothy Levy Family Foundation, Inc.

James and Joan Johnston

William J. and Joyce F. Wartmann Fund