Welcome to the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra

Our mission is to enrich, engage and educate through the power and performance of live music.

The vision of the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra serves as a center of artistic excellence; through leadership and partnerships, nourishes spirits, develops intellectual and creative capital, adding value for all.
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Jun 20 - 1:19 pm
The CWSO has some exciting news! Welcome Mara Prausa to the role of interim executive director! Mara begins on Monday, June 25 and brings a wealth of talent and experience with her! Find out more about Mara here! http://www.cwso.org/media/news/cwso-announces-interim-executive-director-2018-06-20/



Jun 19 - 1:24 pm
Calling on young musicians in the central Wisconsin area--this could be you! Applications for the CWSO's Betty Frost Jenkins Young Artist Concerto Competition are due by Friday, July 13. Download application materials from the CWSO website: http://www.cwso.org/i/p/yacc_application_2018.pdf



Jun 14 - 12:02 pm
Help support the organization that supports, mentors, advocates for, and provides the best professional networking experiences - today is League of American Orchestras Giving Day! #createimpacttoday https://americanorchestras.org/donate/league-giving-day.html



Jun 12 - 2:25 pm
Ever wonder how orchestra musicians can work so hard in wool? Apparently you aren't the only one! https://www.baltimoremagazine.com/2016/4/7/baltimore-symphony-orchestra-members-wardrobe-update-under-armour-parsons



Jun 7 - 12:00 pm
Robert and Mary Taylor endorse the third annual "CWSOlstice Celebration!" Join your friends, co-workers, neighbors, well....everyone! in celebration of the Summer Solstice on Thursday, June 21 on the square downtown (underneath an enormous tent). Twinkling lights, soft music by the Silva Brothers, a demonstration of Brazilian dance by Pamela Luedtke and Anna Nummelin, a raffle of experiences, and a prize for the the attendees who have the winning table decorations - an evening to remember! Special thanks to our sponsors: Head Case Salon, Dental Health Centers, Currier Guitars, Rick and Carole Jansing, Liz Kammer, and David and Amy Bakken - sponsorships still available! Call 715-345-7726 for tickets and sponsorship, or order your tickets online today: http://www.cwso.org/events/cwso-events/event_5b0f55ebf4f3/



Jun 6 - 12:30 pm
All in a day's work, sometimes a gem is unearthed! Check out this photo of UW-Stevens Point's Computer Music Center with Danny Mitchell at the keyboard, Charles Young overseeing the composition, Scott Teeple on the right, and Joe Adams on the left. ca. 2005!



Jun 5 - 3:49 pm
Thursday, June 21 will be the third time that the (renamed) CWSOlstice Celebration will be presented! This year, we are happy to announce that the dinner will be held underneath a huge tent erected on the Mathias Mitchell Square (right downtown). Don't miss celebrating the official start of summer with your friends in a gorgeous atmosphere of casual elegance, tradition, and fun! Music provided by the Silvas (who will be playing at Pfiffner Park this Thursday, June 7 from 6:00-6:30!) http://www.cwso.org/events/cwso-events/event_5b0f55ebf4f3/



Jun 4 - 3:41 pm
Thanks to Head Case Salon for generous sponsorship of the CWSolstice Celebration at the Shimmering Platinum level! Our sincere thanks also to Dental Health Center and Currier Guitars for sponsorship at the Reflective Silver level. Want to sponsor a GREAT event that brings people together downtown on a warm summer evening? Check out: http://www.cwso.org/events/cwso-events/event_5b0f55ebf4f3/



May 23 - 4:07 pm
Paris was the destination but no passport needed - Paris came to the CWSO! In cooperation with the Wisconsin Trumpet Guild Conference, the program featured Marc Geujon, principal trumpet of the Paris Opera. Also, making his CWSO conducting debut, Rev. Clay Schmit took the podium in an abbreviated 4th movement of Mendelssohn's "Reformation Symphony," as winner of the 2017-18 So You Think You Can Conduct Contest. Master artist and emeritus professor of the UW-Stevens Point Department of Art & Design, Mark Brueggeman, created the final installment of his series of oil paintings (2006) for "Pictures at an Exhibition." The painting was up for auction with the winner being announced at the April 21 & 22 concerts.



May 23 - 3:45 pm
Danny Mitchell returned home from Nashville to perform with the CWSO in a program full of holiday favorites and fresh arrangements! With sincere thanks for the professional photos to Robert Rosen Photography.


Jun 20 - 1:19 pm
The CWSO has some exciting news! Welcome Mara Prausa to the role of interim executive director! Mara begins on Monday, June 25 and brings a wealth of talent and experience with her! Find out more about Mara here! http://www.cwso.org/media/news/cwso-announces-interim-executive-director-2018-06-20/