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.
CWSO on Facebook

Dec 16 - 12:01 pm
Happy birthday, Mr. Beethoven! December 16, 1770. https://youtu.be/CNyla5QfN-Y
Dec 15 - 4:43 pm
This Sunday!



Dec 13 - 4:18 pm
Central Wisconsin Jazz Ensemble East Meets West The Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce two opportunities to experience professional big band jazz music in Central Wisconsin! The Central Wisconsin Jazz Ensemble will present "East Meets West," a concert dedicated to jazz composers from the east and west coasts on Friday, January 5, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the James F. Veninga Theater at the UW-Marathon County Center for Civic Engagement and Saturday, January 6, 2018 in Michelsen Hall at the Noel Fine Arts Center, UW-Stevens Point. Bandleader Brent Turney says, "These performances will highlight the unique qualities of jazz greats from both ends of the country, including Bill Holman, Shorty Rogers, Mary Paich, Stan Kenton, and the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra on the west coast, and Thad Jones, Mel Lewis, Maria Schneider, Ted Nash, and Duke Ellington from the east." The CWJE is a professional 16-piece big band comprising the best performers in Central and Northern Wisconsin, presenting three concerts per season, and featuring big band music, newly-composed works, and outstanding guest artists. The CWJE is managed by the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra with support from the College of Fine Arts and Communication at UW-Stevens Point. Additional support is from Wisconsin Public Radio, the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. Tickets are $25 pre-concert or $30 at the door with student pricing at $7 pre-concert and $10 at the door. To purchase tickets and for more information, please visit cwso.org, or call the CWSO office at 715-345-7726.



Dec 13 - 2:34 pm
How adorable is this? CWSO Education and Community Engagement Coordinator Mary Moran spent some time with students from the Head Start program recently and this artful thank you arrived by special delivery today! Thank you Mary, for helping the CWSO to live its mission of enriching, engaging, and educating through the power and performance of live music!



Dec 13 - 12:19 pm
We are celebrating THREE years in the beautiful Smith Scarabocchio Art Museum after signing the 2018 lease. So grateful foe the support of the City of Stevens Point and the Parks and Recreation Department. Because of our central location, we are happy to welcome our patrons for ticket purchases, have a multi-functional space for committee meetings, celebrations, and music of many varieties. The current exhibit, "Over There: Portage County During the Great War," is SO interesting, telling a history of involvement during WWI - thanks to the Portage County Historical Society for their installation. And, of course, the ultimate thanks goes to David and Alyce Smith for their vision and gift of an incredible community asset.



Dec 12 - 2:05 pm
So You Think You Can Conduct Vote Tally as of 12/12/17: Schmit - 299.77 Bakken - 169.4 Dreier - 63 VOTE TODAY (and tomorrow, and the next day...) http://www.cwso.org/events/cwso-events/event_e510975ceaee/



Dec 9 - 9:40 am
The holidays are well underway, and ours began last week when we welcomed Danny Mitchell Home for the Holidays. Thank you to Channel 7 WSAW TV for featuring Danny on Your Town Stevens Point this week! http://www.wsaw.com/content/news/Stevens-Point-native-making-waves-in-Nashville-462919323.html



Dec 7 - 3:04 pm
Things are getting VERRRRY interesting with the So You Think You Can Conduct campaign all of a sudden - Schmit pulls way ahead after the weekend's concerts! Schmit - 279.77 Bakken - 169.4 Dreier - 63 Remember - you can vote many ways, for many contestants! http://www.cwso.org/events/cwso-events/event_e510975ceaee/



Dec 7 - 8:47 am
We loved the festive Holiday spirit that Tuba Christmas infused into the intermission at last weekend's CWSO concerts! Be sure to catch them again tomorrow evening in concert!



Dec 5 - 6:16 pm
Ever wonder what happens to CWSO interns? Joey was with the CWSO in the spring semester of 2014 - congratulations Joey!


Dec 16 - 12:01 pm
Happy birthday, Mr. Beethoven! December 16, 1770. https://youtu.be/CNyla5QfN-Y