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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Jul 25 - 5:56 pm
Tomorrow evening! The atmosphere is casual, the music is over-the-top, and, yes, there will be cookies...

Jul 21 - 12:15 pm
Happy New Year! And welcome to the largest class of incoming board members in the history of the CWSO! Left to right front: Tracy Spoerl, Nicole Huntington, MaryBeth Slezak. Back row left to right: Bruce Barnes, George Griese, Joe Bain, and Matthew Bargander. Not pictured: Jason Glisczynski, Heidi Oberstadt, Steven Slezak, and Brent Turney. And, we're so fortunate that our retiring board members are staying on in the volunteer corps-all of them! Thank you Dave and Amy Bakken, Lee Ayers, Carole Jansing, Kass Raabe, and Betty Jenkins for your years of valued service! Photo credit to KJ Johnson, arts Management Student Intern. Taken Monday, July 20 at the CWSO Annual Meeting.

Jul 11 - 6:08 pm
"With more than 105,000 musicians performing in 1,200 orchestras across the country last year, regional and small-town orchestras that operate on small but innovative budgets, have become the rule, rather than the exception." http://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/10522988-74/orchestras-symphony-music

Jul 6 - 10:34 am
Congratulations to Natalie Van Tiem, winner of the 2015 Betty Frost Jenkins Young Artist Concerto Competition - Natalie is the recipient of a full scholarship to UW-Madison, which she was awarded through a competitive audition process!

Jun 30 - 12:56 pm
Interns are the BEST! We're fortunate to have two excellent students from UWSP's Arts Management program with us this summer. Logan Bayuk on the left and Kristin 'KJ' Johnson are preparing two mailings, soon to be deposited at the Post Office!

Jun 27 - 1:18 pm
Welcome George Lepak, the CWSO's new Administrative Assistant! Stop in to say 'hello!'

Jun 27 - 12:08 am
Wish you were here! #whitedinnerevent2016

Jun 21 - 3:53 pm
Thank you to all who attended last evening's Business After Hours at the Smith Scarabocchio Art Museum - and thanks to the Portage County Business Council for the wonderful photos!

Jun 17 - 11:57 am
We have new installments in our "Meet the Music" series, thanks to Rosalie Gilbert, Education coordinator for the CWSO, Samuel Karow of Fancy Horse Films (he's simply amazing!), and the fabulous musicians you'll see and hear in the video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_F0k-11UyZE

Jun 17 - 11:32 am
Need a dose of inspiration? Do yourself a favor and spend the best 25 minutes of your day with Hon. Elijah E. Cummings from Maryland as he addressed the League of American Orchestras closing plenary last Saturday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veogZDz6Ang&feature=youtu.be

Jul 25 - 5:56 pm
Tomorrow evening! The atmosphere is casual, the music is over-the-top, and, yes, there will be cookies...