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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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Oct 17 - 1:56 pm
It's hard to pick a favorite bird! When CWSO violist Mary Moran showed up with a ranked, annotated, and cross-referenced list of birds, we had to sit her down and gently explain that she needed to Just Pick One. So she chose the pyrrhuloxia, the southwest cousin of the northern cardinal. Don't ask her to feel guilty about all the birds she couldn't pick--just come watch her perform at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum of Wausau this Thursday, October 19 at 5:30 and 6:30 PM, and enjoy the Birds in Art Exhibition! (Photo credit: Rick and Nora Bowers/VIREO)



Oct 17 - 1:26 pm
Special visitor this afternoon! Elliott came into the office to help his mom, Katie, pick up her cello music for the December concerts. Elliott was born last year in September, just about four months early at 1#13oz. Through a series of miracles and the skill of medical personnel, Elliott is now 20# and not just a little bit handsome! ?



Oct 16 - 3:47 pm
We are off and running after launching the next So You Think You Can Conduct contest this weekend! The results today are: Clay Schmit - 41.27 votes (considering votes are $5/ea...that's a fractional number!) Patty Dreier - 45 votes (P.S. - Candidate Dreier has just informed us that she has an anonymous constituent that has pledged 50 matching votes...game on candidates!) Dave Bakken - 79.2 votes (another fraction!) Remember...voting is OPEN until January 13 and the winner will conduct at the February 17 & 18 concerts. A good start! You may cast your vote here: be sure to indicate your candidate OR candidateS of choice in the 'dedication' section of the on-line form. You may also stop into the CWSO office in the Smith Scarabocchio Art Museum at 800 Main Street, OR mail your vote to: CWSO, P.O. Box 65, Stevens Point, WI 54481 and remember - VOTE EARLY, VOTE OFTEN!



Oct 14 - 1:51 pm
Oooh-la-la! We are so grateful to Roger L. Nelson for his gorgeous gift of Forest Reflections, premiered this evening by CWSO Concertmaster Steven Bjella. Our Vintage Season opens with something brand new. Tickets available at cwso.org and at the door. 7:30 tonight and 4:00 tomorrow afternoon.



Oct 12 - 3:19 pm
Did you know...that the CWSO offers STUDENT RUSH tickets 20 minutes prior to the Sunday CWSO concerts? Just bring your valid student I.D. (all colleges and tech schools) and we'll seat you for $7 (plus tax and handling fee).



Oct 12 - 1:06 pm
These little birds, Daffy and Willow, just knew that you were wondering what to do tonight! And they're here to tell you to head to the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum of Wausau to hear their people, Jenni, Tom, Olivia, and Megan Yang performing at 5:30 and 6:30 PM as part of the Classical Thursday Series. Daffy and Willow won't be there--as Willow told us, "Birds in Art? We're already works of art." Such divas!



Oct 12 - 10:58 am
It's a mystery...whose giant ballot box is that? All will be revealed at this weekend's CWSO Fall Fantasy when the contestants for this year's So You Think You Can Conduct Contest officially launch their campaigns. cwso.org



Oct 11 - 5:43 pm
We were sorting through some archival things today and happened on this letter of 59 years ago. Seems appropriate to share on the eve of our 69th season!



Oct 10 - 10:42 am
It's not hard to pick a favorite bird when they live with you! Meet Daffy and Willow Yang. They get to listen to Jenni, Tom, Olivia, and Megan Yang play music every day, lucky birds! And you have your own chance to hear the Yang family performing this Thursday, October 12 at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum of Wausau, at 5:30 and 6:30 PM. Enjoy some lovely clarinet, cello, violin, and piano music while you view the Birds in Art exhibition.



Oct 9 - 3:26 pm
Program Notes for Fall Fantasy - opening concert of the CWSO season October 14 & 15, 2017
Oct 17 - 1:56 pm
It's hard to pick a favorite bird! When CWSO violist Mary Moran showed up with a ranked, annotated, and cross-referenced list of birds, we had to sit her down and gently explain that she needed to Just Pick One. So she chose the pyrrhuloxia, the southwest cousin of the northern cardinal. Don't ask her to feel guilty about all the birds she couldn't pick--just come watch her perform at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum of Wausau this Thursday, October 19 at 5:30 and 6:30 PM, and enjoy the Birds in Art Exhibition! (Photo credit: Rick and Nora Bowers/VIREO)