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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Sep 19 - 1:09 pm
Here's news that we don't get to share every day--CWSO's own Joanna Johnson is the U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion of 2017! Congratulations, Joanna! Come hear Joanna and her sister Maranatha Elmhorst perform as the duo JoNatha this Thursday, September 21 at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum of Wausau for the Classical Thursdays series. They'll be playing at 5:30 and 6:30 PM. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXGmX5_Mvx0



Sep 18 - 5:10 pm
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Sep 14 - 12:57 pm
Whooooooo's going to Classical Thursdays tonight at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum of Wausau? Alaric Coussons is performing his own compositions on piano at 5:30 and 6:30 PM. It'll be a real hoot--owl see you there! (Photo: C.W. Moynihan/Audubon Photography Awards)



Sep 14 - 11:46 am
Look what arrived today! Thank you Jenny Vanden Heuvel for your exquisite eye for beauty! This concert will be as gorgeous as the poster. Tickets at: cwso.org



Sep 13 - 1:46 pm
We have 12 accomplished young musicians auditioning on Saturday, September 16 for the opportunity to perform with the CWSO at the December concerts. The public is invited to the auditions in Room 221 (small recital hall) in the Noel Fine Arts Center on the campus of UW-Stevens Point. No reservation needed.



Sep 12 - 12:42 pm
We love September SO MUCH that we're filling it up with music! Sept. 14: Alaric Coussons at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum (5:30 and 6:30 PM) Sept. 21: An evening of trios at the McMillan Memorial Library in Wisconsin Rapids (7:00 PM) Sept. 21: Celtic duo JoNatha at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum (5:30 and 6:30 PM--yes, we have musicians performing in two different cities in one night!) Sept. 28: Guitarist John Currier at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum (5:30 and 6:30 PM) Sept. 29: Central Wisconsin Jazz Ensemble performs a Tribute to Gil Evans in Michelson Hall at UW-Stevens Point (7:30 PM) Whew! See you there! And just wait until October!
Sep 12 - 12:25 pm
You know who likes screech owls? CWSO musician Alaric Coussons. You know who composes his own music that doesn't sound like screech owls? Alaric. Come hear Alaric perform his own compositions on piano for this year's first Classical Thursday at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum of Wausau, in conjunction with the Birds in Art Exhibition. This Thursday, September 14 at 5:30 and 6:30 PM. (Photo from citywildlife.org)



Sep 11 - 12:24 pm
Join co-principal cellist Dr. Lawrence Leviton and Dr. Molly Roseman in recital tomorrow, September 12!



Sep 5 - 1:56 pm
Join us for an evening of chamber at the McMillan Memorial Library. CWSO musicians Stacey Berk (oboe), Andres Moran (horn), Mary Moran (viola), Jenni Yang (clarinet), and Tom Yang (piano) will perform trios by W.A. Mozart, Carl Reinecke, Randall Thompson, and William White



Sep 5 - 1:41 pm
The CWSO is excited to continue its Classical Thursdays collaboration with the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum of Wausau, in conjunction with the annual Birds in Art exhibition. Each Thursday this fall, from September 14 through November 16, CWSO musicians will be performing at 5:30 and 6:30 PM while the museum stays open later for you to stroll the galleries. Come be surrounded by beauty!
Sep 19 - 1:09 pm
Here's news that we don't get to share every day--CWSO's own Joanna Johnson is the U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion of 2017! Congratulations, Joanna! Come hear Joanna and her sister Maranatha Elmhorst perform as the duo JoNatha this Thursday, September 21 at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum of Wausau for the Classical Thursdays series. They'll be playing at 5:30 and 6:30 PM. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXGmX5_Mvx0