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 18 - 10:25 am
We are looking to borrow a professional level 120 bass accordion for Chaise Lounge at our September 15th Gala. Can you help us?
Jul 12 - 2:54 pm
Legends & Legacies celebrates the CWSO's 70th year. The season kicks off on October 13 & 14 with "Anniversaries & Celebrations," featuring works of Rossini, Tchaikovsky, and Bernstein as well a premiere performance of "Reflections" composed for this special occasion by Stacey Berk. On December 1 & 2, "Alone Together- Holiday with Cantus" brings in "the premier men's vocal ensemble in the United States" (Fanfare). This ensemble will delight audiences with a program of holiday arrangements accompanied by CWSO. The concert will also feature the 2018 winner of the Betty Frost Jenkins Young Artist Concerto Competition. "Friends & Favorites" on February 23 & 24 will feature pianist, Michael Keller, and soprano, Susan Bender, in works by Von Weber, Barber, and Stravinsky. The final concert of the season, "Maestro's Farewell," on April 13 & 14 will feature some of the symphony greats: Beethoven, Mahler, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Brahms. Renewals for season subscriptions are open now until September 1. New and lapsed subscriptions and individual tickets are available for all concerts by reservation and will be filled after September 1 (in the order they have been received) by visiting or calling the CWSO Office, 800 Main Street (inside the Smith Scarabocchio Art Museum) 715-345-7726. For more information, visit the website- www.cwso.org The CWSO season is supported in part by the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the state of Wisconsin. The CWSO is affiliated with the College of Fine Arts and Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and is generously supported by the Parks & Recreation Department of the City of Stevens Point. Wisconsin Public Radio is proud to be this season's media sponsor. The Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra's mission is to enrich, engage, and educate through the power and performance of live music.

Jul 6 - 2:14 pm
Young musicians, one more week to get your applications in for the CWSO's annual Betty Frost Jenkins Young Artist Concerto Competition! Applications must be postmarked by Friday, July 13. http://www.cwso.org/i/p/yacc_application_2018.pdf
Jul 5 - 3:20 pm
We promise this will be a night to remember! You are invited to enjoy dinner, drinks, and desserts and bring your dance shoes! The music will be provided by CWSO, and Washington D.C. jazz sextet, Chaise Lounge. "Equal parts dry wit and dry martini, Chaise Lounge blends jazz, lounge, and circa-1962 pop into a quasi-retro juggernaut of cool." Join us with a lovely night out in support of 70 years of music making with so many more years to look forward to! Appetizers, Dinner, Dancing - $125/person Dessert & Dancing Only - $70/person Schedule of Events: 6:00-7:00 pm- appetizers and cash bar 7:00-8:30 pm- dinner with Scholarship Quartet 8:30-9:15 pm- Chaise Lounge + CWSO 9:15-10:00 pm- break and LIVE auction 10:00-10:45 pm- Chaise Lounge 10:45- Raffle winner announced Order tickets here- https://cwso.secure.force.com/ticket#sections_a0F6100000IPyn4EAD

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!

Jul 18 - 10:25 am
We are looking to borrow a professional level 120 bass accordion for Chaise Lounge at our September 15th Gala. Can you help us?