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 27 - 10:53 am
There's a lot to love about the CWSO's "Vintage Season!" Don't delay in getting your season subscription - four concerts for the price of three! cwso.org



Jul 26 - 10:27 am
""The arts can be a huge economic simulator for main streets," he said. "...We have a lot of sold out shows -- we have 475 seats -- and that has an enormous economic impact on a city the size of Stoughton. If there's a sold out show at the opera house, there is nowhere to eat on Main Street. There are cars parked all the way up and down Main Street." There are restaurants and bars that have opened or others that have remained open since the opera house reopened, Brehm added." http://host.madison.com/wsj/entertainment/arts-and-theatre/the-show-must-go-on-saving-wisconsin-s-historic-theaters/article_1a03fbf5-9f71-58ce-bdff-93538dcf59ff.html



Jul 24 - 4:42 pm
The Central Wisconsin Jazz Ensemble presents its first concert of the season with a tribute to Gil Evans. The program will feature Birth of the Cool, Miles Ahead, and Sketches of Spain. The 18-piece professional big band comprises the best jazz musicians in Central and Northern Wisconsin, presenting three concerts per season and featuring big band classics, newly composed works, and outstanding guest artists.



Jul 24 - 2:32 pm
Some really great talking points here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUUtRsMlzbU



Jul 20 - 3:17 pm
Thanks to Glen Moberg and Wisconsin Public Radio for a terrific interview about live jazz in our region. The Central Wisconsin Jazz Ensemble will present its first concert on September 22 - and don't forget about the Riverfront Jazz Festival on Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend - right across the street from the CWSO office in Pfiffner Park! cwso.org/concerts



Jul 19 - 4:12 pm
We have some exciting news! The Central Wisconsin Jazz Ensemble will be presenting three concerts next season! Tickets are now on sale for the first concert on September 22: http://www.cwso.org/concerts/event_bd591787f5e6/



Jul 18 - 3:02 pm
The CWSO is pleased to announce the officers of the board of directors for the 2017-18 season following the Annual Meeting of the members on Monday, July 12. Sue Buck, Professor Emeritus, UW-Extension, is President of the Board. Vice -President is Rick Reyer, Central Regional Manager, Wisconsin Public Radio. Past-President is Debra Marten, Treasurer of Marten Machining. Secretary is John Viste, Program Manager - UW-Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service(ret.), and Treasurer is Jason Glisczynski, Investment Advisor of Glisczynski & Associates. We are grateful to each and every one of our board members for their gifts and expertise!



Jul 18 - 12:15 pm
We're thrilled to have the Central Wisconsin Jazz Ensemble included on Thursday's Route 51 radio program! Be sure to tune in at 10:00 a.m.! If you miss it, you can catch it on the awesome WPR app anytime!



Jul 11 - 1:56 pm
The Heartland Marimba Festival will perform in the Smith Scarabocchio Art Museum on Saturday, July 15 - click here for details! http://www.heartlandmarimbafestival.com/events/2017/7/15/hmf-academy-concerts



Jul 11 - 1:39 pm
George Gershwin (1898-1937), died of a brain tumor 80 years ago on July 11, 1937 at the age of 38. For more on the life of one of America's most beloved composers, visit here: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/george-gershwin-about-the-composer/65/


Jul 27 - 10:53 am
There's a lot to love about the CWSO's "Vintage Season!" Don't delay in getting your season subscription - four concerts for the price of three! cwso.org