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Symphony Shindig

When kids and orchestras get together it can only lead to treble!

Join the Madison Symphony Orchestra, Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra, and Suzuki Strings of Madison for a whirlwind tour through the instruments of the orchestra.

Activities include:

  • Recycled Instrument-Making in the Art Studio, all day
  • Opera Yoga, 10-10:30
  • Paint to Music in the Art Studio Classroom, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Meet the Musician: Marc Fink, oboe, 11–11:30 a.m.
  • Meet the Musician: Josh Biere, tuba, 12:30–1 p.m.
  • Performance by the MSO Hunt Quartet, 1–1:30 pm
  • Performance by the WYSO Tibbetts Brass Quintet, 2:30–3 pm
  • Performance by Suzuki Strings of Madison, 3–3:30 pm

It’ll be a day of musical mayhem that will leave kids coming Bach for more!


The Hunt Quartet is funded through a partnership between the Madison Symphony Orchestra and the Mead Witter School of Music at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with major funding from David and Kato Perlman, the Madison Symphony Orchestra, and other donors. Up Close & Musical® is a program of the Madison Symphony Orchestra.

All activities are free for members or free with museum admission, while supplies last. No pre-registration is required.

Museum Members Free
Children under 1 Free
Adults $9
Children $9
Seniors & Grandparents $8
Family Access Admission $1
* Available to families that qualify
* Check list of qualifying programs here

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