Get your tickets to MSO’s “Dazzling Violin and Spring” concert!

Join the Madison Symphony Orchestra this weekend as they present “Dazzling Violin and Spring,” featuring Canadian virtuoso Blake Pouliot.  Concerts run Friday, April 14th-Sunday the 16th.  Click here for more information and ticket sales (including student rush tickets!)   In addition, the MSO one of the few orchestras in the nation to welcome the public into select rehearsals, free of charge. Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to experience a working symphony in action and be sure to bring the young musicians in your life to see what happens behind the scenes. Click here to register for the open rehearsal on Thursday, April 13th.  

April 18th is our Danish String Quartet field trip!  Please wear your SSM/MCE T-shirts.  The only classes held at MyArts on the 18th will be Music and Movement, Pre-Twinkle and Early Book 1 Violin and Cello.

Calendar update: there will be no play-in on April 25th.  We’ll be holding regular group classes that day to prepare for our spring concert.

Suzuki Summer Camp opportunity is available through Maranatha Baptist University–the deadline to register is Monday!  Click here for more details.

You can find the May 20th Spring Concert handout here!  This document has information on rehearsal times, concert dress and repertoire.

FFF (Fantastic Folk and Fiddle) is now open for registration!  Early bird deadline for registration is this Saturday, April 15th.  This event occurs August 2-5th, and is for students ages 10-18 (registration for  children under 10 with teacher recommendation). Young musicians of all levels of experience will have the opportunity to learn new styles of music through large and small group classes with expert instructors, culminating in a final performance at the Sugar Maple Music Festival! Free Sugar Maple Music Festival passes are included for workshop participants and their guardians.  Click here to register!


Plan your musical summer!  Info on Suzuki Summer Institutes here.

Help us spread the word!  SSM/MCE will be hosting an Open House on April 25th from 4:30-7.  Invite your friends and neighbors to join us and see what Suzuki Strings is all about!


Come join your SSM/MCE friends on June 16th for a special event at the duck pond!  This is a non-profit night benefiting Suzuki Strings, and we’ll get a portion of each ticket we sell.  In addition to playing the national anthem, there will be a 50-50 raffle (also benefiting SSM), and a Suzuki Strings promo table.  Click here to reserve your ticket–and please share widely with your friends and family!

Cellists–free classes are available through Cello Kids!  CelloKids classes utilize a unique curriculum that fuses the Dalcroze Method with musicianship on the cello.  Classes are free for participants ($5 for observers).  Click here to find out more and sign-up!

Spring gets busy!  Please put these upcoming dates for your calendar.  Specific details for various events and performances are being worked out and will be provided as soon as they’re available.

April 18: Danish String Quartet field trip, 7:30pm  UW Union Theater  WEAR YOUR SSM/MCE T-SHIRTS!
April 25th: Regular Group Classes, no play-in
May 7th: Solo Recital, St. Luke’s Episcopal
May 16: 5:30 pm dress rehearsal for Spring Concert (Wear your SSM/MCE T-shirts!)
May 20: 3:00 pm Spring Concert, Middleton PAC
June 4: Graduation Recital, Oakwood
June 4th: 3pm  Solo and Graduation Cello Recital and Family Picnic at Hoyt Park Shelter. Celebrate with graduating  seniors!
June 16: 6:30  Mallards Star Spangled Banner  NEW DATE and TIME!
June 21: Make Music Madison
Aug. 2-5: Fantastic Folk and Fiddle (FFF)