Solstice Benefit Concert and Pizza Ordering!

Solstice Benefit Concert and Pizza Ordering

All SSM families are invited to celebrate with the MCE,  Sonora members,  SSM violas and String Orchestra at the 23rd Annual Madison Cello Ensemble’s Solstice Benefit Concert.  Support and cheer on our young musicians giving back to their community! Join the reception featuring door prizes, followed by a concert featuring a holiday sing and the powerful Vivaldi Double with over 20 celli and Sonora! Order pizza in advance.

Reception and door prizes will begin at 5 in the MyArts 4th floor atrium, followed by music at 7.  Admission is by donation.  See the flier below for more details.

Pizza orders for families will be due December 15th.   Pizza will be served at 5:45 on 12/21.  PIZZA ORDER FORMS CAN BE FOUND HERE.

ALL MCE members are encouraged to contribute to the fundraiser! Door prize donations should be delivered to MYArts or Beth’s house (2202 Van Hise) by December 19th.

Tuesday, December 19th–Winter Solstice Dress Rehearsal at MyArts Starlight Theater
5:00pm Call Time for all groups

Thursday, December 21st–Winter Solstice Reception and Benefit
5pm Call Time–Tune and warm up is in the Starlight Theater all cellists, violas and violins.
5pm Reception and Door Prizes
5:45 Pre -Ordered Pizza Dinner
7pm Concert
Donations to the Solstice Concert can be made HERE.

Books 1-3 Rehearsal

This Tuesday (12/12) Books 1-3 have a rehearsal in 4D.  All other violin classes meet at scheduled times.

Hot Chocolate Social this Tuesday!

Drop by the 4th floor for a Hot Chocolate Social!  We’ll be serving hot chocolate with lots of goodies from 5-7pm.  $3 a cup, payment via Credit Card, cash or Paypal.

Upcoming SSM Performances

December 10th–Sonora and Book 4/5 Holiday Outreach at Olbrich: 1:00 Tune/ 1:30 Performance
(Sonora meets to wrap cookies in MyArts Room 1C directly after the concert)

December 12th–5:30 Play-in, Sonora Cookie Pick-up and Hot Cocoa Bar!
December 16th–SSM Book 1-3 Holiday Outreach Concert at Central Library: 9:30 Tune/ 10 Performance
December 16th–Great Wolf Lodge, Wisconsin Dells: 3:15-4pm Celli, 4-4:45 Sonora and Book 4-5

Upcoming Viola Performance

December 17th–Violas at the Madison Children’s Museum, 3:15pm. Come enjoy the rich and festive sounds of the violas of Suzuki Strings of Madison as they present holiday and classical favorites.

Upcoming Celli Performance

A big thank you to all MCE participants who joined us at Enchanted Valley Christmas Tree Farm and at Oak Park Senior Center!  Much fun was had by all.
December 16th – Great Wolf Lodge 2:45 call, 3:15 perform, 4:00 watch violins; 4:45 -8:30 Swim party. Must RSVP to Beth by December 2nd.

SAW Retreat in Madison

Sign-up today for the Winter Suzuki Association of Wisconsin retreat, January 12-14 at the Marriott West Hotel and Conference Center in Madison.  Click here to register, and see the linked flier for details.

Bach Double Competition

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra is holding their annual Bach Double Competition!  This is open to students 8th grade and younger.  For audition details, click here.

Great Wolf Holiday Event

Sonora, Book 4/5 violins and selected Madison cello ensemble students are invited to play and splash at Great Wolf Lodge on Saturday, December 16th.  MCE performs from 3:15-4,  Sonora and Books 4/5 perform 4-4:45.  Email Diana or Beth with questions.   Please see flier below for details!

Holiday Hot Chocolate Social

Join us after the play-in on December 12th for a Holiday Hot Chocolate Social!  We’ll have hot cocoa and fun toppings available to purchase for $3 a cup.

NEW DATE for Suzuki Night at the Curious Crafter!

Join SSM students at the Curious Crafter on Tuesday, December 10th from 4:30-6:30 (PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A NEW DATE AND TIME THAN PREVIOUSLY LISTED).  Participants will make a personalized name tag and have hot cocoa!  See the flier below for pricing and RSVP details.

Holiday Concert Repertoire–click to view and print!

Book 4/5 & Sonora Holiday Concerts–Olbrich Gardens (Sunday, December 10th) & Great Wolf Lodge (Saturday, December 16)

Books 1-3 Holiday Concert–Madison Central Public Library (December 16th)


Fall/Winter Calendar

It’s getting to be that busy time of year!  We have a printable of our remaining fall/winter dates.  Click here to view and print.

Sonora Retreat

Save the date for January 4-6: Sonora outreach, performances  and workshops in Door County

Overture Center Community Ticket Program

Reduced priced tickets are available through Overture Center’s community ticket program!  The current offerings are listed below.  Please email if you would like the promo code.

#1 All is Calm – Limit 3 tickets per patron order

Thu, Dec 7th – 7:30pm, Fri, Dec 8th – 7:30pm, Thu, Dec 14th – 7:30pm, Fri, Dec 15th – 7:30pm

Restrictions: Limited to side sections and balcony, Age Recommendation = 12 and older, no children under 6


#2   THE NUTCRACKER – Limit 3 tickets per patron order

Sunday, December 17th – 7pm, Wednesday, December 20th – 2pm, Thursday, December 21st – 7pm

Restrictions: Last four rows of Circle and Mezzanine, Tickets are available anywhere in the hall day of the show.

Age recommendation = 6 and up


#4 Changemaker Speaker Series: Luck is a State of Mind – Limit 10 tickets per patron order

Friday, January 5th – 7:30pm

Restrictions: None, Age recommendation: 6 and up


#5 The Rainbow Fish – Limit 10 tickets per patron order

Saturday, January 20th – 3pm

Restrictions: None, Age Recommendation: All ages