The Well-Tempered Ear

Classical music: The seventh annual FREE Concert in the Park by the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras (WYSO) is this coming Wednesday night in Old Sauk Trails Park. | August 7, 2015

By Jacob Stockinger

The Ear’s friends at the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras (WYSO) write:

The Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras is proud to be a part of Concert in the Park, hosted by The Gialamas Co. for yet another season.

WYSO Concert  the Park Tent 4

For seven consecutive years, WYSO has been invited by The Gialamas Company to be a part of this spectacular event. This special FREE concert has recently become a highlight of the summer.

The Youth Orchestra, consisting of members ages 14–18, will perform this coming Wednesday night, Aug. 12 (NOT Aug. 9 as was first stated in error), in Madison’s far west side in Old Sauk Trails Park, 1200 John Q. Hammons Drive, from 5 to 10 p.m. The music starts at 7 and runs to about 9 p.m.

WYSO Concert in the Park

The Youth Orchestra, under the direction of WYSO Music Director James Smith, will perform six works: “Festive Overture” by Dmitri Shostakovich; Movements 1 and 4 from Symphony No. 1 by Sergei Rachmaninoff; excerpts from “Die Meistersinger” by Richard Wagner; the first movement from Symphony No. 8 “Unfinished” by Franz Schubert; Suite from “The Incredible Flutist” by Walter Piston (at bottom in a YouTube video); and “Over the Rainbow.”

WYSO Concert in the Park, playing under Jim Smith 3

The evening is capped off with a marvelous fireworks display.

fireworks

Before the event there will be an instrument petting zoo, face painting and Ice Cream Social. Tables, food and drinks are available for purchase. For more information, visit www.gialamas.com.

Make sure to stay after the event for a spectacular fireworks show. Set up lawn chairs, lay out blankets and put out your picnic baskets as you enjoy all of the music and activities this FREE event has to offer.

WYSO Concert in the Park Photo aeriel view

For additional information, please contact WYSO at (608) 263-3320 or e-mail at wyso@wyso.music.wisc.edu.

 

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4 Comments »

  1. The date seems wrong on this. You say Aug 9 but their website says Aug 12. Take Care, Penny L. Molina pennyLmolina@gmail.com 608-335-3550

    Comment by Penny Molina — August 7, 2015 @ 10:40 am

    • You are correct.
      And I have corrected the error.
      The concert is on Wednesday, Aug. 12 — NOT Sunday, Aug. 9.
      Thank you for your help.

      Comment by welltemperedear — August 7, 2015 @ 1:46 pm

  2. The 9th August is a Sunday, not a Wednesday. Do you perhaps mean the 12th August? That is the next Wednesday.

    Comment by Lynn Washington — August 7, 2015 @ 12:56 am

    • Thank you, Lynn, for correcting my error.
      I apologize and am sorry.
      I have also corrected the text.
      It is indeed Aug. 12.
      Best,
      The Ear

      Comment by welltemperedear — August 7, 2015 @ 7:28 am


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