Concerts on the Square Returns!
Concerts on the Square is coming home to the Capitol Square! The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra is overjoyed to perform together again this summer for you, Madison!
Six concerts will be performed on Wednesday evenings at 7 PM from June 29 - August 3 on the King St. corner of the Capitol Square. We are excited to welcome a range of guest artists, including both returning favorites and new talent.
History of Concerts on the Square
In the winter of 1983, Madison businesswoman Pleasant Rowland saw the opportunity to improve access to the arts and create a sense of community while gathering on the beautiful Wisconsin State Capitol lawn. By the summer of 1984, that idea evolved into the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra's first season of Concerts on the Square. Like today, the series was completely free of charge for the entire community. It has grown into a gem of Madison, and annually over 200,000 patrons come together on the Square for this six-concert series.
The decision to continue or cancel a concert due to weather conditions will be made at 3 PM on concert days. The official announcement will be made on wcoconcerts.org and on the WCO’s Facebook and Instagram pages. Email will also be sent to WCO subscribers. If the concert is postponed at that time, it will be held the following day at 7 PM. If the concert is not postponed by 3 PM but is subsequently canceled due to poor weather conditions, that week’s concert will not be held or may be cut short.