Concerts on the Square are back!

The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra is overjoyed to perform together again this summer for you, Madison! Our perennial classical concert series springs up this rare summer at Breese Stevens Field instead of our home on the Capitol Square.

Five concerts will be performed on Wednesday evenings at 7 PM from July 7 - August 4 to a live audience of 5,000. All concerts will be live-streamed for free.

Gates open at 5:30 PM. Concerts begin at 7 PM.

Reserve your seat

Tickets for the 5-concert series go on sale on Friday, June 4 at 10 AM on wcoconcerts.org and Breese Stevens Field’s website.

Reserving your seat this summer helps maintain a safe audience size at Breese Stevens Field, and all funds raised by ticket sales will support the wages for our WCO musicians.

Concert Ticket Pricing

Blanket Pods for up to 6 people: $50
Blanket Pods are approximately 8’ x 8’ spaced 6’ apart
Space is limited! 100 Blanket Pods reserved per concert
Bring your blanket and 1 lawn chair per person

    General Admission Bleacher Seat: $10
    $5 for Children 12 and Under

    No spacing restrictions required in bleacher seating

    Reserved Seats: $12
    No spacing restrictions required in reserved barstool seating

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      What to expect

      TICKETS ARE MOBILE-ONLY

      All tickets for general seating, reserved seating and blanket pods will be mobile only as a standard practice by our event venue partner. See the mobile ticket example here. No printed tickets will be produced. Tickets are not refundable and cannot be exchanged. We do encourage you to share your tickets with a friend if you are unable to attend a performance.

      BLANKETS AND LAWN CHAIRS WELCOMED

      Blankets and one lawn chair per person are welcomed for blanket pod patrons. Blankets and all lawn chairs must be kept within your pod at all times.

      SORRy, NO PICNIC BASKETS

      No carry-in food or beverage allowed at Concerts on the Square this year. Instead, Breese Stevens Field will have picnic sandwiches, sides and drink options available for purchase.

      Free LIVESTREAMS 

      All five Concerts on the Square performances will be live-streamed on wcoconcerts.org, free for everyone to enjoy.

      RAIN CALL

      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, Instagram and Twitter pages. Email may 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. Tickets are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged.

      Safety measures

      Masking is strongly encouraged, especially for those not fully vaccinated. Masks should be worn until patrons get to their seats. Socially-distanced blanket pod seating and patron tables on the field will remain 6’ apart to offer audience members a safe-distancing option as the community returns to live music experiences.

      “We are filled with gratitude to be able to perform live for an audience, for our hometown, and for people across the community with our live-streamed summer concerts.”
      – Maestro Andrew Sewell
      Summon the Heroes
      Concerts on the Square

      Summon the Heroes

      Concerts on the Square
      Wednesday, July 7, 2021 — 7:00 PM
      Breese Stevens Field
      Bringing Us Together
      Concerts on the Square

      Bringing Us Together

      Concerts on the Square
      Wednesday, July 14, 2021 — 7:00 PM
      Breese Stevens Field
      Shakespeare in Love
      Concerts on the Square

      Shakespeare in Love

      Concerts on the Square
      Wednesday, July 21, 2021 — 7:00 PM
      Breese Stevens Field
      Disco Inferno
      Concerts on the Square

      Disco Inferno

      Concerts on the Square
      Wednesday, July 28, 2021 — 7:00 PM
      Breese Stevens Field
      Tchaikovsky Rocks
      Concerts on the Square

      Tchaikovsky Rocks

      Concerts on the Square
      Wednesday, August 4, 2021 — 7:00 PM
      Breese Stevens Field

      2021 SCHEDULE

      July 7, 2021

      Summon the Heroes

      Concerts on the Square

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      July 14, 2021

      Bringing Us Together

      Concerts on the Square

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      July 21, 2021

      Shakespeare in Love

      Concerts on the Square

      Event Details

      July 28, 2021

      Disco Inferno

      Concerts on the Square

      Event Details

      August 4, 2021

      Tchaikovsky Rocks

      Concerts on the Square

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