Concerts on the Square 2021

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 are on sale at wcoconcerts.orgBreese Stevens Field’s website and the Breese Stevens Box Office, open concert days at 4:30 PM.

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

Concert Ticket Pricing

General Admission Bleacher Seat: $5
FREE for Children 12 and Under
No spacing restrictions required in bleacher seating.

Reserved Seats: $5
No spacing restrictions required in reserved barstool seating.

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.

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    What to expect

    PLAN YOUR VISIT

    Directions to Breese Stevens Field, located near downtown Madison on East Washington Avenue. Parking at Breese Stevens Field.

    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.

    Tickets can be purchased day-of-performance at the Breese Stevens Field box office, open Wednesdays (or Thursdays, if we have a rain call) at 4:30 PM.

    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 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. Tickets are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged.

    Stay in the loop on schedule updates or rain cancellations. Sign up for our emails or follow us on Facebook or Instagram.

    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.

    FAQ

    Additional information, here.

    “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
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    Summon the Heroes

    Concerts on the Square
    Thursday, July 8, 2021 — 7:00 PM
    Breese Stevens Field
    Bringing Us Together
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    Bringing Us Together

    Concerts on the Square
    Thursday, July 15, 2021 — 7:00 PM
    Breese Stevens Field
    Shakespeare in Love
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    Shakespeare in Love

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

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