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.

    Motown with Spectrum
    Concerts on the Square

    Motown with Spectrum

    Concerts on the Square 2022
    Wednesday, June 29, 2022 — 7:00 PM
    King Street corner of the Capitol Square
    Summer Celebration
    Concerts on the Square

    Summer Celebration

    Concerts on the Square 2022
    Wednesday, July 6, 2022 — 7:00 PM
    King Street corner of the Capitol Square
    Reflections on Liberty
    Concerts on the Square

    Reflections on Liberty

    Concerts on the Square 2022
    Wednesday, July 13, 2022 — 7:00 PM
    King Street corner of the Capitol Square
    The Planets & Ho-Chunk
    Concerts on the Square

    The Planets & Ho-Chunk

    Concerts on the Square 2022
    Wednesday, July 20, 2022 — 7:00 PM
    King Street corner of the Capitol Square
    Rachmaninov's Third
    Concerts on the Square

    Rachmaninov's Third

    Concerts on the Square 2022
    Wednesday, July 27, 2022 — 7:00 PM
    King Street corner of the Capitol Square
    Finale with Foley
    Concerts on the Square

    Finale with Foley

    Concerts on the Square 2022
    Wednesday, August 3, 2022 — 7:00 PM
    King Street corner of the Capitol Square
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    Plan Your Visit

    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.

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    2022 Schedule

    June 29, 2022

    Motown with Spectrum

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    July 6, 2022

    Summer Celebration

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    July 13, 2022

    Reflections on Liberty

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    July 20, 2022

    The Planets & Ho-Chunk

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    July 27, 2022

    Rachmaninov's Third

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    August 3, 2022

    Finale with Foley

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