The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra (WCO) is reducing all reserved seat and general admission bleacher ticket prices to $5 for the remaining three Concerts on the Square® performances at Breese Stevens Field. Tickets were $12 and $10, respectively, before today. In addition, children 12 and under can now enjoy the concerts free of charge (dropping the prior $5 entrance fee). Tickets are available at

“The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra wants to encourage more friends and more families to get back to live music. We want to minimize any barriers to Concerts on the Square this summer, while still providing a safe, smaller audience size while we are still in the pandemic,” says WCO CEO Joe Loehnis. “Our summer concerts have always been a way to get Madison closer to this world-class chamber orchestra’s music, and we hope that reducing ticket prices to a minimum will encourage folks to come out on Wednesday nights.”

The nominal fee for seating supports the WCO’s goals two ways: manage crowd size in the pandemic and support our musician wages. Nearly 80% of the cost of every ticket and blanket pod sold goes directly to support musician wages lost during the summer series.

Three Concerts on the Square remain this season on Wednesdays at 7 PM:

  • July 21 – Shakespeare in Love, featuring guest soloist Xavier Foley, double bass, and dancers from Madison Ballet
  • July 28 – Disco Inferno, with 8-time guest performers, Jeans ‘n Classics, performing disco and funk favorites alongside the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra
  • August 4 – Tchaikovsky Rocks, featuring pianist Maxim Lando, 2020 winner of the Young Gilmore Artist Award, singled out as the most promising of the new generation of US pianists

Breese Stevens Field gates open at 5:30 PM. Concerts start at 7 PM. Rain dates are Thursdays at 7 PM. All concerts are livestreamed free on (WCO Live) at 7 PM on 7/21, 7/28 and 8/4.

Press Contacts

Audra Lange, Director of Marketing
608.257.0638 ext. 106
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