UW-Parkside Symphony and Orchestra
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside Symphony has been dedicated since its formation in 1968 to the student formation in musical professionalism and orchestral experience. The Symphony not only offers a broad range of musical experiences, but also rewarding component of college education.
The UW-Parkside Symphony is open to all University students. I personally invite you to come and experience first-hand of all the opportunities that the Symphony and the UW-Parkside Music Department offer you. We hope you will help us to achieve a great season and become part of our family.
The purpose of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Symphony is to:
- Provide students with a professional foundation, which will prepare them for the world of music
- Provide an opportunity for university students and an area musicians utilized to share their talents
- Entertain and culturally enrich the communities of Southeastern Wisconsin.
The orchestra aspires to a high degree of professionalism in its concert presentations. Our programs include symphonic works by composers from the 18th century to modern days. In addition to the concert season, the Symphony collaborates in operatic productions every year. Auditions are required every year for all instruments. The Symphony is open to all UW-Parkside Students.
UW-PARKSIDE COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA
As an Outreach Program of the university the UW-Parkside Community Orchestra was created to provide community musicians with an orchestral environment in which to perform. The UW-Parkside Community Orchestra is a full size symphony that includes enrolled university students as well as alumni, staff and other adult instrumentalists from Milwaukee to Northern Illinois and west of Franklin. This is a voluntary community orchestra; there are no fees and no auditions ( but a commitment to practice is expected) . Participation is open to all students, regardless of major and to community musicians. High School students may become a member of the orchestra by audition (several regulations apply); for more information please, contact our Music Director. For community musicians and high school students is possible to get one university credit per semester as a non-degree student.
The orchestra plays four season concerts from baroque to contemporary styles and plans to hold many off-campus concerts in southeastern Wisconsin.
The orchestra rehearses weekly from 7:00 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. on Tuesdays.
UW-Parkside Symphony, Music Director
UW-Parkside Community Orchestra, Music Director
900 Wood Road
P.O. Box 2000
Kenosha, WI 53141
CONCERT CALENDAR (link)
TICKET INFORMATION: Please call 262-595-2564