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  • Title: Home | Madison Community Orchestra
    Descriptive info: .. Madison Community Orchestra.. About us.. Mission history.. Contact Us.. Concerts.. Join us.. 211 N.. Carroll St.. | Madison, WI.. 53703 | 608-663-2394.. Welcome to the Madison Community Orchestra website!.. We’re glad you’re here, checking us out musicians getting together to play great orchestral music is a joy that is not to be missed.. I’ve conducted the MCO since 1994 and have been honored to make and share music with so many fantastic people.. The group is made up of an amazing variety of musicians a variety of ages, occupations and abilities all joining together because they love making music.. This variety has always amazed and encouraged me.. Working together, we continue to learn and appreciate the beauty of music as it affects us in our daily lives.. So, regardless of your age or experience, chances are good that the Madison Community Orchestra can be your music-making home.. We have fun and form friendships that last throughout the years.. I invite you to contact me or our manager if you have any questions and to  ...   with an eye to challenging, beautiful, and often-forgotten musical gems.. I was recruited two years ago by two coworkers who described the group as a community of working professionals who wish to perform orchestral music.. I have a working life outside of music, but I still want music to be a part of my life.. This orchestra allows me to accomplish that goal.. I had to put my cello down in college and thought it was going to be difficult to pick it up again.. Blake has a great ear and his comments and teaching help both individuals and the section improve.. I feel like an important part of the group.. Blake also takes music personally, so each of us feels a personal responsibility to play our best and give our all.. I enjoy this instructional environment and I look forward to each season of new pieces, new people, and fun musical challenges.. Amelia Erbs, cello.. Copyright 2011 13 Madison Community Orchestra All rights reserved.. | Madison, WI 53703 | 608-663-2394 |.. Information for MCO members..

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  • Title: About us | Madison Community Orchestra
    Descriptive info: About us.. The Madison Community Orchestra (MCO) is an ensemble of approximately 80 musicians of varying ages and abilities from the Madison area.. Conducted by Dr.. Blake Walter, the group is committed to the growth and continuing education of amateur musicians through regular rehearsals and performances.. In classic community orchestra style, rehearsals are fun and musically formative; concerts are enthusiastically performed and received.. The MCO rehearses weekly and performs four concerts annually, including the popular Holiday Concert in the State Capitol  ...   come join us as a member of the.. orchestra.. or.. audience.. !.. The Madison Community Orchestra gives me the opportunity to play major orchestral pieces that are not simplified editions.. Being a member of the MCO helps me to keep up with my instrument.. It requires me to practice, improve and continue to learn.. It is so enjoyable and rewarding for me to play in a group.. Jill Picker, violin.. Read about us online in Jacob Stockinger's blog,.. The Well Tempered Ear..

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  • Title: Mission & history | Madison Community Orchestra
    Descriptive info: Our mission history.. The Madison Community Orchestra (MCO) was founded in 1965 by former MSO director, Maestro Roland Johnson.. Since its inception, the MCO has operated under the auspices of the Madison Area Technical College, first as an extension of the Vocational School and now as a program of the Communication and Performing Arts Department.. To this day, the MCO has remained committed to the growth and continuing education of amateur musicians in the Madison area by providing the opportunity to play in a full orchestra and continue to improve their abilities.. The group’s first conductor was Robert Gutter, a trombonist from the UW Music School.. In subsequent years, the MCO was directed by a number of distinguished conductors including Ernest Stanke, Tom Buchhauser, John Holzappel, Leyla Sanyer, Cindy Whip (nee Narr), Morris Brand, and since 1994, Dr.. Blake Walter from the Edgewood College Music Department.. In its early days,  ...   part of their “The Power of Working Together” campaign.. Today, the orchestra performs 3 free.. concerts.. per season in Mitby Theater on the Truax campus of MATC and also presents a Holiday Concert in the Wisconsin State Capitol rotunda.. The Madison Community Orchestra has always been an ensemble of great variety.. Members have ranged in age from 17 to 84 years old and have driven from as far away as Poynette and Milwaukee to participate.. MCO musicians have represented a cross section of the community from lawyers, doctors and business people, to university faculty, stay at home parents and students.. Over the years, the group’s repertoire has also been full of variety from Dvorak’s “New World Symphony” to Hovahness’s “And God Created Great Whales” to LeRoy Anderson’s “Fiddle Faddle.. ”.. Repertoire.. The MCO has performed a wide variety of repertoire over the years.. View a.. list of our recent repertoire..

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  • Title: Contact us | Madison Community Orchestra
    Descriptive info: Contact us.. Please contact us with questions or comments.. If you're inquiring about.. joining the MCO.. , be sure to tell us what instrument you play.. You can email our.. orchestra manager.. or fill out the form below.. *.. =Required.. Name:.. Please enter your name.. Subject:.. E-mail:.. Please enter your email address.. Invalid email format.. Phone:.. What instrument.. do you play?.. Comments:.. Please enter your comments.. MCO Manager.. Blake Walter.. BWalter@edgewood.. edu..

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  • Title: Concerts | Madison Community Orchestra
    Descriptive info: 2013 14 Concert Season.. Concert I | Friday, November 22, 7:30 p.. m.. |.. Norman Mitby Theater.. Concert II | Saturday, December 14, 10:00 a.. 12:00 p.. “Holiday Concert at the Capitol” |.. State Capitol Rotunda.. Concert III | Sunday, April 6, 2014, 2:30 p.. Concert IV | Friday, May 9, 2014, 7:30 p.. Concert locations.. Madison Area Technical College.. 1701 Wright St.. Madison, WI 53704.. State Capitol.. 2 E.. Main Street Madison, WI 53703..

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  • Title: Join us | Madison Community Orchestra
    Descriptive info: Join the MCO.. Membership is open to all strings players without audition.. Wind and percussion players, please contact us regarding openings.. The MCO meets weekly on Tuesday nights, 7:15-9:30, for the enjoyment of playing great music and having fun.. If you love playing orchestral music, please.. contact us.. today!.. Summer Readings.. Every summer we read major orchestral works.. Readings are at MATC downtown (room D040) from 7:00-9:00 p.. Madison Area Technical College Downtown.. Technical Education Center.. 211 North Carroll St.. In recent summers we read the following works:.. Mozart: Magic Flute Overture.. von Suppe: Light Cavalry Overture..  ...   Symphony No.. 1 in D minor.. Suppe: Poet and Peasant Overture.. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.. 4.. Brahms: Academic Festival Overture.. Beethoven: Symphony No.. 7 in A major.. Chabrier: Espana.. Rossini: Semiramide Overture.. I've been a member of the Madison Community Orchestra viola section for nearly 20 years.. Playing is very gratifying.. I like being engaged with the music.. I think it keeps me sharp and is good for both sides of my brain.. So, if you can play an instrument you should come to the Orchestra.. You'll surely enjoy it, even if you don’t play viola.. Lou Unversagt, viola..

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  • Title: Information for Current Orchestra Members | Madison Community Orchestra
    Descriptive info: Information for current orchestra members.. Rehearsal information.. Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings, 7:15-9:30 p.. Rehearsal location.. MATC Downtown.. Room 040 in the basement.. Rehearsal Parking.. Please park in the State Street Capitol Ramp.. Entrances are at:.. 200 N.. 214 N.. 100 W.. Dayton St.. Johnson St.. Orchestra  ...   in rehearsals and concerts.. Such participation helps to create community which enhances our collective experience in making music.. In joining the MCO, each of us takes on a responsibility to the rest of the orchestra.. If you must miss a rehearsal, please.. contact.. the orchestra manager..

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    Descriptive info: Please fill out the following required field(s) :.. Name..

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