The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the largest cultural organization in Wisconsin, was formed in 1959. Since then it has become one of the nation’s leading symphonic ensembles, with 88 full-time musicians performing more than 140 concerts per season.
The MSO has aired its acclaimed, nationally syndicated radio broadcasts since the early 1980s and has been a pioneer in the online market for classical recordings. Kinderkonzerts, Youth and Teen concerts, and the Arts in Community Education program (ACE) are just some of the programs that the MSO puts on as a part of its educational mission.
The organization created the MSO Chorus because of the need for a consistent, talented chorus for the orchestra’s performances. Today the Chorus is one of the finest large choruses in the Midwest, performing as guest artists with a number of other Wisconsin ensembles.
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Information
- Public Transportation: Fair
- Handicapped Accessibility: Yes
- Performance/Programs: Most concerts are held Friday-Sunday.
- Admission: Single tickets are $24-$93 (special events may be priced higher). $12 Student Rush tickets available one hour before most concerts. Seniors (65+) get 50% off regular price when purchasing day-of tickets.
- Group Discounts: 20-25% discount for groups of 10 or more.
- Subscription/Memberships: Several subscription packages available, with 6-concert subscriptions starting at $126. Students get 50% off subscription prices and educators get 10% off subscriptions. Subscriber benefits include 20% discount on additional single tickets, free ticket exchanges, and a VIP Coupon Book. 8-voucher Flex Packs $230-$362; Flex Cards (allowing 1 seat to as many concerts as you want to attend) are $450-$650.