Concerts on the Square

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Concerts on the Square
Genre Classical Orchestra
Begins 7pm Wednesday Nights
Frequency Weekly Late June to Late July
Location(s) King Street corner of the Capitol Square
Years active 30[1]
Inaugurated 1983[2]
Attendance 120,000 annually[citation needed] (20,000 per concert)
Budget $60,000 per concert
Organised by Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra
Website
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The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra's Concerts on the Square is an outdoor concert series in Madison held on the lawn of the Wisconsin State Capitol each summer, usually beginning at 7:00pm.

The series consists of six concerts on Wednesday evenings. It is known alternately as “The Biggest Picnic of Summer".[3] 2015 will be its 32nd season.[4]

The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, is led by Maestro Andrew Sewell with a core orchestra of 34 musicians. The WCO performs approximately 25 concerts per year, including Concerts on the Square and other performances across the state. Its permanent home is in Overture Center for the Arts' Capitol Theater.


Panorama of Concerts on the Square.