WPT is your home for live performances from local and national artists! We’ve got the return of the 30-Minute Music Hour, a holiday extravaganza from Washington, D.C., and not one but two Concerts on the Square®.
Watch Concerts on the Square “Fairy Tales and Fables” at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 29 on Wisconsin Public Television.
Summer is here in Wisconsin. In communities across Wisconsin that also means that the sounds of the season often arrive through outdoor musical celebrations. From Milwaukee’s Summerfest, which begins its 11-day run today at that city’s lakefront, to the many country music festivals (Oshkosh’s Country U.S.A. will draw thousands of country fans this week) and weekly civic band concerts in parks across the state, Wisconsin is a summer music kind of place.
One of the grandest of summer music traditions in Wisconsin is Concerts on the Square. Now in its 30th year, the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra fills the Capitol Square in Madison with a series of Wednesday night concerts that are free and open for music revelers to come and enjoy – usually along with a picnic dinner. The music is always top-notch, and the guest performers dazzle with their talents.
This year, WPT is pleased to bring the first of the season’s Concerts on the Square into your living room with a special broadcast of this week’s “Fairy Tales and Fables” Saturday evening. Join Maestro Andrew Sewell and David Cao – the 2013 winner of the Young artist Concerto Contest – for a program of Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty, Peter and the Wolf, and more.
Read about Concerts on the Square’s 30th anniversary in this Wisconsin State Journal article, and then tune in this weekend for some of the state’s great summer music!