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Concerts on the Square

The Square, By Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Madison, WI
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Ranked #19 of 52 Attractions in Madison
Type: Performances
Most recent review
- Aug 5, 2014
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Madison, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Get there early and buy food and beverages, spread your picnic blankets and ENJOY! Also, this is Free... but I always donate $ (through the mail and) at the concerts for the programs. Outstanding programming this summer. Crazy good stuff - check it out on their website.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Everyone know Concerts on the Square in Madison. That is where we spend our summer Wednesday night. Friendly people, beautiful sign, the breezy, the music, the small talk with friends, and it was free.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Instead it is time to have an extensive and lively conversation with your party. I wish it was like Ravina in Highland Park, Illinois, where Ravinia staff go around in the crowd during an outdoor classic concert to remind them people are their for the music and not to hear a conversation. I gave up going.

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Santiago
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was one of my Madison highlights. The entire town goes out on the lawn with picnic blankets, tables, chair, tableclothas and evn center ieces to enjoy music. The night I attended the WU Orchestra performed Tchaicovsky. On this particular evening it is permitted to drink around the Square, so bring along a bottle. Food is sold from booths. I... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

I feel like there is no room for this anymore. Give it up, no one wants to pay to see it, so you force the inconvenience and traffic problems it causes on everyone who works and lives downtown.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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72 reviews 72 reviews
26 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I now live right downtown, so these days I am thankfully spared the traffic and parking headaches that come with attending COS. However, I braved the crowds for many years before being walking distance away and it is always, always, worth it to attend. Great atmosphere for couples, friends, families, etc. Very laid back, just bring your blanket and chair,... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Well organized, bring your picnic include some wine, Get there early for best seating. Can purchase food there, and be sure to get a program, and donate to keep this wonderful venue going.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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29 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

The concerts on the square are a great Madison tradition, just gets too crowded for my taste. Very difficult to get close to the orchestra to hear it without the loudspeakers.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The orchestra is wonderful as is the beautiful capital square but it is difficult to hear the music as it seems that most people are there to socialize, not listen to music. What a shame.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Music, beer, picnic and friends all in the center of town. All this coupled with a wisconsin summers evening and the sight of the capitol building's reflection on neighboring office building.

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