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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
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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Every performance is unique. The WI Chamber Orchestra provides such an incredible show, in a completely unusual setting. Fun for everyone. You haven't been to Madison until you've been to COTS.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Music is performed on the Capitol grounds. Food vendors or bring your own and enjoy. Parking can be difficult so get down there early.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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