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Celebrating 100 Years

The Wisconsin Union Theater's Concert Series celebrates 100 years! For the past 99 years, renowned musicians admired throughout the world have graced our stage. The tradition continues with our 100th anniversary series. We look forward to seeing you in the theater!

Chanticleer | Oct. 6, 2019
Emanuel Ax | Nov. 2, 2019
Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio | Dec. 6, 2019
Escher String Quartet with David Finckel | Jan. 25, 2020
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center | Mar. 5, 2020
Wu Han with the UW Symphony Orchestra | Mar. 7, 2020
Gil Shaham with Akira Eguchi | Mar. 28, 2020
Renée Fleming | May 2, 2020


World Class Artists On A World Class Stage

With its core being comprised of recitals and chamber music, the annual Concert Series is the cornerstone of Wisconsin Union Theater’s presentations. Since its origination in 1920, almost every important concert artist and chamber ensemble that has toured the U.S. has appeared as a part of the Concert Series.

Naming just a few of the notable musicians who have performed would include Emanuel Ax, Joshua Bell, Hilary Hahn, Vladimir Horowitz, Olga Kern, Yo-Yo Ma, Garrick Ohlsson, Itzak Perlman, Artur Rubinstein, András Schiff, and Dawn Upshaw.

Explore our History

Advance parking reservations are available, please visit UW Transportation Services or call 608-262-8683 for more information.

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Upcoming Events


January 25th | 7:30pm

Escher String Quartet with David Finckel

Wisconsin Union Theater
String quartet pays homage for the first Concert Series performance in 1920!


March 5th | 7:30pm

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Wisconsin Union Theater
David Finckel, Wu Han, Paul Neubauer and Arnaud Sussman bring new energy to Dvorak, Suk and Brahms quartets.


March 7th | 7:30pm

Wu Han with UW Symphony Orchestra

Pianist Wu Han performs as a concerto soloist with the UW Symphony Orchestra.


March 28th | 7:30pm

Gil Shaham with Akira Eguchi

Wisconsin Union Theater
Esteemed violinist and pianist perform an exhilarating program of Kreisler, Prokofiev, Bach and Saint-Saens.


May 2nd | 6:00pm

Gala Concert: Renée Fleming

Wisconsin Union Theater
One of the most beloved singers of our time celebrates the Concert Series 100th Anniversary with a special gala concert!


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