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Concerts on the Square gears up for 2016 season

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MADISON (WKOW) -- The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra is gearing up for this year's Concerts on the Square.

This year’s 33rd season gets underway Wednesday with 17-year-old pianist Liam Mayo, who won the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra’s 2016 Young Artist Concerto Competition, and with it the opportunity to perform in front of the huge crowd that fills much of the Capitol lawn, streets and sidewalks.

On Tuesday, Andrew Sewell, Music Director for the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra stopped by Wake Up Wisconsin to talk about the event.

As many as 50,000 people showed up last summer for the most popular of the six concerts.

The six concerts run each Wednesday through August 3. 

The lineup is below:

- June 29: “The Appian Way” featuring Young Artist Concerto Competition winner Liam Mayo on piano

- July 6: “Bursts of Joy” featuring vocalists Kitt & Alli Foss

- July 13: “Nature's Revelries” featuring Jerry Loughney on violin

- July 20: “Reel Sound” featuring music from the movies

- July 27: “Eastern Elements” featuring Chitravina Ravikiran on chitravina, a 20 or 21-string fretless lute in Carnatic music

- August 3: “Capriccio” featuring Mark Hetzler on trombone

Concert-goers can start putting down their blankets on the Capitol lawn at 3 p.m. The performances are made possible through corporate sponsors and individual donations.

WKOW is a proud sponsor of Concerts on the Square.

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