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This two-event series presents talented MSO musicians performing in small ensembles, followed by a formal Q&A and casual mingling for an exclusive insider experience at the Bradley Symphony Center!

These events are free as a 2023.24 season benefit for current MSO donors of $3,500+ and are open to the public for a fee of $40 (including tax) per person per event.


Coffee & Conversations  |  May 20, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.

Join MSO Principal Flute Sonora Slocum, Principal Bassoon Catherine Van Handel, and Principal Harp Julia Coronelli for Coffee & Conversations on Saturday, May 20! Enjoy a hot beverage and delectable treats while Julia, Sonora, and Catherine perform a brief program and share exciting details about their recently released music albums. Doors open at 9:30 am, and event begins promptly at 10:00 am in the Ellen & Joe Checota Gallery of the Bradley Symphony Center. CDs will be available for purchase following the event

Reservation deadline: May 12, 2023


Cocktails & Conversations  |  June 22, 2023 at 5:30 p.m.

Join us for Cocktails & Conversations on Thursday, June 22! Enjoy your favorite cocktail while some of our newest MSO musicians share a performance and their perspective on what it's like auditioning into a professional orchestra. Doors open at 5:00 pm, and event begins promptly at 5:30 pm in the Ellen & Joe Checota Gallery of the Bradley Symphony Center.

Reservation deadline: June 12, 2023

To get started, start reserving your selected events below. Please click the checkout button to view your cart and finalize your order. This is a non-ticketed event. You will receive an email with arrival instructions before each event.

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Questions? Please contact Sam Hushek by phone at 414.226.7839 or email at