The mission of Festival City Symphony, the oldest performing symphony orchestra in Wisconsin, is to educate the community and extend the reach of classical music with reasonable pricing and informative formats that embrace people of all ages.
FCS showcases area professional musicians in its two concert series: Symphony Sundays—Classical Music for All Ages and Pajama Jamborees—Classical Pops Concerts for Children and Families. Each season, FCS performs four Symphony Sundays concerts on Sunday afternoons, plus three Pajama Jamborees on select Wednesday evenings.
FCS’s casual, family-friendly classical concerts have entertained audiences for more than 80 years! View our full schedule of Symphony Sundays concerts and Pajama Jamborees.
Purchase individual tickets by calling the Pabst Theater Box Office at 414-286-3205 or visiting pabsttheater.org.
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Festival City Symphony’s first “Symphony Sundays” concert of the 2015-2016 season is “American Celebration” on Sunday, September 13, 2015, 3pm at the Pabst Theater, 144 East Wells Street. The concert will feature three compositions inspired by America: “Variations on America” by Charles Ives, “New England Triptych” by William Schuman, and “Florida Suite” by Frederick Delius.
Festival City Symphony will begin its “Pajama Jamboree” season with a Halloween Pajama Jamboree, a free concert on Wednesday, October 28, 2015, at 7pm in the Bradley Pavilion of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 123 E. State Street entrance. Dressed in costume, the orchestra will perform musical “treats” related to the season. Attendees are also encouraged to wear costumes.
Festival City Symphony will continue its “Pajama Jamboree” season with “Holiday Pajama Jamboree,” a free concert on Wednesday, December 9, 2015, at 7pm in the Bradley Pavilion of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 123 E. State Street entrance. The concert will feature seasonal music and a sing-along. Attendees are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food donation for Milwaukee’s Hunger Task Force.