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.


Upcoming Concerts

FCS will celebrate the holidays with a reading of “Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus” and “’Twas the Night Before Christmas,” with seasonal background music from the orchestra. Attendees are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food donation for Milwaukee’s Hunger Task Force.

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Three works inspired by the sea. First is the “Overture” to Richard Wagner’s dramatic romantic opera “The Flying Dutchman,” followed by British composer Frank Bridge’s “The Sea,” and Claude Debussy’s popular “La Mer.”

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Three works by American composers. Aaron Copland’s exuberant “An Outdoor Adventure” is followed by George Whitefield Chadwick’s romantic “Symphony No. 2.” Contemporary composer John Rutter’s beautiful “Suite Lyrique for Harp and Strings” will feature FCS harpist Ann Lobotzke.

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