The mission of Festival City Symphony, the oldest performing symphony orchestra in Milwaukee, 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

Pioneers and Prodigies Symphony SundaysThe Symphony Sundays’ season will conclude on May 7, 2017, with Pioneers and Prodigies, a concert highlighting exceptional talent and groundbreaking achievements. Amy Beach (1867-1944) was the first internationally acclaimed female American composer. Her “Gaelic Symphony,” based on English, Scottish, and Irish melodies, was the first symphony composed and published by an American woman. FCS will perform a perennial audience favorite, “Overture to Ruy Blas” by child prodigy composer Felix Mendelssohn. To top off our season, the extraordinary Milwaukee-based violin virtuoso Frank Almond will return to perform the well-known “Violin Concerto in D minor” by Henri Wieniawski.

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I've Got Rhythm Pajama Jamboree

Festival City Symphony will conclude its “Pajama Jamboree” season with “I’ve Got Rhythm” Spring Pajama Jamboree, a free concert on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at 7pm in the Bradley Pavilion of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts (the main entrance on 929 N. Water Street).

The concert will feature local performing artist Julio Pabon, award-winning percussionist/singer and educator. Music with a Latin/African flavor will predominate, and the concert will close with the popular Festival City Symphony tradition of young audience members conducting the orchestra’s finale.

PLEASE NOTE: Enter through the main entrance, 929 N. Water Street. If you park in the Marcus Center lot, you are welcome to use the third level skywalk.

Julio Pabon

Julio Pabon

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