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.
Purchase individual tickets by calling the Pabst Theater Box Office at 414-286-3205 or visiting pabsttheater.org.
Festival City Symphony will begin its “Pajama Jamboree” season with a free autumn-themed concert on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at 7:00 pm in the Bradley Pavilion of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.
The repertoire is still to be determined, but we’re pleased to announce that folk singing duo Fox and Branch will be joining us.
Attendees should enter through the main entrance on 929 N. Water Street. If they park in the Marcus Center lot, they are welcome to use the third level skywalk.
Festival City Symphony’s first “Symphony Sundays” concert of the 2017-2018 season, Thanksgiving Promises, will be on Sunday, November 12, 2017, 3pm at the Pabst Theater, 144 East Wells Street.
The program will feature William Walton’s “Prelude and Fugue (The Spitfire),” Jennifer Higdon’s “Teton Range” from “All Things Majestic,” Aaron Copland’s “Suite” from “The Tenderland,” and Antonin Dvorak’s “Symphony No. 8 in G major, op. 88.”
Festival City Symphony will continue its “Pajama Jamboree” season with “Let It Snow” Holiday Pajama Jamboree, a free concert on Wednesday, November 29, 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 traditional holiday tunes, including “Poems for the Holidays,” “Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Clause,” “A Visit from St. Nick,” and more. Special guest Mark McLaughlin will narrate. The evening will culminate in an audience sing along of seasonal favorites.
FCS encourages attendees to bring a nonperishable food donation for Milwaukee’s HUNGER TASK FORCE.