Monte Perkins Retirement

Messages for Monte Perkins on His Retirement

“Pioneers and Prodigies” on Sunday, May 7 will be the final Symphony Sundays concert with longtime conductor Monte Perkins, who has shared his exceptional talents with FCS since 1963.     From the Vagabond Ski & Social Club, Audience Members and Fans of Monte for Many Years: The Vagabond Ski & Social Club would like to convey to you, Monte, …

Frank Almond to Perform in May 7 Season Finale

Frank Almond to Perform in May 7 Season Finale

To top off our 2016-2017 Symphony Sundays season, the extraordinary Milwaukee-based violin virtuoso Frank Almond will return to perform the well-known “Violin Concerto in D minor” by Henri Wieniawski. Violinist Frank Almond holds the Charles and Marie Caestecker Concertmaster Chair at the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Now celebrating his 20th season with the MSO, he has also held positions as Concertmaster of …

De La Buena

Interview with De La Buena’s Julio Pabon

This interview with Julio Pabon of De La Buena originally appeared in the March 20, 2016 Footlights program. Executive Director Linda Jones interviewed the award-winning percussionist, singer, educator, and music administrator when he joined the Festival City Symphony Board of Directors. His musical talents will delight attendees of our final Pajama Jamboree of the season, “I’ve Got Rhythm,” on May …

Going for Baroque Conductor's Notes

Conductor’s Notes: Going For Baroque

Good afternoon and welcome to our first concert for the new year. Today we will play pieces by well known composers whose works are seldom heard in the concert hall of the modern symphony orchestra. And, frankly, we will be presenting them in a way never envisioned by the composers. The period of roughly 1575 – 1750 is referred to …

Carter Simmons

Carter Simmons To Be New Festival City Symphony Music Director

Milwaukee’s Festival City Symphony Orchestra has announced that Carter Simmons has been hired to replace retiring Monte Perkins as Music Director and Conductor for the organization’s Symphony Sunday concerts at the Pabst Theater. Simmons will remain the Artistic and Music Director of the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO), where he has served the community for nearly 25 years. He will …

Holiday Pajama Jamboree Benefits Hunger Task Force

Holiday Pajama Jamboree Benefits Hunger Task Force

Thank you to the Pajama Jamboree audience of November 30, 2016, for making it possible for Festival City Symphony to donate food to Milwaukee’s Hunger Task Force! “Please accept my gratitude for your organization’s (FCS) recent gift to Hunger Task Force of 89 pounds of donated food. Thanks to this wonderful support, Hunger Task Force can continue to feed families …

A Message from Symphony Sundays Audience Members

Guests from our Symphony Sundays concert on October 2: The Wilson family says “hi” and wants to let you know how much they enjoyed a Sunday afternoon at the Pabst with Festival City Symphony! Thank you, Wilsons!

Wisconsin Conservatory of Music Tree Auction

FCS Executive Director Linda Jones and violinist Carol Christensen decorated a tree to be auctioned off at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music’s “Festival of Trees” fundraising event! It began Saturday, December 3, at the MacIntosh|Goodrich mansion. Visit the WCM website for more information.   Save Save Save Save

Girl Scouts Symphony Orchestra Concert

Ticket Coupon for Girl Scouts

This year, the Girl Scout Day at the Symphony will be May 7, 2017, during the Pioneers and Prodigies concert featuring Frank Almond. Print this coupon, fill it out, and mail it with payment to Festival City Symphony c/o JoAnn Norris, 9991 West North Avenue #202, Milwaukee, WI 53226. We’ll see you at the symphony!