Pajama Jamborees

Free Classical Pops Concerts for Children

Select Wednesdays from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Bradley Pavilion of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 123 E. State Street entrance.

This series of three FREE classical “pops” concerts, each one hour in length, is geared to children and their families. Each concert has narration and music selections that are lively, tell a story, and/or demonstrate the colors of the orchestra. Dress is casual. Pajamas, teddy bears, and blankets are welcome for the youngest audience members, especially for a spot on the floor directly in front of the orchestra. Conventional seating is also available.

The programs are frequently collaborative efforts with guest artists appealing to kids (dancers, costumed actors, children’s performing groups, etc.). Sometimes audience members even get to conduct!

Pajama Jamborees 2016-2017 Concert Schedule

Festival City Symphony will begin its “Pajama Jamboree” season with a Halloween Pajama Jamboree, a free concert on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 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.

All “Pajama Jamboree” concerts have free admission. Hosted by Education Director Jayne Perkins, these popular programs welcome children and their parents or grandparents to attend in casual dress or pajamas. The audience is invited to bring a blanket and sit on the floor, up close to “meet” the orchestra. Conventional seating is also available. Pajama Jamborees are best suited for children in K4 through fifth grade.

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Festival City Symphony will continue its “Pajama Jamboree” season with “Holiday Pajama Jamboree,” a free concert on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 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.

All “Pajama Jamboree” concerts have free admission. Hosted by Education Director Jayne Perkins, these popular programs welcome children and their parents or grandparents to attend in casual dress or pajamas. The audience is invited to bring a blanket and sit on the floor, up close to “meet” the orchestra. Conventional seating is also available. Pajama Jamborees are best suited for children in K4 through fifth grade.

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Festival City Symphony will conclude its “Pajama Jamboree” season with “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, 123 E. State Street entrance.

FCS is “drumming” in spring with special guest artist Julio Pabon performing Latin/African percussion. The popular Festival City Symphony tradition of young audience members conducting the orchestral finale, Stars and Stripes by John Philip Sousa, will bring this concert to a close.

All “Pajama Jamboree” concerts have free admission. Hosted by Education Director Jayne Perkins, these popular programs welcome children and their parents or grandparents to attend in casual dress or pajamas. The audience is invited to bring a blanket and sit on the floor, up close to “meet” the orchestra. Conventional seating is also available. Pajama Jamborees are best suited for children in K4 through fifth grade.

 

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