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. 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.

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 2017-2018 Concert Schedule

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.

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 “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.

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 a free spring-themed concert on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at 7pm in the Bradley Pavilion of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts (the main entrance on 929 N. Water Street).

The repertoire is still to be determined. Children in the audience will have an opportunity to conduct the orchestra’s finale.

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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