Symphony Sundays

Classical Music for All Ages

Select Sundays at 2:00 p.m. at The Pabst Theater, 144 E. Wells St., Milwaukee. Children’s Program Notes at 1:45 p.m. in the east lobby. With four concerts each season, the Symphony Sundays—Classical Music for All Ages concert series makes classical music accessible to everyone, including single adults, couples, seniors, music students, families, and children. Symphony Sundays are informal events that welcome newcomers and established symphony enthusiasts alike. The historic Pabst Theater offers relaxed, yet elegant surroundings for these afternoons at the symphony. Concertgoers will be inspired by the masterpieces of renowned composers presented by the professional musicians of FCS. This will be the first Festival City Symphony season conducted by Carter Simmons. To join Milwaukee’s oldest performing symphony orchestra for Symphony Sundays at The Pabst Theater, click here for FCS admission prices and ticket purchasing instructions.

Symphony Sundays 2018-2019 Concert Schedule

September 30, 2018 | Glorious Symphonists

Buy Individual Tickets for This Concert Here (coming soon). Festival City Symphony’s first “Symphony Sundays” concert of the 2018-2019 season, “Glorious Symphonists,” will be on Sunday, September 30, 2018, 2pm at the Pabst Theater, 144 East Wells Street.

  • Hector Berlioz’s Overture to Les Franc-Juges, op. 3
  • Antonin Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances
  • Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky’s Symphony no. 5

 


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March 31, 2019 | Copland and Levy: American Masters

Buy Individual Tickets for This Concert Here (coming soon). On Sunday, March 31, 2019, Milwaukee’s Festival City Symphony will perform “Copland and Levy: American Masters,” a Symphony Sundays concert at 2pm at the Pabst Theater, 144 East Wells Street. The concert will feature Todd Levy, Principal Clarinet for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

  • Frederick Delius’s Brigg Fair; An English Rhapsody
  • Aaron Copland’s Concerto for Clarinet
  • Jessie Montgomery’s Starburst
  • Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring

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January 27, 2019 | Our Home in Vienna

Buy Individual Tickets for This Concert Here (coming soon). On Sunday, January 27, 2019, Milwaukee’s Festival City Symphony will perform “Our Home in Vienna,” a Symphony Sundays concert at 2pm at the Pabst Theater, 144 East Wells Street. This concert is our 2019 Girl Scout Day at the Symphony. Mail in your order for Girl Scout ticket pricing.

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Overture to the Magic Flute, K. 620
  • Gustav Mahler’s Blumine
  • Johann Strauss II’s Where the Citrons Bloom
  • Franz Schubert’s Symphony no. 3 in D major

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 May 5, 2019 | Rhapsody and Romance: Legends of the Piano

Buy Individual Tickets for This Concert Here (coming soon). The Symphony Sundays’ season will conclude with “Rhapsody and Romance: Legends of the Piano” on May 5, 2019 at 2pm at the Pabst Theater, 144 East Wells Street. The concert will feature acclaimed Milwaukee pianist Jeannie Yu.

  • Franz Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody no. 2, S. 359
  • Franz Liszt’s Les Preludes, S. 97
  • Frederic Chopin’s Piano Concerto no. 1, op. 11

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