Classical Music for All Ages
Select Sundays at 3:00 p.m. at The Pabst Theater, 144 E. Wells St., Milwaukee.
Children’s Program Notes at 2:45 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 2017-2018 Concert Schedule
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 rich and expansive music of these four master-composers evokes appreciation, wonder, and thanks.
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.”
Read our program notes for more concert information.
On Sunday, March 25, 2018, Milwaukee’s Festival City Symphony will perform “Passion, Beauty, and Light,” a Symphony Sundays concert at 3pm at the Pabst Theater, 144 East Wells Street.
Three of the finest French masters give us a musical feast inspired by passion, love, and studies in light and shade. Hartford Union High School Women’s Chorus directed by Ernie Brusubardis II will guest perform.
The program will include Gabriel Faure’s “Pavane, op. 50,” Claude Debussy’s “Nocturnes,” and Georges Bizet’s “L’Arlesienne Suites 1 and 2” arr. Ernest Guiraud.
On Sunday, January 28, 2018, Milwaukee’s Festival City Symphony will perform “Saints and Heroes,” a Symphony Sundays concert at 3pm at the Pabst Theater, 144 East Wells Street.
Experience majestic music conveying powerful ideas and the inspiring spirit and faith of the composers.
This program will feature Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Egmont Overture in F minor, op. 84” Paul Hindemith’s “Noblissima Visione,” and Felix Mendelssohn’s “Symphony No. 5, op. 107 (The Reformation).”
This concert is our 2018 Girl Scout Day at the Symphony. Mail in your order for Girl Scout ticket pricing.
The Symphony Sundays’ season will conclude with “Legends and Masters” on May 13, 2018 at 3pm at the Pabst Theater, 144 East Wells Street.
A captivating concert of celestial music brings folktales to life.
The program will feature Carl Maria von Weber’s “Overture to Der Freischutz,” Johannes Brahms’s “Intermezzo in A Major, op. 119, no. 2” (Black Swan), Engelbert Humperdinck’s “Prelude to Hansel and Gretel,” and Jean Sibelius’s “Symphony no. 7, op. 105, in C Major.”