The mission of Festival City Symphony, the oldest performing symphony orchestra in Milwaukee, is to educate the community and extend the reach of classical music with reasonable pricing and informative formats that embrace people of all ages.


FCS showcases area professional musicians in its two concert series: Symphony Sundays—Classical Music for All Ages and Pajama Jamborees—Classical Pops Concerts for Children and Families. Each season, FCS performs four Symphony Sundays concerts on Sunday afternoons, plus three Pajama Jamborees on select Wednesday evenings. FCS’s casual, family-friendly classical concerts have entertained audiences for more than 80 years! View our full schedule of Symphony Sundays concerts and Pajama Jamborees. Purchase individual tickets by calling the Pabst Theater Box Office at 414-286-3205 or visiting pabsttheater.org.

12/2/20: Holiday Pajama Jamboree

Festival City Symphony opens its season with its FREE family-friendly Holiday Pajama Jamboree concert on Wed., Dec. 2, 2020 at 7:00pm at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts.  Featuring FCS Music Director Carter Simmons and student narrator Abby Hanna, the orchestra will perform traditional holiday favorites, including Frosty the Snowman, “Waltz of the Flowers” from The Nutcracker, and Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride.

TICKET RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Reservations will be available starting on Tues., Nov. 17, on the Wilson Center website: https://www.wilson-center.com/calendar/2020/12/2/festival-city-symphony-holiday-pajama-jamboree

FCS COVID-19 Response

Festival City Symphony is operating in accordance with the recommendations of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services concerning COVID-19. Stay tuned for concert announcements for the 2020-2021 season.

If you are a ticket holder for the final two Symphony Sundays concerts of the 2019-2020 season, they will be honored at the door when new Symphony Sundays concerts are scheduled. Anyone with specific questions regarding tickets can email fcsmilwaukee[at]gmail.com.




Holiday Pajama Jamboree Concert Dec. 2, 2020

Festival City Symphony is excited to announce the first concert of the 2020-2021 season. The free Holiday Pajama Jamboree will take place Wednesday, December 2, 2020 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts.  Featuring FCS Music Director Carter Simmons and student narrator Abby Hanna, the orchestra will perform traditional holiday favorites, including Frosty the Snowman, …

NOTICE: March & May Concerts Postponed

In accordance with the recommendations of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services concerning COVID-19, Festival City Symphony has decided to end its Symphony Sundays and Pajama Jamborees 2019-2020 season. The final two Symphony Sunday concerts, “Let Freedom Ring!” and “Monuments,” originally scheduled for Sunday, March 22 and Sunday, May 3 at 2pm at The Pabst Theater, will be rescheduled for …

Jeannie Yu Featured in “Rhapsody and Romance: Legends of the Piano” Concert May 5, 2019

Jeannie Yu was awarded first prize in the Frinna Awerbuch Piano Competition, the Flint Symphony International Concerto Competition, the Portland Symphony International Concerto Competition, and the Kingsville Piano Competition.  She earned the prestigious Gina Bachauer Memorial Scholarship Award, a full scholarship for a Master’s Degree program at the Juilliard School where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree.  She was awarded an accompanist …


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