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.

FCS COVID-19 Response

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 Sundays concerts, “Let Freedom Ring!” originally scheduled for March 22 and “Monuments” originally scheduled for May 3, will be rescheduled for next season. Ticketholders for these concerts should keep their tickets, because they will be honored at the door next season. Anyone with specific questions regarding tickets can email fcsmilwaukee[at]gmail.com. 

The final Pajama Jamboree concert, “Spring Pajama Jamboree” originally scheduled for May 6, has been cancelled.

Date TBD: "Let Freedom Ring!" Symphony Sundays

Unfortunately, this concert has been postponed due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). "Let Freedom Ring!" will be rescheduled for next season. Read More

Date TBD: "Monuments" Symphony Sundays

The 2019-2020 concert season has ended. The Symphony Sundays’ concert “Monuments” will be rescheduled for next season. Read More




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 …

Todd Levy Featured in “Copland and Levy: American Masters” Concert March 31, 2019

Principal clarinet of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra and participant in the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, three-time Grammy Award-winner Todd Levy has performed as a soloist at Carnegie Hall, the Mostly Mozart Festival, with the Israel Philharmonic, and at the White House; as chamber musician with members of the Guarneri, Juilliard, Orion, Miro, and Miami …