Guests from our Symphony Sundays concert on October 2: The Wilson family says “hi” and wants to let you know how much they enjoyed a Sunday afternoon at the Pabst with Festival City Symphony! Thank you, Wilsons!
FCS Executive Director Linda Jones and violinist Carol Christensen decorated a tree to be auctioned off at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music’s “Festival of Trees” fundraising event! It began Saturday, December 3, at the MacIntosh|Goodrich mansion. Visit the WCM website for more information. Save… Read More »Wisconsin Conservatory of Music Tree Auction
This year, the Girl Scout Day at the Symphony will be May 7, 2017, during the Pioneers and Prodigies concert featuring Frank Almond. Print this coupon, fill it out, and mail it with payment to Festival City Symphony c/o JoAnn Norris, 9991 West North Avenue… Read More »Ticket Coupon for Girl Scouts
We call this concert “Music For The Birds”, but a more apt title might be “Music Inspired By Our Feathered Friends”. Italian composer and musicologist Ottorino Respighi (1879 – 1936) wrote several scholarly treatises on Baroque music and composers. His editions of the works of… Read More »CONDUCTOR’S NOTES – October 2, 2016 “Music for the Birds”
Spread the word! We have an opening for Principal Horn, and the runner-up will be offered the Third Horn position. Auditions will take place on Tuesday, September 6, and you can call to schedule your audition appointment beginning in August. AUDITION DATE: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6… Read More »Principal Horn Audition – Tues., Sept. 6
To close our “Symphony Sundays” season, we’ve chosen works that epitomize the Romantic Era, using a large orchestra and grand themes that were once described as erotic, decadent, immoral, and lascivious. Richard Wagner (1813 – 1893) had an overwhelming impact on music that is still… Read More »Conductor’s Notes, May 1, 2016, “Bigger Is Better”
Throughout history composers have stood on the shoulders of the generations of composers who preceded them, learning, copying, and being inspired. Many have been quite open in their admiration, as was Tchaikovsky with Mozart. We are pairing these two masters for you in four compositions.… Read More »Conductor’s Notes, March 20, 2016, “Peter and the Wolfgang”
Good afternoon and welcome to the first concert of 2016 by Festival City Symphony. Today we will perform three works: one well known; one universally admired; and one, though by a famous composer, a Milwaukee premiere. Our program begins with a piece that became part… Read More »CONDUCTOR’S NOTES February 28, 2016 “FINNISH WITH SWEDISH & ILANA”