Free Classical Pops Concerts for Children
Select Wednesdays from 7:00pm – 8:00pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. No registration required.
Bradley Pavilion of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. PLEASE NOTE: Enter through the main entrance, 929 N. Water Street. If you park in the Marcus Center lot, you are welcome to use the third level skywalk. This series of three FREE classical “pops” concerts, each one hour in length, is geared to children and their families. Each concert has narration and music selections that are lively, tell a story, and/or demonstrate the colors of the orchestra. Dress is casual. Pajamas, teddy bears, and blankets are welcome for the youngest audience members, especially for a spot on the floor directly in front of the orchestra. Conventional seating is also available. The programs are frequently collaborative efforts with guest artists appealing to kids (dancers, costumed actors, children’s performing groups, etc.). Sometimes audience members even get to conduct!
Pajama Jamborees 2019-2020 Concert Schedule
Festival City Symphony will begin its “Pajama Jamboree” season with a free Holiday Pajama Jamboree concert on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at 7:00pm in the Bradley Pavilion of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. The concert will feature traditional holiday favorites, including performances by the Whitefish Bay High School Choir. To help celebrate the season, the concert will conclude with FCS’s traditional holiday sing-along. FCS encourages attendees to bring a nonperishable food donation for Milwaukee’s HUNGER TASK FORCE.
February 12, 2020 | Winter Pajama Jamboree
Festival City Symphony will present a FREE Winter Pajama Jamboree concert on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at 7:00pm in the Bradley Pavilion of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Let FCS help cure your winter blues as the orchestra performs music to cheer up an especially dreary time of year! The concert will also feature a guest performance by students of the Milwaukee High School of the Arts Orchestra.
May 6, 2020 | Spring Pajama Jamboree
Festival City Symphony will conclude its season with a FREE Spring Pajama Jamboree concert on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at 7:00pm in the Bradley Pavilion of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. The program will include patriotic tunes and lively melodies to welcome spring. As always, FCS will close its season with children from the audience conducting the orchestral finale “Stars and Stripes Forever.”
All “Pajama Jamboree” concerts have free admission. Hosted by Jayne Perkins and conducted by Monte Perkins, these popular programs welcome children and their parents or grandparents to attend in casual dress or pajamas. The audience is invited to bring a blanket and sit on the floor, up close to “meet” the orchestra. Conventional seating is also available. Pajama Jamborees are best suited for children in K4 through fifth grade.
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