Symphony Sundays

Classical Music for All Ages

We look forward to performing our traditional Symphony Sunday concerts at The Pabst Theater when a safer concert environment becomes possible again. In the meantime, join us for a special Wednesday evening performance (in person or via live stream) in Brookfield. You can order your tickets at https://www.wilson-center.com/calendar/2021/1/20/festival-city-symphony-frank-almond-performs-vaughan-williams.

“Frank Almond Performs Vaughan Williams”

  • Wednesday, January 20, 2021
  • 7:00-8:00 pm
  • The Harris Theater of the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts
  • 3270 Mitchell Park Dr., Brookfield, WI 53045

In person or via live stream, join the musicians of Milwaukee’s Festival City Symphony and Music Director Carter Simmons as the orchestra returns to the Harris Theater of the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts.  Renowned violinist Frank Almond will perform Ralph Vaughan William’s incredibly beautiful work The Lark Ascending, inspired by the poem of George Meredith.  The program will conclude with Austrian composer Franz Schubert’s sunny and merry Fifth Symphony in this hour-long, physically distanced classical concert.

Gustav Holst: Brook Green Suite

Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending, Romance for Violin and Orchestra, featuring Frank Almond, Violin

Franz Schubert: Symphony no. 5 in B-flat Major, D. 485

  • I.  Allegro
  • I.  Andante con moto
  • III.  Menuetto. Allegro molto
  • IV.  Allegro vivace

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.  Before the concerts, families can also enjoy a Children’s Program Notes presentation by music educator Lynn Roginske beginning at 1:45pm in the East Lobby.  Symphony Sundays are best enjoyed by school age children in grade 2 and above.

Read more about Symphony Sunday conductor Carter Simmons.

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