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Festival City Symphony to Perform “Finnish with Swedish & Ilana” Symphony Sundays Concert

The concert also will include the beloved “Dance of the Hours.”

By - Feb 22nd, 2016 02:22 pm

Milwaukee, Wis.Festival City Symphony will continue its 2015-2016 “Symphony Sundays” series with a concert titled Finnish with Swedish & Ilana on Sun., Feb. 28, 2016, at 3:00 pm at the Pabst Theater, 144 East Wells Street.

The concert will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Finnish master Jean Sibelius with his brilliant “Symphony No. 5.” Milwaukee-based soloists Stephen Swedish, piano, and Ilana Setapen, violin, will join FCS for Felix Mendelssohn’s virtuosic “Concerto for Violin and Piano.” The concert also will include the beloved “Dance of the Hours” by Amilcare Ponchielli, known as the ballet for hippos in Disney’s “Fantasia.”

FCS welcomes children to these concerts, which are most appropriate for those in second grade and older. Prior to each concert at 2:45 p.m., Jayne Perkins presents “Children’s Program Notes,” offered to help children become familiar with the music they are about to hear. Conductor Monte Perkins will also include descriptive program information from the stage.

Admission to each concert is $14 for adults and $8 for children, students, and seniors. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Pabst Theater Box Office at 414-286-3205 or online at pabsttheater.org. Information about purchasing group tickets may be obtained by calling Festival City Symphony at 414-365-8861.

Milwaukee’s Festival City Symphony, the oldest performing symphony orchestra in the area, showcases area professional musicians. Its mission is to educate the community and extend the reach of classical music with reasonable pricing and informative formats that embrace people of all ages. For more information, visit festivalcitysymphony.org or call 414-365-8861.

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