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Festival City Symphony to Perform “Inspired by the Bard” Symphony Sundays Concert

Admission to each concert is $14 for adults and $8 for children, students, and seniors.

By - Feb 24th, 2017 08:01 am

Milwaukee, Wis.Festival City Symphony will continue its 2016-2017 “Symphony Sundays” series with a concert titled Inspired by the Bard on Sun., March 26, 2017, at 3:00 pm at the Pabst Theater, 144 East Wells Street.

With a concert inspired by the works of William Shakespeare, FCS joins the international arts community in acknowledging the 400th anniversary of his death. The concert will begin with Otto Nicolai’s tuneful and joyful “Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor.” Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky wrote several works based on Shakespeare, including his romantic but brooding symphonic poem “The Tempest.” Finally, “Romeo and Juliet” has inspired artists for paintings, poems, operas, ballets, and orchestral works. FCS has chosen to play a suite from Sergei Prokofieff’s 1935 ballet that includes love music, death music, and character dances.

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., Education Director 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. For more information about purchasing group tickets, call 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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One thought on “Festival City Symphony to Perform “Inspired by the Bard” Symphony Sundays Concert”

  1. Christina Zawadiwsky says:

    What a great theme! And I’ll be happy to see Monte Perkins conducting again (since he was out with minor surgery last time)!

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