Festival City Symphony
Press Release

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.

Press Releases by Festival City Symphony

Festival City Symphony

Festival City Symphony to Perform “Going for Baroque” Symphony Sundays Concert

The concert will highlight music from the Baroque Era.

Festival City Symphony

Carter Simmons to be New Festival City Symphony Music Director

Simmons has been the Artistic Director of the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra for the past 24 years.

Festival City Symphony

Monte Perkins Steps Down as Conductor of Festival City Symphony After 53 Years

Under Perkins’s leadership, the orchestra established itself as a fixture in Milwaukee’s thriving creative community.

Festival City Symphony

Sing Along and “Let It Snow” at Holiday Pajama Jamboree Concert Nov. 30

Children get up close with “String Instrument Petting Zoo”

Festival City Symphony

“Let’s Meet Mozart” Halloween Concert Opens Festival City Symphony’s Free Pajama Jamboree Season

FCS will begin its “Pajama Jamboree” season with “Let’s Meet Mozart” — Halloween Pajama Jamboree, a free concert on Wed., Oct. 26, 2016

Festival City Symphony

Festival City Symphony Opens Season with “Music for the Birds” Symphony Sundays Concert

FCS welcomes children to these concerts, which are most appropriate for those in second grade and older.

See More Releases
Building(s):

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)!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *