Free “Americana Pajama Jamboree” Concludes Festival City Symphony Concert Season
All “Pajama Jamboree” concerts have free admission.
Milwaukee, Wis.—Festival City Symphony (FCS) will conclude its “Pajama Jamboree” series this season with Americana Pajama Jamboree on Wed., May 11, 2016, at 7:00 pm in the Bradley Pavilion of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 123 E. State Street entrance.
Children will clap along when the FCS orchestra duels it out with local bluegrass trio, “Above the Town.” The group includes Jerry Loughney on fiddle and vocals; Bill Brenckle on guitar, mandolin, and vocals; and Jon Peik on banjo, bass, and vocals. The concert will feature Rodgers’ Selections from Oklahoma, Harris’ arrangement of Americana (set by Above the Town), and Hayman’s Pops Hoedown.
The popular Festival City Symphony tradition of young audience members conducting the orchestral finale, “Stars and Stripes” by John Philip Sousa, will bring this concert to a close.
All “Pajama Jamboree” concerts have free admission. Hosted by Education Director Jayne 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.
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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Admission to each concert is $14 for adults and $8 for children, students, and seniors.
The concert will highlight music from the Baroque Era.
Simmons has been the Artistic Director of the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra for the past 24 years.
Under Perkins’s leadership, the orchestra established itself as a fixture in Milwaukee’s thriving creative community.
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FCS will begin its “Pajama Jamboree” season with “Let’s Meet Mozart” — Halloween Pajama Jamboree, a free concert on Wed., Oct. 26, 2016