“Halloween with Peter & the Wolf” Opens Fetival City Symphony’s Free Pajama Jamboree Season
Festival City Symphony (FCS) will begin its “Pajama Jamboree” season with Halloween with Peter & the Wolf.
Milwaukee, Wis.—Festival City Symphony (FCS) will begin its “Pajama Jamboree” season with Halloween with Peter & the Wolf, a free concert on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at 7:00 pm in the Bradley Pavilion of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 123 E. State Street entrance.
Dressed in costume, the orchestra will celebrate Halloween in a performance of Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf.” Radio personality Meg McKenzie of Oldies 95.7 will narrate as costumed actors from Nathan Hale High School’s drama program bring the story to life under the direction of Maripat Wilkinson. Attendees are encouraged to wear costumes.
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.
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