Sing Along with Festival City Symphony and The Singing Santa at Free “Holiday Pajama Jamboree” Concert
Special guest David HB Drake will perform as The Singing Santa.
Milwaukee, Wis.—Festival City Symphony (FCS) will continue its season of free “Pajama Jamboree” concerts with Holiday Pajama Jamboree on Wed., Dec. 9, 2015, at 7:00 pm in the Bradley Pavilion of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 123 E. State Street entrance.
Special guest David HB Drake will perform as The Singing Santa. In addition to discussing the lore of Christmas, he will sing the songs of the season and play concertina, banjo, and folk instruments.
The concert will also feature holiday favorites from the FCS orchestra, including Humperdinck’s Overture to Hansel and Gretel, Tchaikovsky’s Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker, Victor Herbert’s March of the Toys from Babes in Toyland, and Leroy Anderson’s A Christmas Festival.
Those who wish may bring a nonperishable food donation for Milwaukee’s Hunger Task Force.
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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