Festival City Symphony Launches New Website
Tickets Available Now for New Concert Season
Milwaukee, Wis.— Milwaukee’s Festival City Symphony (FCS), the area’s oldest performing symphony orchestra, is pleased to reveal its new website at festivalcitysymphony.org in time for its 2021-2022 concert season. The updated site features enhanced content in a user-friendly format.
“Our mission is to extend the reach of classical music in the community. The new, responsive FCS website will help us fulfill this mission,” said FCS Operations Director Brandon Yahn. He explained, “It is easier than ever to find concert information, reserve free tickets to the concerts of your choosing, and get directions and parking information for our venues.”
Tickets are now available for FCS’s all-new Saturday Classics concert series. This series will feature four concerts at the new Bradley Symphony Center at 212 W. Wisconsin Avenue in Milwaukee. Music Director Carter Simmons conducts.
In a change from previous years, admission is free. However, seat reservations are required for the Saturday Classics, and donations are suggested and appreciated.
Tickets for one or more Saturday Classics concerts can be ordered online at festivalcitysymphony.org/order-concert-tickets, where donations can be made using Give Lively. The suggested donation is $14 per adult per concert. The suggested donation for children age 12 and under, students with school ID, and seniors age 65 and over is $8 each per concert.
Tickets also can be ordered by calling the Bradley Symphony Center Box Office at (414) 291-7605.
In addition to Saturday Classics, the Pajama Jamborees concert series for families will continue this season with three concerts in the Bradley Pavilion of the Marcus Performing Arts Center at 929 N. Water Street in Milwaukee. These informal classical pops concerts are free with no reservations required.
- Oct. 23, 2021, 2:00 p.m. “Passion, Faith, and Fate”
- Nov. 20, 2021, 2:00 p.m. “Mendelssohn and Mozart” featuring FCS Principal Flute, Emma Koi
- March 5, 2022, 2:00 p.m. “From Many, One”
- April 9, 2022, 2:00 p.m. “Season Finale” featuring FCS Principal Cello, Stefan Kartman
The Saturday Classics series aims to make classical music accessible to everyone, including single adults, couples, seniors, music students, families, and school age children in grade 2 and above. Before the concerts, families can enjoy a Children’s Program Notes presentation by FCS music educator Lynn Roginske beginning at 1:45 p.m. to help children become familiar with the music they are about to hear.
- Sept. 22, 2021, 7:00 p.m. “Why We Love the Orchestra”
- Dec. 1, 2021, 7:00 p.m. “Holiday Pajama Jamboree”
- May 4, 2022, 7:00 p.m. “Spring Pajama Jamboree”
The Pajama Jamborees series aims to make music fun and interactive for children and their families. Dress is casual; pajamas, teddy bears, and blankets are welcome for the youngest audience members. Children may enjoy open space floor seating up close to “meet” the orchestra; conventional seating is also available. Reservations are not required.
Milwaukee’s Festival City Symphony, the oldest performing symphony orchestra in the area, showcases area professional musicians. Its mission is to extend the reach of classical music in the community with reasonable pricing and informative formats that embrace people of all ages. For more information, visit festivalcitysymphony.org or call 262-853-6085.
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