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Festival City Symphony Opens Symphony Sundays Season with “Glorious Symphonists” Concert

In a change from previous years, Symphony Sundays will begin at 2 p.m. this season.

By - Sep 13th, 2018 04:22 pm

Milwaukee, Wis.—Festival City Symphony will begin its 2018-2019 “Symphony Sundays” series with a concert titled Glorious Symphonists on Sun., Sept. 30, at the Pabst Theater, 144 East Wells Street. In a change from previous years, Symphony Sundays will begin at 2 p.m. this season.

The concert will include Overture to Les Franc-Juges, op. 3 by Hector Berlioz, Slavonic Dances by Antonin Dvorak, and Symphony no. 5 by Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky. According to Music Director Carter Simmons, the romantic-era compositions are a rich and compelling mix of grand opera and the sounds of the homeland. “Our program will end with Tchaikovsky’s expansive Fifth Symphony,” Simmons said, “a work profound in expression and deeply personal in its beauty.”

FCS welcomes children to these concerts, which are most appropriate for those in second grade and older. Prior to each concert at 1:45 p.m., Lynn Roginske presents “Children’s Program Notes,” offered to help children become familiar with the music they are about to hear.

Admission to each concert is $14 for adults and $8 for children, students, and seniors. A season Family Pack admits an entire family to all four concerts for just $85; Couples Packs admit two people to all four concerts for $72; a Single Adult Pack admits one adult to all four concerts for $50; and a Senior or Student Pack admits one adult over age 60 or a student to all four concerts for $28.

Season ticket packs may be purchased online at festivalcitysymphony.org. Call FCS at 262-853-6085 for information about group ticket sales or purchasing season packs via mail. Individual tickets may be purchased in person at the Pabst Theater Box Office, by calling the box office at 414-286-3205, or online at pabsttheater.org.

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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