Festival City Symphony
Press Release

Seasonal Music and Stories at Holiday Pajama Jamboree Concert Nov. 28

The concert will feature traditional holiday music and a sing-along of seasonal favorites.

By - Nov 8th, 2018 10:46 am

Milwaukee, Wis.—Festival City Symphony (FCS) continues its “Pajama Jamboree” season with Holiday Pajama Jamboree, a free concert on Wed., Nov. 28, 2018, at 7:00 pm in the Bradley Pavilion of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.

The concert will feature traditional holiday music and a sing-along of seasonal favorites. With background music from the orchestra, Milwaukee radio veteran Dan O’Donnell will act as storyteller, reading Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Clause; ’Twas the Night Before Christmas; and I Don’t Believe in Santa Claus.

Orchestral selections will include Sleigh Ride and Christmas Festival (Leroy Anderson), Skater’s Waltz (Emile Waldteufel), selections from La Boutique Fantasque (Gioacchino Rossini), Christmas at the Movies (arr. Kronstad), and Christmas Music (John Cacavas).

FCS encourages attendees to bring a nonperishable food donation for Milwaukee’s HUNGER TASK FORCE.

Attendees should enter through the main entrance on 929 N. Water Street. If they park in the Marcus Center lot, they are welcome to use the third level skywalk, which opens at 6:00 pm.

All “Pajama Jamboree” concerts have free admission. Music Director Emeritus Monte Perkins conducts the Pajama Jamboree series and Jayne Perkins hosts these popular programs that engage audiences and welcome children, parents, and 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 262-853-6085.

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