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Stories Told Through Music at Festival City Symphony’s Nov. 10 “Tales and Impressions” Concert

FCS Music Director Carter Simmons invites the public to “experience a concert of works by two Frenchmen who changed music forever.”

By - Oct 2nd, 2019 07:00 am

Milwaukee, Wis.Festival City Symphony will continue its “Symphony Sundays” series with a concert titled Tales and Impressions on Sun., Nov. 10, at the Pabst Theater, 144 East Wells Street, beginning at 2 p.m.

FCS Music Director Carter Simmons invites the public to “experience a concert of works by two Frenchmen who changed music forever.” The program will feature Claude Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun and Petite Suite, and Maurice Ravel’s Pavane for a Dead Princess and Mother Goose (Ballet). Simmons said, “The mysterious and beautiful music of Debussy and Ravel uses all the colors of the orchestra to depict stories and myths from the ballet and concert stage.”

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.

This concert is FCS’s annual “Girl Scout Day at the Symphony.” Girl Scouts may attend a 1:30 on-stage Meet the Musicians presentation with instrument demonstrations.

Admission to each concert is $14 for adults and $8 for children, students, and seniors. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Pabst Theater Box Office at 414-286-3205 or visiting PabstTheater.org.

Three-concert discount Family Ticket Packs may still be purchased online at festivalcitysymphony.org. Call FCS at 262-853-6085 for more information.

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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