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Final Pajama Jamboree lets kids conduct the symphony


Festival City Symphony will conclude its “Pajama Jamboree” season with “Americana Pajama Jamboree,” a free concert on Wednesday, May 11th at 7:00 p.m. in the Bradley Pavilion of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 123 E. State Street entrance.

This free classical “pops” concert is geared towards children K4 - 5th grade and their families, and includes narration, stories, and lively music selections.

Children can clap along while the FCS orchestra duels it out with local bluegrass trio, “Above the Town.” The group includes Jerry Loughney on fiddle and vocals; Bill Brenckle on guitar, mandolin, and vocals; and Jon Peik on banjo, bass, and vocals.

Music selections will include Rodgers’ Selections from Oklahoma, Harris’ arrangement of Americana (set by Above the Town), and Hayman’s Pops Hoedown.

Kids are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their favorite teddy bear and blanket. They can sit on the floor directly in front of the orchestra, but conventional seating is also available.

The popular Festival City Symphony tradition of young audience members conducting the orchestral finale, Stars and Stripes by John Philip Sousa, will bring this concert to a close.

All “Pajama Jamboree” concerts have free admission and are hosted by Education Director Jayne Perkins.

Find out more.


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