3450 West Bradley Road
Festival City Symphony is Milwaukee's oldest symphony orchestra, created over 75 years ago as the Milwaukee Civic Symphony Orchestra by the Civic Music Association. Its mission is to extend the reach of classical music in the community with reasonable pricing, interesting themes, and informative formats that embrace people of all ages. Its goal is to encourage the enjoyment and understanding of classical music and build public appreciation for fine arts programming.
In 1993, the Civic Music Association and the Milwaukee Civic Symphony Orchestra mutually agreed the orchestra should reorganize as a separate nonprofit organization. Under its new name, Festival City Symphony, the orchestra performed its premier concert on February 27, 1994, in the historic Pabst Theater.
Today, Festival City Symphony continues to fulfill its original mission to provide low-cost access to quality classical music.