Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Welcome to Our 2014-15 Season!
Thank you so much for being part of the Fox Valley Symphony’s thrilling 2014-2015 season. From the first notes on opening night (the sparkling and energetic Overture to Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss) to the last notes of the finale (brought to you by Liszt’s epic tone poem Les Preludes) there will be music that inspires you.
Our orchestra is an amazing group of interesting, creative and talented people. I hope that you find a chance to speak with some of the musicians of the FVS over the course of the season. Each player brings something special to the sound; each player brings you their very best on every concert. They serve both the art of music and our audience admirably.
Brian Groner, Music Director
As I begin my tenure as president of the Board of Directors of the Fox Valley Symphony, I am very excited about this year’s concert season and am grateful for the opportunity to help bring this wonderful gift, our symphony, to you. It is my belief that art and music are some of the sweetest fruits in life. They touch our soul, inspire us, and bring richness to life.
In the Fox Valley, we enjoy and celebrate a rich tradition of art and music, and our symphony is one of the biggest reasons why. From our schools and universities to the performing arts, the symphony is weaved into the fabric of our way of life. Our symphony and its talented musicians work with many other organizations, businesses, and people. By supporting and cultivating local musicians and artists in our community, we are not only enhancing our own lives but the lives of our family and friends for generations to come.
The Fox Valley Symphony is dedicated to bringing education, art, and music to this community, to the next generation, and to you, our symphony family. We are planning many new social, educational, and fun events this year and hope to see you there. Our symphony family includes you, and we are very thankful for your patronage and financial support. For without it, we would not be able to touch the lives of so many.
Peter Gianopoulos, Board President
As the season begins to take shape, I am continually amazed by the community effort involved. Our musicians spend hours of practice and rehearsal on each section, our conductor studies the score and our
We’ve been given this incredible opportunity, and it is always met with sincere gratitude.
We are thankful for our sponsors and donors who make our season possible. We are thankful for our board members who help plan and implement our mission. We are thankful to the teachers working with music students in our community to engage future generations of artists and patrons. And we are thankful for you, who attend each concert and show your support with applause year after year as we work toward our 50th Anniversary.
Jamie LaFreniere, Chief Operating Officer