Spotlight on resident partner Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra

The Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra is a resident partner of the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, putting on a majority of their performances in Thrivent Hall and welcoming music lovers from throughout Northeast Wisconsin and beyond through our doors.
This season, in addition to welcoming new Music Director Kevin Sütterlin, the symphony will focus on welcoming audiences with the classics like Mozart, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky, along with adding new music and world premieres and commissions. They will also incorporate work from diverse composers and showcase orchestra principals as the soloists throughout the season, showing off the best our local musicians have to offer.
Each season, the partnership also results in a unique concert opportunity for all audiences that proves the classic phrase that we are better together. This year’s performance will bring The New York Tenors together with local musicians for a March performance.

“We partner with the Fox Cities P.A.C. each year to bring one large concert to the community. By each of us contributing to the production, we are able to go above and beyond what we would be able to do individually. We really are stronger together and we are so grateful for their partnership and friendship. For our musicians, it allows them to work with guest artists like Itzhak Perlman and Joshua Bell, but also gives them the opportunity to learn new skills, like following along with a Disney cartoon playing on the screen above them. It is always a great adventure and memorable for us all,” said Jamie LaFreniere, executive director of the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra. “We are so fortunate to partner with the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center to bring great performances to our stage and our community. The best part is the fact that we continue to find concerts and guest artists who appeal to large groups of our community with various musical tastes and family groups.”
“We are so thrilled to continue our long-standing partnership with the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra,” said Amy Gosz, director of programming and community engagement at the Fox Cities P.A.C. “By shining a spotlight on local musicians who are incredibly talented and coming together to present world-renown artists and unique performances, together we are creating memorable moments for symphony and Center audiences alike. In addition, our partnership with the symphony allows us to provide programs in our Education Series that inspire students and feature local talent.”
This season, those educational opportunities include the return of Link Up, which invites students to perform from their seats along with members of the Youth Symphony Orchestra, and Peter and the Wolf and Other Classics, which will feature dancers from Makaroff Youth Ballet along with the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra.
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