5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fox Valley Music Consortium (FVMC) is hosting a fun-filled Autumn Picnic Gala on Saturday, September 14, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Belle Salle Banquets in Aurora. This adult fundraising event will include entertainment, games and a buffet dinner. There will also be silent and live auctions. FVMC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization that provides orchestral musical performances for people of all ages and educational opportunities for youth in the Fox Valley community. The organization’s ability to continue to operate is due in large part to the generous support of individual donors and patrons, as well as gifts from businesses and corporations from the community they serve.
The FVMC encompasses the Fox Valley Orchestra, Fox Valley Orchestra Chorus, Fox Valley Brass Band, Fox Valley Youth Orchestra, Fox Valley Youth Chorus, and Fox Valley El Sistema programs, plus the newly added Jazz Band and Chamber Singers. They offer many cultural experiences and educational opportunities for adults and youth; and provide teachers, instruments, and instructional curriculum for disadvantaged students in after-school programs at 19 public and private schools in Aurora. The FVMC partners with many organizations including the Fox Valley Park District, Communities in Schools, Aurora School Districts 131 and 129, and Covenant Christian School to bring these programs to children eager to learn and experience music.
The FVMC’s roots began with the Fox Valley Orchestra (FVO) in 2010 and they later added the Chorus to bring a full symphonic orchestral experience to the city of Aurora, the second largest city in the state, and the surrounding Fox Valley residents. It is a hidden gem and is now considered one of the top three orchestras in the state. However, “to be accessible to the general public, every orchestra must limit the cost of its tickets. But this means that the orchestra cannot survive on its ticket sales alone. The generous support of the public is necessary,” says Ron Vavrinek, Vice-President of the Fox Valley Music Consortium. The FVO will be celebrating its 10th anniversary during the upcoming 2019/2020 season.
Belle Salle Banquets – 1920 E. New York Street -Aurora, IL 60502