The Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra has been a part of this community for 51 years, bringing music and education to our students and families. As our gift back to the community, we have a free, family-friendly concert and fireworks celebration, Brats, Beer & Beethoven, at Fox Cities Stadium. In the past three years, attendance grew to over 5,000. The popular music, fireworks, and free admission give this event mass appeal. The audience is primarily family groups and seniors, happy to enjoy the free admission and abundant accessibility for those with mobility issues. Reaching many people who have never been exposed to live symphonic music, the event appeals to all demographics and income levels. In partnership with Miracle League of the Fox Cities, we also invite families with special needs to enjoy BBB during the rehearsal, allowing them the opportunity to participate and help to ease some of the logistical challenges –parking, crowds, accessible seating, sensory-friendly. Many people ask why we don’t charge an admission fee or seek donations at the gates. Our response is always the same: this is a GIFT to everyone in the community, regardless of their resources.
A Gift To The Community