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Children’s Pop Concert
February 24 at 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Fox Valley Philharmonic Orchestra Offers
Perennially Popular Free-Admission Children’s Concert
On Sunday afternoon, at 3:00 p.m. on February 24th, under the direction of Music Director Stephen Thurlow, the Fox Valley Philharmonic will present its Ninth Annual popular Children’s Concert. The FREE-ADMISSION concert will feature a performance of Tubby the Tuba, a clever entertaining & educational narrated musical story about how a tuba in the orchestra, typically relegated to play ‘oompah’ accompaniments, gets to finally play the “tune” with his fellow musicians.
Other audience-friendly, story-telling musical works to be performed are selections from Hansel & Gretel, Phantom of the Opera, and In the Hall of the Mountain King. Participatory events for kids include trying their hand at playing various string, woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments, plus lining up to take turns ascending the conductor’s podium to conduct the Philharmonic with their own appropriately-sized complementary baton.
The 3:00 afternoon concert is being held at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 420 West Downer Place in Aurora (parking lot behind the church accessible from Garfield Avenue). While admission to the concert is free, production of an orchestral concert is not, and free-will donations to help defray expenses are always appreciated.