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Mayor Pradel will be guest conductor at Fox Valley Philharmonic Orchestra’s ‘Operatic Fireworks!’


At 3PM Sun., July 1, Music Director Maryann Flock and the Fox Valley Philharmonic Orchestra will present a free outdoor concert at the Naperville Concert Center in Central Park, featuring a collection of spectacular operatic works by vocal soloists and orchestral musicians.

Virtuoso sopranos Victoria VerHoven and Katheryn Barrett-Brown, joined by the accomplished tenor, James Schopp, will perform popular arias by Mozart, Johann Strauss, Giuseppe Verdi and others.

In addition, Mayor George Pradel will step up to be the guest conductor for Sousa’s rousing operatic march, “El Capitan.”

Two youth ensembles of the Fox Valley Academy of Music Performance will lead off the outdoor concert. Admission to the concert is free, and donations are accepted. Central Park is located at 104 E. Benton Avenue.

For information on the concert and future events, visit www.FVAcademy.org or call (630) 476-9072.


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