Big Arts in the Little Apple

The Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra is excited to lead a multi-part collaboration celebrating music and the visual arts in our community.

Each year, Appleton Area students learn about and listen to a featured piece of music. After listening and learning, they respond with the creation of their own artworks in their visual art classes.

Last year, over 800 students submitted artwork inspired by Route 66 by Michael Daughtery. All of the artwork was part of the Community Celebration Exhibit - displayed at 25 locations across the community from February 3rd - March 4th, 2018. Click here for a digital zine documenting some of the highlighted work.

Next year's featured piece of music is: Mothership by Mason Bates.

"The mothership floats high above, an orchestra pulsing rapidly with a heart of techno. At several moments in the piece, various soloists dock with the mothership, dropping in with solos both virtuosic and lyrical. The work was commissioned by Michael Tilson Thomas and the YouTube Symphony which premiered the work in March 2011 at the Sydney Opera House in Australia."

This piece will be performed featuring student artwork during our March 9, 2019 concert.

Check back for updates on next season's Community Celebration Exhibition.

Big Arts in the Little Apple is part of:
FVSO Music For Everyone


Thank you so much to all of our community partners who make this collaboration possible including:
Appleton School District
US Bank
Oktoberfest
Heid Music
Appleton Education Foundation


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