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posted: 8/28/2014 6:24 PM

Enjoy concert fundraiser aboard Fox River Queen Sept. 7

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Submitted by Fox Valley Academy of Music

The Fox Valley Philharmonic Woodwind Quintet will perform a benefit concert n Sunday, Sept. 7, aboard the Fox River Queen paddle wheel riverboat to raise funds for the Fox Valley Academy of Music Performance at 3 p.m.

In the spirit of King George I's 1717 "Water Party Cruise" on the Thames River, for which Handel composed his famous "Water Music Suite," the benefit concert is a one-hour grand paddle wheel boat tour up the Fox River. The Concert Cruise includes scenic views and ambience music by the woodwind quintet, with complimentary appetizers and beverages available onboard. The Fox River Queen will embark from Pottawatomie Park in St. Charles.

Tickets for the benefit can be purchased by visiting

Benefit tickets are $20 each and include entry into Pottawatomie Park for the concert cruise.

Seating will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Enjoy an afternoon up the scenic Fox River while supporting the Fox Valley Academy of Music Performance.

For more information on this benefit, other Philharmonic concerts, or auditions, visit the Fox Valley Academy of Music Performance website at, or call (630) 476-9072.

The events are partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council agency.