String players: Join new orchestra in Batavia!

Conductor and cellist Andrea LaFranzo is starting what will be initially called the “Fermi Community Orchestra” this September, with rehearsals and performances at the Batavia United Methodist Church in Batavia. The orchestra name reflects the hope of attracting string players from Fermilab, and celebrates the presence of Fermilab in our community. No auditions, small fee, Sunday evening rehearsals.

For more information, visit the orchestra website, or feel free to contact Anne Heavey (a cello student of Andrea who is very excited about joining the orchestra) at or 840-8039, or contact Andrea directly at or 630-638-0716.