Giving back to the community through beautiful music

The Golden Valley Orchestra (GVO) was established as a reading orchestra in the late 1970's at Golden Valley Lutheran College. Today the GVO is one of Minnesota's oldest community orchestras. Made up of amateur and semi-professional musicians, the GVO presents 4 to 6 concerts per year, including community outreach and non-public performances at care facilities.

Join us for our 2024-25 Concert Season

Featuring a world premier by a twin cities composer, amazing guest artist and free parking.

View Concert Season Schedule


Did you know your contribution not only helps the GVO bridge the gap between area youth orchestras and professional (full-time) orchestra, but also helps us fulfill our mission?  We strive to provide community entertainment at a reasonable cost, deliver continuing musical education and offer area musicians an outlet to perform music as an avocation. DONATE NOW

Mission | Community Outreach | Service to one another

Mission Statement

To give the community a community orchestra that provides accessible listening and educational experiences of quality symphonic music, while offering non-professional musicians an outlet to perform music as an avocation.

Service to the Community

To enhance, enrich and expand the musical experiences available to the community. Support continuing musical education through informative and entertaining performances.

Service to Members

To continual develop a supportive atmosphere for the creation and enjoyment of orchestral music by non-professional musicians. Provide an opportunity for fellowship between musicians from all walks of life.

Come help the orchestra celebrate its 55th season!

This year the GVO will present 6 concerts including the Annual Teddy Bear Concert and Young Artists Concert. Both classical and popular works will be performed. Tickets may be purchase online or prior to each concert. Download our concert season poster here!

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