Giving back to the community through beautiful music

Join us for this delightful children's concert for all ages!


Teddy Bear Picnic - John Bratton

The Typewriter - Leroy Anderson
Lucas RomerTypewriter

"The Swan" from Carnival of the Animals - Camille Saint-Saëns

Swan Lake Suite - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Act I, Scene 2, No. 10 - Moderato
Act I, Scene 2, No. 13 IV - Dance of the Little Swans
Act I, Scene 1, No. 2 - Valse

Danse Macabre - Camille Saint-Saëns
Will Samorey, Violin

Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92 - Ludwig van Beethoven
Allegro con brio

We Don't Talk About Bruno
Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda | arr. Johnnie Vinson

Sleigh Ride - Leroy Anderson

Programming subject to change

Annual Teddy Bear Concert

Tim Blotz, Master of Ceremonies

Lucas Romer,
The Typewriter

Will Samorey, Violin
Danse Macabre

David Carrillo, Music Director and Conductor

Sunday, November 20 – 3PM
Pre-concert chat with the conductor (2:35 PM)

Brookview Community Center - Upstairs Ballroom
316 Brookview Parkway South - Golden Valley, MN 55426

Free Admission with new unwrapped toy or cash donation |
Children/Students 18 and under Free

(To minimize the spread of COVID-19, masks are recommended for all
Adults and Children older than 5 years of age.)

Featuring Special Guest Artists and Colleagues

Tim Blotz, MC & Narrator

Many of you know Timothy (Tim) Blotz as a reporter and new anchor at Fox 9, however, he is also a lifelong musician. Tim makes sixth appearance with The Golden Valley Orchestra as Master of Ceremonies and Narrator.

A native of Wisconsin, Tim holds a master’s degree in strategic communications from the University of Minnesota and is the recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award in writing. Tim holds multiple Emmy Awards for his work as a television anchor and journalist.

While in college Tim toured the Midwest as a trumpet player in the renown musical show group, the Kids from Wisconsin. To this day the Kids from Wisconsin are still the official goodwill ambassadors for the state of Wisconsin. Timothy continues to perform as a trumpeter with the Minnesota Valley Community Band in Chaska in addition to the Valley Jazz Big Band and the St. Hubert’s Catholic Church brass choir. When Tim is not on the air for Fox 9 News or playing his instrument, he is spending time with his family. Learn more about Tim.

Will Samorey, Violin

A native of Des Moines, Iowa Will Samorey began playing piano at the age of four and began studying violin in elementary school. While still in high school he was asked to be the Assistant Concertmaster of the Buena Vista University Orchestra Festival in California. While attending the University of Iowa and studying with Annette-Barbara Vogel, Will chose to follow her to the University of Western Ontario (UWO) to continue his studies. Will held various principal violin and concertmaster positions with UWO's symphony orchestra, opera and musical programs and graduated with a B.A. in Music with honors in Violin Performance. Other teachers included Won-Bin Yim, Yehonatan Berick, Vasile Beluska, Stacey Woolley and Jonathan Sturm.

Professionally, Will has performed with numerous professional and community orchestras, including concertmaster positions with Jersey Productions, Seven Hills Symphonietta and engagements with the Clermont Philharmonic; International Symphony Orchestra; Middletown Symphony Orchestra; and Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra. Currently, Will is the concertmaster for the Golden Valley Orchestra and is a frequent substitute with the Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra, Sioux City Symphony Orchestra and the Des Moines Symphony.

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