Giving back to the community through beautiful music

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


Teddy Bear Picnic - John Bratton

Suite Latinoamericana - Vinicio Meza

Petite Suite - Claude Debussy, arr. Henri Busser
I. En Bateau

Pizzicato Polka - Johann Strauss, Jr.

  • Tarzan Suite - Phil Collins, arr. A. Soldh
    from Disney's Tarzan

Orpheus in the Underworld - Jacques Offenbach

Song of Olympia from "The Tales of Hoffman" - Jacques Offenbach
with special guest Huey-Fen Hsu, Soprano

Sleigh Ride - Leroy Anderson
with David Dust, Guest Conductor

Programming subject to change



Teddy Bears and Toys

Tim Blotz, Master of Ceremonies
Huey-Fen Hsu, Soprano
David Dust, Guest Conductor
David Carrillo, Artistic Director and Conductor

Sunday, November 12 – 3PM

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.

Featuring Special Guest Artists and Colleagues

David Dust, Guest Conductor

Our winner of the 2022-23 Silent Auction, "Conduct the GVO" will make his first appearance with the orchestra. Check back with us shortly to learn more about David Dust.

Huey-Fen Hsu, Soprano

Huey-Fen Hsu will make her first appearance with the Golden Valley Orchestra this November. Check back with us shortly to learn more about Huey-Fen.

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.

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A cute little girl with an adorable face painting eating a cookie
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