Mississippi Valley Orchestra

A nonprofit organization

86 donors

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The Mississippi Valley Orchestra, one of the Twin Cities’ finest semi-professional orchestras, is in its 49th season. Artistic Director, Ho-Yin Kwok, concertmaster Sarah Grimes, along with an array of musical guests including soloists and groups from the Minnesota Orchestra, the University of Minnesota, and other local arts and educational organizations look forward to providing a rewarding musical experience for performing musicians and audiences. Every spring MVO plays one movement of a piano concerto with the winner of the St. Paul Piano Teachers Association concerto competition - often the student’s first experience playing with an orchestra.

MVO has achieved a reputation among its partners and supportive, growing audiences for serious music making, and also for sincere collegiality within the orchestra and its all-volunteer yet professional board of directors. We are proud to be the only community orchestra in the area that charges no dues and whose concerts are all free.

We are so happy to have been able to resume rehearsing and performing together as safely as possible, and connecting to our fantastic arts and music community in Minneapolis/St. Paul! The 2023-24 season celebrates the music of Ina Boyle in every concert, features a SPPTA piano performance (of course!), wonderful new and returning soloists, and regional and US premieres. Find out why we're so excited about the season's repertoire and fantastic guest artists HERE!

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370 Selby Ave. Suite 323
St. Paul, MN 55102



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