Dakota Valley Symphony and Chorus


Join us at the Ames Center in Burnsville as we kick off our 2023-2024 concert season, making music for all ages and occasions. Visit our Concerts page for more information on each event.

Up Next: Young Artists' Concert

Sunday, April 21 at 2:00 PM
Featuring the Dakota Valley Symphony and the annual Young Artists Competition winners.

Ottorino Respighi: Pines of Rome
Randy Stokes: The Light Fantastic
Gioachino Rossini: William Tell Overture
Young Artists’ Competition Winners
Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto no. 2 in G Minor (Op. 22, 1st movement) featuring Tingting Wang, piano
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto no. 2, (Op. 63, 1st movement) featuring Vladamir Tsiper, violin

The young artists’ who appear in this concert are admired by many for their maturity of spirit and facility of technique. One can hardly believe the talent and dedication exhibited by these young people. Young Artists’ Competition performances are surrounded by two well-loved and thrillingly colorful works by Italian composers Respighi and Rossini, as well as a newly reimagined premiere of a vibrant work by our own principal trombonist Randy Stokes. With the Respighi, especially, Dakota Valley Symphony will bring the largest orchestra in recent memory and experiment with surround-sound in the Ames Center.

Coming Soon: Summer Pops 2024

All concerts are free and open to the public!

An Evening in the Park

Friday, July 26 2024 at 6:30 pm
Kelley Park
6855 Fortino St.
Apple Valley, MN 55124

An Evening in the Park

Thursday, July 18 2024 at 6:30 pm
Eagan Rotary Bandshell
1507 Central Parkway
Eagan, MN 55121

Who we are

Our Mission: To Create and Share a Beautiful Musical Experience.

The DVS is a non-profit volunteer arts organization that has served orchestral and choral performances to Minnesota's Dakota county since 1986.
Learn more.

Get Tickets

Ames Center Box Office
Tuesday to Friday
from 12PM - 4PM
90 Minutes Prior to all Events

Adult: $30
Senior (60+): $20
Child/Student (w/ID): $20

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The Dakota Valley Symphony and Chorus is primarily funded by grants, business sponsorships, fundraisers, and ticket sales, but additional support is always welcome. Click HERE for more ways to support your symphony.
To donate via your smart phone, text code DVSC23 to 44321.


For information regarding becoming a member of the orchestra please contact our Orchestra Personnel Manager

For information regarding becoming a member of the chorus please contact our Choral Personnel Manager

All other inquiries please contact our Operations Team

To contact the DVSC by mail please use the following address:
P.O. Box 1241
Burnsville, MN 55337

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