About the Orchestra

The Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra (CVRO) was founded in 1979 by conductor Paul Niemisto as a program of the Northfield Arts Guild. CVRO is a diverse group of volunteer musicians performing symphonic music, drawn together by our love of rehearsing and performing this fine repertoire. Anyone with talent, experience, and motivation is welcome to join us, from exceptional twelve-year-olds to octogenarians. 

Mission: The CVRO was founded to help create and promote orchestral music culture in the Cannon Valley communities of Southeast Minnesota.

Upcoming Concerts

September 15 – The Last Rose of Summer

7 pm, Odd Fellows Park, 1011 Forest Avenue, Northfield

Bring your own blanket or chair!

Donations encouraged in lieu of tickets. Donations at the door are cash or check only. Donations can be made by credit card online or at the Northfield Arts Guild ahead of time. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

2021-22 CVRO Season Sponsor