About the MVSO


     The Merrimack Valley String Orchestra is a community orchestra for string players of all ages who enjoy making music together. There are two levels of advancement: Senior Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra, plus the Advanced Cello Ensemble. Our members come from towns throughout the Merrimack Valley and southern New Hampshire. Weekly rehearsals include a wide variety of repertoire, as well as technique, theory and history.

     Our orchestra tries to provide a quality musical experience in a multi-generational, non-competitive atmosphere utilizing rotating seating, both for a varied musical experience and to help each other learn; and the frequent involvement of musical family members as mentors and performers. We also have a tradition of featuring members of the MVSO as soloists, which provides valuable experience in a supportive atmosphere, as well as giving the orchestra the opportunity to learn the art of accompaniment.

     We perform two full-length concerts each year, in December and in June. Our concerts provide a chance for us to share our music with the community, as well as develop performance skills.