Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything. 


The Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra (GGFSO) is a community orchestra based in Grand Forks, North Dakota which began performing in 1908.  GGFSO is only one in a handful of American orchestras older than 100 years.  The Symphony features local and regional musicians in performances of classical and modern symphony music.

The mission of the GGFSO puts excellence on stage to improve lives in Grand Forks and the surrounding region.  The intention of the Symphony is to excite, educate, and inspire audiences with the highest quality performances of the most beautiful music.

In the Spotlight

Violinist, Tanya Bovaird joined the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra in 2015. She has played in numerous other ensembles including the Tanglewood Festival Orchestra, Burbank Symphony, Santa Barbara Symphony, Fresno Philharmonic, Pacific Symphony, and Opera Pacific. She studied violin performance with Yoko Matsuda at California Institute of the Arts, and her other teachers have included Sybil Maxwell (Los Angeles), Roman Totenberg (Boston),and Vyacheslav Uritsky (Boston).