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2017 — 2018 Season

Portrait of violinist Tosca Opdam

Heroic Classics

Sat, Oct 21, 2017 at 7:30pm

Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church

  • Barbara Yahr, conductor
  • Tosca Opdam, violin

Berlioz Roman Carnival Overture
Sibelius Violin Concerto
Beethoven Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”

The Greenwich Village Orchestra dives into its 31st season with Berlioz’s colorful, lyrical Roman Carnival Overture, followed by the lush romance of Sibelius’s Violin Concerto featuring Tosca Opdam. The concert concludes with Beethoven’s iconic “Eroica” Symphony, written with Napoleon in mind and dedicated to “the memory of a great man”.

Multi-coloured shield with the word “RESISTANCE” stamped on it

Resistance

Sat, Dec 2, 2017 at 7:30pm

Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church

  • Barbara Yahr, conductor
  • Andrew Pak, violin
  • Gerard Gordon, timpani

Rachmaninoff Vocalise
Daugherty Raise the Roof
Shostakovich Symphony No. 10

Members of the GVO take center stage in this thrilling concert of grand orchestral repertoire. Rachmaninoff’s poignant Vocalise features Concertmaster Andrew Pak in the soaring solo role, and Principal Timpanist Gerard Gordon takes the spotlight for Michael Daugherty’s booming Raise the Roof. The full orchestra shines in Shostakovich’s defiant and uplifting Symphony No. 10.

Illustration of a bear playing a violin

Among Friends

Sun, Dec 17, 2017 at 3pm

Anna-Maria Kellen Concert Hall, Third Street Music School

  • Barbara Yahr, conductor
  • Eric Mahl, assistant conductor
  • Helen-Jean Arthur, narrator

The GVO’s popular Annual Family Concert returns, this year featuring Prokofiev’s classic children’s story Peter and the Wolf, narrated by the GVO’s own Helen-Jean Arthur, with a special appearance by the Actionplay chorus.

Tickets for this concert are $10 per person (including children).

Photo of a violinist and violist from the GVO performing a duo

Chamber Music Concert 1

Sat, Jan 20, 2018 at 7:30pm

Tenri Cultural Institute

    The first of two chamber music concerts this season featuring members of the orchestra in a more intimate setting, with works by Brahms, Shostakovich, Debussy, Hindemith, Piazzolla, and Schubert.

    Closeup of

    Orchestral Fanfare

    Sun, Mar 4, 2018 at 2:30pm

    Church of the Incarnation

    • Barbara Yahr, conductor
    • Matthew Lewis, organ
    • George Vosburgh, trumpet

    Poulenc Organ Concerto
    Hummel Trumpet Concerto
    Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3, “Organ Symphony”

    The GVO returns to the beautiful 19th-century Church of the Incarnation for a program celebrating the church’s grand acoustics and architecture. Organist Matthew Lewis plays the impressive Aeolian-Skinner organ in Poulenc and Saint-Saëns, and former Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Principal Trumpet George Vosburgh performs Hummel’s virtuosic Trumpet Concerto.

    The text “VERDI REQUIEM” surrounding an ornate “R”

    Requiem Aeternam

    Sun, Apr 29, 2018 at 2:30pm

    Church of the Incarnation

    • Barbara Yahr, conductor
    • Rebecca Farley, soprano
    • Raehann Bryce-Davis, mezzo-soprano
    • Jonathan Tetelman, tenor
    • Christian Zaremba, bass

    Verdi Requiem

    The GVO joins forces with St. George’s Choral Society (Matthew Lewis, artistic director and conductor) for Verdi’s epic Requiem.

    Fiery and intense, powerful and transcendent, the 90-minute work stands alone and leaves listeners and performers alike transported.

    Photo of GVO members performing a string quintet

    Chamber Music Concert 2

    Sat, May 12, 2018 at 7:30pm

    Tenri Cultural Institute

      Enjoy the second evening with chamber groups from the orchestra.


      2016 — 2017 Season

      Portrait of violinist Adele Anthony

      From the New World

      Sun, Sep 25, 2016 at 3pm

      Washington Irving Auditorium

      • Barbara Yahr, conductor
      • Adele Anthony, violin

      All-Dvořák program:
       — Slavonic Dance, Op. 46, No. 1
       — Violin Concerto
       — Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”

      Join us as as we open our 30th anniversary season with music by our former neighbor, Dvořák. We start with a fond farewell to summer with a bucolic Slavonic Dance, welcome back violinist Adele Anthony and her “undeniably sweet tone” (The Dallas Morning News) for the lyrical, dramatic Violin Concerto, and finish with the ever-popular “New World” Symphony, performed as part of the New York Philharmonic’s The New World Initiative, a citywide celebration of the Philharmonic’s 175th anniversary centered around Dvořák’s symphony and its theme of “home”.

      Portrait of pianist Imri Talgam

      Russian Romantics

      Sun, Nov 6, 2016 at 3pm

      Washington Irving Auditorium

      • Barbara Yahr, conductor
      • Imri Talgam, piano

      Prokofiev Romeo & Juliet (selections from Suites 1 & 2)
      Prokofiev Lieutenant Kijé Suite
      Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2

      With the passionate balcony scene, the masked ball, and a dramatic duel, Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliet Suites captures Shakespeare’s immortal tale of star-crossed lovers. Rachmaninoff’s lush Second Piano Concerto — one of his most popular works, full of beloved melodies — is just as romantic, featuring Imri Talgam, winner of the 11th International Piano Competition of Orléans. Prokofiev’s witty, brass-powered Lieutenant Kijé Suite rounds out the program.

      Illustration of a bear playing a violin

      Annual Family Concert

      Sun, Dec 4, 2016 at 3pm

      Washington Irving Auditorium

        The GVO’s popular annual tradition continues!

        Join us for a holiday romp with Bizet’s toreadors, Copland’s cowboys, Brahms’ Hungarians, sleigh rides with Anderson and Prokofiev, and Sarasate’s gypsy violin music with young soloist Ben Lerman.

        Actionplay will sing, and music therapy students from the Brooklyn Conservatory will join us on stage in an interactive program suitable for children of all ages.

        Free admission for children under 12!

        Pink letters G-V-O, with the “O” rendered in a heart shape

        Love from the GVO

        Sun, Feb 5, 2017 at 3pm

        Washington Irving Auditorium

        • Barbara Yahr, conductor
        • Jason Smoller, cor anglais
        • Gary Dranch, clarinet

        Sibelius Swan of Tuonela
        R. Strauss Don Juan
        Debussy Rhapsody
        Ravel Daphnis & Chloé Suite No. 2

        Are you a romantic or a rake? From the love story of Daphnis and Chloé to the escapades of Don Juan, Valentine’s Day comes early this year as the GVO shares its love of music with orchestral showpieces featuring two of our own musicians in the solo spotlight.

        3-by-3 grid of repeated image of Beethoven, each in a different vibrant colour

        Beethoven 9!

        Sun, Mar 19, 2017 at 3pm

        Washington Irving Auditorium

        • Barbara Yahr, conductor
        • Rachel Rosales, soprano
        • Jan Wilson, mezzo-soprano
        • John Tiranno, tenor
        • Peter Stewart, baritone

        Beethoven Symphony No. 9

        One of classical music’s most enduring and beloved masterpieces, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony is a powerful statement of joy, love, and humanity. Experience this iconic work, the composer’s final symphonic utterance, with the GVO joined by Seraphim (directed by Robert Long), Ars Musica Chorale, Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale, and acclaimed soloists.

        Photo of GVO members performing chamber music

        Chamber Concert

        Sun, Apr 30, 2017 at 3pm

        Tenri Cultural Institute

          Enjoy an intimate afternoon with chamber groups from the Greenwich Village Orchestra.

          Strings, winds, brass, piano, and even a singer form a tantalizing variety of combinations in music, ranging from classics by Schubert, to a duet by contemporary composer Caroline Shaw, and finishing up with a jazzy sextet by Martinů.

          We look forward to seeing you at the Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th Street, New York.

          Photo of street sign for 10–30 block of Broadway, “Canyon of Heroes”, in Manhattan

          Broadway Downtown

          Sun, May 7, 2017 at 3pm

          Washington Irving Auditorium

          • Barbara Yahr, conductor
          • Grasan Kingsberry, tenor
          • Betsy Struxness, soprano

          Our 30th anniversary season finale pays tribute to two other New York City music-loving institutions: Broadway and Tin Pan Alley. Featuring classics by Gershwin, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Cole Porter, Bernstein, Sondheim, and Styne!


          2015 — 2016 Season

          Portrait of cellist Edward Arron

          Festive Beginnings

          Sun, Oct 4, 2015 at 3pm

          Washington Irving Auditorium

          • Barbara Yahr, conductor
          • Edward Arron, cello

          Brahms Academic Festival Overture
          Elgar Cello Concerto
          Beethoven Symphony No. 7

          The GVO kicks off the season with the boisterous Academic Festival Overture by Brahms along with Beethoven’s exhilarating Symphony No. 7. We are delighted to welcome back Edward Arron to play Elgar’s uniquely lyric Cello Concerto.

          Portrait of baritone Jesse Blumberg

          Journeys

          Sun, Nov 22, 2015 at 3pm

          Washington Irving Auditorium

          • Barbara Yahr, conductor
          • Jesse Blumberg, baritone

          Verdi Forza del Destino Overture
          Mahler Songs of the Wayfarer
          Strauss Death and Transfiguration

          Baritone Jesse Blumberg sings Mahler’s poignant orchestral songs in a program featuring works by three great composers whose musical journeys explore the transience of life and love.

          Illustration of a bear playing a violin

          Annual Family Concert

          Sun, Dec 13, 2015 at 3pm

          Washington Irving Auditorium

            The holidays wouldn’t be complete without the GVO’s Annual Family Concert! We welcome children and families to an interactive program featuring the talented youngsters of the Actionplay chorus along with masterpieces by Bizet, Beethoven, and Strauss.

            Portrait of pianist Ko-Eun Yi

            Northern Lights

            Sun, Feb 7, 2016 at 3pm

            Washington Irving Auditorium

            • Barbara Yahr, conductor
            • Ko-Eun Yi, piano

            Sibelius Symphony No. 7
            Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor
            Sibelius Finlandia

            The GVO celebrates the 150th anniversary of Sibelius’s birth with two seminal works, his Symphony No. 7 and the beloved Finlandia, paired with Grieg’s iconic romantic piano concerto, performed by rising star Ko-Eun Yi.

            Portrait of violinist Andrés Cárdenes

            Spring Forward

            Sun, Apr 10, 2016 at 2:30pm

            Church of the Incarnation, 209 Madison Avenue

            • Barbara Yahr, conductor
            • Andrés Cárdenes, violin

            Mozart Adagio and Rondo
            Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor
            Mendelssohn Symphony No. 5, “The Reformation”

            Internationally acclaimed violinist and conductor Andrés Cárdenes brings his multi-faceted talent to works by Mozart and Bruch, then the GVO will take center stage in a performance of Mendelssohn’s stirring “Reformation” Symphony.

            Portrait of trumpeter Brandon Ridenour

            Final Metamorphosis

            Sun, May 22, 2016 at 3pm

            Washington Irving Auditorium

            • Barbara Yahr, conductor
            • Eric Mahl, conductor*
            • Brandon Ridenour, trumpet

            Gershwin Cuban Overture*
            Hindemith Symphonic Metamorphosis
            Mozart Flute Concerto No. 2 (transcribed for trumpet)
            Tchaikovsky Capriccio Italien

            Hindemith transforms a simple theme by Carl Maria von Weber into a symphonic masterpiece and virtuoso trumpet soloist Brandon Ridenour transforms Mozart’s effervescent flute concerto into a fantastic show piece in the GVO’s season finale.


            2014 — 2015 Season

            Portrait of violinist Itamar Zorman

            Friends & Family

            Sun, Oct 5, 2014 at 3pm

            Washington Irving Auditorium

            • Barbara Yahr, conductor
            • Itamar Zorman, violin

            Beethoven Violin Concerto
            Elgar Enigma Variations

            Internationally acclaimed soloist Itamar Zorman returns to perform Beethoven’s elegant Violin Concerto. Elgar’s sumptuous musical portrait of his close circle of friends rounds out our season opener.

            Portrait of cellist Brook Speltz

            Musical Mavericks

            Sun, Nov 16, 2014 at 3pm

            Washington Irving Auditorium

            • Barbara Yahr, conductor
            • Brook Speltz, cello

            Griffes The White Peacock
            Schumann Cello Concerto
            Sibelius Symphony No. 1

            Rising star Brook Speltz plays the Schumann Cello Concerto alongside works by Griffes and Sibelius—romantics with a modern sensibility.

            Portrait of tubist Benjamin Vokits

            Annual Holiday Concert

            Sun, Dec 7, 2014 at 3pm

            Washington Irving Auditorium

            • Barbara Yahr, conductor
            • Benjamin Vokits, tuba
            • Helen-Jean Arthur, narrator

            Tubby the Tuba and a selection of seasonal classics

            The holidays wouldn’t be complete without the GVO’s Annual Family Concert! This year, our own Ben Vokits and Helen Jean Arthur will take the spotlight in Tubby the Tuba. With good music, audience participation and our instrument petting zoo, there’ll be fun for the whole family.

            Portrait of conductor Barbara Yahr

            Momentous Mahler

            Sun, Mar 1, 2015 at 3pm

            Washington Irving Auditorium

            • Barbara Yahr, conductor

            Mahler Symphony No. 5

            From the opening fanfare to the closing chords, through marches, dances and storms, Mahler’s Fifth Symphony will envelop you in an intense musical world filled with humanity, spirituality and emotion. Performed with passion by the GVO in the lush acoustics of Washington Irving Auditorium, this concert should not be missed!

            Combined portraits of conductor Pierre Vallet and violinist Siwoo Kim

            Totally Tchaikovsky

            Sun, Apr 12, 2015 at 3pm

            Washington Irving Auditorium

            • Pierre Vallet, guest conductor
            • Siwoo Kim, violin

            Tchaikovsky Festival Coronation March
            Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
            Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4

            An all Tchaikovsky program led by our favorite guest conductor from the Metropolitan Opera, Pierre Vallet, and featuring young virtuoso Siwoo Kim in the composer’s beloved Violin Concerto.

            Portrait of mezzo-soprano Naomi O'Connell

            Summer in the City

            Sun, May 17, 2015 at 3pm

            Washington Irving Auditorium

            • Barbara Yahr, conductor
            • Naomi O’Connell, mezzo-soprano

            Rossini William Tell Overture
            Berlioz Les nuits d’été
            Last Night’s Symphonie” a music video with music from Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique
            Gershwin An American in Paris

            Summer kicks off with sensational mezzo soprano Naomi O’Connell singing Berlioz’s poignant song cycle Les nuits d’été, orchestral favorites by Gershwin and Rossini, and our first ever music video—watch as Symphonie Fantastique comes alive in New York City!


            2013 — 2014 Season

            Beethoven, Saint-Saëns & Franck

            Sun, Oct 6, 2013 at 3pm

            Washington Irving Auditorium

            • Barbara Yahr, conductor
            • Raman Ramakrishnan, cello

            Beethoven Leonore Overture No. 3
            Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1
            Franck Symphony in D minor

            Zorman, Tchaikovsky & Brahms

            Sun, Nov 17, 2013 at 3pm

            Washington Irving Auditorium

            • Barbara Yahr, conductor
            • Itamar Zorman, violin

            Moshe Zorman Galilean Suite
            Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet, fantasy overture
            Brahms Violin Concerto

            Together in Music Holiday Concert

            Sun, Dec 8, 2013 at 3pm

            Washington Irving Auditorium

              An interactive concert for families where children can take part in making music with a full symphony orchestra! This year we collaborate with the young musicians from The Miracle Project and the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Center. The GVO’s Gary Dranch will be on hand to play Rossini’s Variations for Clarinet and Orchestra, and everyone can have a go at the Instrument Petting Zoo.

              Berlioz, Ravel & Brahms

              Sun, Feb 9, 2014 at 3pm

              Washington Irving Auditorium

              • Pierre Vallet, guest conductor
              • Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano

              Berlioz Excerpts from The Damnation of Faust
              Ravel Shéhérazade
              Brahms Symphony No. 4

              Barber & Prokofiev

              Sun, Mar 30, 2014 at 3pm

              Washington Irving Auditorium

              • Barbara Yahr, conductor
              • Hye-Jin Kim, violin

              Barber Adagio
              Barber Violin Concerto
              Prokofiev Symphony No. 5

              ¡Tango!

              Sun, May 18, 2014 at 3pm

              Washington Irving Auditorium

              • Barbara Yahr, conductor
              • Adriana Salgado, dancer
              • Orlando Reyes, dancer

              Copland El Salón México
              Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol
              Tangos by Piazzolla
              Ginastera Estancia, four dances


              2012 — 2013 Season

              Smetana, Mendelssohn & Sibelius

              Sun, Dec 2, 2012 at 3pm

              Old Stuyvesant Campus

              • Barbara Yahr, conductor
              • Aaron Boyd, violin

              Smetana The Moldau
              Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
              Sibelius Symphony No. 2

              Family Concert: Music can…

              Sun, Jan 13, 2013 at 3pm

              Old Stuyvesant Campus

                It can make us want to dance, sing, march in a parade or conduct a symphony orchestra! Music can make us feel excited or quiet—and can even make people howl at the moon!

                Join the Greenwich Village Orchestra on a Sunday afternoon and experience what music can do for families with kids of all ages.

                Tchaikovsky Extravaganza

                Sun, Mar 10, 2013 at 3pm

                Old Stuyvesant Campus

                • Pierre Vallet, guest conductor
                • David Heiss, cello

                Tchaikovsky:
                 — Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
                 — Variations on a Rococo Theme
                 — Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique”

                Opera Spectacular

                Sun, Apr 28, 2013 at 3pm

                Old Stuyvesant Campus

                • Christine Goerke, dramatic soprano
                • Pierre Vallet, guest conductor

                Don’t miss Grammy Award-winning dramatic soprano Christine Goerke of the Metropolitan Opera in an extraordinary performance with the GVO! Returning guest conductor Pierre Vallet leads a concert of Wagner’s greatest highlights, with guest appearance by baritone Jesse Blumberg.


                2011 — 2012 Season

                Dvořák Festival

                Sun, Oct 2, 2011 at 3pm

                Washington Irving Auditorium

                • Barbara Yahr, conductor
                • Na-Young Baek, cello

                Dvořák:
                 — Slavonic Dance, Op. 46, No. 8
                 — Cello Concerto
                 — Symphony No. 8

                Pictures

                Sun, Nov 20, 2011 at 3pm

                Washington Irving Auditorium

                • Barbara Yahr, conductor
                • Pierre Vallet, guest conductor*
                • Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano

                Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel Overture*
                Elgar Sea Pictures*
                Mussorgsky/Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition

                Annual Family Concert

                Sun, Dec 11, 2011 at 3pm

                Washington Irving Auditorium

                • Barbara Yahr, conductor

                An interactive program for the whole family including excerpts from Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, Copland’s Rodeo and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.

                Wagner, Bruch & Beethoven

                Sun, Feb 12, 2012 at 3pm

                Washington Irving Auditorium

                • Pierre Vallet, guest conductor
                • Hye-Jin Kim, violin

                Wagner Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
                Bruch Scottish Fantasy
                Beethoven Symphony No. 4

                Khachaturian & Brahms

                Sun, Mar 25, 2012 at 3pm

                Washington Irving Auditorium

                • Farkhad Khudyev, guest conductor
                • Robert Hayden, violin

                Khachaturian Sabre Dance
                Khachaturian Violin Concerto
                Brahms Symphony No. 3

                Russian Symphonies

                Sun, May 20, 2012 at 3pm

                Washington Irving Auditorium

                • Barbara Yahr, conductor
                • Yaniv Segal, guest conductor*

                Shostakovich Symphony No. 9*
                Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5


                2010 — 2011 Season

                Mozart & Tchaikovsky

                Sun, Oct 3, 2010 at 3pm

                Washington Irving Auditorium

                • Barbara Yahr, conductor
                • Daniel Liao, bassoon

                Mozart Die Zauberflöte Overture
                Mozart Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra
                Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 2, “Little Russian”

                Bruch & Vaughan Williams

                Sun, Nov 14, 2010 at 3pm

                Washington Irving Auditorium

                • Barbara Yahr, conductor
                • Alice Ivy Pemberton, violin

                Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1
                Vaughan Williams “A London Symphony” (Symphony No. 2)

                Annual Family Concert

                Sun, Dec 12, 2010 at 3pm

                Washington Irving Auditorium

                • Barbara Yahr, conductor

                A fun program for all ages including Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.

                Silhouette of Brahms being followed by a red hedgehog

                All Brahms Concert

                Sun, Feb 13, 2011 at 3pm

                Washington Irving Auditorium

                • Barbara Yahr, conductor
                • Jesse Mills, violin
                • Raman Ramakrishnan, cello

                Brahms:
                 — Hungarian Dance No. 1
                 — Double Concerto in A minor
                 — Symphony No. 2

                All American Concert

                Sun, Apr 3, 2011 at 3pm

                Washington Irving Auditorium

                • Barbara Yahr, conductor
                • Amanda Nisenson, soprano

                Ives Variations on ‘America’
                American songbook selections
                Hanson Symphony No. 2

                Fanfares, Fireworks & Fate

                Sun, May 15, 2011 at 3pm

                Washington Irving Auditorium

                • Barbara Yahr, conductor
                • Warren Wernick, trumpet

                Telemann Trumpet Concerto in D major
                Handel Music for the Royal Fireworks
                Beethoven Symphony No. 5


                2009 — 2010 Season

                Chasing Light

                Sun, Nov 22, 2009 at 3pm

                Washington Irving Auditorium

                • Barbara Yahr, conductor
                • Lisa Kozenko, oboe

                Barber Canzonetta for Oboe and Strings
                Schwantner Chasing Light…
                Dvořák Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”

                The New York City premiere of Chasing Light… was part of Ford Made in America, a partnership program of the League of American Orchestras and Meet the Composer made possible by the Ford Motor Company Fund.

                Annual Family Concert

                Sun, Dec 13, 2009 at 3pm

                Washington Irving Auditorium

                • Barbara Yahr, conductor
                • Helen-Jean Arthur, narrator

                An enjoyable program for the whole family including Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf.

                Glière, Prokofiev & Shostakovich

                Sun, Feb 21, 2010 at 3pm

                Washington Irving Auditorium

                • Barbara Yahr, conductor
                • Joe Puglia, violin

                Glière Russian Sailors Dance
                Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1
                Shostakovich Symphony No. 5

                Barber & Mahler

                Sun, Apr 11, 2010 at 3pm

                Washington Irving Auditorium

                • Ransom Wilson, guest conductor
                • Ava Pine, soprano

                Barber Knoxville: Summer of 1915
                Mahler Symphony No. 4

                Sketches & Stories

                Sun, May 23, 2010 at 3pm

                Washington Irving Auditorium

                • Barbara Yahr, conductor
                • Robin Seletsky, clarinet
                • Brian Melick, percussion

                Ippolitov-Ivanov Caucasian Sketches, Suite No. 1
                The Well Tempered Klezmier (arr. Seletsky / Marcus)
                Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade


                2008 — 2009 Season

                Zarzuela

                Sun, Mar 29, 2009 at 7:30pm

                Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, Symphony Space

                • Barbara Yahr, conductor
                • Rosa D’Imperio, soprano
                • Anna Tonna, mezzo-soprano
                • Hamid Rodriguez, tenor
                • Ricardo Rosa, baritone

                Frank Fuertes, narrator

                Alonso Curro el de Lora, a zarzuela in two acts


                2007 — 2008 Season

                Awakened

                Sun, Sep 30, 2007 at 3pm

                Washington Irving Auditorium

                • Barbara Yahr, conductor
                • Nitzan Har-oz, trombone

                Rossini La Gazza Ladra Overture
                Rota Trombone Concerto
                Dvořák Symphony No. 6

                Spiritual

                Sun, Nov 18, 2007 at 3pm

                Washington Irving Auditorium

                • Barbara Yahr, conductor
                • Kojiro Umezaki, shakuhachi
                • Eric Jacobsen, cello

                Spiritual symphonic music from a variety of traditions.

                Rimsky-Korsakov Russian Easter Overture
                Lam Her Thousand Year Dance
                Bruch Kol Nidrei
                Strauss Death and Transfiguration

                With special guests Rabbi Ayelet S. Cohen, Associate, Congregation Beth Simchat Torah, and Dr. Jon M. Walton, Senior Pastor, First Presbyterian Church.

                Festive

                Sun, Dec 16, 2007 at 3pm

                Washington Irving Auditorium

                • Barbara Yahr, conductor

                Our annual family concert, featuring Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals, and the winner of the 4th Annual GVO Young Artists Competition.

                Triumphant

                Sun, Feb 10, 2008 at 3pm

                Washington Irving Auditorium

                • Barbara Yahr, conductor
                • Yosuke Kawasaki, violin

                Brahms Violin Concerto
                Shostakovich Symphony No. 10

                Enduring

                Sun, Mar 30, 2008 at 3pm

                Washington Irving Auditorium

                • Barbara Yahr, conductor
                • Gary Dranch, clarinet

                Sibelius Valse Triste
                Hindemith Clarinet Concerto
                Nielsen Symphony No. 4

                Transcendent

                Sun, May 18, 2008 at 3pm

                Washington Irving Auditorium

                • Barbara Yahr, conductor
                • Jennifer Frautschi, violin

                Bach Violin Concerto in E major
                Bruckner Symphony No.4, “The Inextinguishable”


                2006 — 2007 Season

                Impassioned

                Sun, Oct 1, 2006 at 3pm

                Washington Irving Auditorium

                • Barbara Yahr, conductor
                • Sheryl Staples, violin

                Beethoven Prometheus Overture
                Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1
                Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4

                Celebrate

                Sun, Nov 19, 2006 at 7:30pm

                Skirball Hall

                • Barbara Yahr, conductor
                • Gerard Gordon, timpani
                • Steve Weiser, timpani

                Shostakovich Festive Overture
                Glass Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists and Orchestra
                Sibelius Symphony No. 2

                Neighbors

                Sun, Jan 28, 2007 at 3pm

                Washington Irving Auditorium

                • Barbara Yahr, conductor
                • Warren Wernick, trumpet

                Chavez Sinfonia India
                Tartini Concerto in D major for Trumpet and Orchestra
                Dvořák Symphony No. 7

                Brilliant

                Sun, Apr 1, 2007 at 3pm

                Washington Irving Auditorium

                • Barbara Yahr, conductor
                • Raman Ramakrishnan, cello

                Mendelssohn The Hebrides Overture
                Elgar Cello Concerto
                Mozart Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter”

                Lustrous

                Sun, May 20, 2007 at 3pm

                Washington Irving Auditorium

                • Barbara Yahr, conductor
                • Itamar Zorman, violin

                Stravinsky Pulcinella
                Chausson Poème
                Ravel Tzigane
                Stravinsky Firebird Suite

                Showcase

                Sun, Jun 10, 2007 at 3pm

                Washington Irving Auditorium

                • Barbara Yahr, conductor

                Concert featuring the winners of the GVO 3rd Annual Young Artists Competition and Ravel’s Bolero.


                2005 — 2006 Season

                Subversive

                Sun, Oct 2, 2005 at 3pm

                Washington Irving Auditorium

                • Barbara Yahr, conductor
                • Clancy Newman, cello

                Glinka Russlan and Ludmilla Overture
                Schumann Cello Concerto
                Shostakovich Symphony No. 6

                Heroic

                Sun, Nov 13, 2005 at 3pm

                Washington Irving Auditorium

                • Barbara Yahr, conductor
                • Colin Jacobsen, violin

                Berlioz Roman Carnival Overture
                Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
                Beethoven Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”

                Bon Voyage

                Sun, Dec 4, 2005 at 3pm

                Washington Irving Auditorium

                • Barbara Yahr, conductor

                Fasten your seatbelts and let the GVO take you and your family “Around the World of Music” with DeFalla, Tchaikovsky and others. Featuring the GVO 2nd Annual Young Artist Competition Winner.

                Gala Benefit

                Sun, Feb 5, 2006 at 3pm

                Washington Irving Auditorium

                • Barbara Yahr, conductor
                • Daryl Nuccio, cello
                • Natalia Galebsky, cello
                • John Keyes, tenor

                A benefit in support of the Performing Arts House.

                Beethoven Egmont Overture
                Vivaldi Concerto in G minor for 2 Cellos and Orchestra
                Ward America The Beautiful, featuring the Washington Irving High School Chorus
                Tower, Made in America
                Lloyd Webber, Music of the Night from The Phantom of the Opera
                Bernstein Three Dance Episodes from On The Town

                The GVO collaborates with Washington Irving High School soloists, chorus and dancers in this exciting program featuring the New York Premier of the “Made in America” commission by Joan Tower.

                Lyrical

                Sun, Mar 19, 2006 at 3pm

                Washington Irving Auditorium

                • Michael Gilbert, guest conductor
                • Adele Anthony, violin

                Weber Oberon Overture
                Barber Violin Concerto
                Brahms Symphony No. 4

                Monumental

                Sun, May 7, 2006 at 3pm

                Washington Irving Auditorium

                • Barbara Yahr, conductor
                • Carol Yahr, soprano

                Wagner Wesendonck Lieder
                Mahler Symphony No. 1, “Titan”

                Shakespearean

                Sun, Jun 4, 2006 at 3pm

                Washington Irving Auditorium

                • Barbara Yahr, conductor

                Music inspired by Shakespeare featuring the works of Mendelssohn, Prokofiev and others.