The Greenwich Village Orchestra

This Season’s Concerts

The Greenwich Village Orchestra is proud to announce its 2017–18 season, “On the Town”! Come join us as we make a tour of Manhattan — we are excited to perform this season in two beautiful churches, at the exquisitely renovated Third Street Music School Settlement, and in the cozy Tenri Cultural Institute. We know you’ll love this season as much as we love making music, and we are eager to share some great works with you, our wonderful audience!

As always, we’ll continue to offer everything you’ve come to expect from the GVO: total commitment to performance, world class soloists, low ticket prices, and continued commitment to our local, downtown community.

All GVO concerts are general admission for a suggested donation of $20 for adults, $10 for seniors and children. Tickets may be purchased at the door on the day of the concert or online using the “Buy Tickets” buttons below.

Oct 21, 2017 at 7:30pm

Heroic Classics

Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church

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”.

Dec 2, 2017 at 7:30pm


Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church

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.

Dec 17, 2017 at 3pm

Among Friends

Anna-Maria Kellen Concert Hall, Third Street Music School

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.

Jan 20, 2018 at 7:30pm

Chamber Music Concert 1

Tenri Cultural Institute

The first of two chamber music concerts this season featuring members of the orchestra in a more intimate setting.

Mar 4, 2018 at 3pm

Orchestral Fanfare

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.

Apr 29, 2018 at 3pm

Requiem Aeternam

Church of the Incarnation

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.

May 12, 2018 at 7:30pm

Chamber Music Concert 2

Tenri Cultural Institute

Enjoy the second afternoon with chamber groups from the orchestra.

NYC Cultural Affairs LogoThis season is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.