The Greenwich Village Orchestra

This season’s concerts

This will be the orchestra’s 29th season, and our 14th with Music Director Barbara Yahr. As always, we’ll continue to offer everything you’ve come to expect from the Greenwich Village Orchestra: 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 (please remember to bring a print out of your receipt to the concert).

Earlier this season…

Photo by Hak-Soo Kim

Oct 4, 2015 at 3pm

Festive Beginnings

Washington Irving Auditorium

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.

Photo by Arielle Doneson

Nov 22, 2015 at 3pm


Washington Irving Auditorium

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.

Annual Family Concert

Dec 13, 2015 at 3pm

Annual Family Concert

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.

Photo by Ho Chang

Feb 7, 2016 at 3pm

Northern Lights

Washington Irving Auditorium

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.

2016-04-10 Andrés Cárdenes

Apr 10, 2016 at 2:30pm

Spring Forward

Church of the Incarnation, 209 Madison Avenue

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.

2016-05-22 Brandon Ridenour

May 22, 2016 at 3pm

Final Metamorphosis

Washington Irving Auditorium

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.

The Orchestra gratefully acknowledges the following organizations for their generous support of this season: