The Greenwich Village Orchestra

This season’s concerts

We’re delighted announce the program for 2016–17, the orchestra’s 30th season! Please check back later for more details on our line-up of amazing soloists.

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).

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Earlier this season…

Sep 25, 2016 at 3pm

From the New World

Washington Irving Auditorium

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”.

Nov 6, 2016 at 3pm

Russian Romantics

Washington Irving Auditorium

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.

Dec 4, 2016 at 3pm

Annual Family Concert

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!

Feb 5, 2017 at 3pm

Love from the GVO

Washington Irving Auditorium

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.

Mar 19, 2017 at 3pm

Beethoven 9!

Washington Irving Auditorium

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.

Apr 30, 2017 at 3pm

Chamber Concert

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.

May 7, 2017 at 3pm

Broadway Downtown

Washington Irving Auditorium

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!

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