This Season’s Concerts
The GVO is proud to present its 2018–2019 Season! This season, we take up residence in the beautiful and historic All Saints Church on New York’s Upper East Side.
We are excited to present stellar soloists from around the world, and talent from within the GVO itself. With works by composers Chris Brubeck, Franz Schubert, Samuel Barber, Ludwig van Beethoven, Gustav Holst, and more, we are thrilled to present a season that explores the many facets of what an orchestra can be.
We hope you will join us as we share our passion for making music. This orchestra is a labor of love for all of us, and we enjoy nothing more than sharing the fruits of our labor with you, our audience.
All GVO concerts are general admission, for a suggested donation of $20 for adults, $10 for seniors and children, except where noted. Tickets may be purchased at the door on the day of the concert or online using the “Buy Tickets” buttons below.
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The Earth in Context
Sun, May 19, 2019 at 3pm
Copland Quiet City
Holst The Planets
The season finale explores visions of our shared cosmos. Copland’s Quiet City, featuring Principal Trumpet Phil Parsons and English Hornist Jason Smoller, reflects the inner life. Holst’s The Planets captures the universal.
Quilt, A Musical Celebration
Fri–Sun, Jun 21–23, 2019
The GVO is excited to be taking part in Quilt, A Musical Celebration, a unique and affecting work that celebrates and remembers both those who died from AIDS and those who have survived or been left behind. Based on true stories from friends and loved ones who were left behind, the musical is a living history for a new generation.
Pairing professional and amateur artists from around the country, Quilt is a celebration of the people, the tears, the memories, and even the laughter and love, surrounding the deadliest plague in American history. Join our coalition of activists, artists and community advocacy organizations, as we mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, honor our past, and band together to do good for people living with HIV/AIDS throughout NYC and around the world.
Read more at quiltmusical.org, and purchase tickets for the four performances:
Earlier this season…
Masters of Lyricism
Sun, Oct 14, 2018 at 3pm
Barber Overture to The School for Scandal
Barber Knoxville: Summer of 1915
Schubert Symphony No. 9, “The Great”
The Overture to The School for Scandal showcases the orchestra’s prowess. Soprano Rebecca Farley brings to life Barber’s evocative setting of James Agee’s poem capturing a child’s summer in 1915 Tennessee. The orchestra sings in Schubert’s Ninth Symphony, “The Great”.
Concerti Per Tutti
Sun, Dec 2, 2018 at 3pm
Beethoven Triple Concerto in C Major
Bartók Concerto for Orchestra
In this ensemble-focused program, the Lysander Piano Trio shines in Beethoven’s lyrical Triple Concerto. The orchestra itself becomes the soloist in Bartók’s animated and poignant Concerto for Orchestra.
All in the Family
Sun, Dec 16, 2018 at 3pm
The GVO’s annual Family Concert returns with a fifty-minute program, including Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals. The concert is designed to delight children and adults alike.
FREE ENTRY FOR CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER!
Sun, Feb 24, 2019 at 3pm
Glazunov Concerto for Violin
Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 3
Violinist Ming-Feng Hsin, a longtime member of the MET Orchestra, leads the GVO in Dvoř︎ák’s moving Romance and plays the elegant solo in Glazunov’s Violin Concerto. The concert concludes with Rachmaninoff’s rhapsodic Third Symphony.
Chamber Music Concert
Fri, Mar 15, 2019 at 7:30pm
Musicians of the orchestra break out into small groups for evenings of chamber music at the Tenri Cultural Institute.
The program will include movements from Brahms Sextet No. 1, Schubert Rosamunde Quartet, Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 5, and works by Mozart, Vivaldi, Rossini, Villa-Lobos and Chadwick.
Sun, Apr 7, 2019 at 3pm
Brubeck Prague Concerto
Strauss Suite from Der Rosenkavalier
The GVO explores the full range of what a modern orchestra can be. Eric Mahl leads Debussy’s impressionistic Nocturnes, then New York Philharmonic bass trombonist George Curran joins the orchestra as soloist in Chris Brubeck’s Prague Concerto. The concert closes with Richard Strauss’s lush, romantic Suite from Der Rosenkavalier.