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.

The classic NASA image of the Earth from the Moon

The Earth in Context

Sun, May 19, 2019 at 3pm

All Saints Church

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.

The words “Quilt, A Musical Celebration” with a red ribbon to the right.

Quilt, A Musical Celebration

Fri–Sun, Jun 21–23, 2019

Judson Memorial Church

    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, and purchase tickets for the four performances:

    Earlier this season…

    Old-fashioned photo of a rocking chair on an ornate porch

    Masters of Lyricism

    Sun, Oct 14, 2018 at 3pm

    All Saints Church

    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”.

    Sketch of a bear plating a French horn

    All in the Family

    Sun, Dec 16, 2018 at 3pm

    All Saints Church

      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.


      Photo of the Czech chateaux Červená lhota reflected in its moat

      Eastern Romance

      Sun, Feb 24, 2019 at 3pm

      All Saints Church

      Dvoř︎ák Romance
      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.

      Photo of GVO members performing a string quintet

      Chamber Music Concert

      Fri, Mar 15, 2019 at 7:30pm

      Tenri Cultural Institute

        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.

        Crop of the poster for the 1925 film “Der Rosenkavalier”

        Orchestral Brilliance

        Sun, Apr 7, 2019 at 3pm

        All Saints Church

        Debussy Nocturnes*
        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.

        NYC Cultural Affairs LogoThe Greenwich Village Orchestra is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.