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The riverside Orchestra

 

Celebrating over 40 Years of Bringing Great Classical Music to the Upper West Side

Welcome to our concerts and our community.

Since 1971, the talented musicians of the Riverside Orchestra have delighted thousands of classical music lovers through our regular Upper West Side concerts. We are a community of players who love music, a love shared by our loyal audience. We are proud to have served as the training grounds for so many emerging conductors and honored by our collaborations with amazing soloists, often members of the New York Philharmonic. We are famous for our parties after each concert (included in the ticket price) — one of the best deals of New York City!

 

Upcoming Performances

Announcing our March Concert -- a concert for all ages!

Friday, March 13, 2015
Trinity School
101 W. 91st Street, 7:30pm 

Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf will delight children of all ages (and you!). Our narrator is none other that Magee Hickey, Pix 11 reporter. Kids are admitted free, plus they get to sit on the stage with the orchestra during a movement of Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4. And pizza after the concert! It doesn't get better than this . . . so bring your kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids . . .

All tickets are $20 and available at the door. The ticket price includes the concert and post-concert buffet.
As always, children are admitted free!

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Outstanding! I was enthralled. . . swept away by the music.
— William Salchow, Bowmaker
 

Join us

We are always looking for talented new musicians.

Please contact us maryolsson@aol.com for more information about how to join the orchestra for a concert, a season, or more! String players are almost always needed and other availability of other positions varies.

Tell us a little about yourself - your experience with other orchestras, interests, level of playing ability - whatever you think will be helpful. We do not have a formal auditioning process but we do expect players to maintain a high level of playing ability -- and to practice!