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 and other great orchestras.


Upcoming Performances

June Performance
Friday, June 16, 2017

Trinity School, 101 W. 91st Street at Columbus Ave, 7:30pm

The Upper West Side’s stellar ensemble, the Riverside Orchestra, performs three classic pieces at Trinity School in their Friday, June 16 concert, at 7:30pm. Opening with Felix Mendelssohn’s lyrical overture “Son & Stranger,” the orchestra is joined for the ever-popular Flute & Harp Concerto by Mozart.  Our two soloists, Anna Urrey (flute) and Ashley Jackson (harp) are young artists of brilliant talent in the New York area, and also frequent chamber music partners.

The concert features Haydn’s Symphony No. 101, nicknamed “The Clock” after its charming Andante second movement. The symphony exhibits Haydn’s great humor and inventive compositional skills, and was one of the twelve written for the famous public concerts in Haydn’s highly successful London visits.

All tickets are $20 and available at the door.
As always, children are admitted free!

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!