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 15, 2018

Trinity School, 101 W 91st Street, 7:30pm

The concert features internationally renowned euphonium soloist Demondrae Thurman, in the Concerto by British composer Derek Bourgeois. Mr. Thurman has performed all over the world as a soloist, including Mussorgsky's "Pictures" on tour with the New York Philharmonic. In high demand as a brass and conducting clinician across the United States, he is a faculty member at Samford University, and also joins Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music from this Fall.

Our season ends with Sibelius' ravishing and romantic Symphony No. 2, which he began in Italy, shortly after the premiere of his successful tone-poem, Finlandia.

As always, please join the orchestra for a sit-down post-concert dinner.

Concert entry is $20 at the door.
As always, children are admitted free!
 Demondrae Thurman, euphonium

Demondrae Thurman, euphonium

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 at riversideorch@gmail.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!