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Oct 12th

Outstanding! I was enthralled...
swept away by the music.

William Salchow, Bowmaker

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!

Don't Miss our Next Concert and Party - June 13, 2014 - 7:30 PM at Trinity School

We are truly excited to welcome conductor Reuben Blundell and Julian Schwarz, cellist, to the Riverside Orchestra in a concert of works by Mozart, Saint-Seans, and Beethoven.

Mr. Blundell was recently guest conductor for the New World Symphony in Miami and currently conducts the Hunter Symphony and the Chelsea Symphony in New York City. Mr. Schwarz made his orchestral debut at the age of 11 with the Seattle Symphony and his father, Gerard Schwarz, on the podium. In August 2013 he won the first prize in the inaugural Schoenfeld International String Competition in Hong Kong. We are lucky to have them both!