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

March Performance
Friday, March 16, 2018

St. Paul & St. Andrew, 263 W 86th Street, 7:30pm

The concert features Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony, in F minor, dedicated to Tchaikovsky's patron and friend, Nadezhda von Meck, led by Music Director Reuben Blundell.

We welcome the highly praised clarinet soloist, Pascal Archer, to perform Mozart's ever-popular Clarinet Concerto. Mr. Archer, originally from Montreal, is principal clarinetist of the Glimmerglass Opera, Princeton Symphony and Northeastern Pennsylvanian Philharmonic, and founder and artistic director of the Exponential Ensemble.

The concert opens with the School Candidate overture of Maria Theresa von Paradis, a noblewoman and contemporary of Mozart, Salieri and Haydn.

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!
  Pascal Archer , Clarinet

Pascal Archer, Clarinet

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!