GVO Performs Orchestral Brilliance Feat. George Curran In Brubeck's Prague ConcertoGVO Performs Orchestral Brilliance Feat. George Curran In Brubeck's Prague Concerto
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

The Greenwich Village Orchestra (GVO) continues its 2018-2019 season with Orchestral Brilliance, led by Music Director Barbara Yahr, on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 3:00pm at All Saints Church. The program features New York Philharmonic bass trombonist George Curran as soloist in Chris Brubeck's Prague Concerto; Richard Strauss's lush, romantic Suite from Der Rosenkavalier; and Debussy's impressionistic Nocturnes led by Assistant Conductor Eric Mahl. (more...)

Dean Griffey & Amy Owens in a George London Foundation Recital at The MorganDean Griffey & Amy Owens in a George London Foundation Recital at The Morgan
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

Two American opera singers noted for their theatricality – one on the rise, the other an international star – headline the second George London Foundation recital of the season. Anthony Dean Griffey, the renowned tenor whose searing interpretation of the title role of Britten's Peter Grimes, among others, has brought him worldwide acclaim, and Amy Owens, a “scene-stealing” (Broadway World) “radiant soprano” (Opera News) who won an award at the 2018 George London Awards competition, perform the second George London Foundation Recital of the season at The Morgan Library and Museum on Sunday, March 24, 2019, at 4:00 pm. They are joined by Warren Jones at the piano, and guest artists David Heiss, cello, and Cindy Wu, violin. (more...)

Anthony Dean Griffey and Amy Owens Will Perform In A George London Foundation Recital At The MorganAnthony Dean Griffey and Amy Owens Will Perform In A George London Foundation Recital At The Morgan
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019

Anthony Dean Griffey, Tenor, and Amy Owens, Soprano, with Warren Jones, Piano, join for a George London Foundation Recital at The Morgan an Sunday, March 24, 2019, at 4:00 PM. (more...)

BWW Review: Debuts Galore at Met's First DON GIOVANNI of the Season, But Willis-Sorensen's Anna Steals the ShowBWW Review: Debuts Galore at Met's First DON GIOVANNI of the Season, But Willis-Sorensen's Anna Steals the Show
by Richard Sasanow - Feb 3, 2019

According to a quote attributed to Andy Warhol, if you want to tell a good painting from a bad one, first look at a thousand paintings; then you'll realize that there are no hard and fast rules. When it comes to performing arts and traditional repertoire, the standards are a little different. Directors, designers and cast are expected to add their two cents to work of the creators, to show their smarts and insights (or at least come up with something they think will be more meaningful to modern/younger audiences). Mozart and his librettist Lorenzo da Ponte were victims of this maneuvering in the season premiere of the Met's DON GIOVANNI. (more...)

Greenwich Village Orchestra Performs Eastern Romance Featuring Violinist Ming-Feng Hsin In Glazunov's Violin ConcertoGreenwich Village Orchestra Performs Eastern Romance Featuring Violinist Ming-Feng Hsin In Glazunov's Violin Concerto
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2019

The Greenwich Village Orchestra (GVO) continues its 2018-2019 season with Eastern Romance, led by Music Director Barbara Yahr, on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 3:00pm at All Saints Church. The program features longtime Metropolitan Opera Orchestra violinist Ming-Feng Hsin leading the GVO in Dvo k's moving Romance and as soloist in Glazunov's elegant Violin Concerto. The concert concludes with Rachmaninoff's rhapsodic Third Symphony. (more...)

Greenwich Village Orchestra Presents Concerti Per Tutti Featuring Lysander Piano TrioGreenwich Village Orchestra Presents Concerti Per Tutti Featuring Lysander Piano Trio
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018

The Greenwich Village Orchestra (GVO) presents Concerti Per Tutti, led by Music Director Barbara Yahr, on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 3:00pm at All Saints Church. The ensemble-focused program features the award-winning Lysander Piano Trio (Itamar Zorman, Liza Stepanova, Michael Katz) in Beethoven's lyrical Triple Concerto. The orchestra itself becomes the soloist in Bartok's poignant Concerto for Orchestra. (more...)

Greenwich Village Orchestra Announces 2018-2019 Season ConcertsGreenwich Village Orchestra Announces 2018-2019 Season Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2018

The Greenwich Village Orchestra (GVO) announces its 2018-2019 season concerts, led by Music Director Barbara Yahr. Now in its 32nd season, the GVO is committed to making music at the highest possible level and enriching the lives of both players and audience through emotionally charged, exhilarating performances. All concerts of the 2018-2019 season will take place at All Saints Church (230 East 60th Street, NYC) unless otherwise noted. (more...)

Greenwich Village Orchestra Announces 2018-2019 SeasonGreenwich Village Orchestra Announces 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2018

The Greenwich Village Orchestra (GVO) announces its 2018-2019 season concerts, led by Music Director Barbara Yahr. Now in its 32nd season, the GVO is committed to making music at the highest possible level and enriching the lives of both players and audience through emotionally charged, exhilarating performances. All concerts of the 2018-2019 season will take place at All Saints Church, 230 East 60th Street, Manhattan, unless otherwise noted. (more...)

GVO to Perform Verdi's Requiem with St. George's Choral SocietyGVO to Perform Verdi's Requiem with St. George's Choral Society
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

On Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 2:30pm, the Greenwich Village Orchestra (GVO) returns to the beautiful 19th-century Church of the Incarnation (209 Madison Ave.) for its final concert of the season, Requiem Aeternam. The GVO joins forces with St. George's Choral Society, under artistic director and conductor Matthew Lewis, for Verdi's epic Requiem. Requiem's soloists will feature soprano Rebecca Farley, mezzo-soprano Raehann Bryce-Davis, tenor Jonathan Tetelman, and bass Christian Zaremba.  (more...)

The GVO Performs Rachmaninoff, Daugherty, and Shostakovich, 12/2The GVO Performs Rachmaninoff, Daugherty, and Shostakovich, 12/2
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

On Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 7:30pm, The Greenwich Village Orchestra (GVO) performs Resistance, a thrilling concert of grand orchestral repertoire including Rachmaninoff's Vocalise featuring GVO concertmaster Andrew Pak, Michael Daugherty's Raise the Roof with principal timpanist Gerard Gordon in the athletic solo role, and Shostakovich's defiant Symphony No. 10 at Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church (152 West 66th St.). The concert is part of GVO's 2017-2018 season On the Town, a celebration of its home borough of Manhattan led by Music Director Barbara Yahr. (more...)

Broadway's Grasan Kingsberry and Betsy Struxness to Join Greenwich Village Orchestra for Spring Pops Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

On May 7, 2017, at 3:00PM, the Greenwich Village Orchestra, led by Music Director and Conductor Barbara Yahr, will close its 30th anniversary season at Washington Irving Campus Auditorium (at 17th St. and Irving Place) with a pops concert, Broadway Downtown, featuring performances by guest artists and Broadway stars Grasan Kingsberry (The Color Purple, Motown The Musical, Nice Work if You Can Get It, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Aida) and Betsy Struxness (Hamilton, Matilda, Memphis, Wicked). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Conductor Steven Reineke Rehearses The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 10, 2012

On November 9, 2012, The New York Pops orchestra was the star of the performance at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke led the orchestra in a highly-anticipated performance featuring a program of popular and familiar classical repertoire. BroadwayWorld attended the rehearsal before the show and brings you photos of Reineke leading the orchestra below! (more...)

The New York Pops Play Carnegie Hall Tonight, 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2012

Tonight, November 9, 2012, The New York Pops orchestra will be the star of the performance at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke - described by The New York Times as a "polished, welcoming host" who is "young and vigorous, with a playful attitude" - will lead the orchestra in a highly-anticipated performance featuring a program of popular and familiar classical repertoire. (more...)

The New York Pops Play Carnegie Hall, 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2012

On November 9, 2012, The New York Pops orchestra will be the star of the performance at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke - described by The New York Times as a "polished, welcoming host" who is "young and vigorous, with a playful attitude" - will lead the orchestra in a highly-anticipated performance featuring a program of popular and familiar classical repertoire. (more...)