ABOUT THE ORCHESTRA
The New York Repertory Orchestra, New York's leading all-volunteer, community-based orchestra, is made up of talented professional and amateur musicians and presents a series of free concerts each season. NYRO strives for exciting performances, provocative programs and the highest artistic level. To its fans and followers, these qualities have become the hallmarks of this exceptional ensemble.
Founded as a reading orchestra in 1992 by Music Director David Leibowitz, NYRO has presented full seasons of free concerts since 2000. With repertoire ranging from early music to contemporary compositions, including many world premieres and NYRO commissions, and with an emphasis on neglected masterpieces from the orchestral repertoire, the ensemble has performed over 200 separate works without repetition.
In addition to its regular season NYRO has participated in the Music Festival of the Hamptons and the Music at St. Paul's series at Columbia University. In 2002, the ensemble was invited to perform Johannes Brahms' German Requiem in a memorial concert for 9/11 as a participant in the "Columbia Remembers" program at Columbia University.
In January of 2004, NYRO performed in the Inaugural Chinese New Year Global Gala, broadcast worldwide by NTD Television, and in 2005 the ensemble recorded the soundtrack for the award-winning motion picture Casi Casi. Also in 2004, the orchestra presented a highly-acclaimed, fully-staged production of Mozart's "Abduction from the Seraglio" at Baruch College's Mason Auditorium.
Since 2005, NYRO has performed an annual concert on Pier 35, on the East River, in association with the Two Bridges Neighborhood Council of New York's Lower East Side. In January of 2006, NYRO was again invited to perform in the Chinese New Year Global Gala at Radio City Music Hall, and broadcast worldwide by NTD Television.
The New York Repertory Orchestra was recently honored by the Omega Ensemble of New York with its "Gift to the City" award for past and ongoing contributions to the musical life of New York City.
Click here to see a complete list of works that have been performed by NYRO since its first "full season" in 2000, and those scheduled for the upcoming season.
Playing membership in NYRO is open to experienced orchestral players in the community upon a successful audition/interview with the Music Director and section leader. The weekly rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings at The Church of St. Mary the Virgin (145 West 46th Street - between 6th & 7th Avenue) from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. If you are interested in joining, e-mail us at email@example.com, or call us at (212) 662-8383.
FOR ALL CONCERTS (unless otherwise noted)
LOCATION | Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 West 46th Street - between 6th & 7th Avenues
ADMISSION | FREE ($10 donation suggested)
TIME | 8:00pm
*All programs and locations are subject to change
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