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.
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Founded in 1992 by Music Director David Leibowitz, NYRO has presented full seasons of free concerts since 2000. NYRO's repertoire ranges from early music to contemporary compositions, including many world premieres and NYRO commissions. With an emphasis on neglected masterpieces from the orchestral repertoire, NYRO has performed, without repetition, over 400 separate musical works.
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.
NYRO 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.