New musical "El Condor Pasa -- Andean Hope"

posted Apr 12, 2019, 1:06 PM by UN Symphony Orchestra

In the most ambition project to date, the orchestra is presenting an original new musical "El Condor Pasa -- Andean Hope" by the Peruvian composer Dante Valdez. The work is inspired by the indigenous legends of the Andean region and is infused with music and melodies of the Andes. The orchestra will be augmented with several ethnic indigenous instruments (quenas, zampoñas, charango), as well as soloists, dancers and chorus.

Get your tickets at

Beethoven for Lovers

posted Jan 31, 2019, 3:11 PM by UN Symphony Orchestra

For Valentine's Day, the orchestra has prepared a special all-Beethoven programme, including his most romantic work, the Violin Concerto, featuring the exuberant and energetic violinist James Graseck.

Concert will take place on Thursday, 14 February 2019 at 7:30pm at the Merkin Concert Hall.

TIckets are $26 and $20 (use special promo code un4off for a $4 discount)

Four Horns and a Schumann

posted Mar 22, 2018, 4:07 PM by UN Symphony Orchestra   [ updated Apr 3, 2018, 10:43 AM ]

Four extraordinary horn players are joining our Orchestra to bring a wonderfuly fiery Schumann work, "Concert Piece for Four Horns". In this all-Schumann programme, the orchestra will also present a rarely performed overture "The Bride of Messina", as well as his profoundly romantic and delightful Third Symphony (the "Rhennish").

Together for the holidays!

posted Nov 8, 2017, 8:24 AM by UN Symphony Orchestra   [ updated Dec 6, 2017, 10:43 AM ]

The Orchestra is joining forces again with the UN Singers for a joyful programme of popular symphonic pieces and holiday music!

Join us on 15 December 2017 at 7pm for this fun concert at the Tribeca Performing Arts Centre.

Tickets: $30 and $20 at

¡Musica de las Americas!

posted Apr 26, 2016, 7:49 AM by UN Symphony Orchestra   [ updated Jun 8, 2016, 9:21 AM ]

We are very excited to present an exuberant programme of music by Latin American composers of 20th and 21st century. On Friday, 10 June 2016 at 7:30pm at the Symphony Space, the Orchestra will showcase works of Ginastera, Valdez, Márquez, Valle Riestra, Robles, Vera Cárdenas and others. For the first time, we will also have a guest conductor, Maestro Dante Valdez from Perú.

You can get your tickets directly from the Symphony Space box office.

Mozart Requiem!

posted Feb 4, 2016, 3:19 PM by UN Symphony Orchestra

We are playing one of the greatest classical works of all time, Mozart Requiem. Joining forces again with Vocal Productions NYC and their soloists and chorus, we will have two performances in the wonderful auditorium High School for Arts and Design. The concerts are on 20 February (7:30pm) and 21 February (2:30pm).

Fall Concert at Merkin Hall

posted Oct 21, 2015, 9:00 AM by UN Symphony Orchestra   [ updated Oct 21, 2015, 9:03 AM ]

With a delightful programme of Beethoven, Schubert and Mendelssohn, we are returning to the Merkin Hall for our first concert in the season. Featuring our own Anne-Chris Visser as a soloist in Beethoven's Romances for violin and orchestra, the ensemble will present a delightful classical programme: 

MENDELSSOHN - Overture 'the Hebrides'
BEETHOVEN - Two romances for violin and orchestra
BEETHOVEN - Symphony No. 6 ('Pastorale')

Get your tickets directly from the Merkin Hall box office, over the phone at  (212) 501-3330, or online.

Concert for the United Nations

posted Mar 29, 2015, 4:49 PM by Predrag Vasić   [ updated Apr 16, 2015, 12:14 PM by UN Symphony Orchestra ]

Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, the orchestra will have a gala concert on Friday, 8 May 2015, at NYU Skirball Centre for the Performing Arts. This will be a very special event, where we will premiere a new work specially written for our orchestra, and dedicated to the United Nations.


UN Symphony Orchestra
of the United Nations Staff Recreation Council

Predrag Vasić, Conductor
Brenda Vongova, piano

Bedřich Smetana: "Vltava" (the Moldau)
Michael Vongova: "Piano Concerto for the United Nations" (world premiere)
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Fantasia on Serbian Themes
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: The "Swan Lake" Suite

Tickets can be purchased from the box office at NYU Skirball Centre.

Orchestra Plays Khachaturian!

posted Oct 7, 2014, 9:30 AM by UN Symphony Orchestra

Come hear one of the most energetic and exuberant concertos for the violin and orchestra! 

On 6 November 2014, we are returning to the Symphony Space to present Khachaturian's Concerto in D, performed by one of our veteran members, James Graseck.

The complete programme:

Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte
Khachaturian: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 ("From the New World")

You can get your tickets ($22 in advance) from the box office at the Symphony Space.

Richard Wagner: "The Flying Dutchman"

posted Apr 14, 2014, 8:44 AM by UN Symphony Orchestra   [ updated Apr 14, 2014, 8:45 AM ]

The orchestra is embarking on the biggest project yet. After a very successful production o Verdi's "Ernani" last year, we are teaming up again with "Vocal Productions NYC" to present Richard Wagner's opera "Der fliegende Holländer" (The Flying Dutchman). The production will be fully staged, with three amazing casts of singers over six days of performances.

Show dates and times:

Tuesday, 6 May: 7:00 pm
Wednesday, 7 May: 7:00 pm
Thursday, 8 May: 7:00 pm
Friday, 9 May: 7:30 pm
Saturday, 10 May: 7:30 pm
Sunday, 11 May: 7:00 pm

Washington Irving High School Auditorium
40 Irving Place, New York

Tickets are $22 per person and can be purchased online only at

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