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New York


Late-Starters String Orchestra

If you played a string instrument when you were younger and would like to start again, or if you are learning as an adult and would like the chance to play in a group of similar people, then NYLSO is for you! 


We will meet on the following Sundays at the Open Jar Studios, 1601 Broadway on the 11th floor.

We play from 2.45-4.45, with 15 minutes before and after to allow for setting up and closing down the studio.


Winter 2024

  1. January 7

January 14:  MLK weekend (no rehearsal)

  1. January 21

  2. January 28

  3. February 4

  4. February 11

February 18:  Presidents’ Day weekend (no rehearsal)

  1. February 25

  2. March 3

  3. March 10 (Daylight Saving Time begins)

  4. March 17

Spring 2024

1.   March 24

      March 31:  Easter weekend (no rehearsal)

2.   April 7

3.   April 14 

4.   April 21

5.   April 28

6    May 5

      May 12:  Mother’s Day weekend (no rehearsal)

7.   May 19

      May 26: Memorial Day weekend (no rehearsal)

8.   June 2

9.   June 9:  Open Rehearsal


Email us at for further details.

NYLSO believes that music belongs to everyone, that creating it, communing with it, and more than ever, escaping with it, is a right for all.

Music is a refuge and a light, and we have been making every effort to keep our community together via online forums and collaborations. 

We want to be there for anyone and everyone who needs us, but in order to do this, we need funding, funding for facilitators, funding for idea-makers, funding for administration. 

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I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music. It seems to infuse strength into my limbs and ideas into my brain. Life seems to go on without effort, when I am filled with music - George Eliot

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