The King of Instruments 2023 Summer Organ Series

This annual series features some of the world’s most outstanding organists performing on Riverside’s famed Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ, one of the most magnificent instruments of its kind. Each performance preceded by a Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial Carillon recital at 6:30 pm.

Tickets for all performances are $20/$15, available at the door or online:

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Tuesday, June 27 | 7:00 pm | Nave

Christopher Creaghan | Director of Music | The Riverside Church, New York City, NY

with George Matthew, Jr. · Carillonneur | Middlebury College and Norwich University

Tuesday, July 11 | 7:00 pm | Nave

Brett Valliant | Resident Organist | Organ Stop Pizza, Mesa, AZ

with Carla Staffaroni · Assistant Carillonneur | The Riverside Church

MOVIE NIGHT! Mr. Valliant will play a special live improvisation on the 1927 silent film “My Best Girl”, a delightful romantic comedy starring Mary Pickford.

Tuesday, July 18 | 7:00 pm |  Nave

Clara Gerdes | Concert Organist & Rising Star | New York City, NY

with Annie Gao · 2022-2023 Bok Tower Carillon Fellow | Lake Wales, FL

Tuesday, July 25 | 7:00 pm | Nave                                                                                 

Nathaniel Gumbs | Director of Chapel Music| Yale University, New Haven, CT

with Charles Semowich · Carillonneur, The Riverside Church

Tuesday, August 1 | 7:00 pm | Nave

Alan Montgomery Associate Organist, The Riverside Church | New York, NY

with Lynnli Wang · Assistant Carillonneur, The Riverside Church