Dear Friends of the Symphonia:
As we all bear witness to an unprecedented turn of events that has greatly impacted our daily lives, it is an understatement to say that the challenges faced by our communities have been significant. While all areas of health, commerce and the arts have been affected, there can only be the promise that a look to the future gives us, to offer a glimpse of the normalcy that will come.
In the meantime, the Riverside Symphonia is actively working to fulfill our mission during this time and respond according to the best interests of the health and safety of our audience and musicians. We cancelled our April 19th Gershwin Spectacular concert, and postponed our May 3rd Caprio Young Artists Competition, as well as our May 9th 30th Birthday Party Gala, to the Fall.
Along with many of you, we had held out hope that our outdoor June 27th Concert Under the Stars fireworks event would move forward as planned. However, after careful consideration with government and health professionals, it has become clear that we must cancel the Concert Under the Stars as we did with the previous balance of our 30th Anniversary Season programming. Please know that the possibility might exist for the Concert Under the Stars to be held at a later date this summer or fall and we will explore a new date should social distancing guidelines allow the concert to take place.
The Riverside Symphonia will endeavor to develop next season, but it will be a difficult proposition should we not be able to complete our summer concert as it is our major fundraiser of the year and its absence would greatly impact our finances. So much is dependent on donors and ticket sales to bring a full scale professional orchestra to our region and if our concerts cannot be produced, we will certainly need the help of your donations to get Season 31 under way.
Collectively, we have seen the healing power of music manifested throughout the world, and its place in our understanding of humanity secured these past few months, but the greatness of regional live orchestral music must endure this crisis and can only do so with your willingness to help us and your courage to endure these trying times.
We will be in touch the best we can in the near future, and should you wish to donate, please visit the donate section of our website or by mail at P.O. Box 650, Lambertville, NJ 08530.
Thank you for your consideration,
The Riverside Symphonia Board of Directors
2020 Caprio Young Artists Competition
- Postponed to the fall-
RIVERSIDE SYMPHONIA INVITES YOUNG MUSICIANS TO APPLY FOR 2020 CAPRIO COMPETITION
Prizes for classical music students in NY, NJ and PA
The Riverside Symphonia, celebrating its 30th year in the Delaware Valley, is pleased to announce the 2020 Caprio Young Artists Competition will be held on Sunday, May 3, 2020 3:00pm at South Hunterdon Regional High School, 301 Mt. Airy-Harbourton Road, in Lambertville, NJ. (Postponed to the fall) The First Prize is $2000 and the opportunity to perform with the Riverside Symphonia and Maestro Marius Smolij; the Second Prize is $1000 and the Third Prize is $500.
Special Message from Maestro Smolij
It gives me great pleasure to invite you to the 30th Anniversary Season of the Riverside Symphonia!
Reaching the milestone of three decades of high quality music making should be a source of great pride for our community and speaks to the rich legacy of our region’s commitment to the arts. I am very grateful to a long list of supporters, donors, board members, and volunteers who over 30 years have made sure that live orchestral music is part of the artistic life of our river towns. Through symphonic concerts, chamber music recitals, special presentations in senior centers, as well as numerous educational programs and artistic collaborations, the Riverside Symphonia has become an indispensable part of the cultural tapestry woven by all of you.
Our Mission Statement
The Riverside Symphonia through its high-quality, professional orchestral performances, entertains, inspires, educates, and is dedicated to building community partnerships across the greater Delaware River valley.