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When we embarked on our 30th Anniversary Season of concerts, we could not have predicted the current health crisis and its effect on our daily lives as well as the global arts community. 

- Postponed to the fall-


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. 

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Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 8:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church, Lambertville, NJ
Tickets: Premium: $55 / General: $35

Guest Artists: Gregory Harrington – solo violin
Riverside Symphonia String Quintet: Ruotao Mao - violin, Michelle Brazier - violin, Ning Mu – viola, Elizabeth Thompson – cello, Joan Bates – double bass

An intimate evening of music in Lambertville with groundbreaking soloist Gregory Harrington and the Riverside Symphonia String Quintet featuring chamber music classics of Mozart and Dvorak as well as works by Billy Joel, Leonard Cohen, Adele, U2, Dave Brubeck and more. As noted by critics, Mr. Harrington juxtaposes Bach and Bob Dylan, Beethoven and Leonard Cohen, Radiohead and Johnny Cash to staggering effect. Those accolades will be on full display as the collaboration between Mr. Harrington and Maestro Smolij will create a special concert not to be missed!

Dear Friends,

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.

Season 30 includes: 

From Mozart to Billy Joel & Leonard Cohen
Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 8:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church, Lambertville, NJ

Musical Celebration of Christmas 
Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 8:00 PM
South Hunterdon High School, Lambertville, NJ

Gershwin Spectacular
Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 3:00 PM
South Hunterdon High School, Lambertville, NJ

Caprio Young Artist Competition - Final Round 
Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 3:00 PM
South Hunterdon High School, Lambertville, NJ

Concert Under the Stars
Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 8:00 PM
Tinicum Park, Erwinna, PA

Dear Friends,

It gives me a great pleasure to invite you to the 29th season of your Riverside Symphonia!

The two major symphonic productions that we prepared for you include both works that are very familiar and universally admired (particularly at the Christmas Concert), as well as works rarely heard but deserving to be better known. Those little-known musical pearls will be primarily presented during our program titled "Symphonia is a Woman".

Date: Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
Time: 6:00PM

For tickets, call 215-862-4835.

The 2007 Grand Prize Winner of the Varna (Bulgaria) International Conducting Competition, Wes Kenney is now in his 16th season as Music Director of the Fort Collins (Colorado) Symphony and Director of Orchestras at Colorado State University. Named in 2004 to an additional post as Music Director of Opera Fort Collins, he currently conducts four to five professional or collegiate operatic productions as well as numerous orchestra concerts and dance performances each season throughout Northern Colorado. He is also in his 6th season as Music Director of the Denver Young Artists Orchestra--the premier youth orchestra in the state of Colorado and the 2018 winner of the American Prize for performance. He will take that orchestra to Europe in June 2019.


Please join the Riverside Symphonia & Robert Beck for an exclusive reception for “Robert Beck: Archetype”;  an exploration of the archetypes that inspire the work of Robert Beck.

A Quartet of Riverside Symphonia players will provide the backdrop for a special evening with Robert Beck as he takes us on a journey through his work and his life.

Friday, September 28, 2018

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