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Symphonia Saturdays Part 3 is the third in a series of mini concerts highlighting our musicians and their stories presented by the Riverside Symphonia and sponsored by Janssen and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. 

These performances were created as part of our senior outreach program which performs in Senior Living Communities throughout the region.

We are pleased to announce our FREE virtual holiday concert as our gift to you! 

Tune in anytime to our YouTube Channel from December 11th @ 5pm until December 26th to enjoy the concert.

Renowned baritone Kevin Deas, mezzo soprano Matilda Smolij, and the sensational violinist Ruotao Mao will join our string orchestra for a festive holiday concert not to be missed!

This presentation of the Riverside Symphonia Senior Outreach Program is supported by a charitable contribution from Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, however, our ability to keep the music going in the face of a very difficult time for the performing arts is dependent on donations from our audience.

We have made this concert free in the hope you will enjoy it and experience the magical music we have been creating in the Lambertville/New Hope region for over 30 years and that it will inspire you to donate today!

Please go to riversidesymphonia.org to donate.

Donations may also be sent to:

Riverside Symphonia
P.O. Box 650
Lambertville, NJ 08530

Thank you, be well, stay safe, and enjoy the concert!

Symphonia Saturdays Part 1 is the first in a series of mini concerts highlighting our musicians and their stories presented by the Riverside Symphonia and sponsored by Janssen and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

These performances were created as part of our senior outreach program which performs in Senior Living Communities throughout the region.

RIVERSIDE SYMPHONIA INVITES YOUNG MUSICIANS TO APPLY FOR 2022 CAPRIO COMPETITION
Prizes for classical music students in NY, NJ and PA

Lambertville, NJ; January 2022: The Riverside Symphonia, a professional orchestra celebrating its 32nd year serving audiences in the Delaware Valley, is pleased to announce the 2022 Caprio Young Artists Competition will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 3:00pm in Lambertville, NJ. This important regional competition provides a unique opportunity for exceptional young musicians to perform, compete, and receive cash prizes: a $2000 First Prize and the opportunity to perform with the Riverside Symphonia and Maestro Marius Smolij; a $1000 Second Prize; and a $500 Third Prize. Classical music students (excluding keyboard) who live or study in New York, New Jersey or Pennsylvania and who will be no more than 22 years of age on June 3, 2022 are eligible to apply. The application and audition deadline is Monday, April 4, 2022. The final live round will be judged live at South Hunterdon Regional High School, 301 Mt Airy-Harbourton Road, Lambertville, NJ.

Since 1998, the Caprio Competition has attracted over 180 student applications with $45,000+ in prize money distributed. As an important community outreach of the Riverside Symphonia, the Caprio Competition has a mission to recognize, promote and encourage the development of excellence in classical young musicians.

Caprio "alumni" winners can be found performing all over the world. You can hear and see them on YouTube or on their websites: 1998: Jeremy Kurtz Harris; 2000: Denise Djokic; 2002: Hannah Stitzinger Eldridge; 2006: Fora Baltacigil; 2008: Malwina Sosnowski; 2010: Clare Semes; 2012: Piotr Filochowski; 2016: Zachary Fung; 2018: Robin Park; 2020: Chelsie Lim.

The competition honors the life and legacy of John-Michael Caprio, Founding Music Director and Conductor of the Riverside Symphonia who was the former director of music for the Archdiocese of New York and Choir Director at St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York, NY. John-Michael encouraged and inspired people of all ages with his love of music.

This program is made possible in part by funds from Arts & Letters Foundation, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; and Barbara and Jay Belding.

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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 32nd Season of the Riverside Symphonia!

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.

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