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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.

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.

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. 

The Riverside Symphonia is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Caprio Young Artists Competition, offering exceptional young musicians 22 years old and under who live or study in NJ, NY or PA the opportunity to compete for cash prizes and the opportunity to perform with the orchestra. The $2000 First Prize recipient is Chelsie Lim, cello, a 16 year old student in the Pre-College Program at the Juilliard School of Music.  The  $1000 Second Prize recipient is Dylan Hamme, violin, a 17 year old  student in the Pre-College Program at the Juilliard School of Music. The $500 Third Prize recipient is Yihang Li, cello, a 15 year old student who graduated from the Pre-College Program at the Juilliard School and is now a student at Northwestern University.

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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.

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