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Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra to Perform Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto and Sibelius Symphony No. 2

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Ridgewood NJ,  Award winning concert pianist Lisa Yui, will be featured with the Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra performing Beethoven’s enduringly popular Emperor  Concerto on Friday May 3 at 8:00 p.m., at the West Side Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood. Described as “a musical phenomenon” (Pianiste magazine), Yamaha Artist Lisa Yui has performed as soloist with prominent orchestras such as the Tokyo Symphony, Polish National Radio, Toronto Symphony, Edmonton Symphony, the Montreal Metropolitan Orchestra, and the Krakow State Philharmonic.

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Ridgewood Orchestra’s Love Themed Concert on March 8 Features Romantic Favorites from the Beatles, Gershwin, Tchaikovsky, and Wagner

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Ridgewood NJ , From Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet to an uplifting medley of Beatles songs, the Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra (RSO) will present an evening of love songs on Friday March 8 at 8:00 p.m., at the West Side Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood. Featuring romantic favorites spanning two centuries, the theme of the concert is “All You Need is Love.” The concert features guest soloist Lindsay Deutsch, an American violinist who recently toured as solo violinist with Yanni, and has thrilled audiences world-wide with her brilliant display of technique and musicianship.   The program will present the NJ premiere of Beatles Fantasy, an arrangement of Beatles songs taking the listener on a journey spanning the Beatles’ music throughout the group’s career. Popular Beatles’ tunes will be unmistakable yet original when the orchestra and violin soloist Lindsay Deutsch perform the concerto in three movements led by Artistic Director and Conductor Stephen Culbertson.  

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Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra final two concerts of our 79th season

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra final two concerts of our 79th season.

The Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra is a regional inter-generational orchestra composed of talented volunteer musicians located in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Supported by the surrounding communities and friends in neighboring areas, the orchestra serves the Northern New Jersey region with many musical and educational activities. For more information

March 8, West Side Presbyterian Church 8 p.m.Tschaikovsky, Wagner, Gershwin

May 3, West Side Presbyterian Church 8 p.m.Greig, Sibelius, Neilson

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Pianist Drew Petersen will be featured with the Ridgewood Symphony this Friday

Pianist Drew Petersen will be featured with the Ridgewood Symphony

May 2,2017
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Ridgewood NJ, Pianist Drew Petersen will be featured with the Ridgewood Symphony on Friday May 5th at 8:00 PM. Drew, currently a masters student a Juilliard, just won a major piano competition – The American Pianist Award ($50,000 prize!). Read more at: http://www.northjersey.com/…/oradell-pianist-23-…/100374270/
This is going to be a very exciting concert.

The Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra (RSO), with Artistic Director and Conductor, Diane Wittry, will perform its final concert of the 2016-2017 season on May 5, 2017, at 8:00pm at the West Side Presbyterian Church, 6 South Monroe Street, in Ridgewood, NJ.

The program will feature Oradell native Drew Petersen, playing Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1.

The Ridgewood Symphony will also perform Jean Sibelius’ Karelia Overture, Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations, and the world premiere of composer Craig Morris’ Enigma Fantasy.

Advanced ticket prices for the performance are $25, $20 for senior and $10 for students. At the door prices are $28, $23, and $13. For tickets and more information call: (201)612-0118, or go to the RSO website: www.RidgewoodSymphony.org.

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Art Of Motion Dance Theatre To Perform With Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra and virtuoso pianist Yoonie Han

pianist Yoonie Han Ridgewood

*** TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE ***

April 19,2016

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Ridgewood Nj, The Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra completes its 76th season with a program of symphonic dances, featuring the Art of Motion Dance Theatre and virtuoso pianist Yoonie Han. The concert will take place on Friday, May 6 and will include dance numbers from Respighi’s “La Boutique fantasque” (after Rossini) and Bernstein’s West Side Story Symphonic Dances. The program will also include Peter Warlock’s Capriol Suite for Orchestra as well as Louis Moreau Gottschalk’s Grande Tarantelle for Piano and Orchestra.

The concert will begin at 8:00 PM, and will take place at West Side Presbyterian Church at 6 South Monroe Street in Ridgewood. Tickets for adults, seniors, and students cost $25, $20, and $10 in advance; $28, $23, and $13 at the door.

The Art of Motion Dance Theatre is a Ridgewood-based repertory company, directed by Lynn Needle and Olivia Galgano, who hail from the dance traditions of Ballet Russe and Nikolais. The company specializes in creating original work that reflects the complexities of dance as a 21st- Century art form.

Concert pianist Yoonie Han made her solo debut with the Seoul Philharmonic at age 13. Since then she has trained at the Curtis Institute and at Juilliard, has won top prizes in prestigious international competitions, and has performed to great acclaim with major orchestras in celebrated concert halls all over the United States and the world.

For more information on programs, subscriptions, or advance ticket sales, visit the RSO website at: www.ridgewoodsymphony.org.

“Great music…close to home.”

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The Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra opens its 76th season with a concert featuring organist Greg Zelek in performances of “Toccata and Fugue in D Minor” by J.S.Bach

organist Greg Zelek

November 18,2015

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Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra with Diane Wittry.

*** SUBSCRIPTIONS AND CONCERT TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE ***
“GREAT MUSIC….CLOSE TO HOME!”

Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra opens its 76th season with a concert featuring organist Greg Zelek in performances of “Toccata and Fugue in D Minor” by J.S.Bach and Symphony No. 3 in C Minor – “Organ” by Camille Saint Saens.

The concert will take place on November 20 and will also include
“Finlandia” by Jean Sibelius and “The Moldau” by Bedrich Smetana.

The concert will begin at 8:00 PM, and will take place at West Side Presbyterian Church at 6 Monroe Street in Ridgewood. Subscriptions for the entire three-concert season are available for $65 ($55 for seniors, $30 for students). Advance purchase concert tickets are $25 ($20 for seniors, $10 for students).

The Ridgewood Symphony is led by Diane Wittry, who is in her second season as RSO Artistic Director and Conductor.
For more information on programs, subscriptions, or advance ticket sales, call (201) 612-0118, or visit the RSO website at www.ridgewoodsymphony.org