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

pianist Yoonie Han Ridgewood


April 19,2016

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

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:

“Great music…close to home.”

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Ridgewood Concert Band: Concert Friday!

Ridgewood Concert Band

Ridgewood Concert Band prides itself on the number of music educators in the group. Thank your local music teacher during the last few days of Music in Our Schools Month! #miosm #rcbnjws#keepingtheartsalive #thankyou #teachers — withJason Stier, Alison Meyer, Joseph Stella, Michelle McGuire, Dave Bychek, Jackie Sarracco, John J. Palatucci, Mark J. Donellan, Jeff Bittner, Chris Wilhjelm, Andre Baruch and Jen Wise.

Friday April 8th 8 pm ,West Side Presbyterian Church 6 South Monroe Street, Ridgewood, NJ 07450

7:00PM Pre- Concert Talk
Join us for a pre-concert talk to hear from award-winning broadcaster and author Robert Sherman as he shares a brief history of WQXR (including his own embarrassing pre-station stint as an Army bandsman) and reconnects with RCB Musician Rick Summers, who played on his program in 1972.  (A recording of that broadcast can be heard here!)

7:30PM Prelude Concert
The Hackensack High School Band under the direction of Lisa MacVicar will perform the following program:
The Star Spangled Banner (arr. Jack Stamp)
English Folk Song Suite (Ralph Vaughn Williams)
Selections from Les Miserables (arr Warren Barker)
The Invincible Eagle (John Philip Sousa)

8:00PM Ridgewood Concert Band
The Ridgewood Concert Band (RCB), A New Jersey Wind Symphony, continues its 33rd season with a concert featuring a wide variety of music.   Guest soloist Scott Hartman (trombone instructor at Yale University’s School of Music) will perform Gregory Fritze’s “Trombonico”.  Also joining the RCB will be Robert Sherman, who will act as guest narrator on Vincent Persichetti’s “A Lincoln Address”.  The program will also include Joseph Schwanter’s “Luminosity” and this concert’s featured “classic”:  Richard Wagner’s “Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral”.

Online Tickets can be purchased on the Ridgewood Concert Band website here..

At the Door
Tickets are available at the door the night of the concert.

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Emerson String Quartet at West Side Presbyterian January 4th


Emerson String Quartet at West Side Presbyterian January 4th

Parlance Chamber Concert

The Emerson String Quartet stands apart with an unparalleled list of achievements over more than three decades: more than 30 acclaimed recordings, nine Grammys, Musical America’s “Ensemble of the Year,” and collaborations with many of the greatest artists of our times. January 4, 2015 at 3PM – West Side Presbyterian Church, 6 South Monroe St., Ridgewood. Tickets at the door – Adults $40; Seniors $30; Young Adults $20 Students $10 .