“Many orchestras talk up the idea of adventurous programming—
Riverside Symphony has been putting the concept into practice for decades.”
THE NEW YORK TIMES

  • Singing with Strings

    Friday, October 28, 2016, 8pm

    at Alice Tully Hall

    featuring Alexi Kenney, violin

    WEESNER Still Things Move
    STRAVINSKY Concerto in D
    PIAZZOLLA The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

    • American composer Anna Weesner’s haunting essay in melody and motion is answered by Igor Stravinsky’s urbane-yet-poignant Neoclassical charmer. Argentine Tango master Astor Piazzolla, on the other hand, delivers a swanky, sprawling, unapologetically vernacular violin showpiece.
    • “…beautifully phrased and delicate playing… Mr. Kenney’s performance of the suite by Westhoff, a German baroque composer 29 years Bach’s senior, also proved impressive for its elegance and liquid trills and the way he conveyed each movement’s dance elements with characterful flair”—The New York Times
      “Powerful musical magnetism . . . Kenney and pianist Orion Weiss were up to the task, and they delivered a muscular, technically secure, and musically astute performance. . . It would be unfair to say that someday Kenney will be a superstar. He already is.” —classicalcleveland.com

  • Composers at Play

    Saturday, January 28, 2017, 8pm

    at Alice Tully Hall

    featuring Ha Young Jung, contrabass

    IBERT Divertissement
    TRIGOS Concerto for Bass
    New York Premiere
    F. J. HAYDN Symphony 91 in Eb maj.

    • Jacques Ibert’s effervescent Parisian Music Hall time capsule and contemporary Mexican composer Juan Trigos’ endearingly brash assimilation of high and low culture reveal a daring bent for the carefree, a trait most famously associated with their Classical forebear, Joseph Haydn. Indeed, even in his most heartfelt, psychologically complex symphonic narratives, The Master’s smile and wink are never far.
    • “The best double bass playing I have ever heard” —Ida Haendel OBE
      “Disarming prodigy, who achieved the rare distinction of making her instrument seem worthy of solo status” —Michael White “The Daily Telegraph”
  • Home Sweet Home

    Saturday, April 1, 2017, 8pm

    at Alice Tully Hall

    featuring Robert Belinić, guitar

    RAVEL le Tombeau de Couperin
    PROKOFIEV Classical Symphony
    CROCKETT En La Tierra
    New York Premiere
    HOLST St. Paul’s Suite

    • Following the heated nationalist fervor of the latter 19th-century Romantics, composers in the dawning modern age largely settled into a more sublimated expression of their national musical heritage, which they themselves continued to develop and recast. Entries from England (Holst), France (Ravel) and Russia (Prokofiev)—all composed within a five-year period—bear witness to this phenomenon, while contemporary West Coast composer Donald Crockett’s winsome, blue-tinged, decidedly American guitar concerto reaffirms it.
    • “[He plays] with the most intense passion, energy and charisma of any guitarist I have heard.”—The New York Concert Review

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October 28
Singing
Strings
with
Alexi Kenney

“Many orchestras talk up the idea of adventurous programming—Riverside Symphony has been putting the concept into practice for decades.” —THE NEW YORK TIMES

  • Singing with Strings

    Friday, October 28, 2016, 8pm

    at Alice Tully Hall

    featuring Alexi Kenney, violin

    WEESNER Still Things Move
    STRAVINSKY Concerto in D
    PIAZZOLLA The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

    • American composer Anna Weesner’s haunting essay in melody and motion is answered by Igor Stravinsky’s urbane-yet-poignant Neoclassical charmer. Argentine Tango master Astor Piazzolla, on the other hand, delivers a swanky, sprawling, unapologetically vernacular violin showpiece.
    • “…beautifully phrased and delicate playing… Mr. Kenney’s performance of the suite by Westhoff, a German baroque composer 29 years Bach’s senior, also proved impressive for its elegance and liquid trills and the way he conveyed each movement’s dance elements with characterful flair” —The New York Times
      “Powerful musical magnetism . . . Kenney and pianist Orion Weiss were up to the task, and they delivered a muscular, technically secure, and musically astute performance. . . It would be unfair to say that someday Kenney will be a superstar. He already is.” —classicalcleveland.com

  • Composers at Play

    Saturday, January 28th, 2017, 8pm

    at Alice Tully Hall

    featuring Ha Young Jung, contrabass

    IBERT Divertissement
    TRIGOS Concerto in Bass
    New York Premiere
    F. J. HAYDN Symphony 91 in Eb maj.

    • Jacques Ibert’s effervescent Parisian Music Hall time capsule and contemporary Mexican composer Juan Trigos’ endearingly brash assimilation of high and low culture reveal a daring bent for the carefree, a trait most famously associated with their Classical forebear, Joseph Haydn. Indeed, even in his most heartfelt, psychologically complex symphonic narratives, The Master’s smile and wink are never far.
    • “The best double bass playing I have ever heard” —Ida Haendel OBE
      “Disarming prodigy, who achieved the rare distinction of making her instrument seem worthy of solo status” —Michael White “The Daily Telegraph”

  • Home Sweet Home

    Saturday, April 1, 2017, 8pm

    at Alice Tully Hall

    featuring Robert Belinić, guitar

    RAVEL le Tombeau de Couperin
    PROKOFIEV Classical Symphony
    CROCKETT En La Tierra
    New York Premiere

    • Following the heated nationalist fervor of the latter 19th-century Romantics, composers in the dawning modern age largely settled into a more sublimated expression of their national musical heritage, which they themselves continued to develop and recast. Entries from England (Holst), France (Ravel) and Russia (Prokofiev)—all composed within a five-year period—bear witness to this phenomenon, while contemporary West Coast composer Donald Crockett’s winsome, blue-tinged, decidedly American guitar concerto reaffirms it.
    • “[He plays] with the most intense passion, energy and charisma of any guitarist I have heard.”—The New York Concert Review


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    and enjoy three transformative concerts!
    Riverside Symphony season subscribers also enjoy the following special benefits:

    BEST SEATING all three concerts!
    PROGRAM NOTES sent to you before each concert!
    DISCOUNTS over ticket face value!

    FREE ADMISSION to our popular Salon Series—sparkling concert-preview events featuring music, discussion, wine and cheese at attractive Manhattan venues!

    NO SERVICE CHARGE on subscription orders!
    OTHER BENEFITS announced throughout the season!

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