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Ridgewood Symphony Orch.


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At the West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood, NJ

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The Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra is a regional, all unpaid participant, intergenerational orchestra 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. These include the outstanding Festival Strings Youth Orchestra, which provides a unique opportunity for young string players to benefit from the experience of playing in an orchestral setting.


What's New?

– The RSO is pleased to announce that Diane Wittry has been appointed the Artistic Director and Conductor for the 2014-2015 season.

Diane Wittry, joins the Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra as our newly appointed Artistic Director and Conductor for the 75th Anniversary Season.  She is excited to be working with our dedicated and talented musicians as the organization celebrates the history and accomplishments of the Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra over the past 75 years.


Diane Wittry is known nationally for her innovative programming style and her audience rapport. Her choices of repertoire and her ability to related to an audience always make her concerts unique and interesting. The Stamford Advocate, CT, featured Diane Wittry as “a conductor who specializes in finding creative ways to make the music fresh, accessible, and exciting.”


In addition to her work with the Ridgewood Symphony, Diane Wittry is currently the Music Director and Conductor of the Allentown Symphony in Pennsylvania, and the Artistic Director for the International Cultural Exchange Program for Classical Musicians with the Sarajevo Philharmonic in Bosnia.  In the past, Diane Wittry has also been the Music Director of the Norwalk Symphony (CT), and the Conductor of the Symphony of Southeast Texas (TX) where she received the national Helen M. Thompson Award from the League of American Orchestras for outstanding artistic leadership of a regional orchestra.



Our Next Concerts...

Friday, May 1, 2015 at 8:00 PM


- Holst - Mars from the Planets

    with members of the Ridgewood Concert Band
- Faure - Pavanne

    West Side Presbyterian Church Choir
- Borodin - Polovetsian Dances

    West Side Presbyterian Church Choir
- Sarasate - Zigeunerweisen

- Respighi - Pines of Rome

    with members of the Ridgewood Concert Band

West Side Presbyterian Church

Varian Fry Way

6  South Monroe Street
Ridgewood, NJ 07450


Joey Hsia, violin

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Violinist, Joseph Hsia, is an 8th grade student at Thomas Grover Middle School at West Windsor, NJ. Joseph started the violin at the age of 5 and is currently studying with Sheryl Staples the Acting Concertmaster at the NY Philharmonic.

His accolades include 1st place in the MTNA Junior Performance Competition, NJMTA Young Musicians Competition, American Fine Arts Festival, Gala Concert, Golden Strings of America, and Young Classical Virtuosos of Tomorrow, and he was a recipient of the String Scholarship at Westminster Conservatory. 

He has performed at various prestigious venues, such as Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall; the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia; Voorhees Chapel at Rutgers University; Dicapo Opera Theatre Concert Hall; Bristol Chapel at Westminster Conservatory; the Liszt School of Music in Weimar, Germany; the University of Music in Wurzburg, Germany; and Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris.  At age 8, Joseph performed as a soloist with Westminster Orchestra at Richardson Hall at Princeton as the 1st place winner of its concerto competition. 

Since then he has appeared with several orchestras, including Ocean City POPS Orchestra (4 concerts in 2 seasons) and Sinfonietta Nova Orchestra.  This past summer he was selected to participate in Aaron Rosand’s Intensive Violin Program at the Summit Music Festival, an honor for someone so young.  In addition to music, Joseph enjoys sports, reading, and science.  He has been winner of the New Jersey Science Olympiad Competition for the last two years.

Subscription Series:

1. Friday, November 21, 2014 at 8:00 PM

2. Friday, March 6, 2015 at 8:00 PM

3. Friday, May 1, 2015 at 8:00 PM


"Great music....close to home"

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