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Symphonia holiday concert includes Caprio Competition winner


As part of the Riverside Symphonia’s 33rd season, the symphony will once again return to South Hunterdon Regional High School for the “Around the World for the Holidays” concert, this year on Dec. 3.

The Riverside Symphonia’s annual holiday concert traditionally marks the start of the season’s celebrations for many in the area and this year’s presentation will bring a variety of classical and pop holiday music offerings from Germany, Italy, Poland, France, Israel, Spain, Mexico, and the U.S. Surprise selections this year will create an unforgettable festive experience.

“The bi-annual appearance of our Caprio winner as a special soloist is a treasured tradition that not only gives the students and young artists a chance to perform with a professional symphony, but it also ensures that a new generation of performers continue to foster the great legacy of music tradition in the Lambertville-New Hope area,” said Paul Kuhl, chair of the Riverside Symphonia Board.

The concert will feature soprano Ethel Trujillo, as well as Yvonne Wang, who was the 2022 Caprio Young Artist Competition winner. Wang will be a featured soloist of the event and will showcase the power of her virtuosity on clarinet and its ability to illuminate the spirit. This is a performance designed to appeal to both music lovers and aspiring young performers alike.

Riverside Symphonia Music Director Mariusz Smolij noted, “A glorious atmosphere of celebration can be found in the works we are presenting. The lyrical panache of the program will conjure up a feeling of reflection and warmth, and a mood of great joy will radiate for all to hear. Our program will be summed up by an uplifting medley of carols and holiday tunes. Our featured vocalist Ethel Trujillo, as well as the amazing Caprio Winner Yvonne Wang, will create an experience not to be missed.”

“Musical Celebration of the Holidays” takes place at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3,at South Hunterdon Regional High School in Lambertville, N.J. Tickets can be ordered online or by phone. Visit for information or call 609-397-7300. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the gate the evening of the concert.

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