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Riverside Symphonia presents a musical celebration at South Hunterdon school


As part of the Riverside Symphonia’s 30th Anniversary Season, South Hunterdon Regional High School in Lambertville, N.J., will host the orchestra at 8 p.m. Dec. 7, for the “Musical Celebration of Christmas” concert.

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 traditions from around the world.

“Our collaboration with the George School Chorus, and Grammy-nominated Stephen L. Bryant 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 region,” said Paul Kuhl, chair of the Riverside Symphonia Board.

Among selections from Handel, Tchaikovsky and Vivaldi, the concert will feature Bryant, a baritone, as the featured soloist for the concert, which includes a performance Handel’s “Messiah,” as well as traditional spirituals.

“A glorious atmosphere of celebration can be found in the works we are presenting,” said Riverside Symphonia Music Director Mariusz Smolij.

“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 uplifting medley of carols and holiday tunes, as well as the amazing baritone Stephen L. Bryant to create an experience not to be missed.”

For tickets and information, visit or call 609-397-7300. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the gate the evening of the concert.

The Symphonia would like to thank the sponsors and volunteers who help make this event possible, including The Presser Foundation, Arts and Letters Foundation, Byers Choice LTD., NJM, Janssen, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.