2021 - 2022 Season

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SEASON TICKETS can be also be purchased at the Philharmonic Office, or by calling (951) 787-0251 from Mon~Fri 9am-2pm.

Opening Season Concert

September 18, 2021 | 7:30 P.M.
Riverside City College Coil School for the Arts

REMINDER: Riverside City College requires proof of vaccination (vaccine card and I.D.) for entry to concert hall. No exceptions.

Symphony No. 4 in A major

​​Piano Concerto No 1. in D minor




​​​*** Program and Concert Dates are subject to Change*** 

Felix Mendelssohn

Johannes Brahms

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claimed to never be satisfied with the symphony, and revised it several times, although his original version met with great critical acclaim and orchestras around the world include it among their favorite repertoires. “The Italian” will be performed in the first half of the concert.


For the second half, Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 in d minor, Op. 15 will feature guest artist David Kaplan, pianist, who has been called “excellent and adventurous” by The New York Times, and praised by the Boston Globe for “grace and fire” at the keyboard. Kaplan has appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Britten Sinfonia and Das Sinfonie Orchester Berlin, and has performed recitals at the Sarasota Opera House, Washington’s National Gallery, and Music on Main in Vancouver. He earned his DMA from Yale University in 2014, and his Bachelor’s degree from UCLA, where he has also served on the faculty since 2016. He was appointed Assistant Professor of Piano in 2020.

From Mendelssohn, music director Tomasz Golka opts to conduct the widely-known 1833 first movement of Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 – the “Italian symphony” -- and the revised 1834 versions of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th movements. Mendelssohn

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Holiday Concert

December 4-5, 2021
The Box @ Fox Entertainment Plaza

Three performances to choose from:

Saturday, December 4, 2021 • 2:00 pm

(Family kid-friendly concert, shorter time, no intermission)

Saturday, December 4, 2021 • 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 5, 2021 • 2:00 pm

*** Program and Concert Dates are subject to Change*** 

Our popular holiday concert is back, with traditional favorites like the March from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, March of the Toys from Babes in Toyland by Victor Herbert and Handel’s Messiah along with Robert Wendel’s Hanukkah Overture and Golka’s own Ukrainian Christmas Overture. The Philharmonic will be joined by La Sierra Chorale students in the second half for sacred music. The concert will end with a crowd-pleasing sing-along of Christmas carols.

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Spring Concert

April 2022
Date and Venue TBD

Symphony "Days of Awe"

Concerto in F

La Valse


​​​*** Program and Concert Dates are subject to Change*** 

Steve Rothstein

George Gershwin

Maurice Ravel

This spring concert will be a collaboration between the Riverside Philharmonic and the Judaic Sacred Music Foundation. The orchestra will perform the world premiere of Steve Rothstein’s Symphony “Days of Awe,” an original work based on traditional Jewish New Year holy days Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. The second half of the concert will feature guest artist Neal Stulburg for George Gershwin’s Concerto in F for piano and orchestra, followed by La Valse by Maurice Ravel.

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