Ramona High School presents the Riverside Philharmonic in collaboration with Riverside Arts Magnet. Choir students will join the orchestra for music from Home Alone 2 as well as the popular sing-along. Music director Tomasz Golka programs a variety of holiday music for this special concert including:
- A Christmas Festival, Leroy Anderson
- Christmas at the Moviesmedley
- An Artist’s Life, Johan Strauss II
- Ukrainian Christmas Overture, Tomasz Golka
- Farandole from L’arlesienne Suite #2, Georges Bizet
- A Channukah Overture, Robert Wendel
- music from Frozen and Home Alone 2 and more!
Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to celebrate the season with family and friends.
Concert sponsored by William Hoskins in memory of his wife Sylvia Sweet Stebler Hoskins
Supported by a grant from
The "Concert for Heroes" is a Philharmonic concert held at the Riverside National Cemetery, the only one of its kind in a national cemetery.
The concert was inspired by a successful concert at the 1999 Congressional Medal of Honor Society Convention in Riverside and aims to honor past and present servicemen and women.
A Tribute to Veterans
A FREE Event
Seating in the amphitheater or bring lawn chairs
Our cemetery is a national shrine. Please respect the grave sites of those who have served.
Saturday, June 10, 2023 | 7:30 pm
Riverside City College Coil School for the Arts
¡Adelante! celebrates Latin American heritage with extraordinary music that highlights the heart, soul, song, and dance of Latin America.
Leonard Bernstein’s striking score from West Side Storypresents the rivalry between the Sharks, a street gang of recent Puerto Rican immigrants, and the Jets, White teens from New York, and the star-crossed love of Tony and Maria. The Symphonic Dances deliver the tension, exhilaration, and power of Bernstein's magical music by showcasing the most famous melodies as well as the virtuosity of the orchestral writing.
With an opening tribute to West Side Story, Gabriela Lena Frank’s Three Latin American Dancestells its own story of multi-racial, multiculturalism. Frank, the daughter of a Peruvian-Chinese mother and a Jewish-Lithuanian father, portrays the rhythms and dances from her beloved Perú in this piece.
Award-winning Mexican vocalist and guitarist José García joins Riverside Philharmonic to sing some of the most famous songs from all over Latin America, including: Álvaro Carrillo 1959 bolero "Sabor a Mí" (Mexico), Carlos Eleta Almarán's "Historia de un Amor" (Panama) from the 1956 film Libertad Lamarque, César Portillo de la Luz's 1946 "Contigo en la Distancia" (Cuba), and many others.
Gabriela Lena Frank, Composer
José García, Guitar/Vocals
“With Mirth and Laughter,” features music by Ludwig van Beethoven, Heitor Villla-Lobos, Joseph Boulogne Chevalier de St. Georges and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
String orchestra version of Beethoven’s final major piece, his String quartet Opus 135 was written when the composer was completely deaf even after his 9thSymphony. Some of the most gorgeous music ever written by this composer, and our full string orchestra gives it a heavenly depth.
Riverside Philharmonic Principal Bassoonist Duncan Massey is featured on Villa-Lobo’s Ciranda das sete notas, an expressive piece from a time when much of the music that was being written was cerebral in nature and not focused on the beauty ofmelodies and harmonies.
The Overture to the Anonymous Lover by St. George, a piece that we recorded during the pandemic for a YouTube video. This time, come hear it live!
Mozart’s 29thSymphony, one of his most famous symphonies, is an early example of the mature style of this short-lived genius.
This program will feature great musicians of the orchestra in a more intimate setting, playing pieces from the 20th and 21st centuries.
Kammermusik #1 by Hindemith is a fun and perky piece featuring a xylophone and police siren, among many other prominent soloists.
Lutoslawski’s Dance Preludes in a rare 1959 incarnation for a small ensemble.
True Green, by Tomasz Golka, is the first-ever performance of a new version for 13 players.
Mozart’s Gran Partita is one of the most sublime pieces of music ever written by anyone. This is truly a piece where one can experience the divine inspiration Mozart must have had in writing it – it doesn’t seem possible that a mere mortal could have written such beauty. Don’t miss it!
Piano Concerto in F by George Gershwin with guest soloist Neal Stulberg, Director of the Orchestral Studies at UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.
Bernard Herrmann - Concert Suite from Hitchcock's Vertigo
World premiere of Symphony No. 1: Judaica (Days of Awe) by LA-based composer Steve Rothstein.
Commissioned by the Judaic Sacred Music Foundation and conducted by Maestro Tomasz Golka, the Days of Awe symphony features some of the most well-known and beloved melodies of Jewish music tradition. Each of the four movements is based on prayers from the High Holy Days.
A composition in the tradition of Tchaikovsky, the rich melodies will delight and inspire music fans.
Pre-concert talk 3:20p-3:40p | Doors open at 2:30p