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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 Concert...

Saturday, February 27, 2016, at 8:00 PM

West Side Presbyterian Church

Varian Fry Way

6  South Monroe Street
Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Celebrating Johannes Brahms


Noah Baetge, Tenor

Metropolitan Opera

Noah Baetge started off his 2015-16 season with a bang, performing Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and Collegiate Choral for Caramoor Summer Music Festival’s 75th opening night, which is immediately followed by singing the Chevalier in Poulenc’s Diaglogues des Carmélites, also at Caramoor.  Then performing his biggest role with the Metropolitan Opera to date, singing Walther von der Vogelweide in Wagner’s Tannhäuser.  He is currently performing the role of Captain in Giuseppe Verdi's Simon Boccanegra.

A native of the Pacific Northwest, Mr. Baetge spent two years at the Seattle Opera Young Artist Program (2006-08) performing Fenton in Falstaff and Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi. During his stay with the Pittsburgh Opera’s Resident Artist Program (2009-10) he performed the Male Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia and Remendado in Carmen. Mr. Baetge has also participated in the Music Academy of the West and Caramoor Music summer programs, performing roles such as Rodolfo in La Boheme, and the Herald in the Paris version of Don Carlos.

On the concert stage, Mr. Baetge has performed Bruckner’s Te Deum with the Spoleto Festival USA and St Cecilia Chorus & Orchestra, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Peninsula Music Festival and Yakima Symphony Orchestra, and Verdi’s Requiem with the Erie Philharmonic, Monmouth Civic Chorus, St. Cecilia Chorus & Orchestra (his Carnegie hall debut), and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.


The Orpheus Club Men's Chorus

John Palatucci, Music Director

"Great music....close to home"

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