Adelphi Orchestra Announces 65th Season of Music For All and New Music Director

Adelphi Orchestra Announces 65th Season of Music For All and New Music Director

The Adelphi Orchestra, now in its 65th season of Music for All, is proud to announce that Mo. Richard Owen is taking on the position of director of music, effective immediately.

Maestro Owen, currently organist and director of music at St. Jean Baptiste Church in New York City and Camerata New York orchestra, has been conducting the Adelphi orchestra over the past six seasons, most recently as its Principal Conductor.

"It is a great honour to take over the music directorship of this exceptional orchestra with its long history of music making on the highest level. I am proud to showcase this cultural gem to audiences in both New Jersey and New York in programs that highlight its superb musicians!", says Owen.

Highlights of its ambitious 65th season, include collaborations with exceptional young soloists: Randall Mitsuo Goosby, Violin (Co-First Prizewinner of the Adelphi Orchestra Competition, First Prize winner of the Sphinx Competition ), Drew Petersen, Piano, ( 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient, 2017 American Pianists Awards First place recipient), Bryan Cheng Cello (CoFirst Prizewinner of the Adelphi Orchestra Competition, 2017 Canada Council for the Arts Michael Measures Prize) in exquisite programs of Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Korngold and Brahms. Adelphi will again present a Children's Concert, the Nutcracker Ballet (with Julie Dance and the Donetsk Ballet) as well as various chamber, choral and symphonic programs throughout New Jersey and New York.

About Adelphi Orchestra

The Adelphi Orchestra is a professional, non-profit orchestra performing symphonic, chamber, operatic and dance concerts. For the past 15 years, the Adelphi Orchestra has sponsored a Young Artist Competition and Young Artist Concerts throughout New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area. The Adelphi Orchestra presents concerts with accomplished national and international guest soloists and distinguished conductors. Nominated by its peers for the past 3 years the Jersey Arts People's Choice Award in the Favorite Orchestra/Symphony Division, the Adelphi Orchestra is a member of the League of Orchestras. It is northern New Jersey's longest continuously performing orchestra and a member of the New Jersey cultural community for 65 years. The mission of the Adelphi Orchestra is to serve the musical and educational needs of the citizens of New Jersey, with special emphasis given to families with young children, seniors and those with limited financial means. To further this end, numerous concerts are offered free of admission charges. The Adelphi Orchestra strives to advance the orchestral arts through education, commissions, community partnerships and its robust young artist programming. Within the orchestra, the company fosters a challenging and enjoyable environment where artistic excellence can flourish. To learn more about the orchestra and its programs visit


2018-19 Concert Season

Young Persons Concert
Works of Prokofiev and Saint-Saens

River Dell Regional Middle School River Edge, NJ
Saturday, September 29, 2018 – 1:00 PM Tickets
Guest Conductor: Jason Tramm; Keila Wakao – Violin  

From Vienna with Love
Works of Korngold, Brahms and J. Strauss

River Dell Regional Middle School  River Edge, New Jersey
Friday,  October 26, 2018 – 7:30 PM  Tickets
Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church New York City, New York
Saturday, October 27, 2018 – 7:00 PM Tickets
Conductor: Richard Owen;  Randall Mitsuo Goosby (Violin)

Nutcracker Ballet: JulieDance & The Donetsk Ballet

Paramus Catholic High School Paramus, New Jersey 
Friday,  December 7, 2018 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 8, 2018 – 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 9, 2018 – 2:00 PM
Conductor: Richard Owen

Adelphi Chamber Ensemble

Fort Lee Library Fort Lee, New Jersey
Sunday,  October 14, 2018 – 2:00 PM
Mahwah Public Library  Mahwah, New Jersey
Sunday, February 24, 2019 – 2:00 PM
Teaneck Public Library Teaneck, New Jersey
Sunday, March 3, 2019 – 3:00 PM

Beethoven & Brahms
Pascack Valley Regional High School Hillsdale, New Jersey
Sunday,  March 31, 2019 – 2:00 PM Tickets
Guest Conductor: Jason Tramm; Drew Petersen (Piano)

 Adelphi Youth Artist Competition Finals Recital
National Opera Center of America: Marc A. Scorca Hall  NYC
Saturday, April 27, 2018 – 12:00 PM

The Great Romantics
Works of Dvorak, Bizet and Tchaikovsky

River Dell Regional Middle School River Edge, New Jersey
Friday, May 10, 2019 – 7:30 PM Tickets
Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church New York City, New York
Saturday,  May 11, 2019 – 7:00 PM Tickets
Conductor: Richard Owen, Bryan Cheng (Cello)

To learn more about the orchestra and its programs visit


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