Hear the Riverside orchestra play two great audience favorites. Collaborating with the New York Philharmonic through their "New World Initiative," we perform Dvorak's ever-popular and dramatic New World Symphony, composed during Antonin Dvorak's sojourn in the United States. The concert opens with Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor, The concert opens with Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor, featuring guest soloist Chelsea Xia, a star of the Manhattan School of Music Pre-College division and their Concerto Competition winner. Ms. Xia studies with Elizabeth Faidley. Our concert is in honor of Dick and Polly Leonard, long-time supporters of the orchestra.