Mark Mandarano, Artistic Director

The Sinfonietta’s 2013 – 2014 Season

Mark Mandarano and Sinfonietta of Riverdale


The Sinfonietta’s next performance will be Sunday, June 1st at 2:30 pm.

SERENADES will feature the lovely, uplifting Serenade in D Major by Johannes Brahms in a reconstruction of the original, intimate version for nonet. The Sinfonietta will also perform two works by American composers — the lively Divertimento by revered pedagogue and two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner, Walter Piston as well as an encore performance of the brilliant and tuneful Serenade for Nine Instruments by Byron Adams, which the Sinfonietta premiered in 2012. Purchase your tickets here.

Spring Benefit

On June 5th, the Sinfonietta will have its Spring Benefit at the historic Ansonia on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Featuring music performed by soprano Allison Charney and cellist Kajsa William-Olsson, it is an event not to be missed. For information, please contact us: info(at)

More info:

 Read an extensive feature on the Sinfonietta in the Riverdale Press here.

Music performed by The Sinfonietta of Riverdale is available on iTunes and Amazon. Hear the Sinfonietta perform music by 3 selections by French composers, released by Arabesque Recordings in 2011.



The June 1st performance takes place at the Riverdale Temple, 4545 Independence Avenue at 246th St. Riverdale, NY.

Tickets: $35 Adults, $25 Seniors,  $15 Students


Stay tuned for the announcement of the Sinfonietta’s 2014-2015 season!

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About the Sinfonietta

The Sinfonietta of Riverdale is a unique ensemble – large enough to perform chamber symphonies and small enough that each of its world-class musicians can be a featured soloist, with a repertoire that extends from the era of Bach to the present day.

The Sinfonietta will seek to enhance the artistic environment of Riverdale and the surrounding community by presenting great classical and modern music in our own neighborhood. We also serve as an educational resource by presenting children’s concerts and by collaborating with local schools and youth organizations.

Sinfonietta artistic director Mark Mandarano

2013 – 2014 SEASON

OCTOBER 27, 2013

Music for Strings and Harp
Debussy, Danses Sacrée et Profane
Mahler, Adagietto (from Symphony No. 5)
Shostakovich, Chamber Symphony
Stucky, Colburn Variations *NY premiere*

JUNE 1, 2014

Brahms, Serenade No. 1 in D Major (nonet version)
Piston, Divertimento
Adams, Serenade

Music for Strings and Harp, and Serenades concerts take place at 2:30pm at:

Riverdale Temple

4545 Independence Avenue
(at 246th Street)
Bronx, New York 10471

Tickets are $35 ($25 for seniors and Riverdale Temple members, $15 for students).

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