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Our Mission

The mission of the Adelphi Orchestra(AO) is to serve the musical and educational needs of our community, with special emphasis given to families, seniors, and those with limited financial means. To further this end, numerous concerts are offered free of admission charges. The AO strives to advance the orchestral arts through education, original commission, community partnerships, and its robust young artist programming. We foster a challenging environment where artistic excellence flourishes.


The Adelphi Orchestra is a professional, non-profit orchestra performing symphonic, chamber, operatic, and dance concerts. For the past 16 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. The Orchestra is under the direction of Maestro Richard Owen. For the past 6 years, The orchestra has been nominated by its peers for the  Jersey Arts People’s Choice Award in the Favorite Orchestra/Symphony Division. The Adelphi Orchestra is a member of the League of Orchestras and Opera America. It is northern New Jersey’s longest continuously performing orchestra and a member of the New Jersey cultural community for 67 years.