River House Concerts

Riverhouse Concerts
Riverhouse Concerts

July 14th Riverhouse Concert
Steve Rudolph, Anais Reno and Kevin MacConnell!

5258 N. Front St, Harrisburg, PA  17110

Dear Riverhouse Patrons,

Due to some unexpected scheduling and staffing issues, and the large number of high level jazz programs being offered by the 2018 Jazz Festival from July 5th through the 8th, we have decided it is best for both the Riverhouse Concerts Series and our colleagues at Central PA Friends of Jazz that we postpone our July 14th jazz program to a later date.

We want to give those who have already purchased tickets three options to choose from, in terms of how to handle your tickets. First, we can of course offer full refunds, or you may choose to use your tickets for either the classical program September 8th, or Steve’s next appearance at the Riverhouse, Saturday, September 29th. The September jazz event is not part of the regular series, but Steve has graciously offered a “two for one” voucher for those of you wishing to use your tickets then. ( the tickets for September Jazz event are normally 35 dollars- Steve Rudolph is the independent producer of those events) I will contact all ticket purchasers privately by email, to honor your preferences.

On behalf of Riverhouse Concerts, I am hopeful you all will understand this was the best decision we could make, both for our series and for the success of Steve Rudolph’s appearance there. This week, from the 5th through the 8th, please visit the Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz website for info on the incredible array of jazz on offer! Riverhouse Concerts’ next event will be September 8th, an evening of fiery classics, suites and tangos designed to ignite your spirits!I will be joined once more by Morag Northey AND Ken Osowski. Until then, stay cool!

With Love,

Odin Rathnam



Violinist & Music Director Odin Rathnam

Since his critically acclaimed Lincoln Center debut in 1993, violinist Odin Rathnam has established an international career of remarkable versatility and depth. As an orchestral soloist, recitalist and chamber musician, he has recieved unanimous praise from audiences and critics for his “innate musicianship” , “brilliant technique” and “recalling the great violinists of past generations” In 2011, he was the recipient of the DES Cultural Prize in Copenhagen, and made his debut as conductor and soloist with the Randers Chamber Orchestra, in three performances of Piazzolla’s and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.

Odin Rathnam’s artistry, charisma and passion are credited by many for leading the outstanding artistic development of the Harrisburg Symphony, where he served as concertmaster with distinction for 21 years. In 1995, he also created the critically acclaimed chamber ensemble, Concertante, with whom he performed and recorded for 7 years.

Mr. Rathnam’s commitment to the broader community’s success and health have led to countless benefits for cancer research, Habitat for Humanity, Allied Arts , and other charities. Equally passionate about education and arts training, he has maintained a busy schedule of master classes and residencies , from Chicago to Copenhagen, Silkeborg , Lagos, New York, Michigan, Maryland, and more…Many of his students have gone on to become members of orchestras around the world, concertmasters, chamber musicians ,soloists, and teachers.

Recent and upcoming engagemnts include the concerti of Korngold , Brahms, Beethoven , Bruch, Kreisler, Bach, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Piazzolla and Vivaldi.


The Riverhouse, the site of this concert series, was built in 2014 and is the artistic creation of Gary Lysaght, who designed and built the house with the aid of just a handful of workers.  The imposing facade harmonizes with the adjacent buildings of historic Fort Hunter Park.  Step inside, and you enter a modernistic world of soaring heights, with the broad Susquehanna River providing an ever-changing vista through the structure’s western wall, entirely of glass.  Attracted by the unique beauty of the Riverhouse and its excellent acoustics, violinist Odin Rathnam has chosen the site for a series of intimate concerts.  Odin and Gary welcome you and hope you enjoy these special evenings where music, nature, wine and good food will come together with people in a truly unique musical and sensory experience.

“When Gary first gave me a tour of the residence, I was immediately struck by the open, light feel of the space, the way Nature is drawn in through the floor to ceiling windows overlooking the River, Rockville Bridge and mountains, and the perfect acoustics that the vaulted space and maple floors help to provide”, Rathnam notes.”  I am humbled and fortunate to have been afforded this opportunity to partner with Gary in bringing something new and beautiful to the community that has been such a huge support and factor in my own career and artistic development for 26 years.  We aim to create a series of concerts based on the convergence of sight, sound, taste and the ambiance of this gem of a venue and share that with 60 to 70 guests, four or five times a year.  As Artistic Director, I look forward to bringing many exceptional colleagues and friends together, as we explore and present great works from the chamber music repertoire, pieces off the beaten track, and diverse styles and disciplines.  There will be surprises, all given in the spirit of Art and Love.”