The 34th annual Raritan River Music Festival has kicked off, with events happening every Saturday this month. Today, join us in the State of the Arts archives for a trip back to the 25th anniversary of this unique celebration of classical music!
The festival was founded by guitar duo Michael Newman and Laura Oltman in 1989—they’re performing tonight with the Bergamot Quartet at Stanton Reformed Church, and on May 27 with Mooke, Hoffman, and Bonfiglio at the Bethlehem Presbyterian Church.
Back in 2014, we enjoyed performances by Chatham Baroque and ETHEL. It was a special year, marking not only the 25th anniversary of the Raritan River Music Festival, but also the 300th anniversary of Hunterdon County, and the 350th anniversary of New Jersey.