Concert Pays Tribute to
Pete Seeger and His Clearwater Sloop
Hyde Park, NY – Pete Seeger and the Hudson River, two American treasures
intertwined in the modern environmental movement, are the focus of NDSO’s “American
Songfest” concert on Saturday, April 22 at 8 p.m. in the Marriott
Pavilion at The Culinary Institute of America.
As a tribute to
Seeger’s monumental environmental work, images of the Hudson River and his
Clearwater sloop will accompany songs emblematic of his activism, like This Dirty Stream and We Shall Overcome.
“Music has been a powerful
force in American society throughout our country’s history,” says NDSO’s Artistic
Director Kathleen Beckmann. “This concert is a small sampling of beloved American
tunes that are strongly identified with our nation—from Pete Seeger’s folk
songs to Aaron Copland’s Appalachian
Spring ballet to Morton Gould’s American
The concert will also
feature members of the Hudson Valley Saxophone Orchestra and photographs of the
Hudson River by Joseph Squillante.
Tickets for the concert
are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $5 for
students. For more information or to buy tickets for the concert, go to www.ndsorchestra.org or call 845-635-0877.
Additionally, the CIA
will open its Ristorante Caterina
de’ Medici for a special $39 pre-performance dining
experience. The menu will include family-style Caesar salad and antipasti, a
selection of five gourmet pastas served table side, and a dessert. Reservations
for this pre-performance dinner are available from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. The $39
excludes beverages, service charge, and tax. To book your table, call 845-905-4533,
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
This special dining event will sell out, so please make reservations early.
The Northern Dutchess Symphony
Orchestra was formed in 2006 to bring live orchestral music to northern Dutchess County and the surrounding Hudson Valley area. Now
in its eleventh season, the orchestra offers the best possible live
performances of classical music at family-affordable prices. Since the
beginning, the orchestra has been conducted by Kathleen Beckmann who also
serves as artistic director.
Photo Caption and Hi-Res Image:
The Northern Dutchess Symphony
Orchestra will perform songs emblematic of Pete Seeger’s environmental activism
at its “American Songfest” concert at the New York campus of The Culinary
Institute of America on April 22, 2017. (Photo
credit: Dona Crawford)
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