Hyde Park, NY – The Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra will bring
together the restrained tunes of Gilbert and Sullivan and the irreverent music
of Andrew Lloyd Webber for a dramatic evening of British theatre favorites that
will include Phantom of the Opera, Evita, Jesus
Christ Superstar, The Mikado, and The Pirates of Penzance.
The concert on Saturday, February 6 at 8 p.m. will be
performed in the 800-seat Marriott Pavilion auditorium at The Culinary
Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY.
The Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra will be joined by 50
singers from the select choruses of John Jay and Roy C. Ketcham high
schools. The choruses are under the direction of Candice Ruffalo and
Matthew King, respectively.
Kathleen Beckmann, NDSO’s artistic director, expects that the
contrasting styles of music from these two distinct periods of British theatre will
make for an enjoyable and dynamic concert program. She views the concert as
“Victorian era meets rock and roll” and says that, “while the tunes of Gilbert
and Sullivan are always prim, proper, and restrained, Webber’s pieces can be irreverent
and outrageous, with pounding rhythms, unusual meters, and harmonies that clash
To complement this enchanting evening of music, the CIA will
open the 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 pastas served tableside, and a
set 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.
Tickets for the concert are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $5 for students. To buy tickets or get more
information about the concert, go to www.ndsorchestra.org or call
845-635-0877. In the event of inclement weather, check our website for details
about any postponement.
Photo Caption and Hi-Res Image:
The Victorian Era meets rock & roll on February 6 at The
Culinary Institute of America when The Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra
brings together the music of Gilbert & Sullivan and Andrew Lloyd Webber for
an evening of British theatre favorites. (Photo
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About The Northern Dutchess Symphony
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 tenth 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.
About The Culinary Institute of America
Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is the world’s premier
culinary college. Dedicated to driving leadership development for the
foodservice and hospitality industry, the independent, not-for-profit CIA
offers associate degrees in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts;
bachelor’s degree majors in management, culinary science, and applied food
studies; and executive education through its Food Business School. Its
conferences and consulting services have made the CIA the think tank of the
food industry in the areas of health & wellness, sustainability, world
cuisines & cultures, and professional excellence & innovation. The
college also offers certificate programs and courses for professionals and
enthusiasts. Its worldwide network of 48,000 alumni includes leaders in every
area of foodservice and hospitality. The CIA has campuses in New York,
California, Texas, and Singapore.
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