Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra

NDSO Holiday Concert will feature the Mendelssohn Club men’s chorus and students from the Anderson Center for Autism

RHINEBECK, NY – Ring in the holiday season with the Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra as they perform a family friendly holiday pops concert on Sunday, December 3, 2017 in the Rhinebeck High School Auditorium at 3:00 p.m. The concert will collaborate with the Mendelssohn Club men’s chorus and feature students from the Anderson Center for Autism.

“Music speaks to the joys and celebrations of our life. And “how great our joy” to be singing during the Christmas season with the Northern Duchess Symphony Orchestra!” said Ed Nekos, the president of the Mendelssohn Club of Kingston. The chorus will perform a Feast of Carols, as well as How Great Our Joy.

The concert will also feature students from the Anderson Center for Autism as soloists in the Toy Symphony as part of the Dutchess County Initiative called Think Differently.

Julien Valenstein, MT-BC, the music therapist at the Anderson Center for Autism adds, “Our students have such a deep of love of music. I see it when they play their instruments. It’s like a light shining thru their eyes. The orchestra and this music; it’s like a bridge of opportunity for them to share this feeling of joy with people they do not usually get to meet.”

Additionally the performance will include an audience sing-a-long with favorites such as Joy to the World, Silent Night and White Christmas. Other holiday favorites will include March of the Toys from Babes in Toyland and The Polar Express.

Tickets for the concert are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, $5 for students, and children under 5 are free. For more information or to buy tickets for the concert, go to or call 845-635-0877.

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 twelfth 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.

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