Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra showcases Hollywood movie classics and the voice of Master Sgt. MaryKay Messenger on Feb. 3


HYDE PARK, NY – The Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra (NDSO) will perform a collection of Hollywood’s most iconic scores and spotlight the talents of Master Sgt. MaryKay Messenger, the premier vocalist for the United States Military Academy Band at West Point. The concert will feature compositions from Titanic, Disney favorites and Henry Mancini and will also include ballads like Swinging on a Star, Moon River, and Shadow of Your Smile. NDSO will highlight the evening with a screening of the silent film The Immigrant (1917) starring Charlie Chaplin and original music by Ben Model. Experience the show on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. in the Marriott Pavilion at The Culinary Institute of America.

To complement this evening of nostalgic music, the CIA will open the Caterina de’ Medici restaurant 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 5:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. The $39 excludes beverages, service charge, and tax. To book your table, call 845-905-4533 or email This special dining event will sell out, so please make reservations early.

Tickets for the concert are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $5 for students. A reserved seating package is now available and includes choice of show seating and guaranteed seating at the Caterina de’ Medici restaurant for $45 per person (does not include $39 for dinner). To buy tickets and get more information about 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 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.