Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra Opens New Season with Beethoven’s Fifth

RHINEBECK, NY – The Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra opens their 14th season with a concert of favorite works by Mozart and Beethoven. The program will include Mozart’s The Overture to the Magic Flute and his Concerto in G Major featuring Marcia Gates, principal flutist with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic. Beethoven’s extraordinary Symphony No. 5 highlights the second half of the program. The concert is on Sunday, October 20 at 3:00 the Rhinebeck High School Auditorium. 

Marcia Gates is an active performer in the Hudson Valley, and has been the principal flutist with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic since 1986. She performed with the Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra throughout its existence from 1982 to 1998 and with the Hudson Valley BachFest since 2000. Retired from teaching instrumental music for many years in the Hyde Park Central School District, Marcia lives in Gardiner, New York. She has recorded on the Soundspells and Parnassus record labels as well as a CD of music for flute and harp entitled “Angel’s Serenade.”

Marcia Gates will perform the flute solo for Mozart’s Concerto in G of which she says, “Mozart wrote so beautifully for the flute, and I am excited and honored to have the opportunity to be performing this gem with NDSO.”

Tickets for the concert are $28 for adults, $23 for seniors and $5 for students. For more information or to buy tickets for the concert, go to or call 845-635-0877. The concert will be held at the Rhinebeck High School Auditorium located at 45 N Park Rd, Rhinebeck, NY 12572.

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 fourteenth season, the orchestraoffers high quality 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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