Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra's American Songfest


Apr 22, 2017
08:00 PM until 10:00 PM



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 8:00 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 Salute.”

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 or call 845-635-0877.

Additionally, The Culinary Institute of America 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. 

About NDSO

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 credit:  Dona Crawford


$25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $5 for students


View map The Culinary Institute of America
1946 Campus Drive
Hyde Park, NY

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