Sounds of the Season Concert by Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra


Dec 8, 2018
03:00 PM until 05:00 PM




The NDSO “Sounds of the Season”, will feature classical and popular holiday favorites, and a visit from Santa Claus.


HYDE PARK, NY – The Northern Dutchess Symphony will once again get audiences in the holiday spirit with their December concert entitled, “Sounds of the Season - Classical Gifts and Popular Treats.” Under the direction of William Stevens, the orchestra will perform a number of holiday pieces on Saturday, December 8 at 3:00 p.m. (snow date Sunday, December 9 at 3:00 p.m.) in the Culinary Institute of America’s Marriott Pavilion in Hyde Park, NY.


The program will begin with classical works that are on everyone’s holiday list including Bizet’s Farandole, Vivaldi’s Winter, and the Vaughan Williams’ Greensleeves Fantasy. As an added gift the Hudson Valley Saxophone Orchestra will conclude the first half of the program. In an article about the ensemble in the Poughkeepsie Journal, founder Charles Gray described their sound: “It’s almost like a string orchestra, but with the versatility to have the power of a jazz setting at times.”


The second part of the program will treat the audience to popular favorites with a little something for everyone. Medleys of familiar Christmas carols and Hanukkah songs, as well as some of the most familiar pop tunes from the 1930-60s. We will also have a visit from the Grinch and Santa who will narrate ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. The holiday festivities will conclude with Leroy Anderson’s iconic Sleigh Ride!


To complement this performance, the CIA will open the Caterina de’ Medici restaurant for a pasta menu for both lunch and dinner. The menu will include family-style Caesar salad and antipasti, a selection of five gourmet pastas served table side, and a dessert. Lunch reservations are available from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and are $32.00 per person. Dinner is $39.00 per person and will be offered from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. The pricing excludes beverages, student support surcharge, 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 the $32 for lunch or $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 thirteenth 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.


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


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

Additional Information


Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra



Contact name

Dave Baxter

Contact email


Hyde Park



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