Opera & Sinatra

Julia Radosz, Mark Raisch and the Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra
Julia Radosz, Mark Raisch and the Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra

Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra put the icing on its 10th anniversary season cake with the sweet sounds of Italian opera and Frank Sinatra.  It happened at the orchestra’s annual “pops for pop” concert on the eve of Father’s Day in Rhinebeck.


Under the direction of Kathleen Beckmann, the orchestra really stirred things up with singer Mark Raisch and soprano Julia Radosz performing an interesting mix of Sinatra standards like Nice N Easy, Night and Day and The Way You Look Tonight, and popular music from La Boheme, La Traviata and The Barber of Seville.


NDSO Announces Its 2016/17 Season

Witches and Fairies

Sunday, October 16, 2016, 3:00 p.m.

Rhinebeck High School Auditorium

Featuring guest artist Guy Fishman performing Concerto No. 2 in D major by Franz Joseph Haydn on a 1704 Italian violoncello.  The program will include excerpts from Humperdinck's opera Hansel and Gretel and Mendelssohn's incidental music from A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Sounds of the Season

Sunday, December 4, 2016, 3:00 p.m.

The Old Dutch Church in Kingston

Delight in the sounds of the season when musicians from the NDSO brass section join with the Mendelssohn Club of Kingston's all male chorus.

Heroes, Monsters and Madmen

Saturday, February 4, 2017, 8:00 p.m.

The Culinary Institute of America

Featuring Craig Schulman who has appeared in the title roles of Jekyll & HydePhantom of the Opera, and nearly 2,000 performances of Jean Valjean in Les Miserables, on Broadway and around the world.

American Songfest

Saturday, April 22, 2017, 8:00 p.m.

The Culinary Institute of America

Enjoy American folk songs, ballads and spirituals including Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring, Morton Gould's American SaluteAmerican Ballads for Orchestra and Spirituals for Strings.  The concert will also feature members of the Hudson Valley Saxophone Orchestra and photographs of the Hudson River by Joseph Squillante projected over the orchestra.

A Night of Jazz

Saturday, June 17, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Rhinebeck High School Auditorium

Our annual pops concert takes on a new dimension when we juxtapose Duke Ellington's The Nutcracker Suite, arranged for the orchestra by Jeff Tyzik, with the original Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky.  Local jazz violinist Gwen Laster highlights the evening with Scott Routenberg's Concerto for Jazz Violin and Orchestra.

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