Heroes, Monsters & Madmen


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

Marriott Pavilion

The Culinary Institute of America

1946 Campus Drive, Hyde Park, NY


Craig Schulman is widely recognized as one of the premier talents from the world of Broadway. He is the only actor in the world to have portrayed The Phantom in Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s The Phantom Of The Opera, Jean Valjean in Les Misérables, and the title roles in Jekyll & Hyde


Join our orchestra and this celebrated performer on a tour of some of Broadway’s tour de force roles.


To complement this evening of stirring music, 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 ciarestaurantgroup@culinary.edu.  This special dining event will sell out, so please make reservations early. 

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.

This season is made possible, in part, through funding from Dutchess Tourism, Inc. and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson. 

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