About Us


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 celebrating its 12th season, the orchestra ranges from 40 to 50 performers, depending on the repertoire.  The 2017/18 concert season includes five main performances. Since the beginning, the orchestra has been conducted by Kathleen Beckmann who also serves as artistic director.


The orchestra features internationally acclaimed guest artists and talented dance ensembles -- offering the best live performances possible at family-affordable prices.


Our Board of Directors

Dave Baxter, President

Jennifer Henion, Vice President

Deborah Contini, Treasurer

John Knight, Secretary

Mark D'Amico

Laura Doe

Patricia Heaney

Allan Scherr

Eileen Tiedemann