Music Lovers Gather at Culinary to Support Two Local Music Non-Profit Groups, Funds Student Scholarships
Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra and Dutchess Community College Music School’s Musiclink Scholarship program paired up for a well-attended fundraiser/ friendraiser Sunday April 22, 2018 at the Culinary Institute’s Caterina De’ Medici restaurant.
Billed as “Duets with Friends”, the event included hors d’oeuvres, beverages, a silent auction of locally-sourced items and a unique tour of the Culinary. The centerpiece of the afternoon was a series of duet performances featuring students from the DCC Music School who benefit from the MusicLink Scholarship program.
Tickets were $60 per person and proceeds will support DCC Music School’s Musiclink Scholarship Program and Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra’s efforts to attract top-notch guest soloists for ongoing performances in Rhinebeck, at the Culinary Institute and beyond.
“We are very excited to bring such experienced and talented artists to this unique event,” says event co-chair and DCC Music School Director, Laura Doe. “Since there were limited tickets available, guests had a personal experience with DCC teachers who are professional musicians, performing with their private lesson students”.
Proceeds will be shared 50/50 between the two organizations. “We are thrilled with what we hope will be an ongoing partnership with the DCC Music School. Our regular concert goers enjoyed the unique concert experience, while getting to know new local music lovers”, said Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra Board Vice President, Jennifer Henion.
The organizations appreciate all of their supporters including Stamell Strings, the event sponsor.
Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra
The orchestra invites all interested parties to inquire about our newly-former Friends Group at email@example.com to help support the orchestra, with benefits to members including early access to reserved concert seating. Inaugural membership is $25 for a limited time.
For more information on future NDSO including concerts, go to www.ndsorchestra.org or call 845-635-0877.
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 twelfth season, the orchestra offers the best possible live performances of classical music at family-affordable prices.
Dutchess Community College
For more information about DCC programs, contact Jason Miller at (845) 431-8409 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The MusicLink Scholarship Fund, managed by the DCC Foundation, provides scholarships to music students in the surrounding community ages 18 and under. The student musicians come from families in the Mid-Hudson Valley region without great means, and show strong commitment to musical excellence