On Saturday, March 30, 2019 the Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra performed “Flight” – a presentation of music and pictures showcasing the history of flying from man’s earliest attempts to space travel. The program was an eclectic mix including Strauss waltzes, Russian classical pieces and contemporary British and American popular works for orchestra. Each piece was part of the journey, expressing the majesty and wonder of our ability to defy gravity and soar among the clouds.
The media presentation, created by local film maker Jarek Zabzcynski also featured Hudson Valley flight including the Rhinebeck Aerodrome and the Balloon Festival. Guest artist Kimberly Kay narrated Flight, the Story of Wilbur and Orville Wright as told by their sister.
An excerpt from the video features a clip from Acceleration Waltz by Johann Strauss.
Board Vice President, Jennifer Henion said, "From speaking with the concert goers - EVERYONE commented how they loved the juxtaposition of music and flight envisioned by Artistic Director Kathleen Beckmann. People repeatedly remarked about how they enjoyed the unique selection of music that transported us through the history of flight."
Guest Artist Kimberly Kay narrates Flight, the Story of Wilbur and Orville Wright as told by their sister.
We had some very special guests in the audience. Nine members of the women’s pilot group, The Ninety-Nines attended the concert. Befitting this group of women pilots, they sat up high in the balcony with reserved seating. One member stated, “Concert was great, we really enjoyed it. Loved the reserved seats with our names ... we felt like VIPS.”
The Ninety-Nines is an Aviation Organization for women pilots. Founded in 1929 in New York by 99 women pilots, with notable members like Amelia Earhart and Marjorie Stinson, The Ninety Nines has become an international organization with the intent to support women pilots and promote advancement through education while sharing our passion for flight.
Pictured here, group photo of the 99’s in attendance at the concert with Board Vice President Jennifer Henion.
Jennifer Henion, Vice President of NDSO with a couple winners from our WHUD radio contest.
Congratulations to Our Winners!
Congratulations to our winners from the WHUD radio contest where we gave away 3 pairs of “Make a Night of It” reserved seating packages along with gift cards for each couple to enjoy a complimentary dinner at the Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici. We hope to offer this contest again next season.