Showcasing Master Sergeant MaryKay Messenger (pictured above), the premier vocalist for the US Military Academy Band at West Point, the Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra (NDSO) will perform a collection of Hollywood scores on Saturday, February 3 at 8 p.m. in the Marriott Pavilion at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA). The concert will feature compositions from Titanic, Disney favorites and Henry Mancini and will also include ballads like “Swinging on a Star,” “Moon River” and “Shadow of Your Smile.” NDSO will highlight the evening with a screening of the silent film The Immigrant (1917) starring Charlie Chaplin, with original music by Ben Model.
The CIA 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 tableside and a dessert. Tickets for the concert cost $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $5 for students. For more information, visit www.ndsorchestra.org. The Marriott Pavilion is located on the campus of the CIA at 1946 Campus Drive in Hyde Park.