Love songs at the CIA

(Photo by Dion Ogust)

The Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra (NDSO) celebrates Valentine’s Day early with a collection of love songs followed by a cabaret. “Early Valentine” takes place on Saturday, February 2 at the Marriott Pavillion at the Culinary Institute of America. The performance will begin with greater and lesser-known American love songs by George Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart and Cole Porter. Married Broadway performers Erin Stewart and David DeWitt will also team up with the orchestra in a unique cabaret setting to perform their favorite songs from the Great White Way, the Great American Songbook and vintage Hollywood gems.

To complement this evening of romance, the CIA will open the Caterina de’ Medici restaurant for a special $39 pre-performance dining experience. Tickets for the concert cost $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $5 for students. NDSO also offers a reserved seating package that includes your choice of show seating and guaranteed seating at the Caterina de’ Medici restaurant for $45 per person (does not include $39 for dinner).

Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra performs love songs  at the Culinary Institute of America, Saturday, Feb. 2, 8 p.m., $25/$20/$5, Marriott Pavilion, Culinary Institute of America, 1946 Campus Dr. (off Route 9), Hyde Park, (845) 635-0877,