The Hudson Valley takes “Flight” in the upcoming Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra presentation of music and pictures that will showcase the history of flying, from the earliest attempts all the way to space travel. The media presentation, created by local filmmaker Jarek Zabcynski, will also feature Hudson Valley flight, including the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome and the Hudson Valley Balloon Festival. Guest artist Kimberly Kay will narrate Flight: The Story of Wilbur and Orville Wright as told by their sister. For their part, the NDSO will perform Acceleration Waltz by Johann Strauss, the Berceuse and Finale from Stravinsky’s The Firebird Suite, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee and Walton’s Spitfire Prelude and Fugue, led by conductor Kathleen Beekman. Tickets cost $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $5 for students.
To complement the evening, the CIA will open the Caterina de’ Medici restaurant for a special $39 pre-performance dining experience. The menu will include family-style salad and antipasti, a selection of five gourmet pastas served tableside and a dessert. Reservations for this pre-performance dinner are available from 5 to 6:15 p.m.
Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra’s “Flight,” Saturday, Mar. 30, 8 p.m., $25/$20/$5, Marriott Pavillion, Culinary Institute of America, 1946 Campus Dr., Hyde Park, (845) 635-0877, www.ndsorchestra.org