Orchestra offers first notes of new season

For those whose weekend travels may take them to the Rhinebeck area, they may want to note the date of Oct. 21.

That’s when the Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra, frequently highlighted here, kicks off its new season with an afternoon of music designed to take listeners on a journey to the “Arabian Nights.”

The concert, scheduled for 3 p.m. at the Rhinebeck High School Auditorium, will being with the music that inspired the 1954 Tony Award-winning musical “Kismet” and conclude with “Scheherazade,” a popular work by Rimsky-Korsakov based on the folk tales of “One Thousand and One Nights.” Two regional choirs, Ars Choralis and Classic Choral Society, will join the orchestra on additional selections.

Tickets are $25 ($20 for senior citizens and $5 for students). Rhinebeck High School is at 45 N. Park Road.

For more, visit ndsorchestra.org.

– Mary Shustack

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