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News Release    

May 8, 2006      

For Further Information Contact:
William R. Steinhaus, County Executive
Chris Silva, Executive Director, Bardavon - (845) 473-5288

At the Bandshell at Bowdoin - Peter Frampton
with special guests - The Hudson Valley Philharmonic

Poughkeepsie, NY… Dutchess County Executive William R. Steinhaus, Bardavon’s Executive Director Chris Silva, and Cumulus Media’s General Manager Chuck Benfer are pleased to announce a summer concert featuring rock and roll legend Peter Frampton with special guests The Hudson Valley Philharmonic on Friday, July 28th at Dutchess County’s Bowdoin Park on Sheafe Road in the Town of Poughkeepsie. Bring a picnic, lawn chair, and blanket and enjoy a blend of great classical music and great rock & roll. Peter Frampton and his band will perform all their hits—Baby I Love Your Ways, Show Me the Way, I’m in You, Do You Feel Like We Do and more—in a rare area concert appearance. Opening for Peter Frampton is the region’s premier symphony orchestra, the Hudson Valley Philharmonic under the direction of Randall Craig Fleischer, who will also perform with the spectacular fireworks grand finale!

This concert is the follow up event for the Duchess County’s permanent band shell at Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls. Last summer’s inaugural event featured the band America with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and drew over 10,000 people.

 According to County Executive Steinhaus, “At the Bandshell at Bowdoin we are once again providing county residents the opportunity to enjoy musical and theatre productions while experiencing the breathtaking views of the majestic Hudson River as a backdrop. I am excited to be teaming with the Bardavon and WPDH 101.5 again this year to host the outstanding combination of Peter Frampton and the Hudson Valley Philharmonic to provide a true family event and proudly show off this spectacular new facility.”

Vehicle passes for Peter Frampton with special guests, The Hudson Valley Philharmonic on Friday, July 28th, 2006 go on sale Thursday, May 18th for $50 per car which includes onsite parking and admission for all passengers. Gates open at 4pm. Music starts at 7pm. Passes may be purchased at the Bardavon Box Office, (845) 473-2072, 35 Market Street in Poughkeepsie, the UPAC Box Office, (845) 339-6088, 601 Broadway in Kingston or Ticketmaster, (845) 454-3388 or For further information, please visit: or

According to Chris Silva, “The Bardavon is pleased to be involved in promoting another summer concert with Dutchess County government and Cumulus Media. Peter Frampton is a rock legend with old and new fans. And the Philharmonic is always great. This should be a memorable evening of entertainment.”

The Hudson Valley Philharmonic begins their 48th exhilarating season and 8th under the management of the Bardavon. Recent seasons have been as star-studded as any at the New York Philharmonic with solo turns from Itzhak Perlman, AndreWatts, Vladimir Feltsman and Angel Romero. Randall Craig Fleischer begins his 14th season as music director of the HVP. Under the leadership of Maestro Fleischer, the orchestra has blossomed into one of the region's major cultural and educational assets.



Earlier in the summer, the Bandshell at Bowdoin will host a free concert by the United States Military Academy Concert Band. On Friday, June 30th they will perform as part of the Town of Poughkeepsie’s Town Day event festivities.  “It is with great pleasure that we offer our Bowdoin Park facilities for the Town Day celebration for the Town of Poughkeepsie” stated Steinhaus.  “I view this cooperative relationship as a great opportunity for a terrific patriotic concert by the USMA concert band as well as providing a picturesque setting for the Town of Poughkeepsie’s various activities and additional musical entertainment.”

The new Bandshell at Bowdoin is a part of the County Executive’s overall plan to improve the infrastructure and facility offerings of long standing parks such as Bowdoin and Wilcox Park (which will see an additional pavilion constructed this summer). “I feel it is important for the county to invest in improving the quality of life for Dutchess County residents. Promoting recreational endeavors and facilities within our county parks system is paramount. With our newest development efforts for Quiet Cove Riverfront Park, as well as the Dutchess Rail Trail project beginning construction in 2007, I foresee a wonderful evolution for Dutchess County Parks and recreation over the next few years.”



Dutchess County Executive: 845-486-2000
WPDH 101.5: Chuck Benfer, 845-471-1500
Bardavon/Hudson Valley Philharmonic: Chris Silva, 845-473-5288


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