The Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra, of upstate New York.

“Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra will present a hero-themed program, ‘Summon the Heroes,’ collaborating with local nonprofit organizations World of Tomorrow and Hudson Valley Comic Con, to honor our everyday heroes on Saturday, Feb. 11,” writes Melissa Dvozenja-Thomas in Wednesday’s (2/1) Poughkeepsie Journal (New York). “This program is bringing a live professional orchestra performance and making it accessible to the community in a new way. The audience will … enjoy the music from their favorite movies and comic book legends. Starting in the lobby, families can enjoy life-sized superhero cutouts perfect for selfie opportunities for adults and children alike. This part of the experience is provided by World of Tomorrow, a local nonprofit organization whose focus is science, technology, engineering, the arts and math (STEAM)…. Music director Kathleen Beckmann has been with the orchestra since its inception in 2006, has also been the conductor for the Delaware Valley Opera Company, the assistant conductor for the Broward Symphony Orchestra, and she has had international conducting opportunities in Romania, Ukraine, and Bulgaria.” The program will feature music from a variety of films and “will also include a video tribute to our local heroes.”