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The Composing Kids program originally ran from 2002 to 2008 and over 150 students (some are now in college) experienced the thrill of hearing their own melodies played by the Symphony in performance.  Now we have invited these same students back to write a special brass and percussion fanfare to celebrate our fiftieth year. 

Under the direction of Tom Faris, Nauset Regional High School Director of Music, students meet once weekly between October and December, study fanfares and compositional techniques and then write their own melody which is then orchestrated into a final work to be performed at the opening of the January 2012 concert.

The piece will be performed under the direction of Jung-Ho Pak with the CCSO’s brass and percussion section playing alongside some of the Cape’s best brass and percussionists, as selected by the Cape Cod Music Educators Association.

For more information, contact George Scharr, Director of Education, at




Sound Bites Online Dining Directory
These restaurants get rave reviews for unforgettable meals and great times.  You'll also discover top picks for wine, spirits and the sweetest of sweets.  Many of these fine establishments are also serving up special offers for Symphony fans.

  Alberto's Ristorante - Hyannis
Experience exquisite Northern Italian cuisine in an intimate fireside dining room, or enjoy an espresso before or after the show.

Alberto's is also host to the Cape Symphony's Meet the Artist Events and our Radio Content Giveaway Sponsor.

360 Main Street, Hyannis

Black Cat Tavern - Hyannis
Enjoy casual waterfront dining on Hyannis Harbor featuring fresh, native seafood, an outdoor heated patio and a piano bar. Open year round.

SPECIAL:  $5 Off Any Entree
When You Present Your
Symphony Ticket Stub
Not valid with any other discount/promotion.
Offer Expires 5.8.15.

165 Ocean Street, Hyannis


Cape Cod Package Store - Centerville
Savor the notes--great music and great wine. Enjoy Tastings, Wine Dinners and Artist Receptions, with "the same great store with a whole lot more."

1495 Falmouth Road, Centerville  508.775.2065

Coonamessett Inn - Falmouth
Offering the tradition and charm of a classic New England inn specializing in American regional cuisine.

311 Gifford Street, Falmouth



Dolphin Restaurant, Inc. - Barnstable
A Barnstable village landmark for three generations serving only the highest quality local seafood and meats.

SPECIAL:  $4 Off Any Entree
When You Present Your
Symphony Ticket Stub
Not valid with any other discount/promotion.
Offer Expires 5.27.15.

3250 Main Street, Barnstable



Five Bays Bistro - Osterville
Located in the heart of one of the most picturesque villages on Cape Cod, Five Bays Bistro offers modern yet classic food and atmosphere worthy of a major city.

825 Main Street, Osterville




Old Yarmouth Inn - Yarmouth Port
Offering creative, classic cuisine and award winning list in our beautiful dining room or cozy tavern. Serving Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Brunch and three course early dinner menu!

233 Route 6A, Yarmouth Port



Orleans Wine & Spirits - Hyannis
Cape Cod's Fine Wine Source. Specializing in Bordeaux, the Great Wines from Italy and California's Best!

Featuring Organic wines from Antoneli San Marco from Umbria, Italy!

Skaket Corners, Orleans


Paddock Restaurant - Hyannis
Celebrating the 42nd season on Cape Cod, serving fresh native seafood, two pound live lobsters, prime steaks and an award winning wine list.

West End Rotary, Hyannis

Pain d'Avignon - Hyannis
It's a "very different kind of bakery"--plus a great place for lunch.  In the evening, expect a fine dining experience before or after concert--or anytime you want a memorable meal.

15 Hinckely Road, Hyannis


 Roadhouse Café - Hyannis

Rated as one of Cape Cod’s premiere restaurants consistently providing superior food, service and ambiance for the last twenty eight years. Open daily at 4PM. Early bird specials till 6 PM. Live entertainment.

SPECIAL:  $5 Off Any Entree
When You Present Your
Symphony Ticket Stub
Not valid with any other discount/promotion.
Offer Expires 5.8.15.

488 South Street, Hyannis 508.775.2386


Stage Stop Candy- Dennisport
A Symphony of Great Taste
Artisan Chocolatier

Stage Stop Candy, LTD, located in the historic Jonathan P. Edward House, first opened its doors in March of 1982. More than twenty-five years later Ray and Donna Hebert continue the tradition of fine candy- making begun by Ray's grandfather 80 years ago.

411 Main Street (Rte. 28), Dennisport


 The Barnstable Restaurant
and Tavern
- Barnstable

Chef/Owner Bob Calderone brings “Great Food and Friendly Service” to Historic Barnstable Village. Open year-round, this Cape Cod/American Restaurant offers a full menu with Creative Appetizers, Refreshing Salads, and Fabulous Seafood, Meats and Italian Specialties.

3176 Main Street, Barnstable


41 students from local schools were challenged by the Composing Kids, Composing Teens programs in 2007-08.

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