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The Cape Cod Times calls him the "Electricity Conductor." The New York Times says he “radiates enthusiasm,” and the Los Angeles Times describes him as “a real grabber.” And that suits Jung-Ho Pak, Artistic Director and Conductor of the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra, just fine. He firmly believes the orchestra doesn’t exist to simply play notes, but to “grab souls.”

This desire to create a “passionate synergy” between himself and the orchestra has earned him a reputation as a revolutionary thinker in the world of classical music.   His mission is to inspire and entertain all generations—onstage and off.

As a passionate advocate for arts in education, he is dedicated to making classical music more accessible to the younger generation. He was drawn to the Cape because of the orchestra’s talent, courage and resources.  He was compelled to come because the musicians, staff and board here share his educational dreams. 
In addition to his role with the CCSO, Pak currently leads Orchestra Nova San Diego, the World Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Summer Orchestras at the Interlochen Center for the Arts. He is also music director emeritus of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra.

He has been the music director at the San Diego Symphony, University of Southern California, San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the University of California, Berkeley. For eight years, he served as the principal conductor of the Emmy-nominated Disney Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra and has been on national television (60 Minutes, Disney Channel) and radio (NPR) for many years. As a Guest Conductor for a variety of well-known orchestras, he has travelled to Europe, the Soviet Union, South America and Asia.

While he’s crazy about the Classics, there’s more than Bach and Beethoven on this conductor’s iPod. His tastes are encompassing and eclectic.  His favorite piece is "whatever I’m listening to or conducting that moment!"

Photos by Dan Cutrona


Dynamic musician, conductor and educator Joan Landry joined the CCSO in 2011 and helped create the Cape Cod Symphony Youth Orchestra which she now leads. This sequential education/performance program, partnere with the Cape Cod Conservatory of Music and Arts, brings talented young musicians of all ages and skill levels together to perform symphonic music under the direction of professional conductors, musicians and educators.

Landry also leads the CCSO's annual Young People's Concert program which brings live symphonic music to almost 3,000 fourth-grade students in the greater community and the Music Memory program concert in which students from schools across the Cape study 16 selected compositions per year then compete in a fun Name That Tune competition highlighted by live music.

As Associate Conductor, Landry serves as cover-conductor for Maestro Pak if the need arises and helps with concert planning and community outreach. 

Prior to joining the CCSO, she served as Assistant Conductor of the North Carolina Symphony and Associate Conductor for the Honolulu Symphony.

Landry received a Bachelor of Music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and both a Masters degree and Artists Diploma from The Hartt School in Connecticut for Orchestral Conducting. She has also guest conducted the Boston Landmarks Orchestra, Springfield Symphony and served as cover conductor with the Boston Pops.

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