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This just in from Liz McNichols, chair of the Cape Symphony & Conservatory Board of Trustees:

Dear Patrons, Benefactors, and Friends,

On behalf of the Cape Symphony & Conservatory, I am pleased to announce that the Board of Trustees has unanimously voted to appoint Roland E. Valliere as President & CEO, effective November 9, 2015.

Roland is currently the President & CEO of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra (MSO).  Prior to his service with the MSO, he held the same position with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and also served as the Executive Director of the Kansas City Symphony.  A native of Cumberland, Rhode Island, Roland views his appointment to the newly-created position of President & CEO of the Cape Symphony & Conservatory (CS&C) as a “career-defining” opportunity.  As his background indicates, Roland is a seasoned symphony executive. He is also charismatic, hugely energetic, and entrepreneurial in spirit.  The Board believes that Roland’s considerable experience will lead the Symphony & Conservatory to new heights.  As the CS&C moves forward with its plans to build a first-class performing arts center for the Cape Cod community, Roland’s extensive fundraising experience will prove he is the right person, for the right job, at the right time.

The Search Committee recruited nationally for this position and has taken considerable pride in the fact that numerous candidates of Roland’s stature pursued the opportunity.  That the CS&C has attracted candidates of this caliber is, in no small measure, testimony to the extraordinary foundation built over the past eight years by Artistic Director and Conductor Jung-Ho Pak and former Executive Director Jerome Karter.  Roland inherits a vibrant organization, poised to move to the next level under his leadership.  He will live on the Cape with his wife, Milisa, an abstract expressionist painter. The Vallieres have two grown children.

We are pleased to let everyone know that Roland has been able to arrange his on-going commitments to the MSO to provide for two visits to the Cape before November.  These visits will coincide with the opening concert in September and the concert week in early October.  The Board of Trustees and CS&C staff look forward to introducing Roland to the Cape community during these visits.

In conclusion, please allow me to thank the Search Committee for their tireless efforts in pursuit of a President & CEO.  In finding Roland Valliere, they have succeeded beyond all of our expectations.

Yours sincerely,


 Elizabeth McNichols Dunning

Chair, Board of Trustees


NEW SEASON ANNOUNCED. We couldn't keep it under wraps a minute longer. We just broke out another brand new season – nine new concerts, the most exciting, eclectic mix of music we’ve put together ever. Our theme is Meet Me – and we love how you can spin it two ways. It’s about introductions and encounters. Starting here. Starting now. Meet our musicians like you’ve never met them before. Meet our guests, among the most talented artists performing today. And meet the people behind-the-scenes who play their parts oh-so beautifully, too. Yes, there are people to meet and places to go… so many places for us to hang out and have fun together. The concert hall. Pre-concert talks. Classes. Guest Artist Events. Road trips. Parties. We can’t wait to see you again, or meet you for the very first time. Sometime. Somewhere. Soon!

Thanks to the ingenuity of Orleans Wine & Spirits, we've been able to introduce new red and white table wines from France under our own label.  The wines are available individually or by the case at Orleans Wine & Spirits (9 West Road, Orleans), and a portion of every sale helps keep the arts alive on Cape Cod. Each year more than 22,000 children and adults attend our concerts, take classes at the Conservatory or participate in one of our Community Outreach Programs.  Now that's something to toast. Life without the Arts is like a glass without wine.  We hope you'll enjoy ours.
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