If you are one of the lucky people who saw the sold-out Rodgers & Hammerstein concert this past weekend, you had the chance to hear Jung-Ho talk about the amazing program he’s planned for our 2019/20 season. Take a look at this quick sneak preview video.
If not, this is your chance to learn more about the upcoming concerts! In May, we wrote about the first half of the 2019/20 season: read that blog post here.
In January 2020, our outstanding season continues with a Passport to Africa. One of our guest artists, Abel Selaocoe (pronounced Sa-LAU-chay), is a cellist from Cape Town, South Africa. The access Abel had to a music program while growing up in Soweto changed his life. He’s currently studying at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England, and frequently performs around the U.K., combining his training in Western classical music with his African heritage. Abel will perform a new piece by his colleague Barak Schmool called “20th Meridian,” referring to the line of longitude that bisects the continent of Africa. It’ll be just one of many amazing moments during what promises to be an extraordinary experience.
February brings us to Broadway, with Tony-winning songs from some of the greatest shows of yesterday and today. Peter Mansfield of the Boston Conservatory at Berklee returns to conduct The Tony’s: Broadway’s Best, featuring favorites like “I Could Have Danced All Night” from My Fair Lady and contemporary classics like “You Can’t Stop the Beat” from Hairspray. Check out musical theater’s best tunes – if you’re a Broadway fan, you won’t want to miss this.
The guest artists who’ll be joining the Cape Symphony in April have a lot in common. They’re twins! Sisters Christina and Michelle Naughton have been astounding audiences worldwide with their double act, and will join us for Perfectly Paired. Graduates of Juilliard and the Curtis Institute of Music, the Naughton sisters recently received the Avery Fisher Career Grant. Avery Fisher was a philanthropist and founder of Fisher Electronics. An amateur violinist, he had a lifelong passion for classical music and gave generously to Lincoln Center and the New York Philharmonic. The Avery Fisher Career Grant is an award given to up to five outstanding instrumentalists each year. Avery Fisher said, "Musicians of outstanding ability are such an important part of our culture. But they are like flowers that must bloom at a particular time. They have to be helped at the right moments.”
Speaking of blooming flowers – on to our May concert! Visions: Mozart to Mahler features Gustav Mahler, last of the great Romantic composers. In fact, his style could be called hyper-romanticism because of the powerful expression of emotions in his music. Full of richer harmonies, more passionate melodies, and dramatic contrasts, Mahler wrote music that was over the top! For the first time ever, the Cape Symphony will perform his Symphony No. 5.
The 2019/20 season concludes in June 2020 with a tribute to Sinatra! starring Brian Duprey. The Chicago Tribune says, “Duprey’s rendition of ‘My Way’ is worth the ticket price alone.” Brian himself says, “I approach my show as an actor who transforms into Frank Sinatra, giving the audience a unique theatrical experience.” Together with the Cape Symphony, Brian captures the essence of Frank Sinatra, who always relied on at least 40 musicians in the recording studio.
Download the 2019/20 season brochure here and read about all the amazing experiences we have planned.
You can subscribe to the 2019/20 Cape Symphony season today. Choose from a Masterpiece Series, CapePOPS! Series, or all eight concerts (buying all eight gets you a voucher for one free ticket to a 2019/20 Season Masterpiece concert!).
Or, if you’re someone who likes to do things your way, you can Create Your Own Series.
Subscriptions can be purchased now, and single ticket sales begin on June 24!