We’re excited to share the plans for our new season. Jung-Ho has created another joyful season of beautiful musical experiences for us all.
We start the season with a special celebration: Happy Birthday, Beethoven! Talented young pianist Charlie Albright will join us to perform the birthday boy’s “Emperor Concerto,” number 5. Like the great composers, Charlie is facile at the piano and can improvise anything if you give him an idea. Although Beethoven would entertain people this way, it’s more than a parlor trick but rather a sign of genius. Charlie speaks the language of music in a way that few people can. The orchestra will also present Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 2. Jung-Ho explains that Brahms was Beethoven’s heir, demonstrating the legacy of the great master more than any other composer. This particular symphony, Brahms’ most popular, is sunny and optimistic, with an incredibly exciting finale.
Our October concert features some of your favorite Cape Symphony guest artists. Back By Popular Demand stars LaKisha Jones (seen in “Broadway Rocks” and our “New Year’s Day Party”), Siren Mayhew (seen in “Holiday on the Cape” and “New Year’s Day Party”) and Siobhan Magnus (seen in “Holiday on the Cape”). These three amazing singers will knock your socks off! Each of them brought down the house in their past performances, and together with our orchestra, they’ll astonish you once again.
In November, we’re proud to be a part of the statewide celebration of the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims’ arrival. Our concert, Mayflower 400, will be one of the premier events, and will feature two original works: “Mayflower” commemorates the signing of the Mayflower Compact in November 1620, and “Wampanoag: Stories For All Time” presents tales of the indigenous people who were here when the Mayflower arrived. Our guests are soprano Kristin Watson and Native singer Jonathan Perry. The concert will also include a powerful showcase for the orchestra, Dvorak’s New World Symphony.
For the Cape’s annual tradition, Holiday on the Cape, we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Chatham Chorale. We’ll also be joined by a multitalented singer, pianist and harpist from Nashville, Deanna Loveland, and gifted Orleans guitarist and singer Keb Hutchings-McMahon, former member of the Cape Conservatory’s CJazz ensemble. Do you know David Pogue from “CBS Sunday Morning”? Or maybe you’ve read him in the New York Times? Turns out that he’s a trained conductor! He’ll join us too. You know Jung-Ho always puts together such a special way to kick off the holiday season.
We appreciate you so much, and hope you are healthy and well.