February 24, 2021
First concert since February 2020 features the American music of Aaron Copland
HYANNIS, MA—February 24, 2021
The Cape Symphony is pleased to announce a new date for the free live-streamed concert, “Simple Gifts.” The rescheduled event will now take place on Sunday, March 14th at 4:00 PM.
The talented musicians of the Cape Symphony, led by Artistic Director & Conductor Jung-Ho Pak, will perform Aaron Copland’s well-known “Suite from Appalachian Spring,” including the famous piece “Simple Gifts.” The concert will be live-streamed on the Music Performance Trust Fund Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MusicPerformanceTrustFund/live (requiring a Facebook account) and on YouTube at https://youtu.be/j_F8iq3WPcM.
“Due to the pandemic, we have been unable to perform since February 2020, and our entire organization has been eager to perform again under the direction of Jung-Ho,” said Michael Albaugh, Executive Director, Cape Symphony. “This free concert is our gift to our wonderful Cape Cod community with gratitude for their support and loyalty.”
“This performance of Aaron Copland’s popular ‘Suite from Appalachian Spring’ is the perfect gift for Cape Symphony fans,” said Pak. “Copland was one of our country’s finest composers, and his use of the Shaker song ‘Simple Gifts,’ a celebration of the simple joys found in daily life, became an American classic.”
Pak continued, “The Cape Symphony musicians and I look forward to sharing the gift of this music with everyone.”
There is no charge to watch the concert and no tickets are required. Note that this is a one-time only live event and will not be recorded. Viewers are encouraged to mark their calendars and plan to watch it live.
The concert will be live-streamed from the main stage at the Cotuit Center for the Arts. The 13-instrument orchestration enables social distance and all appropriate safety protocols will be observed. “Simple Gifts” is made possible by the Music Performance Trust Fund.
“Many thanks to the Music Performance Trust Fund for their support, without which we would not be able to present this special event,” added Albaugh. “We’re also grateful to the Cotuit Center for the Arts, and would like to thank David Kuehn, CCFTA Executive Director, and his team for the use of their main stage and their technological assistance.”
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About Cape Symphony
At the Cape Symphony, our mission is to Inspire Joy. We do this through outstanding entertainment and educational programs. Cape Cod’s very own professional orchestra, the Cape Symphony, performs at the Barnstable Performing Arts Center in Hyannis. From popular hits to magnificent classics, highlighting hidden gems and putting a new twist on standards, the emphasis is always on fun, surprises, and beautiful music. The Cape Symphony commitment to education for all ages includes private lessons, classes and ensembles at campuses in Barnstable and Falmouth as well as online. Its acclaimed preschool program is known for blending traditional academics with the arts. Through community outreach, the Cape Symphony brings an array of engaging programs to the Cape Cod community. Visit www.capesymphony.org for more information.