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"Impressions of Cheonmachong" Performed by the Cape Symphony

May 21, 2020

Check out this amazing performance from the Cape Symphony’s 2016 concert “The Silk Road and Beyond.” A traditional Korean Drum Dance, Samgomu is sometimes called "three drum dance" or standing "drum dance." Each dancer is surrounded on three sides by drums, which are hung on square frames. The drums are positioned so that dancers can hit each one as they play complex rhythms and move in perfect synchronization. Jung-Ho commissioned ""Impressions of Cheonmachong" by composer Kyle Newmaster and the Cape Symphony performed the world premiere at this concert with these fantastic drummers, choreographed by Brooke Newmaster. It’s spectacular!


Jung-Ho Pak Interviews Brooke and Kyle Newmaster

May 19, 2020

For the Cape Symphony’s 2016 concert “The Silk Road and Beyond,” Artistic Director & Conductor Jung-Ho Pak commissioned composer Kyle Newmaster to compose a piece for Samgomu, a traditional Korean drum dance. Kyle's sister Brooke created the choreography. Jung-Ho talks to Brooke and Kyle about "Impressions of Cheonmachong," a new concerto for Samgomu and orchestra.


Jung-Ho Pak Interviews Executive Director Michael Albaugh: Part 1

May 18, 2020

Jung-Ho interviews the Cape Symphony’s new executive director, Mike Albaugh. Jung-Ho and Mike first met many years ago at the Interlochen Center for the Arts, when Jung-Ho was a guest conductor for the World Youth Orchestra. Mike came in to direct the music education program, and hired Jung-Ho to join the music faculty. The two worked together for six years, and are thrilled to be working together again. Check out the first part of their conversation.


Jung-Ho Pak Interviews Executive Director Michael Albaugh: Part 2

May 18, 2020

Jung-Ho interviews the Cape Symphony’s new executive director, Mike Albaugh. Jung-Ho and Mike first met many years ago at the Interlochen Center for the Arts, when Jung-Ho was a guest conductor for the World Youth Orchestra. Mike came in to direct the music education program, and hired Jung-Ho to join the music faculty. The two worked together for six years, and are thrilled to be working together again. Check out the second part of the interview to hear more of their conversation and discover Mike’s secret talent!


ENJOY! with Jung-Ho Pak of the Cape Symphony Episode 3

May 14, 2020

Episode 3 of ENJOY! features an amazing performance of a Korean drum dance from the Cape Symphony’s 2016 concert “The Silk Road and Beyond.” It’s visually and musically spectacular.

Also in ENJOY! Episode 3, Jung-Ho interviews the Cape Symphony’s new Executive Director, Mike Albaugh. Check out the interview to hear their conversation and discover Mike’s secret talent!

Pak’s Pick is a quartet of classical musicians performing Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 on a New York City subway platform. Most people walk by without paying attention to this beautiful concert happening in their midst. Then…watch what happens!

Contents

00:52 "Concerto for Samgomu" Korean Drum Dance

19:51 Interview with Michael Albaugh, new Executive Director of the Cape Symphony & Conservatory

22:17 Pak’s Pick


"Soaring Over the Sound" Performed by the Cape Symphony in HD

May 8, 2020

Enjoy the Cape Symphony’s world premiere performance of “Soaring Over the Sound,” a unique celebration of Cape Cod's natural beauty.

This extraordinary multimedia piece was the result of a labor of love, combining the efforts of aerial videographer and editor Tom Chartrand and composer Matt Correia in collaboration with Cape Symphony Artistic Director & Conductor Jung-Ho Pak. The commission of the original music was sponsored by the nonprofit Harwich Conservation Trust.

“Soaring Over the Sound” was part of the Cape Symphony's “Beethoven on the Cape” concert in September 2019.


Jung-Ho Pak Interviews Violinist Clarissa Bevilacqua

May 6, 2020

In this excerpt from ENJOY! Episode 2, Jung-Ho Pak talks to an incredibly talented young woman named Clarissa Bevilacqua. Clarissa is the winner of the Cape Symphony International Online Violin Concerto Competition.

To discover a truly creative artist who would perform at the Cape Symphony's May 2020 “Visions: Mozart & Mahler” concert, we decided to hold a competition via video auditions to make it easy for anyone from anywhere to enter. The positive response to our competition was overwhelming! We received over 60 high-quality applications from across the United States and all over the world, including Iceland, Russia, and Peru.

A true violin prodigy, Clarissa would have been an outstanding guest artist for the May 2020 concert. Sadly, the pandemic forced us to cancel the concert, but Clarissa will definitely join us in the future. Enjoy her conversation with Jung-Ho, a glimpse of her award-winning performance, and a special demonstration of her talent. Congratulations to Clarissa!


ENJOY! with Jung-Ho Pak of the Cape Symphony: Episode 2

April 30, 2020

In Episode 2 of ENJOY!, Jung-Ho talks to an incredibly talented young woman named Clarissa Bevilacqua. Clarissa is the winner of our Cape Symphony International Online Violin Concerto Competition. Enjoy her conversation with Jung-Ho, a glimpse of her award-winning performance, and a special demonstration of her talent. Congratulations to Clarissa!

ENJOY! Episode 2 also showcases the Cape Symphony’s world premiere performance of “Soaring Over the Sound,” an extraordinary piece created by videographer Tom Chartrand and composer Matt Correia in collaboration with Jung-Ho. The commission of the original music was sponsored by the nonprofit Harwich Conservation Trust. “Soaring Over the Sound” was part of our “Beethoven on the Cape” concert from September 2019.

Contents

00:40 Arturo Toscanini (Pak’s Pick)

09:55 Interview with Clarissa Bevilacqua, Violinist

22:17 Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5, 3rd movement

36:14 Bach Sonata #2 for Unaccompanied Violin, Andante

41:34 Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pak’s Pick)

43:01 Soaring Over the Sound

Bonus Videos

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Clarissa’s entire award-winning performance of the Violin Concerto No. 5 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: View video 


Cape Symphony's World Premiere Performance of "20th Meridian"

April 23, 2020

Composer Barak Schmool wrote "20th Meridian," a journey through the African countries along the line of longitude 20 degrees east of Greenwich, England. The piece was composed specifically for the Cape Symphony, led by Artistic Director & Conductor Jung-Ho Pak, to perform with the trio Chesaba: Abel Selaocoe on cello, Sidiki Dembélé on on African drums djembe, kora, ngoni, and calabash, and Alan Keary on bass guitar. This video excerpt from the January 2020 performance at the Barnstable Performing Arts Center features the first three movements of "20th Meridian" - Libya, Mali, Niger.


ENJOY! with Jung-Ho Pak of the Cape Symphony: Episode 1

April 16, 2020

Artistic Director & Conductor Jung-Ho Pak has created this amazing new video show just for you! It’s called “Enjoy!” and we’ll be sharing episodes every other week in our newsletter and on social media. Episode 1 includes an interview with pianists Christina and Michelle Naughton and video from our world premiere performance of “20th Meridian” starring our incredibly talented musicians and our special guests Abel Selaocoe, Sidiki Dembélé, and Alan Keary.

Contents

01:44 Interview with Christina and Michelle Naughton

03:54 Excerpts from Francis Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos

09:47 Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir” for Four Hand Piano

17:11 Chris Thile plays Bach (Pak’s Pick)

22:50 “20th Meridian” with special guests Abel Selaocoe, Sidiki Dembélé, and Alan Keary


WE are a Symphony

March 26, 2020

In these challenging times, Artistic Director & Conductor Jung-Ho Pak shares a message of hope. We all make each other much better. Together, WE are a symphony.


Happy Holidays from the Cape Symphony & Conservatory

December 20, 2019

Thanks to all of our wonderful supporters and best wishes for the holiday season!


Cape Symphony International Online Violin Concerto Competition

November 25, 2019

The Cape Symphony is looking for a talented violin player, and we're searching the whole world. For the minimal cost of only $5, you could win $5,000 and the chance to perform with a professional orchestra in one of the world’s most sought-after destinations. Artistic Director & Conductor Jung-Ho Pak explains how the competition works in this video. Read all the details and apply here.


Mancini at the Movies

October 10, 2019

Henry Mancini: his name means movie magic. Classics like Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Pink Panther, and Charade came to life thanks to Henry Mancini’s stylish scores and songs. Join the Cape Symphony on Saturday October 12 and Sunday October 13 for this magical concert featuring special guest Monica Mancini. Get tickets at Mancini at the Movies.


Inspire Joy

August 22, 2019

In this lively video, Artistic Director & Conductor Jung-Ho Pak talks about his approach to creating amazing experiences for the audience and why it's so important that at the Cape Symphony, our mission is to inspire joy. You'll see highlights of our extraordinary musicians and guest artists. Visit capesymphony.org to learn more about our upcoming events.


Soaring Over the Sound: A Sneak Preview for the September 2019 Concert

August 7, 2019

Our season opener features music inspired by nature, and in particular, by Cape Cod. With the help of the Harwich Conservation Trust, we’re creating a multimedia experience with an aerial view of our beautiful Cape landscapes accompanied by an evocative new soundtrack. Cape Cod videographer Tom Chartrand of Shoreline Media Productions filmed the incredible footage, and we've commissioned composer Matt Correia to create the "Soaring Over the Sound" music. Learn more and get tickets at Beethoven on the Cape, September 21-22, 2019.


"Oceana" Preview for September 2019 Concert

August 3, 2019

"Oceana" is a multimedia collaboration between composer Stella Sung and marine underwater filmmaker Annie Crawley. The goal is to help create a deeper understanding and appreciation for the wonders of the oceans. "Oceana" will be a highlight of the Cape Symphony's September 21-22, 2019 concert, Beethoven on the Cape.


2019/20 Season Preview!

June 24, 2019

Check out the 2019/20 season. Tickets and subscriptions are available at capesymphony.org or call the Box Office at 508.362.1111.


Opera Without Words

January 2, 2019


John F. Kennedy Centennial Celebration

May 1, 2017

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