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The Cape Symphony performs this extraordinary original multimedia work, featuring the powerful words of Nelson Mandela and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. To quote Dr. King, "Let us all hope that the dark clouds of racial prejudice will soon pass away, and the deep fog of misunderstanding will be lifted from our fear-drenched communities, and in some not-too-distant tomorrow, the radiant stars of love and brotherhood will shine over our great nation with all their scintillating beauty."

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The winners of the Cape Symphony's amateur conducting contest chose a piece of classical music and submitted a YouTube video of themselves conducting. Jung-Ho Pak, Cape Symphony Artistic Director & Conductor, reviewed the videos and handed out these very special awards to the deserving winners.

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The highlight of Episode 6 comes from the Cape Symphony’s January 2020 “Passport to Africa” concert. This very special piece is “Beyond Bars” by Bradley Williams, text by Nelson Mandela and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Letter from Birmingham Jail), narrated by Dr. Johann Buis and Rev. Dr. Joan M. Martin.

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In the Cape Symphony's "ENJOY!" show Episode 5, Betsy Doriss, the Cape Symphony’s retiring principal oboist, talks to Jung-Ho Pak, Artistic Director & Conductor, about her experience performing with the orchestra for 44 years, under four different conductors. Betsy first played with the Cape Symphony under Osbourne McConathy in 1969. Jerry Cohen replaced McConathy in 1970 and led the orchestra for the next ten years.

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In the Cape Symphony's "ENJOY!" show Episode 5, Betsy Doriss, the Cape Symphony’s retiring principal oboist, talks to Jung-Ho Pak, Artistic Director & Conductor, about how an oboe’s reed is made and how crucial the reed is to an oboist. Jung-Ho thinks of oboists as being fastidious because they play using a very small reed. Many make their own reeds, a challenging and often frustrating process. The oboe reed is actually a double reed, two pieces of bamboo that are tied together, creating a small opening. The reed is the most important part of an oboe player’s sound, and the way you make your reed is the way you’re going to sound.

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