November 2, 2020
Classes are continuing, including in-person and distance learning, as well as multiple ensembles. We have limited in-person classes and private lessons, following governmental regulation to ensure safety for students, faculty, and staff. We have a safety plan in place that includes limiting the building capacity to 25%, staggering class times, requiring masks, and disinfecting of studios and instruments in-between lessons.
We thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time.
Take care of yourselves!
Assistance for Musicians
The New England Musicians Relief Fund is a new nonprofit organization founded both to meet the critical needs of musicians who have lost work due to COVID-19 and to establish a long-term safety net for musicians in the future. The Cape Symphony has joined the NEMRF partner network to help them spread awareness of their mission. Musicians can apply for relief funds from the NEMRF here.
The 2020-21 Cape Symphony Concert Season is Rescheduled to 2021-22
We regret to announce that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our 2020-21 Cape Symphony season will be rescheduled to 2021-22, because the Barnstable Public School buildings, including the Barnstable Performing Arts Center, will not be available to outside organizations during the 2020-21 school year.
Our musicians, staff, and trustees are all deeply saddened by this situation, as we know you are. We will greatly miss performing for you. We hope that if public health conditions change, we may be able to perform in the spring of 2021, but obviously, the health and safety of the community takes priority.
Please know that we’re optimistic about the future, and we promise that when we return, the Cape Symphony experience will be better than ever. We’re working on multiple strategies right now, and we’re 100% committed to not just surviving but thriving! We have faith that you will stand by us as we continue to plan for a strong future.
Support the Cape Symphony During This Unprecedented Time
We can’t wait to perform for you again. Making our community better by inspiring joy through music is our mission and our passion. Please support us by making a donation today. We’re grateful for your support.
August 22 & 23 Concert Postponed Indefinitely
We’ve been notified that the Barnstable Performing Arts Center will remain closed through the end of August. Unfortunately, this means that we’re unable to present the "Sinatra" concert.
Due to the ongoing uncertainty caused by the pandemic, while we’re definitely planning to give this concert at some point in the future with our orchestra and singer Brian Duprey, we’re unable to determine a specific date right now.
“Sinatra” ticket holders will receive credit in your Cape Symphony ticket accounts. Once we begin selling tickets again, you can contact the Cape Symphony Box Office and apply that credit to new seats for any Cape Symphony concert of your choice.
2020/21 Season Announced
We're excited to announce the 2020/21 Cape Symphony season. We hope you'll join us for our incredible season of musical experiences, created especially for you by Artistic Director & Conductor Jung-Ho Pak. View and download the 2020/21 season brochure.
We recognize the ongoing uncertainty around the COVID-19 health crisis and the lack of clarity regarding the duration of the pandemic. We'll respond to all recommendations from the government. Should we need to cancel or change elements of the 2020/21 season, we’ll let you know.
For now, we're not starting the subscription renewal process or selling tickets. We'll keep you posted. We appreciate your loyal support of the Cape Symphony, and look forward to presenting joyful music to you again soon.
June 13 & 14 Concert Rescheduled
Governor Baker announced that all schools in Massachusetts are closed through the end of June, meaning that we’re unable to perform in the Barnstable Performing Arts Center. This is the responsible move for the health and well-being of our community and we support the governor’s decision.
Although we’re all unsure of what the future holds, we’re optimistically rescheduling Sinatra! to August 22 and 23, 2020. We’ll take every possible measure to ensure the safety of all of you and of our musicians and staff; that is our highest priority. Learn more.
May 2 & 3 Concert Canceled
Unfortunately, due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the Barnstable Performing Arts Center will remain closed, so we must cancel our May 2 & 3 Visions: Mozart and Mahler concert.
As with other non-profit organizations, we are facing a serious financial threat during this challenging time. Our focus is on keeping the Cape Symphony alive so we can continue to bring joyful musical experiences to our community for many years to come. We are asking May concert ticket holders to consider supporting the Cape Symphony by donating the value of your tickets to us.Your gift in this difficult time would mean so much. To donate the value of your ticket to the Cape Symphony, please click here.
May concert ticket holders can also accept credit for a future concert or series subscription. We are waiving our normal refund policy so ticket buyers may also request a refund. You should have received information about your options from the Cape Symphony Box Office via email and automated phone call. If you have any questions, please call or email the Box Office.
April 4 & 5 Concert Rescheduled
In response to COVID-19, the April 4 and 5 Perfectly Paired concert is rescheduled to April 10 & 11, 2021, and will be part of next season’s Masterpiece series. Our guests, award-winning twin pianists Christina and Michelle Naughton, have agreed to join us so that we’re able to present this beautiful concert to you a year from now.
If you have tickets for "Perfectly Paired," your Cape Symphony account will be credited. You should have received information from the Cape Symphony Box Office via email and automated phone call. If you have any questions, please call or email the Box Office.
Crescendo Gala Rescheduled
The May 14 Crescendo Gala, is rescheduled until next year. The new date is Thursday, May 20, 2021 at the Wychmere Beach Club.
We look forward to celebrating this special event with you next spring, and appreciate your support of the Cape Symphony.
The Principal Viola and Principal Oboe auditions scheduled for May 2 and 3 have been postponed. The Section Violin audition scheduled for June 14 has also been postponed. Visit the Employment page for details on auditions.