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Mayflower and Beyond

A three-masted ship, battered by the North Atlantic winds, sails into a natural harbor, sheltered by the hooked shape of the land. Their arrival on Cape Cod changed the history of America. We honor the 401st anniversary of the Mayflower’s arrival, and look beyond with hope as we continue to strive towards the ideals of democracy and equality.

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Passport to Ireland

Put on your favorite green and join us on an unforgettable musical adventure to Ireland! For our trip to the Emerald Isle, we’re bringing along two stellar artists who will transport us all! GRAMMY-winning Eileen Ivers is the world’s pre-eminent Irish fiddler today and we’re delighted to have her back on the Cape Symphony stage. The Irish Times says, "She electrifies the crowd with a dazzling show of virtuoso playing.”

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Happy Anniversary, Cape Symphony!

On April 4, 1962, Jennings Butterfield led a fledgling group of amateur musicians along with a person the Cape Cod Standard-Times described as a “young American soprano,” who was the soon-to-be-famous Beverly Sills!

Over the past 60 years, much has changed, especially in terms of the professionalism, quality and creativity that are hallmarks of your Cape Symphony. Our impact upon the Cape and Islands has grown immensely, and our mission to inspire joy drives us now more than ever.

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Beethoven's 9th: Ode to Joy

As we conclude our tribute to Beethoven’s 250th, we laud the genius who set the standard for perfection. We’ll go on a journey with Beethoven the man, the idealist, the revolutionary. Our brilliant principal string players will perform “Grosse Fuge,” one of the most visionary works for string quartet of the 19th century. This work is a daring emotional journey, titanic in scope and relentless in its energy. Pianist Mikael Darmanie will perform the shimmering “’Moonlight’ Sonata,” perhaps Beethoven’s most popular composition for the piano.

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