- Event dates: Postponed
We regret 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. 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!
Great things often come in pairs. Twin sisters Christina and Michelle Naughton astound worldwide audiences who have seen them playing with incredible synchronicity. The Juilliard graduates perform Francis Poulenc’s “Concerto for Two Pianos,” a delightful dialogue between the two pianists and the orchestra. Mozart inspired the composer while writing this piece, and it’s a perfect example of Poulenc’s light, charming style.
“Old Wine in New Bottles,” a suite for pairs of musicians, is a delightful interpretation of four Old English folk songs. Our talented woodwinds and brass will illuminate the new life breathed into these captivating melodies by composer Gordon Jacob.
We’ll present “Concerto for Orchestra” by Béla Bartók, featuring the famous “Game of Pairs” movement with pairs of bassoons, oboes, clarinets, flutes, and trumpets, each pair performing its own solo. Bartok incorporated eastern European folk music into this intensely dramatic piece that requires each musician to be a virtuoso. This will be a thrilling showcase for the orchestra.
Christina and Michelle Naughton, Piano
CONCERTO FOR TWO PIANOS
CONCERTO FOR ORCHESTRA FEATURING “GAME OF PAIRS”
OLD WINE IN NEW BOTTLES