Postponed
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!

If you were a 2019-20 Cape Symphony series subscriber, don’t worry: your subscription will be held for the 2021-22 season. Anyone with questions regarding subscriptions or tickets may contact the Cape Symphony Box Office at 508.362.1111 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Due to employee furloughs, responses to inquiries may be delayed, and we thank you for your patience and understanding. The Cape Symphony office, including the Box Office, at 1060 Falmouth Road in Hyannis remains closed.


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.

Guest Artists:

Christina and Michelle Naughton, Piano

Repertoire:

CONCERTO FOR TWO PIANOS
Francis Poulenc

CONCERTO FOR ORCHESTRA FEATURING “GAME OF PAIRS”
Bela Bartok

OLD WINE IN NEW BOTTLES
Gordon Jacob

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