May 5 & 6
Event dates: May 5 & 6


Show Times

May 5 @ 7:30 PM

May 6 @ 3:00 PM

Maverick (noun): An individualist, nonconformist, free spirit, a rebel.

We celebrate the birthdays of important musical American mavericks, giants who revolutionized the very DNA of music.

Front and center, we honor our nation’s greatest maestro, Leonard Bernstein, on his 100th birthday. His pure genius led to groundbreaking works across many genres, and we’ll present his famous “Symphonic Dances from West Side Story” and his playful “Divertimento.”

Two other American Mavericks celebrating birthdays are John Adams and Philip Glass. You’ll hear some of their greatest music for the orchestra. Join us to celebrate these true American originals, among the greatest our country has ever known!

Join us for a special ArtWeek event: an open rehearsal of the "American Mavericks" concert on Friday, May 4th at 7:00 PM. This is a rare behind-the-scenes look of the orchestra preparing for a concert and participants will also hear from Jung-Ho Pak about his preparation. The open rehearsal is free of charge and will be held at the Barnstable Performing Arts Center. Advanced registration is required at


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Jung-Ho Pak, Conductor


Anniversary Overture
Philip Glass

The Chairman Dances
John Adams

Two American Portraits
William C. Banfield

"If Bernstein Wrote It..."

"I'm Dizzy Over Miles"


Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein

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