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.


Put on your party hats and join us in wishing Beethoven a happy 250th birthday! The celebration for the greatest composer of all time begins with his wonderful Piano Concerto No. 5, known as the Emperor Concerto for its magnificence. Award-winning pianist and talented improviser Charlie Albright, an impressive young man who channels the spirit of great classical composers, joins us. You'll also hear Beethoven’s popular Egmont Overture, a thrilling tribute to resistance against tyranny, performed by the Cape Symphony for the first time. 

As a birthday gift to Beethoven, we’ll perform the most popular symphony by his musical heir, Johannes Brahms. Brahms felt and demonstrated the legacy of Beethoven more than any other composer, and his bright, joyful Symphony No. 2 will be a wonderful commemoration.

Guest Artist:

Charlie Albright

Repertoire:

EGMONT OVERTURE 
Ludwig van Beethoven

PIANO CONCERT NO. 5 (EMPEROR)
Ludwig van Beethoven

SYMPHONY NO. 2
Johannes Brahms

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