2024 | 2025 Cape Symphony Season Brochure

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DISCOVERY CELEBRATION A NEW VISION and you

2024 | 2025 SEASON

Dear Friends,

As Executive Director of Cape Symphony, it brings me great joy to unveil our upcoming concert season, full of extraordinary music, exceptional talent, and breathtaking performances.

Cape Symphony Orchestra musicians will lift your spirits and ignite your passion for music, from timeless classics to contemporary masterpieces. Wonderfully talented and entertaining soloists will enrich our performances with their virtuosity and artistry.

Amidst our celebration of music, we continue our quest for Cape Symphony’s next Music Director—a leader who will guide us into the future with vision, passion, and dedication to our art. To this end, we are honored to welcome a distinguished slate of candidates as guest conductors, each bringing their unique style and expertise to our orchestra. Our future leader may emerge from this talented field, and we eagerly anticipate this next stage of our search for the perfect match.

On the threshold of this new season, I extend my deepest gratitude to you, our cherished audience, for your support and commitment to Cape Symphony. Your presence energizes our performances and fuels our collective passion for music. Together, let us embrace the harmony that awaits us, united in our love for the transformative power of music.

I look forward to greeting you at the Barnstable Performing Arts Center.

Warm regards,

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ARTISTIC Notes

Our Music Director candidates will take the podium this season, each conducting a select Masterpiece concert. Our repertoire for the 24/25 Masterpiece Series features warhorses from the Western canon to show the musical prowess of our conducting candidates. Included are breathtaking works that have stood the test of time of both musicians and audiences. The programs will also highlight and demonstrate the skill and musicianship of the Cape Symphony’s own musical artists. Join us!

Jae Cosmos Lee

Managing Artistic Principal & Concertmaster

JEAN-CLAUDE PICARD

Pictures at an Exhibition

Canadian conductor

Jean-Claude Picard is widely regarded as an engaging conductor known for the natural and collaborative rapport he establishes with his fellow musicians. Jean-Claude has served as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières, and guest conductor of orchestras such as the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Calgary Opera, I Musici, and the Montreal Bach Festival Orchestra.

ALYSSA WANG

Fantastique

Alyssa Wang is a passionate and versatile conductor, violinist, and composer. A recipient of the 2023 Solti Foundation Career Assistance Award and the 2022 St. Botolph Emerging Artist Award, Alyssa has enjoyed exploring diverse creative paths across several areas, with a focus on audience inclusivity and engagement. She is the Co-Founder, Artistic Director, and Principal Conductor of the Boston Festival Orchestra.

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DARKO BUTORAC

Passport to Rome

Darko Butorac has established himself as a conductor in demand with orchestras throughout Europe and the Americas. He currently serves as the Music Director of the Asheville Symphony and the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, and has guest conducted the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Neuss (Germany), the Rubinstein Philharmonic of Lodz (Poland), the Xiamen Symphony (China), and the Slovenian Radio Symphony Orchestra, to name a few.

DINA GILBERT

Beethoven: The Revolutionary Dina Gilbert attracts critical acclaim for her energy, precision and versatility. She is currently Music Director of the Kamloops Symphony, and has guest conducted leading Canadian orchestras such as Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, and the Orchestre symphonique de Québec. Dina was featured in the recent documentary Femmes symphoniques and recognized as one of 50 Quebec personalities “creating the extraordinary” by Urbania Magazine.

JAMES BLACHLY

To the Sea James Blachly is a Grammy®-winning conductor and composer dedicated to enriching the concert experience by connecting with audiences in memorable and meaningful ways. He serves as Music Director of the Experiential Orchestra and the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra, and is a versatile guest conductor with such orchestras as the New York Philharmonic, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic.

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PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION

Prepare yourself for an immersive experience inspired by soul-stirring poetry, the thrills and excitement of unexpected journeys, and a stunning musical depiction of an artist’s canvas. This program is a unique mix of masterful works that span centuries. This is one you must hear to believe.

Jean-Claude Picard, Conductor

Jacquelyn Stucker, Soprano

SAT September 21, 2024 7:30 PM

SUN September 22, 2024 3:00 PM

Short Ride in a Fast Machine

JOHN ADAMS

Elegía Andina

GABRIELLA LENA FRANK

Four Last Songs

RICHARD STRAUSS

Pictures at an Exhibition

MODEST MUSSORGSKY

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DANCING IN THE STREET: The Music of Motown

Our first Pops concert of 24/25 combines the magic of MOTOWN with the supreme talents of your Cape Symphony Orchestra musicians. You’ll enjoy smash hits made famous by artists like Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, The Temptations, and the one and only Stevie Wonder. Dancing shoes will (absolutely) be required.

Troy Quinn, Conductor

Crystal Monee Hall, Vocals

Terron Brooks, Vocals

Jesse Nager, Vocals

SAT October 19, 2024 7:30 PM

SUN October 20, 2024 3:00 PM

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FANTASTIQUE

Some of history’s most profound musical masterpieces have been inspired by a hero’s journey from light to darkness, love and loss, with it encompassing all of life’s beauty and horror. These themes play out in magnificent form in Berlioz’s monumental “Symphonie Fantastique” and Grieg’s enchanting Piano Concerto. Buckle your seat belts, these stories are truly epic!

Alyssa Wang, Conductor

Martina Filjak, Piano

SAT November 16, 2024 7:30 PM

SUN November 17, 2024 3:00 PM

Turbulent Flames

JESSICA MEYER

Piano Concerto

EDVARD GRIEG

Symphonie Fantastique

HECTOR BERLIOZ

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HOLIDAY ON THE CAPE

Those who have experienced our Holiday on the Cape concerts know that JOY truly is our favorite season. This season’s holiday program features the classics you know and love combined with special guests the Cape Symphony Dance Company, Chatham Chorale, and Broadway sensation Scarlett Strallen. Highlights include music from The Polar Express, Handel’s Messiah and another stellar performance from our own Cape Symphony Dance Company.

Joe Marchio, Conductor

Scarlett Strallen, Vocals

Chatham Chorale

Cape Symphony Dance Company

FRI December 6, 2024 4:00 PM & 8:00 PM

SAT December 7, 2024 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM

SUN December 8, 2024 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM

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PASSPORT TO ROME

From classical music to ballet to opera and beyond, Italy’s contributions to the art of music are undeniable. This season’s Passport concert celebrates the best of the best, with stunning works by Rossini and Respighi, and soul-stirring Vivaldi concertos performed by your very own Cape Symphony stars. Molto Benne!

Darko Butorac, Conductor

Jillian Honn, Oboe

Meryl Summers, Bassoon

Jacques Lee Wood, Cello

Velleda Miragias, Cello

SAT January 25, 2025 7:30 PM

SUN January 26, 2025 3:00 PM

La Gazza Ladra Overture

GIOACHINO ROSSINI

Concerto for Oboe & Bassoon

Concerto for Two Cellos

ANTONIO VIVALDI

Fountains of Rome

Pines of Rome

OTTORINO RESPIGHI

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AND THE WINNER IS

Welcome to the red carpet! Join Cape Symphony’s own “co-hosts” Joe Marchio and Jae Cosmos Lee as they lead your Orchestra performing music from Academy Award-winning films and their unforgettable soundtracks. You’ll hear music from the Golden Age of Hollywood, along with favorites from Titanic, E.T., and Frozen. Broadway sensation and Wicked star Dee Roscioli is also welcomed back to the Cape Symphony stage in this starstudded performance.

Joe Marchio, Conductor & Co-Host

Jae Cosmos Lee, Co-Host

Dee Roscioli, Vocals

SAT February 22, 2025 7:30 PM

SUN February 23, 2025 3:00 PM

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BEETHOVEN: THE REVOLUTIONARY

A “compositional rebel” and great romantic, Beethoven rejected standard classical practices to write with relentless emotion, inspiring many of history’s most famous composers to follow suit. This all-Beethoven program is highlighted by the great “Leonore” Overture, and a culminating performance of his epic Symphony No. 5.

Dina Gilbert, Conductor

Alexi Kenney, Violin

SAT April 5, 2025 7:30 PM

SUN April 6, 2025 3:00 PM

Overture “Leonore No. 3”

Violin Concerto

Symphony No. 5

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

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Masterpiece

SING US A SONG: The Music of Billy Joel

The title says it all. Our culminating Pops concert of the season celebrates the genius of the first, last, and only “Piano Man.” Stellar guest artists will join forces with the Orchestra to perform Billy Joel’s greatest hits that have spanned more than five decades. Classics like “You May Be Right,” “More Than a Woman,” and “Only the Good Die Young” will have you on your feet and wanting more. Don’t wait too long… this one will sell out fast!

Kevin Fitzgerald, Conductor

Jean Meilleur, Vocals

John Regan, Piano

SAT May 17, 2025 7:30 PM

SUN May 18, 2025 3:00 PM

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TO THE SEA

The grandeur of the sea has enthralled the artistic imagination since the dawn of time. Like painters and poets, composers from Beethoven to Wagner and Rimsky-Korsakov to Led Zeppelin have aspired to capture the massive force of our oceans in their work. Our fascination with this natural resource is primal and unceasing. In this program, the music of Maurice Ravel, Toru Takemitsu, and Ralph Vaughan Williams brings the sea to the concert stage, from its calmest to its most majestic beauty.

James Blachly, Conductor

Sonja Tengblad, Soprano

Bradford Gleim, Baritone

Metropolitan Chorale of Brookline

Lisa Graham, Music Director

SAT June 14, 2025 7:30 PM

SUN June 15, 2025 3:00 PM

Une Barque sur l’Ocean from Miroirs MAURICE RAVEL

Towards the Sea ll TORU TAKEMITSU

Symphony No. 1 (“A Sea Symphony”)

RALPH VAUGHAN

WILLIAMS

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YOUR Voice…

24/25 will be an unprecedented season, and we want YOU to be a part of Cape Symphony history in the making. You won’t want to miss a single Masterpiece concert and your chance to help select Cape Symphony’s next Music Director. Your vote can make a lasting impact on Cape Symphony, as well as the future of exceptional arts and entertainment throughout the Cape and Islands.

Cape Symphony Orchestra/Musician Photos: Paul Blackmore | To The Sea Photo:
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Amie Medeiros

2024 | 2025 SEASON SUBSCRIPTIONS

Take your seat! Our talented musicians, guest conductors, and special guest artists are waiting to share the season with you.

MASTERPIECE SERIES

Available through September 2024

Includes:

All 5 Masterpiece Concerts

Day/Time Choice:

Saturday 7:30 PM or Sunday 3:00 PM

Pricing: A $338 B $293 C $248 D $189 E $144

CapePOPS! SERIES

Available though October 2024

Includes:

All 4 CapePOPS! Concerts

Day/Time Choice:

Saturday 7:30 PM or Sunday 3:00 PM*

(*Holiday on the Cape, Sunday at 1:00 PM)

Pricing: A $270 B $234 C $198 D $151 E $115

MASTERPIECE

Pictures at an Exhibition Fantastique

Passport To Rome

Beethoven: The Revolutionary To The Sea

CapePOPS!

Dancing in the Street: The Music of Motown

Holiday on the Cape And the Winner Is… Sing Us A Song: The Music of Billy Joel

BONUS: FREE TICKET!

Purchase both the Masterpiece and CapePOPS! Series and receive a voucher for a free Masterpiece ticket!

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MIX | MATCH | SAVE

PACKAGES

Choose 3 Concerts:

Choose 4 Concerts:

Choose 5 Concerts:

HOW IT WORKS

Add three to five eligible concerts to your shopping cart online or through the Box Office and the MIX | MATCH | SAVE discount will be automatically applied. It couldn’t be easier.

INDIVIDUAL TICKET PRICING

SUNDAY MATINEES SELL OUT FAST!

Reserve your seats now!

BENEFITS

• Choose 3–5 Concerts (Holiday on the Cape must be purchased separately)

• Flexible Performance Dates & Times

• Choose the Best Seats Available (seats may vary for each concert)

• Savings of up to $6 per ticket*

* Ultimate savings based on concerts and seating chosen

STAGE

$207
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$152 D $116 E $88
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A $276 B $239 C $202 D $155 E $118
A $345 B $299 C $253 D $193 E $147
A $75 B $65 C $55 D $42 E $32
Level A Level B Level C Level D Level E
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TICKET SALES & BOX OFFICE INFORMATION

PURCHASE TICKETS AND SUBSCRIPTIONS

The Cape Symphony Box Office is open Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Phone: 508.362.1111

In Person: 2235 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable, MA 02668

Online: capesymphony.org

At the Venue: The Box Office opens at the Barnstable Performing Arts Center two hours prior to each performance (tickets are subject to availability).

Group Discount: Groups of 15 people or more save 10% off single ticket prices.

Student Discount: Tickets to most of our concerts are half-price for students ages six to 22 years.

All transactions are subject to a $10 transaction fee (not a per ticket fee).

All performances held at: Barnstable Performing Arts Center 744 West Main Street, Hyannis, MA

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MASTERPIECE 1 CapePOPS! 1

PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION

Sept. 21, 7:30 PM

Sept. 22, 3:00 PM

DANCING IN THE STREET: The Music of Motown

Oct. 19, 7:30 PM

Oct. 20, 3:00 PM

CapePOPS! 2

HOLIDAY ON THE CAPE

Dec. 6, 4:00 PM & 8:00 PM

Dec. 7, 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM

MASTERPIECE 4

Dec. 8, 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM

MASTERPIECE 2

FANTASTIQUE

Nov. 16, 7:30 PM

Nov. 17, 3:00 PM

MASTERPIECE 3

PASSPORT TO ROME

Jan. 25, 7:30 PM Jan. 26, 3:00 PM

CapePOPS! 3

CapePOPS! 4

BEETHOVEN: THE REVOLUTIONARY

April 5, 7:30 PM

April 6, 3:00 PM

May 18, 3:00 PM

AND THE WINNER IS… Feb. 22, 7:30 PM Feb. 23, 3:00 PM

MASTERPIECE 5

TO THE SEA

June 14, 7:30 PM

June 15, 3:00 PM

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