Cape Symphony Announces 2019-20 Season “Inspiring Joy” Through Music

Tickets go on sale June 24th
John Stevens portraying Bing Crosby (Photo by Michael Winters)

Hyannis, MA - The Cape Symphony continues to “Inspire Joy” with a slate of new performances for the upcoming 2019-2020 season.

From Beethoven and Bach to Mancini and Sinatra, the newest line-up of concerts has something that will inspire everyone.

“Our goal is to always exceed our audience’s expectations; to surprise, delight, and inspire. Next season promises to deliver it all!” said Artistic Director & Conductor Jung-Ho Pak.


Saturday, September 21 at 7:30 PM | Sunday, September 22 at 3:00 PM

Celebrate the Cape’s natural beauty – plus Beethoven’s own ode to nature with the “Pastoral” Symphony, filled with babbling brooks, bird calls and storms. With the help of the Harwich Conservation Trust, the Cape Symphony is creating a multimedia experience featuring an aerial video of the beautiful Cape landscapes accompanied by an evocative new soundtrack inspired by our amazing environment.



Saturday, October 12 at 3:00 & 7:30 PM | Sunday, October 13 at 3:00 PM

Featuring: Monica Mancini

Mancini: his name means movie magic. Classics like Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Pink Panther, and Charade came to life thanks to Henry Mancini’s stylish scores and songs. A giant in the pantheon of Hollywood composers, Mancini received 18 Oscar nominations and won four. He is a legend, and his GRAMMY-nominated daughter Monica Mancini joins the Cape Symphony to share her stories of life with Hollywood royalty and to sing her Dad’s wonderful songs, including “Days of Wine and Roses” and “Moon River.”



Saturday, November 2 at 7:30 PM | Sunday, November 3 at 3:00 PM

Featuring: Skylark Vocal Ensemble

Join the Cape Symphony for a sumptuous celebration of the Baroque giant Johann Sebastian Bach. The many highlights include the “Brandenburg Concerto No. 5”; passionate Cape Symphony principal cellist, Jacques Lee Wood, performing the “Prelude from Cello Suite No. 1”; and “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” featuring the GRAMMY-nominated vocal sensation Skylark, an ensemble that creates a vocal tapestry with their intricate sound. Go “forth” to hear modern interpretations of Bach, including Leopold Stokowski’s famous re-imagining of Bach’s “Toccata and Fugue” (heard in Disney’s Fantasia) and Anton Webern’s “Ricercar” from Bach’s The Musical Offering.



Friday, Dec. 6 at 4:00 PM & 8:00 PM | Saturday, Dec. 7 at 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM | Sunday, Dec. 8 at 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM

Featuring: The Chatham Chorale with Joseph Marchio, Music Director; John Stevens as Bing Crosby; Jessica Curran, Jennifer Dashnaw and Anna McEntee as the Andrew Sisters, and Bill Johnson as Bob Hope

Bob Hope’s televised Christmas Shows for troops overseas were a tradition of America’s holiday season. The Cape Symphony is putting on its own version of the famous comedian’s variety show right here on Cape Cod, including crooner John Stevens singing the songs of Bing Crosby.




Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at 3:00 PM

It’s a party and everyone’s invited! The Cape Symphony’s annual tradition is a fantastic start to 2020, with waltzes and marches combined with popular music in the spirit of a Viennese New Year celebration.



Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 7:30 PM | Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 3:00 PM

Featuring: Abel Selaocoe, Cello, William Chapman Nyaho, piano

The splendor of Africa has inspired musicians, artists, and writers throughout time. In this “Passport” concert, join the Cape Symphony on a musical safari through the different flavors and emotions with an authentic tribute to the extraordinary rhythms and melodies of Africa, presenting a familiar Western view alongside that of African artists. Experience the stupendous performance of South African cellist Abel Selaocoe, who powerfully combines his Western classical training with his African heritage. Ghanaian American pianist William Chapman Nyaho stars in “Africa” by Camille Saint-Saëns, based on North African folk music. This performance will also shine a light on local artists’ interpretations of Africa, in cooperation with the Zion Union Heritage Museum.



Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM | Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 3:00 PM

Featuring: Peter Mansfield, Guest Conductor, Michelle Chassé, Director and Singers from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee Theater Division

The Tony Awards celebrate excellence on Broadway, and the Cape Symphony will bring it all to life with Tony-winning classics like “’Seventy-Six Trombones” from The Music Man and “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ The Boat” from Guys and Dolls; winners from outstanding revivals like Cabaret, Hello Dolly, and Thoroughly Modern Millie; and modern hits like “Everything I know,” from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights, “You Will Be Found” from Dear Evan Hansen, and “Tomorrow is a Latter Day” from The Book of Mormon.



Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 7:30 PM | Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 3:00 PM

Featuring: Christina and Michelle Naughton, Piano

Great things come in pairs. Twin sisters Christina and Michelle Naughton astound worldwide audiences who witness dual pianos played with incredible synchronicity. These Juilliard graduates perform French composer Francis Poulenc’s “Concerto for Two Pianos,” a delightful dialogue between the keyboards and the orchestra. The Cape Symphony will also perform “Concerto for Orchestra” by Hungarian Bela Bartok, featuring the famous “Game of Pairs” movement with solo pairs of woodwinds and brass entering together. It’s double the fun!



Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 7:30 PM | Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 3:00 PM

For the very first time, the Cape Symphony presents Mahler’s epic Symphony No. 5, an extravagant opus filled with the hyper-emotionality of the last great Romantic composer. To find a brilliant soloist for a Mozart violin concert, the Cape Symphony will open the door to the whole world, discovering truly creative artists via video auditions on YouTube and selecting a winner to perform with us. It’s a modern way to find a soulmate for the orchestra. The chosen soloist will also join the orchestra for Oscar-winning composer Tan Dun’s Internet Symphony, a celebration of the global music community.



Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 7:30 PM | Sunday, June 14, 2020 at 3:00 PM

Featuring: Brian Duprey, Vocals

The voice. The eyes. The style. Sinatra! Enjoy the greatest hits of Ol’ Blue Eyes, including “Fly Me to the Moon,” “Luck Be a Lady,” and “The Way You Look Tonight,” performed by the best Sinatra singing voice in the world today. Critically acclaimed sensation Brian Duprey transforms into Frank Sinatra, giving a unique theatrical experience. Brian received the ultimate compliment when Nancy Sinatra said, “He’s got it!”


Tickets for the 2019-20 concert season, including the tremendously popular Holiday on the Cape, will go on sale to the general public on Monday, June 24. Call the Box Office at 508-362-1111 or visit for details. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on