Music & Theater Archives - Cape Cod LIFE Publications


 Cape Cod Theatre Project

Falmouth’s Cape Cod Theatre Project celebrates its 21st season this summer. The mission of the project is to develop new plays by bringing one playwright each week in July to the Cape to develop a play. The chosen playwrights arrive on a Sunday and then a cast and crew develop the play for the next several…

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Making Music

Cape Symphony
The Cape Symphony has long offered the people of Cape Cod the opportunity to experience rich symphonic and orchestral performances. This season, the symphony says farewell to executive director, Jerome Karter, who has been with the symphony for nine years. Despite parting ways with a beloved director, the symphony carries on full steam ahead for the summer…

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Sarah Van Sciver

Growing up in a family where she was immersed in all facets of the arts, it is no surprise that multi-talented musician and composer Sarah Van Sciver has an affinity for cultural organizations such as the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, the Cape Symphony, Harwich Junior Theatre, the Cotuit Center for the Arts, and many more.

“My mother tells me I…

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Monica Rizzio

Quitman is a small town in the northeast corner of Texas, best known as the birthplace of actress Sissy Spacek. However, here on Cape Cod, another performing artist is putting Quitman on the map. Since moving to the Cape in 2004, Monica Rizzio has injected the local music scene with a healthy dose of Americana. Rizzio’s music is an eclectic…

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Jon Nakamatsu

Rarely can a man pinpoint the day his life changed forever. On June 7, 1997, Jon Nakamatsu was a 27 year old high school German teacher who had miraculously qualified for the Van Cliburn Competition—a prestigious international piano competition held every four years in Fort Worth, Texas. “In 1993, I applied to the competition and didn’t even get in,” Nakamatsu…

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Katie Most

When Katie Most arrived at the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater (WHAT) for a college internship in 2006, she never could have guessed how a Cape Cod summer would alter her life. Most had just completed her junior year at Muhlenberg College where she was studying directing and she was eager to learn every facet of the theater business during an…

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Joan Kirchner

In modern American culture, it can be difficult to escape the perception that bigger is better. For soprano Joan Kirchner, Renaissance music offers a respite from this ethos. “In a way, it’s the understatement,” the singer says. “A small gesture or ornament can be so effective.” Several years ago, Kirchner attended the Boston Early Music Festival—a biennial event in Cambridge…

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