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 season. On June 20, come to the Cape Cod Melody Tent at 8 p.m. for a night of Broadway favorites. On August 22, join the symphony for the 26th annual Pops in the Park with Jung-Ho Pak, the artistic director and conductor of the symphony. The concert starts at 7 p.m. at Eldredge Park in Orleans. For more information, visit capesymphony.org.
Provincetown Jazz Festival
Musicians from all around the globe take part in the Provincetown Jazz Festival. The 11th annual event begins Thursday, August 13, at a new locale, the Crown & Anchor in Provincetown, at 7 p.m. Dane Vannatter, jazz vocalist, headlines; Tish Adams, vocalist from Providence, opens. The Cape Cod Jazz Quintet backs both performances. The festival moves Monday, August 17 to the Cotuit Center for the Arts. Kate McGarry, a Cape native and Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist, performs along with Keith Ganz on guitar and Fabiano de Castro, a jazz pianist from Brazil. A portion of the proceeds will help fund merit scholarships for jazz students in the Cape Cod Conservatory CJazz program. For more information, visit provincetownjazzfestival.org.
Outer Cape Chorale
The Outer Cape Chorale’s concert series, “Bach, Mozart, & More,” kicks off Friday, June 12 at 7 p.m in the Provincetown Town Hall. The series continues with another show Saturday, June 13 at 7 p.m. in the Provincetown Town Hall with a final performance at Orleans’ Nauset Middle School on Sunday, June 14 at 3 p.m. The chorale was founded by current conductor and director, Jon Arterton, and has members Cape-wide. Arterton says the Outer Cape Chorale is unique in that all its concerts are offered to the public free of charge. “We make all our concerts free so everyone can hear our music. We do take up a collection, which succeeds very well. People appreciate what we’re doing,” says Arterton. For more information, visit outercapechorale.org.
Meeting House Chamber Music Festival
The Meeting House Chamber Music Festival celebrates its 42nd season this season with seven summer concerts that take place Cape-wide. The season kicks off Sunday, June 21 at 4 p.m. in Falmouth with “Rorem, Ravel & Rags,” and runs through Monday, July 27, concluding with “Romantic Strings.” Director Donald Enos says, “There are a lot of returning members, all very good players, who have good rapport and great musicianship.” In addition to scheduled concerts, there is an opportunity to “Meet the Artist,” cellist Amit Peled, at a concert/ reception event on Friday, July 3, in Orleans. For more information, visit meetinghousemusic.org.
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