Cape Symphony Crescendo Gala in May 2023

Crescendo: An Evening of Joy Gala in May 2023

Our Crescendo: An Evening of Joy Gala will be held at the Wequassett Resort and Golf Club on Thursday, May 18, 2023 at 5:30 PM. The gala benefits Cape Symphony’s far-reaching artistic, education, and community engagement programs.

Crescendo: An Evening of Joy Gala features exclusive live and silent auction items, premier performances, and a culinary experience complete with gourmet food stations prepared by the Cape's renowned five-star resort.

The highlight of the evening will be a performance by Broadway stars, emceed by Jung-Ho Pak, Artistic Director & Conductor. Bryce Pinkham, who earned Grammy and Tony nominations for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for the original Broadway production of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, and by Scarlett Strallen, a star of Broadway and London’s West End who appeared with the Cape Symphony in “Bravo Broadway” and performed multiple times for Queen Elizabeth II at Her Majesty’s request. The two vocal artists recently married and will present the show-stopping songs that made them superstars, telling the story of their romance in song.

Attendees will also be entertained by music from Cape Symphony musicians and dances by the Cape Symphony Dance Company.

The evening's live auction has something for every taste and pleasure. Most importantly, every paddle raised creates opportunities for young musicians to experience the joy of learning and performing music. Here are just a few of the exclusive experiences that can be yours:

Luxury Trip to Italy
Viking Cruise
Book Club for 12 with Best-Selling Author Elin Hilderbrand
Trip to New York City for Lincoln Center Performance & Overnight Stay at St. Regis Hotel
VIP Table for Jazz Night at Wequassett
Bocce Ball & Dinner with Chef Fabio
Tickets to Red Sox/Yankees Game
…and much more!

Gala attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in a round of “Fund-A-Need” with individual donations used to purchase much-needed instruments for Cape Symphony Youth Orchestra (CSYO) musicians through the Cape Symphony’s Instrument Access Program (IAP). Donations will also support the expansion of the IAP to Barnstable Intermediate School (BIS) in the 2023-24 school year; rented instruments, lessons, and CSYO tuition will be funded by IAP and provided free to participating BIS students.

Tickets for Crescendo: An Evening of Joy Gala are on sale now. Buy online at, or you can call the Box Office at 508-362-1111, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit 2235 Iyannough Road in West Barnstable, MA. 

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