High-energy performance highlights four dynamic women including local vocalist Siren Mayhew
HYANNIS, MA—December 10, 2019
A new year means a new party featuring a vibrant array of performers alongside the Cape Symphony for the annual New Year’s Day Party – a Cape Cod tradition for the past 10 years.
This year, the high-energy New Year’s Day Party features the dynamic “roof-raising” trio TAKE3, and powerhouse vocalist and Martha’s Vineyard native, Siren Mayhew.
Mayhew wowed audiences in 2016 when she performed with the Cape Symphony for the Symphony on the Vineyard and again in 2017 as a vocalist for Holiday on the Cape. She began singing publicly when she was just five years old and later entered the first-ever Boston Pops High School Sing-Off in 2008 when she was 16 - and won - earning her a performance with the Pops on the Fourth of July on the Boston Esplanade in front of a live audience of a half a million people.
“Siren naturally mesmerizes audiences with her incredibly authentic and virtuosic voice, and will be able to skillfully perform powerful songs including an Adele favorite. Plus, we’ll also feature pop hits from Imagine Dragons and Luis Fonsi as well as the traditional New Year’s waltzes and marches. It will be an experience with something for everyone,” said Cape Symphony Artistic Director & Conductor Jung-Ho Pak.
A “party” isn’t complete without friends, so the Cape Symphony invited the genre-bending trio TAKE3, featuring American violinist Lindsay Deutsch, award-winning German pianist Eva Schaumkell and Los Angeles-based cellist Leah Metzler.
Deutsch will be making a return to the Cape Symphony stage after her fiery performance of Stravinsky’s “Firebird Suite” in 2014. Jung-Ho Pak says of Lindsay, “A conductor dreams about finding a soloist who understands the essential responsibility of helping change a large community’s view of symphonic music. In a time when every concert has to be unforgettable and a game changer, Lindsay can make that happen every time.”
The trio of dynamo musicians that make up TAKE3 have a flair for the wild and unexpected, but bring the refinement of a rigorous classical music background and infuse it with rock-star charisma. Whether performing their take on pop, jazz, movie themes, or classical tunes, they bring roof-raising energy to their performances.
Schaumkell has performed in the United States, the Middle East, and throughout Europe including a performance at Buckingham Palace. Metzler is an accomplished and highly sought-after cellist who is the daughter of a violin maker father and violinist mother. She discovered her passion for the cello at the age of four and has worked with Lady Gaga, The Eagles, Stevie Wonder, John Williams, and Andrea Bocelli.
The New Year’s Day Party also features the Vienna Café, offering delectable Viennese pastries made by Gourmet Caterers available for purchase from 1:30 to 2:45 PM in the senior cafeteria at the Barnstable Performing Arts Center. Audience members are encouraged to come early, enjoy coffee and pastry, and submit a New Year’s resolution, which Jung-Ho Pak may read during the concert.
The Cape Symphony is proud to present Siren Mayhew and TAKE3 in its New Year’s Day Party on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at 3:00 PM at the Barnstable Performing Arts Center, 744 West Main Street, Hyannis. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit capesymphony.org or call the Box Office at 508.362.1111.
Jen Pitta, Public Relations Specialist
About Cape Symphony & Conservatory
Cape Cod’s very own orchestra, Cape Symphony, performs at the Barnstable Performing Arts Center in Hyannis. From popular hits to magnificent classics, highlighting hidden gems and putting a new twist on standards, the emphasis is always on fun, surprises, and beautiful music. Led by Artistic Director and Conductor Jung-Ho Pak, the Cape Symphony provides an experience like no other. Cape Conservatory’s commitment to arts education for all ages includes musical instruction as well as classes in dance and visual art at campuses in Barnstable and Falmouth. Its Preschool program is known for blending traditional academics with the arts. Through MusicWorks! Everyday and other community outreach programs, Cape Conservatory brings an array of engaging programs to thousands of students on the Cape and Islands. Visit www.capesymphony.org and www.capeconservatory.org for more information.