“Joy4July” at Aselton Park Kicks Off a New Annual Tradition; All Are Welcome
HYANNIS, MA—June 23, 2022
As part of the 2022 Town of Barnstable Fourth of July Celebrations, the Cape Symphony led by Artistic Director & Conductor Jung-Ho Pak and featuring several special guests will perform on Monday, July 4, 2022 at 8:00 PM at Michael K. Aselton Memorial Park in Hyannis.
The performance, blending pop, Broadway, patriotic, and Americana music, is free and no tickets are required. This unique holiday concert is the culmination of a day full of patriotic traditions, with a boat parade and fun activities for families, residents, and visitors of all ages.
“We are thrilled to be collaborating with the Town of Barnstable to bring this dream to reality,” said Michael Albaugh, Executive Director, Cape Symphony. “We hope that the Cape Symphony will be a part of the Town’s Fourth of July celebration for many years to come.”
“Joy4July” will feature guest artists Mark Kopitzke and LaKisha Jones. LaKisha was an “American Idol” finalist and appeared on Broadway as Sophia in The Color Purple. LaKisha will perform favorite hits by Whitney Houston, Donna Summer, Tina Turner, and Aretha Franklin, including “Proud Mary,” “Respect,” and “Last Dance.” Mark Kopitzke is the lead singer of the Glenn Miller Orchestra, and performs at Disneyland with the West Coast’s hottest little big band, Phat Cat Swinger. Channeling a bit of Michael Bublé with a dash of Frank Sinatra, Mark will present swinging big band numbers including “Feeling Good,” “Sing Sing Sing,” and “It’s a Beautiful Day.” Both talented and wildly popular vocalists have performed with the Cape Symphony – Mark appeared in the recent “Kings of Swing & Soul” and LaKisha joined the orchestra for the 2019 “New Year’s Day Party.”
“These two singers are crazy good and audiences love them, so they’re the perfect guests for this exciting outdoor show,” said Jung-Ho Pak. “We’ll also feature wonderful patriotic songs to celebrate the Fourth, including ‘Stars and Stripes Forever,’ ‘America the Beautiful,’ and a special salute to our Armed Forces and veterans.”
“After an afternoon of fun activities on Hyannis Main Street and the Village Green, people can walk down to the beautiful location on Hyannis Harbor and enjoy live music from a professional orchestra,” said Lynne Poyant, Director of Communications, Town of Barnstable. “We’re delighted to partner with the Cape Symphony on this new venture that we hope will become an annual tradition.”
“The Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District is delighted to support the Cape Symphony on this event which will draw people to Downtown Hyannis for a wonderful celebration,” said Elizabeth Wurfbain, Executive Director, Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District. “As business owners, we love working with non-profit arts organizations to enhance the visitor experience, and I can’t think of a better addition to our Fourth of July activities than the Cape Symphony.”
In this video, Town Talk host Paula Hersey talks with Cape Symphony Artistic Director & Conductor Jung-Ho Pak and Town of Barnstable Licensing Director Liz Hartsgrove about the upcoming Fourth of July events happening in the Town.
The Cape Symphony and the Town of Barnstable are proud to present “Joy4July” on Monday, July 4 at 8:00 PM, Michael K. Aselton Memorial Park at the corner of South and Ocean Streets, Hyannis. Attendees are welcome to bring their own chairs and blankets as well as a picnic dinner. Please plan to pack in and pack out what you bring; please do not litter in the park. Alcohol is not permitted on Town property. The concert will last for ninety minutes with no intermission. The rain date for the concert is Saturday, September 3, 2022; if postponement is necessary, it will be announced on the Cape Symphony website and on social media on the morning of Monday, July 4. For more information, visit capesymphony.org.
PARKING & TRANSPORTATION – There are several municipal lots in downtown Hyannis where free parking is available for up to six hours. All-day permits can be purchased at www.permitvats.com. There is no on-site parking. Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority (CCRTA) has free parking available at the Hyannis Transportation Center on July 4th only. Long term parking is also available for daily rates. CCRTA will be operating on its regular routes with a loop every 45 minutes throughout the day. Normally the service ends at 9 PM but service will be extended as needed to accommodate riders following the concert. For more information and routes, please visit www.capecodrta.org.
CAI, the public radio station for the Cape, the Coast, and the Islands, is the Cape Symphony’s media partner for “Joy4July” and will broadcast the concert live on July 4 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM.
The instrumental music for this occasion is made possible in part by funds supplied by the Recording Companies of the United States and Canada through the Music Performance Trust Funds, a public service organization created under agreements with the American Federation of Musicians. The grant for this performance was obtained with the cooperation of AFM Local No. 9-535.
Ellen Cliggott, Public Relations & Marketing Writer
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About Cape Symphony
At the Cape Symphony, our mission is to Inspire Joy. We do this through outstanding entertainment and educational programs. Cape Cod’s very own professional orchestra, the 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. The Cape Symphony commitment to education for all ages includes private lessons, classes and ensembles at campuses in Barnstable and Falmouth as well as online. Its acclaimed preschool program is known for blending traditional academics with the arts. Through community outreach, the Cape Symphony brings an array of engaging programs to the Cape Cod community. Visit www.capesymphony.org for more information.