The Cape Symphony’s upcoming free outdoor concert at the Cape Cod National Seashore on August 26, Symphony at the Seashore, features a wide variety of music from light classical to the American Songbook to patriotic anthems, and more!
Artistic Director & Conductor Jung-Ho Pak selected these links especially for you. Enjoy!
"Gershwin by George!" is a wonderful medley of songs by the unparalleled popular composer George Gershwin. The piece includes beloved classics “Strike Up the Band!”, “I Got Rhythm,” “Embraceable You,” “Summertime,” and more. This performance of "Gershwin by George!" is by the Clear Lake Symphony in Texas.
This video of the first movement of “Summer” by Antonio Vivaldi features violinist Nigel Kennedy from his live concert at La Citadelle in France. Kennedy is famous for his Vivaldi recordings; in fact, his Four Seasons album from 1989 sold over three million copies!
Ol’ Blue Eyes himself, Frank Sinatra, recorded “(I Like New York in June) How About You?” for his 1956 Capitol Records album Songs for Swingin’ Lovers, widely recognized as one of the greatest albums of all time. This particular song was first introduced in the 1941 Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney film Babes on Broadway, and was recorded over the years by not only Sinatra but also Garland, Bing Crosby, Bobby Darin, and Rosemary Clooney. Harry Nilsson also recorded it for the 1991 film The Fisher King, in which Robin Williams famously leads a ward of patients in the song.
In this clip, the 129th Army Band performs the Armed Forces Salute, which includes “The Army Goes Rolling Along,” “Anchors Aweigh,” “Semper Paratus,” “The U.S. Air Force (The Wild Blue Yonder),” and “The Marines’ Hymn: From the Halls of Montezuma.” The Cape Symphony always enjoys recognizing each branch of the military!
Cabaret singer and Eastham native Dawn Derow will perform "Old Cape Cod," our unofficial local anthem made famous by Patti Page. Page was the best-selling artist of the 1950s. Her signature song was “Tennessee Waltz,” although “Old Cape Cod,” was a gold record for her in 1957, selling more than a million copies. The Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce credited her for putting the Cape on the map, and in 2010, Page attended a ceremony at the Chamber’s office, during which the street was renamed Patti Page Way.
We’ll end the Symphony at the Seashore show with "The Stars and Stripes Forever," written by John Philip Sousa in 1896 and made the official National March of the United States of America by Congress in 1987. Sousa was, of course, the king of marches! Our rousing rendition will be accompanied by digital fireworks.
Symphony at the Seashore will also feature “Wampanoag: Stories for All Time” by Native composer Tonya Wind Singer, a piece that immerses listeners in the sounds of traditional Wampanoag rhythms, plus a Disney medley and a special multimedia tribute to the National Parks and the Cape Cod National Seashore.
Join us at the Cape Cod National Seashore’s outdoor amphitheater for the fifth Symphony at the Seashore concert on Friday, August 26, 2022 at 7:00 PM. Pre-concert activities for kids and parents will be offered from 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM. Admission is free.