David Pogue performs with the Cape Symphony in Holiday on the Cape December 2021

David Pogue: Musician?

Did you know that Emmy-winning journalist and author David Pogue is also a trained musician, composer, and conductor? It’s true, as you’ll see at Holiday on the Cape!

You may know David from his science and technology stories on CBS Sunday Morning, for which he has won five Emmy Awards. He’s also a tech journalist for the New York Times, and the bestselling author of more than 120 books, including the latest, How to Prepare for Climate Change: A Practical Guide to Surviving the Chaos.

His annual appearance as “Techno Claus” on CBS Sunday Morning, sharing the best technology gift ideas for the holiday season, made Jung-Ho Pak, Cape Symphony Artistic Director & Conductor, think about our annual Holiday on the Cape show. Then he discovered that David Pogue studied music at Yale (and graduated summa cum laude!)! Then he found out that David spent ten years conducting and arranging Broadway musicals in New York! He even wrote Classical Music for Dummies!

During his time on the Broadway scene, he met Stephen Sondheim and John Kander, and conducted, arranged, and played keyboards for shows. In 2007, Shenandoah Conservatory awarded Pogue an honorary doctorate in music for "his unique imagination of the boundary between music as a classical discipline and the computer of the future, and his artistic contributions." David frequently writes and performs parody songs that meld his worlds of music and technology, including “I Want an iPhone” set to the tune of Frank Sinatra’s “My Way.” A born entertainer, David Pogue is the perfect guest for Holiday on the Cape. To learn more about David, visit his website.

Join us for Holiday on the Cape on December 3, 4, & 5, 2021. For more information and to purchase tickets for Holiday on the Cape, visit, call the Box Office at 508-362-1111, or visit 1060 Falmouth Road in Hyannis, MA. The Cape Symphony Box Office is open Monday – Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


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