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Symphony at the Seashore

Date: August 26

Showtimes: 7:00pm

Featured Artist:

Jung-Ho Pak, Conductor
Dawn Derow, Vocals

Event dates: August 26
Showtimes: 7:00pm
Featured Artist:

Jung-Ho Pak, Conductor
Dawn Derow, Vocals

Join the Cape Symphony 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. The concert is on for tonight! Pre-concert activities for kids and parents will be offered from 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM. Admission is free.

Read the Show Notes here.

This family-friendly performance, presented by the National Park Service and the Cape Symphony and sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore and the Music Performance Trust Fund had become a tradition for visitors and locals alike prior to the pandemic, and the Cape Cod National Seashore and Cape Symphony are delighted to bring this event back.

The Cape Symphony will be joined by special guest Dawn Derow. Dawn grew up in Eastham and began pursuing her performing career in her childhood. She graduated from the Boston Conservatory with a Bachelor’s in Music, and has performed in New York City and around the world in operas, musicals, and, over the past dozen years, as an award-winning cabaret singer.

Dawn sang with the Cape Symphony at our annual Holiday on the Cape in 2021, and I’m excited to have her join us at the Seashore,” said Pak. Dawn will perform “Old Cape Cod,” as made famous by Patti Page, “(I Like New York in June) How About You?” and “Skylar,” among other favorites.

The Cape Symphony will perform “Wampanoag: Stories for All Time” by Native composer Tonya Wind Singer, a piece that immerses listeners in the sounds of traditional Wampanoag rhythms. Mark Faherty, Science Coordinator at Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and writer of the Weekly Bird Report on CAI, will join Jung-Ho Pak on stage to talk about the relationship between bird songs and music.

The program will also include a Disney medley, a special multimedia tribute to the National Parks and the Cape Cod National Seashore in particular, and stirring patriotic numbers, including a tribute to our armed forces and veterans.

Check out the Listening Links chosen for you by Jung-Ho Pak to give you an idea of what to expect!

This concert is made possible by major financial support from Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore, philanthropic partner to the National Seashore since 1987. 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 Fund, 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.

Join the Cape Symphony at the Cape Cod National Seashore on Friday, August 26, 2022 at 7:00 PM at the Salt Pond Visitor Center Amphitheater (rain date is Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 7:00 PM and if necessary, will be announced via social media and on the Cape Symphony and Cape Cod National Seashore websites Friday morning). Admission is free and tickets are not required.

The Salt Pond Visitor Center Amphitheater is located at 50 Nauset Road at the intersection of Route 6 in Eastham. Parking is available at Salt Pond Visitor Center or the nearby Little Creek Parking Area, with free shuttle to and from the event. Bench and lawn chair seating available on a first-come, first-serve basis; the amphitheater is wheelchair accessible. Guests are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy on the grounds. No food or drink will be available for purchase; there are bottle filling stations for water. Note that pets are not allowed. Those attending are encouraged to bring flashlights for ease in returning to vehicles.

Program

THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER
Francis Scott Key & John Stafford Smith

GERSHWIN BY GEORGE!
Arr. Jerry Brubaker

OLD CAPE COD
Claire Rothrock, Milton Yakus and Allan Jeffrey

(I LIKE NEW YORK IN JUNE) HOW ABOUT YOU?
Burton Lane and Ralph Freed

SWAY (QUIEN SERA)
Luis Demetrio and Norman Gimbel

SKYLARK
Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael

DISNEY MAGIC
Arr. Bob Lowden

SUMMER (First movement)
Antonio Vivaldi

WAMPANOAG: STORIES FOR ALL TIME
Tonya Windsinger

THE PROMISE OF LIVING from The Tender Land
Aaron Copland

ARMED FORCES SALUTE
Arr. Bob Lowden

THE STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER
John Philip Sousa

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