Statement from the Cape Ann Symphony
Friday, April 17, 2020

Dear Friends and Patrons,

During these difficult times, I hope you are doing well and staying healthy. As we all understand, we must do what we can to help control the spread of this pandemic by practicing social distancing. If we work together, we will get through this!

COVID-19 has forced the cancellation of our March 22nd, April 26th, and May 16th and 17th concerts. As you might imagine, these cancellations have had a devastating impact on the orchestra and our musicians. Our musicians will not likely have an opportunity to perform for many weeks and possibly months going forward. If you are able, I ask that you make a donation here.

The Cape Ann Symphony is working and planning for our 69th season. Once plans have been finalized we will let you know. At that time please consider purchasing a season subscription early as this will help us financially and ensure we have the funds available to continue bringing the Joy of Music to our community.

To our patrons with tickets for our cancelled concerts, please check your email for an email titled "Concert cancellations, Response requested".

Stay safe and thank you so much for your continued support and patronage. 


Fran White
Cape Ann Symphony

President Fran White and Maestro Yoichi Udagawa talk about the orchestra during Covid-19.

Heather Atwood and Kent Curcuru of 1623 Studios interviewed Yoichi Udagawa and Fran White in a wide ranging discussion of the Cape Ann Symphony's activties and behind the scenes work during the current Covid-19 pandemic.

Stay tuned as we are planning a number of presentations which we will notify you about. They will be on Facebook and Instagram and feature musicians from the orchestra as well as previous concerts by the Cape Ann Symphony.

We hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy. Thank you for your continuing support.

Hello, Cape Ann Symphony family! In this video postcard, I'll share my favorite aspect of life as a musician: practice. Practicing teaches me how to learn, how to appreciate beauty, and how to be patient with myself - especially now, when I'm stuck at home! I'm hoping these clips will be interesting for our audiences, who normally only see musicians in concert.

If you can persevere through the whole video, it ends with a fun caprice by Louis-Gabriel Guillemain, an 18th-century violinist & composer who should be more famous than he is!

- David