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Our upcoming season

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Virtual Concert Series

October 2020

The Performers

  • Concertmaster David Rubin Violin
  • Oksana Gorokhovskiy Violin
  • Anna Stromer Viola
  • Kett Chuan Lee Cello

The Program

  • Mozart Divertimento, K. 136
  • Still Mother and Child
  • Excerpts from Danish String Quartet Wood Works
  • Holst St. Paul Suite
Info & Tickets

December 2020

The Performers

  • Matthew Repucci 1st Trumpet
  • Ryan Noe 2nd Trumpet
  • Earl Powers Horn
  • Daniel Walker Trombone
  • Rob Needs Tuba
  • Ipswich High School Bel Canto and Chamber Singers Abby Frost, Director
  • Chorus Daniel Buletza, Ella Crudele, Finn Donovan, Emily Fisher, Hanna Hauenstein, Hunter Henderson, Jack Parr, Lillyin Teal

The Program

  • William H. Cummings, arr. Clark Cothern Fanfare, Hark the Herald Angels Sing
  • Leroy Anderson, arr. Christian Arnold A Christmas Festival
  • Gustav Holst, arr. Toby Street In the Bleak Midwinter
  • Traditional, arr. Thomas H. Graf American Christmas Mash Up
  • James Lord Pierpont, arr. Thomas H. Graf Jazzy Jingle Bells
  • Lowry and Greene, arr. Thomas H. Graf Mary, Did You Know
  • Traditional, Arr. Ralph Raymond Hays Hanukkah Suite
  • Jose Feliciano, arr. Eric Liedzen Feliz Navidad
  • Irving Berlin White Christmas
  • Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  • Pola and Wyle, arr. Caleb Hudson It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
  • Leroy Anderson, arr. Tim Jameson Sleigh Ride
Info & Tickets

May 2021

The Performers

  • Bill Kirkley clarinet
  • Oksana Gorokhovskiy violin
  • Olga Kradenova violin
  • Brandon White viola
  • Johnny Mok cello

The Program

  • Jean Francaix Clarinet Quintet, 2nd Movement
  • Johannes Brahms Clarinet Quintet, 1st Movement
  • Wolfgang A. Mozart Clarinet Quintet, 1st and 4th Movements
  • George Gershwin Summertime (arr. Kirkley)
Info & Tickets
No cars.

Regarding the rest of this year, including some hopeful news.

We are sorry to have to announce that your Cape Ann Symphony will not be presenting any full orchestra concerts through December 2020.

We have had to reach this conclusion for several reasons.

  • Our venue at Manchester Essex Regional High School is unable to confirm any likelihood of being able to host us during this time. The same is true for the Ipswich High School where we have performed several times.
  • We have been unable to locate any other venue which might be large enough to host an orchestra of 50 to 70 musicians.
  • It is unlikely that our audiences would be willing to congregate in an indoor auditorium given the need for proper social distancing and a requirement for all attendees to wear masks.
  • It also is unlikely that Massachusetts will allow the congregation of any group larger than 25 any time soon.

Second

The uncertain course of the pandemic has resulted in the inability of state and federal authorities to provide any sense of direction as to how to plan for the future, which has made it impossible for us to make a meaningful prediction as to when we might hope to resume our subscription events. We had hoped we might be able to resume in the spring of 2021. But, unless a major change in the direction of how this pandemic is dealt with comes about that seems unlikely as of this writing.

Third There is reason for joy. So please stay tuned.

We have provided virtual concerts during this past year including our current Clarinet Quintet This July we will be presenting an outdoor concert and we are looking in to possibly opening with a full concert later this coming fall.

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

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