Cape Ann Symphony Big Night, Big Music Concert

JSE_7864_Yo2016CAPE ANN SYMPHONY 2016/2017

Cape Ann Symphony proudly announces the launch of the orchestra’s 65thAnniversary Concert Season on Saturday, September 24 at 8 pm with the Big Night, Big Music Concert featuring symphonic masterpieces from Bernstein, Debussy and Respighi. The orchestra’s new season features the Cape Ann Symphony Chorus in the annual Holiday Pops Concert in November 2016; a romantic concert in March 2017 featuring cello soloist Blaise Dejardin and a Scandinavian Spectacular in May 2017 with the remarkable blind pianist Yoo Jin Noh making her CAS debut. Cape Ann Symphony Music Director and Conductor Yoichi Udagawa is eager to open the CAS 65th Anniversary Season, “The 65th Season of the Cape Ann Symphony starts off with a Big Night, Big Music program of Leonard Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, Claude Debussy’s La Mer and Ottorino Respighi’s Pines of Rome. These pieces are orchestral blockbusters, and the audience is going to go wild. We have Holiday Popsin November and in March, we are featuring virtuoso cellist Blaise Dejardin playing Saint-Saens gorgeous Cello Concerto. We finish the season in May with an all Scandinavian program with the remarkable pianist Yoo Jin Noh – blind since birth – performing the beautiful and lyrical Grieg Piano Concerto. We’re going to have an incredible season, and the musicians and I can’t wait to share it with our fabulous audiences.” All Cape Ann Symphony Concerts are held at the Manchester-Essex High School auditorium on 36 Lincoln Street in Manchester-by-the-Sea., MA. Manchester-Essex High School Auditorium is handicapped accessible. Season subscriptions for the four concert season are available to purchase. Single ticket prices are $40 for adults, $35 for senior citizens, $5 for youth 18 years old and under. For information, call 978-281-0543 or visit


Performance: Saturday, September 24, 2016              8:00 P.M.

Cape Ann Symphony kicks off the 65th anniversary season with Big Night, Big Music featuring the thrilling music of Bernstein, Debussy and Respighi as well as showcasing the extraordinary talents of the CAS musicians. TheBig Night, Big Music program includes Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances fromWest Side Story; Debussy’s La Mer and Respighi’s Pines of Rome.



Performance: Saturday, November 26, 2016               8:00 P.M.

Performance: Sunday,    November 27, 2016              2:00 P.M.

The Holiday Pops Concert, Cape Ann Symphony’s joyful holiday tradition, including an audience sing-along to kick off the holiday season on Saturday, November 26 at 8 pm & Sunday, November 27 at 2 pm. The Cape Ann Symphony Chorus under the direction of Rockport’s Wendy Betts joins the orchestra for this exciting celebration of holiday music.



Performance:                Sunday, March 26, 2017        2:00 P.M.

The Romantic Masters Concert celebrates the richness, beauty and power of music from the Romantic Era on Sunday, March 26 at 2 pm. Boston Symphony Orchestra cellist Blaise Dejardin joins the orchestra for the elegant Saint-Saens’ Cello Concerto. The program also includes Rossini’s La Scala di Seta and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8.



Performance:                Saturday, May 20, 2017                  8:00 P.M.

Stirring works from Scandinavia are featured in Cape Ann Symphony’sScandinavian Spectacular on May 20 at 8 pm. The phenomenal blind pianist Yoo Jin Noh makes her CAS debut with the Grieg Piano Concerto. The CAS celebration of Scandinavia features audience favorite Sibelius’Finlandia and Nielsen’s Symphony No. 1.


Manchester-Essex High School Auditorium: 36 Lincoln Street in Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA

Manchester-Essex High School Auditorium is handicapped accessible



Senior Citizens/$35.00

Youth (Age 18 and Under)/$5.00

Season Subscriptions are Available.

 For Information call 978-281-0543 or


PHOTO: Cape Ann Symphony Music Director and Conductor Yoichi Udagawa Photo Credit: Jeph Ellis


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