Cape Ann Symphony Expands in New Season




Cape Ann Symphony proudly announces the launch of the orchestra’s 66thConcert Season on Saturday, September 23 at 8 pm at the Manchester-Essex High School Auditorium on 36 Lincoln Street in Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA and on  Sunday, September 24 at 2 pm at Ipswich High School on 134 High Street, Ipswich, MA with Russian Fireworks, a passionate and fiery all Russian program. The orchestra’s new season features CAS’s debut performance in Ipswich in September; the Cape Ann Symphony Chorus in the annual Holiday Pops Concert in November 2017; a concert featuring French symphonic miniatures with guest artist harpist Ina Zdorovetchi in March 2018; and an evening of Orchestral Opera Gems in May 2018. Cape Ann Symphony Music Director and Conductor Yoichi Udagawa is eager to open the CAS 66th  Season,”The musicians of the Cape Ann Symphony and I are extremely excited about the upcoming 2017-18 Season. We have added a concert in Ipswich in September, and are growing bigger and better because of the generous support of our wonderful audience. Our goal is to present concerts of the highest artistic standards guided by an enthusiasm for learning, a passion for the joy of music and love of good old fashioned fun and humor.” Season subscriptions for the four concert season are available to purchase. Single ticket prices are $43 for adults, $38 for senior citizens, $15 for Students of any age; $5 for youth 12 years old and under. For information, call 978-281-0543 or



Saturday, September 23, 2017: 8:00 P.M: Manchester-Essex High School,Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA

Sunday, September 24, 2017: 2:00 PM: Dolan Performing Arts Center,Ipswich High School. Ipswich,MA

Cape Ann Symphony kicks off the 66th season with Russian Fireworks a passionate and fiery all Russian program featuring Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet and Stravinsky’s Firebird and welcoming guest artist, the brilliant pianist Ya-Fei Chuang to perform Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in her CAS debut. The season opening concert features the CAS debut performance in Ipswich at the Dolan Performing Arts Center on Sunday, September 24 at 2:00 pm in addition to the performance at the Manchester performance venue.



Saturday, November 25, 2017: 8:00 P.M. Manchester-Essex High School, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA

         Sunday, November 26, 2017: 2:00 P.M. Manchester-Essex High School, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA

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 25 at 8 pm & Sunday, November 26 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 25, 2018: 2:00 P.M Manchester-Essex High School, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA

The Belle Musique Francais Concert features a selection of French symphonic miniatures by Faure, Ravel, Bizet, and Debussy. Guest Artist harpist Ina Zdorovetchi joins the orchestra for Debussy’s Danse Sacree et Profane and Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro. The program also includes Faure’s Pelleas and Melisande Suite, Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin and Bizet’s Jeux d’enfants (Petite Suite).


Performance: Saturday, May 19, 2018 8:00 P.M. Manchester-Essex High School, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA

Emotional, romantic and stirring works from the world of opera are featured in Cape Ann Symphony’s Orchestral Opera Gems on May 19 at 8 pm. The CAS celebration of opera features orchestral masterpieces from famous operas by Wagner, Puccini, Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Bizet and others. The program includesWagners Meistersinger Overture; Tchaikovskys Polonaise from Onegin;Puccinis Intermezzo: Manon Lescaut; Bizets Carmen Suite No. 1 plus many other audience favorites.



Senior Citizens/$38.00

Students (of any age)/$15.00

Youth (Age 12 and Under)/$5.00

Season Subscriptions are Available.

 For Information call 978-281-0543 or

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