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ORCHESTRAL OPERA GEMSFROM THE CAPE ANN SYMPHONY: Verdi, Puccini, Wagner, Bizet, Weber, Tchaikovsky, Leoncavallo, Mascagni, Ponchielli

CAPE ANN SYMPHONY

THE 66th  SEASON

Yoichi Udagawa, Music Director

CAPE ANN SYMPHONY CLOSES THE 66th SEASON ON

SATURDAY, MAY 19:

An Evening of Passionate Orchestral Music

From the World of Opera :

ORCHESTRAL OPERA GEMS

Verdi, Puccini, Wagner, Bizet, Weber, Tchaikovsky, Leoncavallo, Mascagni, Ponchielli

Orchestral Opera Gems close the Cape Ann Symphony’s 66th Concert Season on Saturday, May 19 at 8 pm at the Manchester-Essex High School Auditorium on 36 Lincoln Street in Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA. A romantic and moving program, Orchestral Opera Gems features orchestral masterpieces from renown and beloved operas by Wagner, Puccini, Verdi, Leoncavallo, Mascagni, Ponchielli, Weber, Tchaikovsky, and Bizet. For tickets and information, call 978-281-0543 or visitwww.capeannsymphony.org.

Famed composers Wagner, Puccini, Verdi, Leoncavallo, Mascagni, Ponchielli, Weber, Tchaikovsky, andBizet take center stage for the CAS Orchestral Opera Gems Concert on May 19. Cape Ann Symphony Conductor and Music Director Yoichi Udagawa points out, “Some of the most passionate and emotional music written for the orchestra comes from the world of opera. The stories of love, jealously, loss, longing and romance were captured in music by great composers such as Verdi, Puccini, Mascagni, Leoncavallo, Bizet and Wagner. Many of these operas feature interludes of incredible symphonic music, and we’ve selected some favorites for the May concert.” The Orchestral Opera Gems program includes Leoncavallo’s Intermezzo from I Pagliacci; Tchaikovsky’s  Polonaisefrom Onegin; Mascagni’s Intermezzo from Cavaleria Rusticana; Puccini’s  Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut; Ponchielli’s  Dance of the Hours from La Gioconda ; Verdi’s Prelude to Act 3 from  La Traviata; Bizet’s  Carmen Suite No. 1; Weber’s Overture to Oberon; and Wagner’s  Meistersinger  Overture  and Siegfried’s Rhine Journey from Götterdämmenrung. Udagawa adds, “Make sure you come to this very romantic concert with someone you’re madly in love with.”

 In July of 1888 Mascagni entered a competition in Milan open to all young Italian composers who had not yet had an opera performed on stage. One-act operas would be judged by a jury and the three best operas would be staged in Rome. Mascagni chose Cavalleria Rusticana, a popular short story and play and in two months, he composed the opera. Among the 73 operas submitted,Cavalleria Rusticana was chosen as one of

the three to be produced. The opera premiered to huge success on May 19, 1890 with  Mascagni taking 40 curtain calls.

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Scenes and sounds from Cape Ann Symphony 65th Anniversary season Romantic Masters concert

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We were told that yesterday’s Cape Ann Symphony’s 65th Anniversary Season concert “Romantic Masters” was the orchestra’s most sold out March concert, ever. Great job, Heidi Dallin, on promotion!

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My son spotted Heidi’s name in the playbill and Yellow Sub, along with many other local names and arts supporters. It takes a village.

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By the way– kids tickets are $5 at these concerts. Area schools benefit from Cape Ann Symphony performance outreach.

Cape Ann Symphony’s next concert is: SCANDINAVIAN SPECTACULAR Saturday, March 20, 2017 8PM

Before setting off into the next piece, Musical Director & Conductor Yoichi Udagawa breaks down a mini music lesson excerpt with the orchestra. He has a signature foot lift when he conducts.

 

Here’s a snippet of glorious music. Can you name that tune?

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BREAKING NEWS: Cape Ann Symphony Sunday Concert Sold Out – Tix for Saturday 11/29 Still Available

Don’t freak out — at least, not yet.  You can still get tickets for Saturday’s Cape Ann Symphony Concert right here.  You can also still get tickets for the reception on Sunday.  Get Reception Tickets here.  For all of you who really wanted to go to the Sunday concert but thought you could get tickets at the door, stop you’re bellyaching and just be grateful that you live in a community with a vibrant, growing cultural economy.  Oh, and next time you see a GMG post about a concert you might want to go to (like this post), get your tickets RIGHT THEN!  We ALWAYS put a link to tickets — always (see above for 2 examples).

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CHARLES FLOYD’S WORLD PREMIERE PIANO CONCERTO AT CAPE ANN SYMPHONY ON SUNDAY MARCH 23

This just in from Heidi Dallin:

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Guest Artist Composer and Pianist Charles Floyd

CHARLES FLOYD’S WORLD PREMIERE
PIANO CONCERTO AT CAPE ANN SYMPHONY ON SUNDAY MARCH 23

Cape Ann Symphony presents the world premiere Concerto for Piano and Orchestra by renowned pianist and composer Charles Floyd on Sunday, March 23 at 2:00 pm at the Cape Ann Symphony Performance Venue, Manchester-Essex High School Auditorium on 36 Lincoln Street in Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA. The March concert program also features the orchestra performing Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 “From the New World” and Brahms’ Tragic Overture. The 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. Ticket prices are $35 for adults, $30 for senior citizens, $20 for Young Adults (19-24 years old) and Free for children age 18 and under.

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Cape Ann Symphony Conductor and Music Director Yoichi Udagawa

Cape Ann Symphony’s Open Rehearsal of the concert is Saturday, March 22 at 7:30 pm. at the Manchester-Essex High School auditorium. The public is invited to the Open Rehearsal during which Conductor Udagawa, guest artist Charles Floyd and the orchestra is scheduled to work on the music in the Sunday afternoon concert. Conductor Udagawa will take questions from the audience following the Open Rehearsal. Admission to the Open Rehearsal is $10 for Adults and Free for Children 18 and under. For tickets and information about the concert or the open rehearsal, call 978-281-0543 or visit www.capeannsymphony.org

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