Cape Symphony Announces ‘Summer Of Joy’ Series Of Concerts

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The Cape Symphony, under the direction of Artistic Director & Conductor Jung-Ho Pak, will present three concerts this summer.

“Joy4July” will be presented on Tuesday, July 4, at 8 p.m. at Aselton Park overlooking Hyannis Harbor as part of the Town of Barnstable’s Fourth of July celebrations; “Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert” will be presented Saturday, July 29, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 30 at 3 p.m. at the Barnstable Performing Arts Center in Hyannis; and “Symphony at the Seashore” is on Thursday, Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. at the National Seashore’s Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham.

“In honor of Jung-Ho Pak’s enduring commitment to expand the Cape Symphony’s summer presence throughout the Cape, we will be presenting three very special summer concerts that celebrate Jung-Ho’s love of patriotic music, thrilling and unique concert experiences, and the beauty of Cape Cod’s natural resources,” said Michael Albaugh, Executive Director, Cape Symphony. “The Cape Symphony’s 2023 ‘Summer of Joy’ will serve as a celebration of Jung-Ho’s unrivaled generosity of spirit and his meaningful contributions to the Cape over the past 16 years. We hope you’ll join us for one or all of these exciting events!”

“I’m excited to share these wonderful summer concerts with everyone on Cape Cod,” said Pak. “I love conducting the free outdoor events, both in beautiful settings, which have become an annual tradition for the community. It will be thrilling to work with the talented musicians of the Cape Symphony on Cape Cod’s first-ever presentation of Star Wars: A New Hope live with orchestra. I’m grateful for everyone’s support and good wishes as I say farewell.”

“Joy4July” will be the culmination of the Town of Barnstable’s day-long celebrations, which include village parades, Hyannis Harbor boat parade, and music and dance on Main Street and at the Hyannis Village Green and Bandstand. The festivities lead up to a tradition in the making with Cape Symphony performing the second annual free concert at Aselton Park. Special guests joining the Cape Symphony for this performance include vocalist and star of “Hamilton” Julius Thomas III, who previously performed with the Symphony in February 2022; vocalist and former Cape resident Chantal Joseph; a cappella group Cape Harmony, comprised of 10 singers from across the country who come to Cape Cod during the summer to make music for its residents and visitors; and the president of the Barnstable Town Council and well-known tenor Matthew Levesque. Blending pop, Broadway, patriotic, and Americana music, “Joy4July” is free to the public and no tickets are required. “Joy4July” is made possible in part by sponsor Cape Cod Healthcare and collaborative partners the Town of Barnstable and Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District.

“Star Wars: A New Hope In Concert” will feature two screenings of the complete 1977 film with Oscar®-winning composer John Williams’ musical score performed live to the film by the Cape Symphony. Fans will be able to experience the scope and grandeur of this beloved film in a live symphonic concert experience when Star Wars: A New Hope In Concert debuts on Cape Cod. Tickets for “Star Wars: A New Hope In Concert” are on sale now; visit, call the Box Office at 508-362-1111, email, or visit the Box Office in the new location at 2235 Iyannough Road in West Barnstable, open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. “Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert” is sponsored by Avangrid.

The sixth annual “Symphony at the Seashore” concert, presented by the National Park Service and the Cape Symphony, will be held at the Cape Cod National Seashore’s outdoor amphitheater at Salt Pond. The Cape Symphony will be joined by special guest vocalists who are well-known on the Cape music scene: Mozelle Andrulot, who grew up in Eastham, and Ella Mae Dixon, originally from Wellfleet. The program includes American classics “Fly Me to the Moon,” “Fascinating Rhythm,” and “I Only Have Eyes For You.” Admission to “Symphony at the Seashore” is free and no tickets are required. “Symphony at the Seashore” is made possible in part by the generous support of Eastern National and Friends of the National Seashore.

The Cape Symphony’s “Summer of Joy” is sponsored in part by Cape Cod 5.

(Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert is produced under license by Disney Concerts in association with 20th Century Fox and Warner/Chappell Music. STAR WARS and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. © & TM)