The Cape Symphony’s annual gala, “Crescendo: An Evening of Joy,” will be held at the Wychmere Beach Club in Harwich Port on Thursday, Sept. 30. The evening’s highlight will be a performance by the Cape Symphony, led by Jung-Ho Pak, Artistic Director and Conductor, in a program that will celebrate the symphony’s significant growth and impact on Cape Cod over the past 60 years.
The program includes a movement from Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto No. 3,” featuring the string principals, and a selection from “Irish Suite” by Leroy Anderson as a preview of the Cape Symphony’s “Passport to Ireland” concert in February 2022.
Gala guests will also experience the Cape Symphony’s Baroque take on “Penny Lane” by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, “Voiliere” from “Carnival of the Animals” by Camille Saint-Saens, and “Simple Gifts” from “Appalachian Spring” by Aaron Copland. The orchestra will also perform Mozart’s “Impresario Overture,” an excerpt from Dvorak’s “New World Symphony“ and a Broadway tribute.
“I created this program to provide an exclusive preview of our new season, and to celebrate the Cape Symphony’s role as an essential partner in our community,” said Pak. “We’ve come so far in a relatively short amount of time. I’d like to give thanks to everyone who has supported our incredible journey to becoming one of the largest and most successful symphonies in the region.”
“The gala benefits the Cape Symphony’s educational programs that bring the joy of music, art, and dance to students of all ages here on the Cape,” said Michael Albaugh, Cape Symphony Executive Director. “Thanks to our generous supporters, we never turn a student away for financial reasons, and are able to bring powerful programs out into the community.”
The evening, which begins at 5 p.m., will include fine dining and exclusive silent and live auction items. Doreen Bilezikian, chair of the Bilezikian Family Foundation, will be presented with the Warren Marsh Cultural Ambassador Award. Serving as emcee and auctioneer for the night will be Jimmy Tingle, humorist, commentator and founder of “Humor for Humanity.”
Tickets are on sale at capesymphony.org/orchestra/crescendo-gala, or contact Pamela Feltus at firstname.lastname@example.org or 774-470-2282 ext. 110.