The Cape Community Orchestra (in which I play cello), will present its fall concerts this Friday, November 22, at 7:30 PM at the Yarmouth Senior Center, Forest Avenue, in South Yarmouth; and Sunday, November 24 at 3 PM at the Brewster Baptist Church on Route 6A.
John Hagon conducts. We will be playing a mix of classical and popular works, including “Two Brahms Fourth Movements”: the Fourth Movement from Symphony No. 4 and the Fourth Movement from Symphony No. 1. It is a memorable twosome.
Also on the program is Dvorak’s American Suite–in which we perform three movements of the original five, and the hauntingly beautiful Nimrod from the Enigma Variations by Elger.
Popular music includes the opening number, “Goin’ Out of My Head,” which was first recorded by Little Anthony & the Imperials in 1964. We will also play a medley of Broadway tunes written by Jerome Robbins.
The strings alone will play Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, and the winds and percussion will play a selection of music from “Aladdin.”
The orchestra will premiere a new contemporary work by local composer Michael Donovan, “Divertimento for American Bassoonist.” Orchestra member Amanda Kosloski will be the soloist for this challenging, but rewarding, piece.
Micheal has been rehearsing the piece with us all season and he will conduct. John Hagon will be in the orchestra. Listen for his expressive cymbal crash.
The Cape Community Orchestra is an all-volunteer orchestra with members from Falmouth to Truro. We rehearse every Wednesday evening in the fall and winter/spring at the Harwich Community Center, under the direction of John Hagon, who is the former chair of the music department at Berklee College of Music. He also directs community bands in Barnstable and Harwich and the Cape Cod Conservatory Band.
Admission is by donation. For more information, visit Cape Community Orchestra.