The Cape Community Orchestra will present its Fall Concert Series on Friday, November 20, at 7:30 PM at Yarmouth Senior Center, 528 Forest Road, in South Yarmouth, and Sunday, November 22, at 3 PM, at Our Lady of the Cape Parish Center, 468 Stony Brook Road, in Brewster. Note that the Sunday concert location has changed from earlier announcements.
Admission is free; free will donations are accepted at the door.
The orchestra, which is directed by John P. Hagon, will perform a varied program of classical and popular music. The program will include three selections by Guiseppe Verdi: “Grand March” and “Two Dances” from “Aida” and the Prelude to Act 1 of “La Traviata.”
Three movements from “The Odyssey,” a new symphony by contemporary composer Robert W. Smith will be featured: “The Iliad,” “The Winds of Poseidon,” and “The Isle of Calypso.” The symphony is noted for its intricate and imaginative percussion and wind effects that help to tell the stories recounted in Homer’s epic poetry.
Also on the program are “The Shadow of Your Smile,” “Salute to Broadway,” a medley of popular show tunes, Frederic Chopin’s “Minute Waltz,” and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Sleigh Ride.”
The Cape Community Orchestra is an all-volunteer group with members of all ages across the Cape. Hagon is former chair of the Music Education Department at Berklee College of Music in Boston and is well known for his career as music director and conductor for community bands in Barnstable and Harwich and the Cape Cod Conservatory Band.
A non-profit organization, Cape Community Orchestra is supported by private contributions and grants from local and regional institutions. The fall concerts are part of the orchestra’s annual program, which also includes two spring concerts and performances in area schools in February. For more information, visit the orchestra’s website at ccorchestra.weebly.com/.