2004 September October November December
2005 January February April May
September 18 & 19, 2004
Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm
Banknorth Classic Series
Overture to Candide
Serenade for Strings in E minor, Opus 20
Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Resurrection
Kendra Colton, Jennifer Dudley, Chatham Chorale
The opening concert of Maestro Nash’s Silver Anniversary season commences with fanfare, grace and a series of heart-stopping effects. The Cape Symphony Orchestra pulls out all the stops on Bernstein’s ebullient American classic, Overture to Candide, followed by the charming nobility of Elgar’s Serenade for Strings. To close this season opening event, Kendra Colton, Jennifer Dudley and the Chatham Chorale will join forces with the CSO to perform the riveting and powerfully dramatic Resurrection Symphony by Mahler.

October 9 & 10, 2004
Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm
CapePops Series

Famous early in his career as the conductor of the great D’Oyly Carte Opera Company, Royston Nash once again takes us back to London, England and the glorious era of Gilbert and Sullivan’s brilliant operatic parodies. He’ll be joined by tenor Geoffrey Shovelton, soprano Deborah Clague and baritone Richard Conrad to bring you the often colorful, wonderfully witty, delightfully nonsensical and exceedingly funny music and lyrics of Arthur Sullivan and William S. Gilbert. The latter, who, no doubt if asked about this show would say, “Nevermind The Why And Wherefore. Just be there!”

November 6 & 7, 2004
Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm
Banknorth Classic Series
Carnaval Overture, Opus 92
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A minor, Opus 16
Janina Fialkowska
Vaughan Williams
Symphony No. 2, A London Symphony
We begin with the whirl and frenetic hustle of carnival season depicted in Dvorák’s most popular overture followed by award-winning pianist Janina Fialkowska who will delight concert audiences with her exceptional artistry and brilliant virtuosity as she performs Grieg’s robust Piano Concerto. Concluding this energetic program is some of the most awe-inspiring music Vaughan Williams ever wrote. One can feel in his London Symphony the palpable tension that explodes into a characteristic bustle illustrating London in all its pre-war bluster.

December 4 & 5, 2004
(three performances)
Saturday at 3pm and 8pm
Sunday at 3pm
CapePops Series

The CSO's annual holiday extravaganza is the Cape's most anticipated holiday tradition. Join the vivacious and indomitable Pat Carroll, the always entertaining Derek Mann-Barsham and the radiant voices of the Chatham Chorale as they ring in the holidays with the CSO! Each year, these wonderfully nostalgic, festive and cheerful performances sell out, so order your tickets early. You'll enjoy all your holiday favorites plus a few unexpected, soon-to-be classics as well. Haul out the holly and get in the spirit.
We Need a Little Christmas Now!

January 22 & 23, 2005
Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm
Banknorth Classic Series
Richard Winchell
Concert Piece for Strings, World Premiere
Harold in Italy, Opus 16
Paul Neubauer
Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Opus 67
One of this generation’s quintessential artists, Paul Neubauer, returns to the CSO stage to portray Berlioz’s hero, Harold, the solo viola in this unique “symphony-concerto,” Harold in Italy. Neubauer’s exceptional musicality and effortless playing blend with Berlioz’s characteristic exquisite sonorities to produce musical renditions of Italian scenes. This blockbuster program also showcases a world premiere from local composer, Richard Winchell, and concludes with the irresistible momentum of Beethoven’s triumphant Symphony No. 5.

February 12 & 13, 2005
Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm
CapePops Series

Join us for a hop across the pond as we celebrate the country that gave us Elizabeth Taylor, Sherlock Holmes, Charles Dickens, Laurence Olivier, William Shakespeare and of course, Royston Nash! You’ll enjoy popular favorites by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, The Beatles and many, many more! So be sure to jot the date down in your diary and plan to partake of a jolly good show! I say, Pip! Pip! This February, the British are here!

April 9 & 10, 2005
Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm
Banknorth Classic Series
Overture, La Forza del Destino
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Opus 35
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg
Symphony No. 5 in B flat, Opus 100
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg first graced the CSO stage as a rising star. Now an internationally renowned soloist, she once again brings to the CSO her romance, pyrotechnics and raw-boned emotion playing Tchaikovsky’s virtuosic Violin Concerto, one of the most-loved concertos ever written. This energetic concert begins with the exciting drama of Verdi’s overture to La Forza del Destino and in the end, lifts concert-goers to their feet with Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5, a joyous and athletic work that glorifies the human spirit.

May 7 & 8, 2005
Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm
Banknorth Classic Series
Pines of Rome
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A Minor, Opus 54
Symphony No. 2 in D, Opus 73
The final program of the year-long celebration of 25 years under the baton of Royston Nash appropriately concludes looking toward the future as we present child prodigy Ji-Yong, destined to be one of the foremost pianists of this century. Just 12 years old, Ji-Yong will perform Schumann’s lovely and imaginative Piano Concerto. This program will begin with the dazzling colors and singing nightingales in Respighi’s tone poem, Pines of Rome, and conclude with Brahms’ pastoral Symphony No. 2, a work suffused with expansive warmth and sincerity of expression crowning this momentous season.

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Pre-Concert Commentary

Hailed by long-time classical music lovers and novices
alike, these free, pre-concert talks are insightful looks at the
compositions you are about to enjoy. The talks are held
one hour prior to classical performances in the Knight
Auditorium located at BHS. Dr. John F. Clark is your guide.