Chamber Orchestra Will Present ‘Summer Celebration’

Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Matthew Scinto, in its debut performance earlier in 2018, image by Jean Kirby

THE ENTERPRISE – Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra will present its summer concert on Sunday, July 29, at 3 PM at the Pilgrim Congregational Church, 533 Main Street (Route 28), in Harwichport.

The orchestra will be conducted by Matthew Scinto and will feature violinist Gabriel Lefkowitz, concertmaster of The Louisville Orchestra, and harpist Charles Overton, recognized for his performances with New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, Pacific Music Festival Orchestra, and his jazz quartet, The Charles Overton Group.

“Summer Celebration” showcases orchestral strings and harp through a diverse selection of repertoire designed to evoke warmth, joy and excitement. Vaughan Williams’ “Five Variants on Dives and Lazarus,” a work with origins in an English folk tune of the same name, emphasizes the lush sound of the entire string section and harp.

Mozart’s spirited “Violin Concerto in D,” performed by Mr. Lefkowitz, highlights the virtuosity and diversity of the violin—its ability to play lyrically, swiftly, and sometimes humorously.

Ravel’s “Introduction and Allegro,” originally composed to showcase the latest double-action pedal harp by the Erard company, was finished in a flourish in 1905, and will be performed by Mr. Overton.

Finally, Tchaikovsky’s “Serenade for Strings,” flavored with hints of Russian waltzes and folk songs, displays the virtuosity and power of the string section.

Tickets to Summer Celebration are $25 for general admission, $30 for special reserved seating and $15 for students ages 12 through college. Children younger than 12 are admitted for free.

Tickets are available at capecodchamberorchestra.org, by calling 508-432-1668, or at the door by cash or credit card.

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