Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra Debuts Sandbar Chamber Series in Yarmouth Port

Timothy Paek, cello, courtesy image

McGRATHPR.com – Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra (CCCO), the Cape’s professional collaborative orchestra, debuts its new Sandbar Chamber Series with “Schubert’s Quintet,” a chamber ensemble concert, on Sunday, November 20, 3 pm, at Yarmouth New Church’s Thacher Hall, 266 Main St., Yarmouth Port. 

“We are excited to put all the delays the pandemic caused behind us and finally launch our new chamber series this season” shares CCCO Music Director Matthew Scinto.  “Part of our goal with the chamber series is to branch out and explore new collaborations around Cape Cod. Performing at the historic New Church fulfills that ambition.”  A facet of CCCO’s Season Five, the Sandbar Chamber Series features new soloists, new music and hallmark performances in multiple venues around Cape Cod.

The Sandbar Chamber Series premiere concert “Schubert’s Quintet” features music of Antonin Dvorak and Schubert’s masterful Cello Quintet. “We’ve all heard of Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, but Franz Schubert often gets lost in the mix of things. The reality is Schubert is one of the greatest musical geniuses to have ever lived, composing over 600 songs, dozens of chamber pieces, nine symphonies, piano works, and more before dying at the young age of 31. The Cello Quintet was in fact written just two months before the composer’s death in 1828. It is as “mature” as Schubert gets”, says Scinto.

Yarmouth New Church’s Thacher Hall, courtesy image

CCCO prides itself on exceptional programming and its collaborative performances, a highlight of every season.  Season Five features four full-orchestra main concerts and three small ensemble performances, launched with this new Sandbar Chamber Series.  

Committed to artistic integrity and excellence, Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra’s mission is to connect the diverse arts communities and individuals of Cape Cod inclusively. By collaborating with other disciplines of art and culture, the Orchestra aims to create unique concert experiences while providing exciting, enriching and memorable orchestral music.  Spotlighting living composers is at the forefront of the orchestra’s mission; bringing audiences closer to the music of modern time, positioned as an essential and educational element to each performance program.  Other repertoire emphasize the championing of works of living composers, as well as the music of the classical canon.

Tickets to “Schubert’s Quintet” are $35, students and children are admitted for free.  More information, the full season schedule, concert programs and tickets to all Season Five performancesare available at capecodchamberorchestra.org, by calling 508-432-1668, or at each venue door by cash or credit card.  For more information, email info@capecodchamberorchestra.org, or follow Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra on Facebook and Instagram.

Program

ANTONIN DVORAK – Terzetto in C, Op. 74

OFFENBACH – Cello Duo No. 1 in B-flat, Op. 53

FRANZ SCHUBERT – String Quintet in C, D. 956

Performing Artists

Jean Huang, Jesse MacDonald, violins

Jessica Cooper, viola

Timothy Paek, Matthew Smith, cello

About Dr. Matthew Scinto, Conductor

Founding Music Director Matthew Scinto
conducting Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra,
image by Jean Kirby Photography

Matthew Scinto is an emerging conductor based in Cape Cod, where he currently serves as Founder and Music Director of the Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra and Visiting Director of Orchestra at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He has twice studied conducting at the prestigious Tanglewood Music Center, was recently finalist for the Assistant Conductor of the San Antonio Symphony, and also currently serves as a cover conductor for the Portland (ME) Symphony. He received his Doctor of Musical Art’s degree from Boston University, where he received the Conducting Department Award for Excellence in Conducting. Dr. Scinto has been involved in Alzheimer’s care for the past several years, working with memory care facilities at Maplewood Senior Living in Brewster, MA and Bridges in Mashpee, MA. He is also a frequent guest of the Arts & Ideas program with the Alzheimer’s Family Support Center of Cape Cod for caregivers and loved ones with memory loss. By using aspects of music appreciation and conducting, Dr. Scinto has developed curriculum for working with individuals dealing with memory loss in order to allow them to reconnect to their loved ones and enjoy fun movement to music. In addition to conducting, Dr. Scinto has been teaching private piano, violin, and viola lessons for over a decade, currently at Steeple St. Music Academy in Mashpee, MA

About Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra

Committed to artistic integrity and excellence, the Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra’s mission is to connect the diverse arts communities and individuals of Cape Cod inclusively. By collaborating with other disciplines of art and culture, the Orchestra aims to create unique concert experiences while providing exciting, enriching, and memorable orchestral music.  Featuring living composers is at the forefront of the orchestra’s mission; bringing audiences closer to the music of modern time, positioned as an essential and educational element to each performance program.  Other repertoire champions the works of living composers, as well as the music of the classical canon.  For more information visit www.capecodchamberorchestra.org, email info@capecodchamberorchestra.org, or follow Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra on Facebook and Instagram.