Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra Performs Chamber Ensemble Concert in Yarmouth Port

Woodwind instrument musicians perform in CCCO concert, image by Jean Kirby Photography

McGRATHPR.com – Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra (CCCO), the Cape’s professional collaborative orchestra, continues performances of its new Sandbar Chamber Series with “Music for Winds,” a chamber ensemble concert, on Sunday, January 29, 3 pm, at Yarmouth New Church’s Thacher Hall, 266 Main St., Yarmouth Port. 

“We look forward to our second chamber series concert and are excited to return to the New Church once more this season,” shares CCCO Music Director Matthew Scinto.  A facet of CCCO’s Season Five, its Sandbar Chamber Series, new this season, features new soloists, new music and hallmark performances in multiple venues around Cape Cod.

The Sandbar Chamber Series’ second concert features CCCO woodwind and string artists performing the music of Jacques Ibert, W.A. Mozart, Ernst Dohnanyi, and Jose Elizondo. “This program for winds and strings was curated to showcase music new and old for various types of ensembles, performing Mozart’s charming oboe quartet featuring our Mary O’Keefe, our principal oboe, and a work scored for violin and cello duo by Boston-based composer José Elizondo, titled ‘Danzas Latinoamericanas’. We’ll demonstrate the broad diversity of our chamber ensemble and spotlight the wonderfully talented individuals that comprise Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra,” says Scinto.

Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra 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 offered by the Sandbar Chamber Series. 

Committed to artistic integrity and excellence, Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra embraces a mission 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 emphasizes the championing of works of living composers, as well as the music of the classical canon.

Tickets to “Music for Winds” are $35, students and children are admitted for free. Please note that there is currently no wheelchair access to Thacher Hall.  On-street parking is available around Yarmouth Port town green, at the post office, and at Chapter House on Rte. 6A.

Yarmouth New Church’s Thacher Hall, courtesy image

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 [email protected], or follow Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra on Facebook and Instagram.

Program

Ernst Dohnanyi: Serenade Op. 10, Finale for String Trio

Jacques Ibert: Trio for Oboe, Clarinet & Bassoon

José Elizondo: Danzas Latinoamericanas

L. V Beethoven: Duo for Clarinet & Bassoon

W. A Mozart: Oboe Quartet

Performing Artists

Mary O’Keefe, oboe

Karen Luttik, clarinet

Michael Mechanic, bassoon

Kiyoshi Hayashi, violin

Josh Wareham, viola

Tim Paek, cello

CCCO Founding Conductor Matthew Scinto

About Dr. Matthew Scinto, Conductor

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 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 [email protected], or follow Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra on Facebook and Instagram.