Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra’s Summer Holiday Concert

Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra (CCCO), the Cape’s professional collaborative orchestra, presents its winter concert “Summer Holiday,” on Sunday, December 18, 3 pm, at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 533 Rte. 28, Harwich Port.  The orchestra is conducted by founding Music Director Matthew Scinto.

CCCO’s holiday concerts provide welcome seasonal entertainment for all to enjoy.  “It has been my vision to use our chamber orchestra as a vehicle to raise awareness and funding for the many amazing organizations here on the Cape, which is why we are excited to be benefiting WE CAN,” says Scinto. This benefit for WE CAN (Women’s Empowerment through Cape Area Networking) celebrates the organization’s 20 plus years of serving women on Cape Cod. WE CAN was founded in 2001 to empower Cape Cod women by providing unique services that inspire hope and bring increased stability, self-sufficiency, and opportunity to their lives.

Members of Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra, courtesy image

For Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra, summer has come early. The “Summer Holiday” concert program delivers mid-winter warmth featuring soprano Kelley Hollis in Samuel Barber’s “Knoxville, Summer of 1915”. Barber paints an idyllic, nostalgic picture of Knoxville, Tennessee based on text by James Agee. The work is a simple, dreamlike depiction of an evening in the American South, narrated by a child. CCCO also performs the “Andante” movement from Florence Price’s String Quartet No. 1, concluding with Charles Ives’ trip to camp with his Pulitzer Prize winning Third Symphony “The Camp Meeting”.

Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra prides itself on exceptional programming and its collaborative performances, a highlight of every season.  Committed to artistic integrity and excellence, CCCO’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 emphasizes the championing of works of living composers, as well as the music of the classical canon.

Cape Cod in winter, courtesy of iStock Photo

Tickets to “Summer Holiday” are $35 general admission, children and students attend for free. Tickets to all Season Four performancesare available at, by calling 508-432-1668, or at each venue door by cash or credit card.

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IVES: Symphony No. 3 “The Camp Meeting”

BARBER: Knoxville, Summer of 1915

PRICE: Andante Moderato