Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra (CCCO), the Cape’s professional collaborative orchestra, presents its final chamber concert of the 2022-23 season “CCCO @ The Cultural Center,” on Sunday, March 26, 3 pm, at Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., S. Yarmouth.
“It is hard to believe we have arrived at our final Sandbar Chamber Series concert of the year, but here we are! We are looking forward to returning to the Great Hall at the Cultural Center, one of the special locations we recorded a virtual concert at in 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be exciting to be back, this time with a live audience instead of cameras,” shares Music Director Matthew Scinto.
The musical program includes two string octets by composers Max Bruch and George Enescu, as well as featuring composer and vibraphonist Julian Loida. The CCCO and Loida will perform his original works for vibraphone and strings. Called “one of the Boston music scene’s most valuable players” by The Art Fuse, Julian Loida is a percussionist, composer, and producer. Loida’s musical curiosity and open-mindedness has propelled him towards a wide-range of sounds, genres, and artistic endeavors. He’s performed jazz, folk, and classical, collaborating with dancers, visual artists, songwriters/composers, and musicians of all stripes. The thirst to participate in and experience this range of sounds is partly a product of Loida’s synesthesia. Music is a full- body experience for him, with sounds often invoking involuntary sensations of color, texture, or even taste.
“I find Julian’s music to be a unique fusion of Bach, Philip Glass, and his own individual voice that is full of texture and colors that unfold effortlessly. I look forward to pairing this with the virtuosity of George Enescu’s Octet in particular, a piece the composer wrote at the young age of 18, which is a thrill from start to finish,” 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 “CCCO @ The Cultural Center” are $35, students and children are admitted for free. More information, the full season schedule, concert programs and tickets to all Season Five performances are 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.
MAX BRUCH – String Octet in Bb
GEORGE ENESCU – Octet in C, Op. 7
JULIAN LOIDA – Music for Vibraphone & Strings
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, to allow them to reconnect to their loved ones and enjoy fun movement to music.
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.