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Contact: Kathy Tevyaw, Interim Superintendent, 508-957-0700
WELLFLEET, Mass. - Following a successful concert in honor of the National Park Service centennial in 2016, Cape Cod National Seashore is pleased to welcome back the Cape Symphony for a free outdoor concert at 6:30 pm on Friday, August 25 at the recently renovated outdoor amphitheater at Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham.
The National Park Service, Cape Symphony, and the Lower Cape Outreach Council will collaborate on a multimedia performance featuring the symphony’s principal musicians, a community choral group, and special guests. Through music, prose, and images, the event will celebrate the extraordinary nature, history, and sense of community that make the Outer Cape a sanctuary for an abundance of living things, including people.
“We’re thrilled to have the symphony back,” said Interim Cape Cod National Seashore Superintendent Kathy Tevyaw. “Last year’s event was the highlight of our centennial celebration. It was so moving, and we heard time and again from the public that the concert helped them reconnect with this special place. That this year’s event will be held in our revitalized amphitheater makes it that much better.”
Among the performers and speakers joining the Cape Symphony will be singer and storyteller Jonathan James-Perry of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah); Tom Goux and The Rum Soaked Crooks; Allison Beavan, Choral Director of an all-Cape chorale assembled for the occasion; Mindy Todd and Dan Tritle from WCAI; Richard Delaney, Executive Director, Center for Coastal Studies; and Jessie Little Doe Baird, Vice Chairwoman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council.
The event is made possible by major financial support from Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore, Eastern National, and the Lower Cape Outreach Council. Additional funding is being provided by Cape Associates, Inc. and Cape Cod Potato Chips.
IF YOU GO: The Salt Pond Visitor Center Amphitheater is located at 50 Nauset Road at the intersection of Route 6 in Eastham. Outdoor bench and lawn seating are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission is free and the amphitheater is handicap accessible. Parking is available at Salt Pond Visitor Center or at the nearby Little Creek Parking Area, with free shuttle service to and from the event. Those attending are encouraged to bring flashlights for ease in returning to vehicles. Rain date is Saturday, August 26 at 6:30 pm.