cape cod cultural center south yarmouth june 2021 concerts
SOUTH YARMOUTH — The Cape Cod Cultural Center in South Yarmouth has announced both the resumption of in-house concerts and three additional efforts to support musicians and their art.
The center awarded its four-year Alexander Holmes Music Fellowship to ZYG 808, a student at Mashpee High School, and the Barbara and Charlie Adams Music Fellowship to Maxwell Gorell, a student at Falmouth High School.
The center has also partnered with longtime music teacher Norma Atwood in Yarmouth, who will occupy one of the center’s five artist studios and teach voice, piano and other instruments to students of all ages. .
“Lately, everything is happening when it comes to music,” says Managing Director Molly Demeulenaere. “Scholarships, a resident music teacher, and when the in-person concerts resume in June, the performers are back on stage… and so are the audiences.”
A percussionist, lyric / hip-hop artist, songwriter and MC, the ZYG 808 is the second recipient of the Four-Year Alexander Holmes Fellowship, awarded in memory of a Falmouth musician killed in a car crash in 2014, at the age of 26.
“I am very happy to receive the Alexander Holmes scholarship,” writes ZYG. “It is wonderful and unique that the work of a young composer of hip-hop and world music is recognized in Cape Town. About the school he will attend in the fall, ZYG writes, “After reviewing several schools and conservatories, I found Goddard to be the best choice that would provide me with a rigorous artistic and academic experience that would make me feel better. would prepare for my career. as an artist and teacher. “
Gorell also aspires to become a music teacher. A 2021 recipient of the Charles and Barbara Adams Music Fellowship, Maxwell played a number of instruments, including the saxophone, flute and clarinet, and taught young musicians for most of his life. Maxwell will be attending Pennsylvania State University in the fall.
“Music is so important,” says Barbara Adams, who, along with her husband, Charles, helped found the Cultural Center. The two have long supported music in several ways, most notably through a scholarship.
“The Cape Cod Cultural Center has done so much for musicians, especially local artists and students, and we are happy to be a part of the effort to keep music alive in all its forms.
The artist studio named in honor of Charles and Barbara in the educational wing of the Center is now the new home of Village Music, a long-standing music school in South Yarmouth run by Norma Atwood.
“I am thrilled to be part of this inspiring artist community,” says Atwood. “The circle has come full circle for me, having participated in the original renovation of the bank building [into the Cultural Center] after moving here. I feel like I’ve come home! Recognized for her work with students of all ages in both instrument and voice, Atwood now welcomes her students to her new space. “Whether you want to play the piano or start singing, what an incredible gift it is to learn and participate in the act of making music,” she says.
The cultural center has a similar message for those who wish to attend live musical performances in its large Constantinidis hall.
“We have a series of great concerts coming up,” Demeulenaere says. “From ‘Guitar Night’ with Peter Ciluzzi and RD King, to ‘Summer by the Sea, and More’ with Dennis Flaherty and Friends, to ‘American Mosaic’ Music for Flute and Piano by Carl Gutowski and Ana Glig, to The Henry Acker Gypsy jazz trio and interactive presentation of music and conversation with artist Lennie Peterson and pianist Wayne Naus Something for everyone And that’s exactly what’s planned for June.
Tickets for upcoming concerts are available at www.cultural-center.org or by calling 508-394-7100.
“We plan to start small and move up to full venues when circumstances and comfort levels permit,” Demeulenaere explains, “but people are eager to enjoy live music again, and so are we.”
For more information on all of the Cultural Center’s musical offerings, other events, exhibitions, classes, and Summer Free-for-Alls (upcoming family activities), visit www.cultural-center.org or stop by the Center at 307 Old Main Street in South Yarmouth.
Guitar Night, with Peter Ciluzzi and RD King: Saturday June 5, 7:30 pm Ciluzzi’s music reflects a wide range of influences, including jazz, rock, classical and world music. He was a finalist in the 2007 Canadian Fingerstyle Guitar Competition and has performed alongside guitarists such as Gareth Pearson, Ian Ethan Case and Ewan Dobson. He will be accompanied by award-winning composer and performer RD King. $ 25 entry.
Summer by the Sea, and More, Dennis Flaherty and Friends, in concert: Sunday, June 6, at 7:30 p.m. An evening of favorites from artists such as Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin and Nat King Cole, as well as rock and song R & B / Soul from the ’60s and early’ 70s. With Flaherty on vocals, Ron Ormsby on bass, Bart Weisman on drums and Eddie Scheer on piano. $ 25 entry.
American Mosaic, music for flute and piano performed by Carl Gutowski and Ana Glig: Sunday, June 13, at 3 p.m. American Mosaic will feature music by American composers from the past three centuries. Classical flautist Gutowski has performed solo and in chamber music for over 30 years. He is also the Concert Director of the Howland Chamber Music Circle in Beacon, NY, a completely voluntary organization presenting chamber music concerts by world-renowned musicians. Glig (aka Gligvashvili) is an award-winning concert pianist hailed for her ability to “capture hearts” by Musical America. Recipient of the Alfred Cortot Prize for the best interpretation of romantic music, Glig has performed internationally in Europe and the United States in solo and chamber music. As an orchestral soloist, Glig made his debut with the symphony orchestras of Georgia and Israel. $ 25 entry.
The Henry Acker Gypsy Jazz Trio, in concert: Saturday, June 19, at 7 p.m. Guitar virtuoso, 17, Acker and his trio perform a flamboyant ensemble of gypsy jazz and jazz standards in the style of Django Reinhardt. He will perform with his father, jazz guitarist Victor Acker, and his uncle Dana Acker on double bass. $ 25 entry.
Interactive conference and musical presentation with artist Lennie Peterson and pianist Wayne Naus: Saturday, June 26, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Everyone is welcome to this interactive presentation linked to Synesthesia: The Music Inspired Portraits and Mindscapes of Lennie Peterson, on display from June 23 until July 17 in the Constantinidis Hall of the Cultural Center. During the presentation, Peterson will create a large portrait of a composer, accompanied by Naus at the piano. At the end of his presentation, Peterson, trombonist with the world music group Entrain, will join Naus to perform a closing musical selection. $ 20 entry.