We’re so delighted to announce a free livestreamed concert, “Simple Gifts,” on Saturday, December 12th at 3:00 PM. The talented musicians of the Cape Symphony, led by Jung-Ho Pak, will perform Aaron Copland’s well-known “Suite from Appalachian Spring,” including the famous piece “Simple Gifts.”
The concert will be live-streamed on the Music Performance Trust Fund Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/MusicPerformanceTrustFund/ so that anyone with access to a phone, tablet or computer can watch (even without a Facebook account). If you watch “Simple Gifts” on a phone or tablet, you’ll need to use the Facebook app. There is no charge to watch the concert. Please note that this is a one-time only livestreamed event and will not be recorded, so we encourage you to mark your calendars and plan to watch it live.
This will be our first concert since February, and we’ve all been longing to perform for you again. “Simple Gifts” is our holiday gift to our wonderful Cape Cod community with gratitude for your support and loyalty. Jung-Ho says that Aaron Copland’s popular “Suite from Appalachian Spring” is the perfect gift for Cape Symphony fans, explaining, “Copland was one of our country’s finest composers, and his use of the Shaker song ‘Simple Gifts,’ a celebration of the simple joys found in daily life, is an American classic.” It really is the ideal music: with its beautiful message of simplicity, Aaron Copland’s work resonates for us all during these challenging times. “Suite from Appalachian Spring” is also ideal because it requires 13 musicians, allowing us to maintain distance on the stage. We’ll be observing all appropriate safety protocols.
“Simple Gifts” is made possible by the Music Performance Trust Fund. We’re also grateful to the Cotuit Center for the Arts for the use of their main stage.
We can’t wait to share the gift of this music with you!