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“Storytellers” Cape Symphony Concert

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Barnstable Performing Art Center
744 West Main St
Hyannis, MA 02601
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Barnstable Performing Art Center

May 13 at 7:30 p.m. and May 14 at 3:00 p.m.

Inspired by the colorful symphonic masterpiece Scheherazade by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, the Cape Symphony will reimagine the empowering art of storytelling through the lens of female voices.

The concert includes the world premiere of “Within My Soul: Scheherazade Reimagined” by Iranian composer and musician Niloufar Shiri, performing with the orchestra on the kamāncheh, a traditional Iranian string instrument. And in “Today’s Storyteller: A Collaboration with the Moth,” award-winning writer Wang Ping will present her Moth Radio Hour story, “The Book War,” about how she survived the oppression of the Chinese cultural revolution by starting a banned book club. Ping will be accompanied by the Cape Symphony performing an original score by Chinese-American composer Laura Fan.

The Cape Symphony is proud to present “Storytellers” on Saturday, May 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 14 at 3:00 p.m. at the Barnstable Performing Arts Center, 744 West Main Street, Hyannis. To purchase tickets, visit capesymphony.org, call the Box Office at 508-362-1111, email tickets@capesymphony.org, or visit the Box Office in the new location at 2235 Iyannough Road in West Barnstable, MA. The Cape Symphony Box Office is open Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Programs and performance dates and times are subject to change or cancellation without notice.
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