Topics: Local Music

Harwich Town Band Concerts Canceled

By: Staff Reports and Contributors

HARWICH – Gov. Charlie Baker's new mandate on the size of public gatherings has forced the Harwich Town Band to cancel its planned summer concerts. Conductor Tom Jahnke said with 35 band members and four monitors, social distancing requirements would only allow 11 audience members at Brooks Park. “We think it best to cancel now instead of having to turn away people,” he said in an email. “I am extremely dis...

Harwich Town Band Resumes Weekly Concerts Aug. 4

By: Staff Reports and Contributors

HARWICH – There may be no band time in Chatham this summer, but there will be in Harwich. Health Director Meggan Eldredge has given the green light to the Harwich Town Band to start its concert season, interim director Tom Jahnke said. The band will be offering limited, socially distanced concerts in Brooks Park in Harwich Center beginning Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. "We have been working with Meggan in the h...

Socially Distant Concerts In The Works At Payomet

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

One of the fun annual events you’ve crossed out on your COVID-19 socially distanced summer social calendar may soon be possible once again. The folks at the Payomet Performing Arts Center are exploring options for a series of safe, drive-in style outdoor concerts which, though not exactly what we’re used to in a summer concert, is sure to hit the spot for audiences who have become a bit too familiar with the insi...

Local Musicians Go Online To Bridge Social Distance

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

There’s nothing like live music. With nothing but a few feet of air between you and the musicians onstage, the sensation can be felt as well as heard. The give and take between performer and audience is never the same twice, so the enjoyment of rhythm and melody is heightened by the knowledge that yours is a unique experience, never to be duplicated. In your favorite local venue, you might run into friends and ne...

Chamber Orchestra Hosts 'Mostly English' Holiday Concert

By: Staff Reports and Contributors

Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra will hold a holiday season benefit concert, “A Mostly English Holiday,” on Sunday, Dec. 15, 3 p.m, at Pilgrim Congregational Church in Harwich Port.  Proceeds from the performance benefit in part the Alzheimer’s Family Support Center of Cape Cod.  A pre-concert talk by conductor and founding artistic director Matthew Scinto will be held at 2:15 p.m. The concert features English music...

Not A Kids Band Anymore: Celtic Roots Releases Debut CD

By: Alan Pollock

You better be careful what you name a group of young musicians because in a few years, when it releases its first CD, that name might not quite fit. Take the case of the Keltic Kids. When music instructor Clayton March of South Chatham assembled the group to play Irish music in 2012, he had no idea that the group would have to rebrand after a few years. None of the original talented young musicians in the Kelt...

What a difference 10 years can make! And yet, does 10 years make that much difference? And does such existential dither mean anything? Here’s a fun show that just asks you to enjoy the music and the talent and, if you lived in the 1950s and ‘60s, the memories (or if you didn’t, you’ll learn a little bit about what your grandparents loved.) “The Marvelous Wonderettes,” now playing at the Cape Cod Theatre Compan...

CHATHAM - As a part of its two-year “Celebration of the Arts” program, St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Chatham will sponsor a benefit concert called “For the Love of Music: Emotions Galore!” followed by a garden reception on June 30. “I refer to it as an emotional roller coaster ride,” says Barbara Reed, a lyric coloratura singer with undergraduate and graduate degrees in music who will direct the concer...

Did you enjoy the movie "Green Book" and feel surprised by how much you learned in the course of being entertained? Ever wondered what just one person could do to help bridge the racial divide in this country? Ever felt too overwhelmed to know where to start? Help is on the horizon in the form of the Cape Cod premiere of "Deeper than the Skin," a musical presentation on race, on Saturday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m....

The sounds of Celtic music and the goal of historic preservation will come together on Saturday, March 9 in two special musical events being held at the South Harwich Meetinghouse on Chatham Road in Harwich. The “Celtic Crossroads Concert: A Celebration of Celtic Songs, Tunes And Spoken Words,” will be presented by the Friends of the South Harwich Meetinghouse, Inc., and hosted by Rose Clancy, owner of the Cha...

Kickstarter Campaign Will Help Create New Recording Company   HARWICH – Cape songstress Alicia Mathewson has been on a journey and is looking forward to sharing it with the world, with a special nod to her beloved Cape Cod community, which she invites to support her Kickstarter campaign and attend a special concert in June. For some time, Mathewson has been diligently composing songs for her upcoming alb...

Radio Host Shares Music And Mission With MLK Breakfast Audience

By: Ed Maroney , Russ Allen

ORLEANS — For decades, New Englanders looking for a daily antidote to life's stresses turned their radio dials to WGBH-FM for the start of “Eric in the Evening.” With the first notes of Tommy Flanagan's rendition of Horace Silver's “Peace,” listeners' souls were calmed and stirred. On the 90 th anniversary of the birth of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, radio host and musicologist Eric Jackson did it again...

Trish And Jared, Together Again

By: Amy Tagliaferri

They’ll make you laugh, tear up a little but most all make you feel good. Trish LaRose and Jared Hagan are at it again in a musical revue called “Sing Like There’s No Tomorrow” at the Cape Rep Theater in Brewster. Under Richard Jay Sullivan’s nifty direction, these two smoothly transition from song to song, often with a brief introduction but most of all with heart and soul. This Cape Rep collaboration is a winne...

Roots And Blues Festival Will Rock Nauset Beach Saturday

By: Alan Pollock

ORLEANS — A day-long music festival Saturday will be bringing live music to Nauset Beach, for the benefit of Nauset Beach. The first-ever Cape Cod Roots and Blues Festival is a collaboration between musician Garrett Dutton, a.k.a. G. Love, and Mike McNamara of the Hog Island Beer Company, and promises a day filled with great music. General admission ticket sales sold out early, but sales may open again if or...

On Friday night, Aug. 3, the Melody Tent in Hyannis was filled to bursting with Baby Boomers. Very, very happy Baby Boomers. They had gathered for what the Tent had promoted as “An Evening with Tommy James and The Shondells and Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone.” Many in this audience came to the Tent as retirees and grandparents – and left as youngsters, if only for a couple of magic hours. It was Noon...

HARWICH – Cape Cod has been home to many bands in the past, and one struggling to make a name for itself is Canon Hill. Around since 2013, the band has changed its lineup several times in its four-year history, but the two constants have been vocals and lead guitarist Logan Tichnor and drummer Ben Hayden. “Me and Ben were in eighth grade,” said Tichnor, “and Ben was in a band, but then he wasn't in a band anym...