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Cape Cod Symphony: American Mavericks

  • Barnstable Performing Arts Center 744 West Main Street Hyannis, MA, 02601 United States (map)

Maverick (noun): An individualist, nonconformist, free spirit, a rebel.

We celebrate the birthdays of important musical American mavericks, giants who revolutionized the very DNA of music.

Front and center, we honor our nation’s greatest maestro, Leonard Bernstein, on his 100th birthday. His pure genius led to groundbreaking works across many genres, and we’ll present his famous “Symphonic Dances from West Side Story” and his playful “Divertimento.”

Two other American Mavericks celebrating birthdays are John Adams and Philip Glass. You’ll hear some of their greatest music for the orchestra. Join us to celebrate these true American originals, among the greatest our country has ever known!

Anniversary Overture
Philip Glass

The Chairman Dances
John Adams

Two American Portraits
William C. Banfield

"If Bernstein Wrote It..."

"I'm Dizzy Over Miles"


Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein

May 5th, 7:30pm

May 6th, 6:00pm