Tarek Mounib, a Canadian-Egyptian entrepreneur living in Switzerland, is troubled by a world that seems ever more divided and polarised. In response to increasing levels of anger and hatred towards ‘the other” on American social and broadcast media, he resolves to reach out to the very people who fear his culture, with an intriguing idea.
The famous Cape Symphony Holiday Pops comes to Nantucket for the first time with a Christmas extravaganza especially tailored for the entire island community. The Dreamland presents the entire Cape Symphony and members of the Chatham Chorale along with special guest appearances with local favorites Merrick Brannigan and the Accidentals and Naturals from Nantucket High School.
The Cape Symphony’s Holiday Pops is the largest holiday celebration in the region with six sold out performances, and is known for its perfect blend of holiday favorites (White Christmas, I’ll Be Home for Christmas, Here Comes Santa Claus, Silent Night) as well as many theatrical touches.
This year, they’ll feature a unique tribute to the great Christmas specials of Bob Hope and Bing Crosby, as well as a touching remembrance for our brave troops serving overseas during the holidays.
Bring the family or come with friends to this major Nantucket event with the fantastic Cape Symphony!
VIP SPONSORSHIP TICKETS AVAILABLE. Each sponsorship package includes 2 event tickets to concert and 2 post-event reception tickets. Reception from 645pm-815pm at Cape Cod 5 Bank at 112 Pleasant Street.
Jung-Ho Pak, Artistic Director & Conductor
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As the clock strikes midnight on Christmas Eve, Marie’s wooden nutcracker doll comes to life and transforms into a prince! Soon joined by her other toys that have also come to life, Marie and her prince embark on a dreamy unforgettable adventure. A holiday tradition for the whole family, The Nutcracker enchants the Bolshoi stage for two hours of enchantment and magic. Along with Tchaikovsky’s cherished score and and some of the Bolshoi’s greatest artists, The Nutcracker remains a treasure not to be missed!
After wowing audiences with his astounding production of Lulu in 2015, South African artist William Kentridge now focuses his extraordinary visual imagination on Berg’s other operatic masterpiece, set in an apocalyptic pre–World War I environment. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin is on the podium for this important event, with baritone Peter Mattei making his highly anticipated role debut as the title character. Soprano Elza van den Heever is Wozzeck’s unfaithful mate, and the commanding cast also includes tenor Christopher Ventris as the Drum-Major, bass-baritone Christian Van Horn as the Doctor, and tenor Gerhard Siegel as the Captain.
A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; Salzburg Festival; the Canadian Opera Company, Toronto; and Opera Australia
Production a gift of Robert L. Turner