Cape Youth Orchestra and Conservatory Youth Ballet Collaboration

Conservatory student ensembles will perform act two of The Nutcracker, Land of the Sweets
Intense, talented student musicians of the Cape Youth Orchestra. Photo courtesy of Cape Cod Conservatory.

The Cape Conservatory presents a seasonal concert on Monday, December 19, that promises to delight. The performance will showcase two of the Conservatory’s marquee ensembles: The Cape Youth Orchestra and the Conservatory Youth Ballet. In the spirit of great schools of ballet around the world, the Conservatory Youth ballet will be accompanied by a live orchestra for this unique performance of Act II of Tchaikovsky’s timeless work, The Nutcracker. This family-friendly ballet will feature beautiful costumes, fast-paced action, and high-caliber dancing.  The production was choreographed by Jane E. Caputo, Artistic Director of the Conservatory Youth Ballet. Music Director Chris Schroeder will conduct the Cape Youth Orchestra.

After the ballet presentation, the Cape Youth Orchestra and Debut Strings ensemble will also perform highlights from their fall season, including Wagner's "Die Meistersinger."

Cape Youth Orchestra & Conservatory Youth Ballet
Performance of Act 2, The Nutcracker, Land of Sweets
Monday, December 19, 2016  |  7pm

Tilden Arts Center, Cape Cod Community College 

In additional Youth Orchestra news, Senator Dan Wolf has invited the ensemble to perform at the Massachusetts State House on Tuesday, December 13 at 2pm. Thirty-five of the Cape’s most dedicated young musicians will perform selections from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. The concert is free and open to the public.

As a program of the Cape Conservatory, the Cape Youth Orchestra has quickly become one of the preeminent youth orchestras in Southeastern Massachusetts since its creation in 2011. Members of this elite ensemble are guided and taught by the region’s top instructors including conductor Chris Schroeder, David Gable, and professional touring artists. Additionally, through the Conservatory’s partnership with the Cape Symphony, the young musicians work directly with Artistic Director and Conductor Jung-Ho Pak periodically throughout the season. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on