Cape Symphony’s 2020 New Year’s Day Party Will Feature “Roof-Raising” Trio TAKE3

High-energy performance featuring four dynamic women...
German pianist Eva Schaumkell (photo by Mark Westling)

Hyannis, MA - For the past 10 years, the Cape Symphony has been kicking off the new year with a party, and 2020 might be the biggest, boldest one yet!

The Cape Symphony is pleased to announce the special guests for this year’s New Year’s Day Party. This year, the high-energy take on the Cape Symphony tradition features the dynamic “roof-raising” trio TAKE3, and powerhouse vocalist and Martha’s Vineyard native, Siren Mayhew.

Mayhew wowed audiences in 2016 when she performed with the Cape Symphony for the Symphony on the Vineyard and again in 2017 as a vocalist for Holiday on the Cape. She began singing publicly when she was just five years old and later entered the first-ever Boston Pops High School Sing-Off in 2008 when she was 16 - and won - earning her a performance with the Pops on the Fourth of July on the Boston Esplanade in front of a live audience of a half a million people.

“Siren has a natural gift of mesmerizing audiences with her incredibly authentic and virtuosic voice, which is delivered in a stage presence that isn’t seen in many vocalists her age. She commands the stage, and we are thrilled to have her performing with us again,” said Cape Symphony Artistic Director & Conductor Jung-Ho Pak.

Adding to the “party” vibe this year is the genre-bending trio TAKE3, featuring American violinist Lindsay Deutsch, award-winning German pianist Eva Schaumkell and Los Angeles-based cellist Leah Metzler.

Deutsch will be making a return to the Cape Symphony stage after her fiery performance of Stravinsky’s “Firebird Suite” in 2014. Jung-Ho Pak says of Lindsay, “A conductor dreams about finding a soloist who understands the essential responsibility of helping change a large community’s view of classical music. In a time when every concert has to be unforgettable and a game changer, Lindsay can make that happen every time.”

The trio of dynamo musicians that make up TAKE3 have a flair for the wild and unexpected, but bring the refinement of a rigorous classical music background and infuse it with rock-star charisma. Whether performing their take on pop, jazz, movie themes, or classical tunes, they bring roof-raising energy to their performances.

Schaumkell has performed in the United States, the Middle East, and throughout Europe including a performance at Buckingham Palace. Metzler is an accomplished and highly sought-after cellist who is the daughter of a violin maker father and violinist mother. She discovered her passion for the cello at the age of four and has worked with Lady Gaga, The Eagles, Stevie Wonder, John Williams, and Andrea Bocelli.

The Cape Symphony is proud to present Siren Mayhew and TAKE3 in its New Year’s Day Party on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at 3:00 PM at the Barnstable Performing Arts Center, 744 West Main Street, Hyannis.  For more information or to purchase tickets visit capesymphony.org or call the Box Office at 508-362-1111.


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