PMPM Presents 2019-2020 Chamber Music Series - American Voices

October 19th - American Women Composers with Pamela Means
Pamela Means (by Four Wings Photography)

Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum presents Chamber Music for the Outer Cape’s 2019-2020 concert season, American Voices, in conjunction with Provincetown 400’s commemoration of the Mayflower Pilgrims’ first landing in Provincetown. This is a four-concert program of chamber music by American composers from as early as 1739 and as recently as 2011. The descriptive programs cover a wide range of culture, race, gender, and sexuality representing the potpourri of influences that have made American music unique. 

On Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 7:00pm in the East Gallery at the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum, the Chamber Music for the Outer Cape presents American Women Composers, a program designed to share the extraordinary influence of women in music since the late nineteenth century. The program features the music of Amy Beach, generally acknowledged as the first American woman recognized widely by music scholars, and Florence B. Price, the first African American woman to have music performed by a major American symphony. These historical works are juxtaposed with a performance by the singer, songwriter, and composer Pamela Means, an award-winning American musician performing her own music.

The music series, a program of the PMPM, was conceived by a volunteer advisory group led by Dr. Craig Combs of Provincetown, an accomplished pianist who inspired the effort. The Chamber Music for the Outer Cape Volunteer Advisory Group includes Charles Berardesco, Dr. Combs, Dr. William Gannon, Jr., Allan McKinnon, Ken Okin, Charles Roberts and Jeffrey Thurston.


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WHO:                   Performing Artists: Pamela Means, award-winning American musician and Chamber musicians:  Sasha Callahan, violin; Jeffrey Thurston, violin; Chelsea Wimmer, viola; Luke Krafka, cello; and, Craig Combs, piano

WHEN:                 October 19, 2019 7:00pm

WHERE:               Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum, East Gallery

                                1 High Pole Hill Road

                                Provincetown, MA


About the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum

Dedicated in 1910, the Monument commemorates the first landing of the Mayflower Pilgrims in Provincetown in 1620.  Here they signed the historic Mayflower Compact, the first agreement to establish a government by the people in the ‘new world;’ which became the cornerstone of American democracy. They explored the Cape for five weeks before sailing on to Plymouth. At 252 feet, the Monument is an engineering marvel and the tallest granite tower in the United States. Visitors can climb the Monument’s 116 steps and 60 ramps at a leisurely pace and enjoy a breathtaking view of the entire Cape and visit our webcam for a live “View from the Top.” The Provincetown Museum at the base of the Monument presents engaging exhibitions of important chapters in our national heritage and the Town’s history and oversees Provincetown 400, the committee developing the commemorations for 2020, the 400thanniversary of the Mayflower voyage and landing in Provincetown.  Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum is a non-profit educational, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. For more information please visit

About Provincetown 400

Provincetown 400 was established to guide the town’s commemoration activities in recognition of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the Mayflower Pilgrims, the signing of the Mayflower Compact, and to also share the story about the native peoples living here long before the Pilgrims landed. The Provincetown 400 Task Force is a committee of the board of the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum and includes members of the community who have been meeting regularly since early 2018. The Task Force Co-Chairs are Dr. K. David Weidner, Executive Director of the PMPM and Lori Meads, President and CEO, Seamen’s Bank. 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