“American Refuge,” a virtual concert by the Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra, will stream on Wednesday, March 10th, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. It was filmed at the Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich. “We are pairing this impressive collection of American cars with American music,” writes music director Matthew Scinto in the announcement.
The orchestra will present the premiere of composer-in-residence Cody Forrest’s Refuge, as well as Charles Ives’s The Unanswered Question, Aaron Copland’s Quiet City, and William Grant Still’s Serenade.
Originally composed as music for Irwin Shaw’s play of the same name, Quiet City is “filled with nostalgia and an eagerness to return to a past life,” writes Scinto. “As the main character of Shaw’s play is haunted by his abandoned aspirations to become an artist, it is easy to see the parallels for us to return to a sense of normalcy in our world today.”
The concert is free to watch, but donations are appreciated, at capecodchamberorchestra.org.