Updated Boat Parade Of Lights Map. Get Ready, It’s Going To Be A Blast! September 3, 2022. Hope To SeeYou On The Water Or Along The Parade Route!!!

UPDATED MAP – we have made a recent update to our parade route. The judge’s boat, Cape Ann Whale Watch’s Hurricane II, will be located off the Gloucester Coast Guard station and the boats and judges will have 2 times to view each contestant. Be sure you give them a good show when you go by.

Follow www.facebook.com/boatparadeoflights for all updates!!!

So Now They’re Making Piping Plover Flavored weed? Road Trip To Wellfleetat 9AM!- Buy A Shirt Or A Hoodie While They Last!

Caps Sold Out, Medium and Large T Shirts Sold Out, XXL Hoodies Sold Out. Get Your Order In Before They Are Gone. All High Quality T Shirts and Hoodies! 10% Of T Shirt Sales Go To Gloucester Boxing Club

Buy Five T Shirts and Get One Free

Save Our Beaches – Eat More Plovers Cap Super Soft Hoodie XLarge- No Shipping.

Save Our Beaches – Eat More Plovers Cap Super Soft Hoodie X Large- No Shipping. We won’t be shipping these caps, we will deliver locally but will not be mailing any or you can pick them up once they come in. Very limited amount ordered so place your order to insure you get yours.

$38.00

Save Our Beaches – Eat More Plovers Cap Super Soft Hoodie XXLarge- No Shipping.

Save Our Beaches – Eat More Plovers Cap Super Soft Hoodie XX Large- No Shipping. We won’t be shipping these caps, we will deliver locally but will not be mailing any or you can pick them up once they come in. Very limited amount ordered so place your order to insure you get yours.

$40.00

Save Our Beaches – Eat More Plovers Next Level T Shirt XL- No Shipping

Save Our Beaches – Eat More Plovers Next Level T Shirt XL- No Shipping. We won’t be shipping these t shirts, we will deliver locally but will not be mailing any or you can pick them up once they come in. Very limited amount ordered so place your order to insure you get yours.

$22.00

Save Our Beaches – Eat More Plovers Next Level T Shirt XXL- No Shipping

Save Our Beaches – Eat More Plovers Next Level T Shirt XXL- No Shipping. We won’t be shipping these t shirts, we will deliver locally but will not be mailing any or you can pick them up once they come in. Very limited amount ordered so place your order to insure you get yours.

$25.00

Gloucester Harbormaster Reminds Community of Public Landing Regulations Meant to Facilitate Access for All

Mayor Greg Verga and Harbormaster Thomas Ciarametaro would like to remind community members who use public boat landings in the City of Gloucester of regulations regarding the launches, which are meant to facilitate access for all who need them. 

The city’s 10 public boat landings are in high demand during the summer months, as large numbers of boaters seek access to the water of Gloucester Harbor, but recently some users have been found utilizing the landings in unauthorized manners.

Regulations governing public landings in Gloucester say that, without express permission from the Harbormaster, no vessel should be tied to the head of a public landing for more than 30 minutes.

Harbormaster Ciarametaro reports recently finding members of the public setting up grills and using landings for unauthorized purposes, which serves to make the landings more difficult to access for other community members. The boat landings are to be used only for launching and recovering boats.

“Those caught using landings inappropriately can face a $100 fine, but we would vastly prefer to see increased voluntary compliance from members of the community, so that all can enjoy ease of access to the waters of Gloucester Harbor,” said Harbormaster Ciarametaro. “I encourage all boaters to be as considerate as possible, and to review and adhere to the regulations regarding usage of our boat landings.”

To review the City of Gloucester’s regulations regarding public boat landings, click here.

Music in the air! A CAPE ANN SYMPHONY OUTDOOR CONCERT: AUGUST 21

Heidi Dallin shares a reminder about Cape Ann Symphony’s outdoor concert in Magnolia next week. The program sounds glorious!

CAPE ANN SYMPHONY – THE 70th SEASON

Yoichi Udagawa, Music Director

A SPECIAL CAPE ANN SYMPHONY OUTDOOR CONCERT

Sunday August 21, 2022

ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY: 4:00 PM

LIMITED SEATING

Cape Ann Symphony announces A Special Outdoor Concert on Sunday, August 21, 2022, at 4:00 pm, featuring CAS lead flutist Stephanie Stathos and the Cape Ann Symphony Chamber Orchestra under the direction of CAS Conductor and Music Director Maestro Yoichi Udagawa performing poolside at the home of CAS President Fran White, 179 Hesperus Avenue, Magnolia, MA. Refreshments will be served. Seating for the performance is limited to 75. Ticket prices are $45 for adults, $40 for senior citizens, $20 for students of any age; and $5 for youth 12 years old and under. For tickets and further information, call 978-281-0543 or go to www.capeannsymphony.org.

Maestro Udagawa looks forward to returning to perform at 179 Hesperus Avenue.

“The musicians and I are thrilled and excited to be able to perform together during the summer, and are grateful to Cape Ann President Fran White and her husband David for opening up their large backyard to host a concert again this year. It is such a pleasant, tranquil (and bug free!) venue that offers the audience close proximity to the musicians – a chance we don’t get often in large concert halls! “

This special outdoor concert features Charles Floyd’s Hymn For The Fallen, Wolfgang A. Mozart’s Flute Concerto in G Major, performed by CAS lead Flutist Stephanie Stathos, and Joseph Bologne’s Symphony No. 2 in D Major.

“The musicians and I are delighted to share this gorgeous music with our audiences” explains Maestro Udagawa.

Charles Floyd’s Hymn For The Fallen, commissioned by CAS, had its world premiere in the CAS March 2022 Concert. “Charles Floyd’s incredible piece for CAS was a highlight of our 70th Season, points out Maestro Udagawa, “I was eager to perform this inspiring piece outdoors with our chamber orchestra.”

Floyd wrote Hymn For The Fallen to highlight the sense of isolation and helplessness experienced since 2020.

Hymn For The Fallen begins in isolation with violins commencing a tuneful exposition that is later joined by violas and cellos. The harmonies that build are bittersweet, but quite tonal in nature. Polytonality (the simultaneous use of two or more keys) plays a big role as a vehicle to prevent the emotional affect from feeling too ‘settled’ or too ‘sweet’. This is to reflect the notion that the emotional aspects of the past two years remain largely unsettled and unresolved. The final result is a haunting melody that is as singable as a hymn which (hopefully) does not gloss over the gravity of sadness rather than to honor with reverence the loss of a loved one. The rise of the COVID-19 pandemic and the insurmountable loss of life as a result of it, various riots, fear, brutality, extremism, civil unrest, confusion, grief, and violence inspired me to create a series of works called The Fallen of which Hymn for The Fallen is one. The series is not intended to be performed in one sitting. Rather it is a collection of works on a series of difficult topics.”

Charles Floyd

Maestro Udagawa looks forward to sharing Mozart’s first flute concerto with audiences, “Mozart’s first Flute Concerto was written in his early twenties. It is a beautiful work, and really requires the soloist to have tons of technique. Stephanie will do an amazing job, and we are all thrilled to be able to perform this work with her. I’m sure the audience will love it.” Commissioned by the Dutch flutist Ferdinand De Jean in 1777, Mozart’s Flute Concerto in G Major, his first flute concerto, was written in 1778. Mozart was supposed to provide four flute quartets and three flute concertos, but he only completed two of the three concertos. The piece is divided into 3 movements: 1. Allegro Maestoso; 2. Adagio Ma Non Troppo; 3. Rondo Tempo di Menuetto. The Andante for Flute and Orchestra K. 315 is thought to have been written as an alternative slow movement for this concerto, but there is no existing manuscript. Stephanie Stathos is the Principal Flute of the Cape Ann Symphony and the soloist in Mozart’s Flute Concerto in G Major Ms. Stathos is thrilled to play this Mozart piece with CAS, ” This wonderful work is part of all classical flutists’ repertoire,” points out Stathos, “Most of us begin learning it in high school and continue to study it throughout our entire careers! The third movement is a favorite of mine for its humor and joyful 3/4 meter, alternating between sparkling 16th note passage work and beautiful, lyrical melodies. I am delighted to be performing this concerto with the Cape Ann Symphony Chamber Orchestra this coming August 21.”

Stephanie Stathos earned her degree in Flute Performance from Boston University’s School for the Arts. Based in Lincoln, MA, Ms. Stathos is first piccolo for the Lexington Symphony. She has served as the piccolo and second flute with the touring orchestra of the National Lyric Opera of New York. As soloist she has performed throughout the United States and Europe. Other appearances include performances with many of New England’s ensembles including Boston Landmarks Orchestra, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Symphony New Hampshire, Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, Concord Chorale (NH), Newburyport Choral Society, and North Shore Chamber Music. Ms. Stathos also is passionate about jazz, new music and ethnic music.

Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, is the first known classical musician of African descent. A man of many talents he was a composer, virtuoso violinist, conductor of the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, and a soldier and a renowned champion fencer. He was celebrated in Paris when the then unknown Mozart visited the city.

“Joseph Bologne had an extraordinary life, and it’s reflected in his music, ” says Maestro Udagawa, “Audiences will be enthralled with his Symphony No. 2. Last summer we performed Bologne’s Symphony No. 1 and I am so pleased to be able to share more of his extraordinary work with our audiences!”

photo credits:

Yoichi Udagawa, CAS Conductor and Music Director Photo Credit Jeph Ellis

Cape Ann Symphony Chamber Orchestra led by Maestro Udagawa performing at 179 Hesperus Avenue Courtesy photo

Stephanie Stathos, Principal Flute of the Cape Ann Symphony and the soloist in Mozart’s Flute Concerto in G Major Photo Credit: Robert Torres
Charles Floyd, Composer Hymn For The Fallen Courtesy Photo

The Rockport Legion Band will perform the third free concert of our 88th summer concert series at the Back Beach Bandstand, Beach St, Rockport, MA.

August 21, 2022, 7:00 to 8:30

A Celtic Celebration with 
The Creagan More Pipes and Drums.

The best popcorn in Massachusetts is here!  Children are especially welcome.  Folding chairs and blankets are good. 

Bob Rick, Conductor and Music Director