Centerville MA, June 7, 2013 – Cape Cod jazz vocalist, Cerise and cellist Sebastian Bäverstam will join the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra as guest soloists at the 24th Annual Cape Cod Five Pops in the Park under the direction of Artistic Director and Conductor Jung-Ho Pak. The concert, presented by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, is scheduled for Saturday, August 24, 2013, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Eldredge Park in Orleans, MA.
According to Kevin Howard, Executive Director of the Arts Foundation, “We are very pleased to be collaborating with the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra to present a program that includes dynamic performances by emerging stars. Audiences will love both Cerise and Sebastian’s artistry in what is taking shape to be a remarkable program.”
Jazz vocalist and Orleans resident Cerise is quickly making a name for herself in the Cape music scene. Living in California for many years, Cerise studied voice under Oakland’s Raz Kennedy and began her career singing back-up vocals for the popular Marin County Soul group, The James Mosley Band. Quickly, Cerise was given the opportunity to sing lead vocal for the World Music band Africombo, performing original Caribbean, Latin, Afro-Cuban, and Reggae music. Returning to her hometown of Orleans Cerise linked up with the well known and respected Bob Hayes (jazz pianist) to form The Bob Hayes Band featuring Cerise. Focusing on songs from the Great American Song Book, she sings in the vein of Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald, and Carmen McRae.
Cellist Sabastian Bäverstam is only 22, but already has an impressive list of performance credits including dates with the Albany Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Civic Symphony, the Brockton Symphony Orchestra, the Concord Symphony Orchestra and the Chernikov Symphony Orchestra, among others. He has also toured China, Venezuela and Brazil as soloist with NEC’s Youth Philharmonic Orchestra under Benjamin Zander. Bäverstam took first prize in the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Concerto Competition in 2006, and several months later performed the Shostakovich First Concerto with the BSO in Symphony Hall. A year later he began studies at the New England Conservatory of Music under renowned cellist Paul Katz. The young cellist is still finishing his undergraduate degree at NEC and will be entering his final year as an undergraduate in the fall.
Contact the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod to reserve advertising space in the 2013 program book or reserve VIP Tables and Seats, Festival Seats or General Admission Lawn Seats with prices starting at $25. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.artsfoundation.org/pops-
Proceeds from the August 24th concert enable the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod to fulfill its mission to support and promote arts and culture on Cape Cod. In addition to its role as Barnstable County’s regional arts agency, the Arts Foundation awards grants and scholarships while supporting artistic, cultural, and educational programs throughout Cape Cod. Pops in the Park proceeds will allow expansion of AFCC’s work around the Lower and Outer Cape.
For further information about the AFCC or to order Pops in the Park tickets, please visitwww.artsfoundation.org or call 508-362-0066.