Thu, May 03|
Cape Cod Museum of Art
The Master Producers: Creating a Major Concert…Play…Exhibition!
Enjoy insights from Jung-Ho Pak, Artistic Director of The Cape Symphony, Michael Rader, Artistic Director of the Cape Playhouse & Amanda Wastrom, Assistant Curator at Heritage Museums & Gardens, with moderator Mindy Todd, WCAI managing director & host of The Point.
Time & Location
May 03, 2018, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Cape Cod Museum of Art, 60 Hope Ln, Dennis, MA 02638, USA
What does it take to create amazing programs for the Cape's major cultural institutions?
Learn about the challenges and joys of producing at the Cape Symphony, the Cape Playhouse, and Cape Cod Museum of Art. Ask questions of The Cape Symphony's Artistic Director Jung-Ho Pak, The Cape Playhouse's Artistic Director Michael Rader, and Amanda Wastrom, Assistant Curator at Heritage Museums and Gardens. The discussion is moderated by Mindy Todd, WCAI managing director and host of The Point. This is an ARTWeek MA event.
Jung Ho Pak was described by the New York Times as a conductor who “radiates enthusiasm” and the Los Angeles Times as “a real grabber,” He has led orchestras throughout our country and around the world, presenting a unique way to fall in love with the symphonic experience. Celebrating ten years with the Cape Symphony, Jung-Ho admits that one of his most “audacious” goals is to reach every single person on Cape Cod with the gift of beautiful music. He has been committed to our education programs (Music Works! Everyday, Music Memory, and the Cape Youth Orchestra among others) since joining in 2007. For the Masterpiece Series, Jung-Ho presents the great classical works in unexpected and dramatic ways, and brings his sense of fun to the Pops Series concerts.
Michael Rader is a stage director and arts advocate based in New York City. He is the current Artistic Director of the historic Cape Playhouse in Dennis, MA. His diverse career in the arts has afforded him positions such as Artistic Director for Cirque du Soleil, Broadway Liaison and Arts Education Consultant to the New York City Department of Education and Director of Entertainment of the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. During his first year of tenure at The Cape Playhouse, the institution conducted successful fundraising and set it on strong financial footing, launched new educational and outreach programs for the community. Additionally, The Playhouse's production of Gypsy that he directed broke box office records and was nominated for three Broadway-World awards including Best Musical and Best Direction.
Amanda Wastrom is a curator, writer, and artist. In addition to working with the Cape Cod Museum of Art as their Guest Curator for the Mysteries & Revelations exhibition in 2017, she has worked as a freelance curator and designer for Highfield Hall & Gardens, Falmouth Museums on the Green, Osterville Historical Museum, Cape Cod Art Association, and Cape Cod Museum of Art. She is a contributor to Cape Cod LIFE, Cape Cod HOME, Cape Cod ART, Cape Cod Magazine, and Primetime Cape Cod. In 2017, she joined the staff at Heritage Museums & Gardens as Assistant Curator.
Mindy Todd is the host and executive producer of The Point on WCAI which examines critical issues for the Cape, Islands and Southcoast. She brings 35 years of experience in radio and television to the job. Her career has covered nearly all aspects of broadcasting. She has been a radio disc jockey, a traffic reporter, a television news anchor and reporter, a program director, talk show host, and a ski reporter. She has received numerous awards. In February 2012 Mindy was named Managing Director of Editorial.