38th Season of Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival Now on Sale

38th Season of Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival Now on Sale

Tickets are now on sale for Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival (CCCMF)'s 38th season as Cape Cod's premiere presenter of summer chamber music. Twelve compelling concerts will be performed at venues across the Cape from August 1 through 25. Early purchases are recommended for discount tickets (available through June 30) and packages, limited to capacity.

The Festival's 38th season is sure to delight audiences with its stellar performing artists, diverse repertoire, intimate venues, and variety and unique pairings of instruments. Artistic Directors Jon Nakamatsu and Jon Manasse, and Executive Director Elaine Lipton, now all in their 11th season with the Festival, eagerly look forward to August. Manasse and Nakamatsu, exceptional musicians internationally recognized for their gifts on clarinet and piano, respectively, will each perform during the Festival.

Flute and harp duo Kairos, based at New England Conservatory, performs at a CCCMF pre-season concert at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater's Summer Music Festival, 2357 Old Route 6 Road, Wellfleet, on Tuesday, July 11, 8 pm. Tickets are $20, available at www.what.org or by calling the box office at 508-349-9428.

Prestigious performing artists are seen throughout the Festival programming, including the return of world renowned ensemble Emerson String Quartet in their fifth consecutive appearance performing two beloved string quartets in "Beethoven the Master." Artistic Directors Manasse and Nakatmatsu join world-renowned wind virtuosi and rising chamber stars in "The Power of Wind," featuring performances of works by Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Mozart. The star-studded season culminates with Ying Quartet's final ensemble-in-residence performance of The Brahms Quintets, a breathtaking finale offering two of chamber music's most celebrated clarinet and piano masterworks, performed by the Ying Quartet with Artistic Directors Manasse and Nakamatsu.


2017 Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival Schedule of Events:

Tuesday, August 1, 7:30 p.m.

Brahms in the Café

Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road, Cotuit

Mile-End Trio (Jeff Multer, violin; Julian Schwarz, cello; Marika Bournaki, piano)

Wednesday, August 2, 7:30 p.m.

The Virtuosic Quartet

Church of the Holy Spirit, 204 Monument Road, Orleans

Lydian String Quartet

(Andrea Segar, violin; Judith Eissenberg, violin; Mark Berger, viola; Joshua Gordon, cello)

Friday, August 4, 7:30 p.m.

The Power of Wind

First Congregational Church, 200 Main Street, Wellfleet

Randall Ellis, oboe; Timothy Gocklin, oboe; Jon Manasse, clarinet; Alec Manasse, clarinet; Eric Reed, horn; TBA, horn; Cynde Iverson, bassoon, TBA, bassoon, Jon Nakamatsu, piano

Monday, August 7, 7:30 p.m.

Beethoven the Master

First Congregational Church, 200 Main Street, Wellfleet

Emerson String Quartet

(Eugene Drucker, violin; Philip Setzer, violin; Lawrence Dutton, viola; Paul Watkins, cello).

Tuesday, August 8, 7:30 p.m.

The Teacher and the Student

Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road, Cotuit

Adam Barnett-Hart, violin; Rebecca Young, viola; Daniel McDonough, cello; Susan Grace, piano; Jon Nakamatsu, piano.

Thursday, August 10, 7:30 p.m.

Strauss' Piano Quartet

First Congregational Church, 650 Main Street, Chatham

Adam Barnett-Hart, violin; Rebecca Young, viola; Daniel McDonough, cello; Susan Grace, piano; Jon Nakamatsu, piano

Tuesday, August 15, 7:30 p.m.

Borromeo and the Ancient Flute

Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road, Cotuit

Borromeo String Quartet (Nicholas Kitchen, violin; Kristopher Tong, violin; Mai Motobuchi, viola; Yeesun Kim, cello), Jelle Atema, flute and ancestral flute

Wednesday, August 16, 7:30 p.m.

Borromeo and the Ancient Flute

Dennis Union Church, 713 Main Street, Dennis

Borromeo String Quartet (Nicholas Kitchen, violin; Kristopher Tong, violin; Mai Motobuchi, viola; Yeesun Kim, cello), Jelle Atema, flute and ancestral flute

Friday, August 18, 7:30 p.m.

A Mass at the Opera

First Congregational Church, 200 Main Street, Wellfleet

Ilana Davidson, soprano; Lara Nie, alto; William Ferguson, tenor; Tyler Duncan, baritone; Donald Enos, organ; Jon Nakamatsu, piano, Chatham Chorale Chamber Singers, Joseph Marcio, conductor

Monday, August 21, 7:30 p.m.

Ying Residency: The Ying Quartet

Church of the Holy Spirit, 204 Monument Road, Orleans

Ying Quartet (Robin Scott, violin; Janet Ying, violin; Phillip Ying, viola; David Ying, cello)

Wednesday, August 23, 7:30 p.m.

Ying Residency: The Art of Song

First Congregational Church, 650 Main Street, Chatham

Ying Quartet (Robin Scott, violin; Janet Ying, violin; Phillip Ying, viola; David Ying, cello),

Ilana Davidson, soprano; Jon Manasse, clarinet; Jon Nakamatsu, piano

Friday, August 25, 7:30 p.m.

Ying Residency: The Brahms Quintets

First Congregational Church, 200 Main Street, Wellfleet

Ying Quartet (Robin Scott, violin; Janet Ying, violin; Phillip Ying, viola; David Ying, cello),

Jon Manasse, clarinet; Jon Nakamatsu, piano


Tickets ordered on or before June 30: $34 general admission; $15 for college students (with ID); admission is free for attendees 18 and under. General admission to three or more concerts: $32 per ticket. Emerson String Quartet concert: $50 (whether individually purchased or as part of the three-concert package)

Tickets ordered on or after July 1: $38 general admission; $15 for college students (with ID); admission is free for attendees 18 and under. General admission to three or more concerts: $36 per ticket. Emerson String Quartet concert: $55 (whether individually purchased or as part of the three-concert package)

Special first-time ticket buyer's price and a discounted ticket for the August 1 concert, if you are between the ages of 19 and 40, are available by calling Festival office.

Festival seating is limited to venue capacity, advance purchase is recommended. Tickets ordered online are available at will call at the performances. Tickets may also be purchased by calling or visiting the box office at 508-247-9400 or at 3 Main Street Unit 6, North Eastham. Box office hours are 10 am to 3 pm, Monday through Friday. Phone orders are available until 12 noon on the day of each concert.

For more information about Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival's 2016 season, performers, mission and venues, visit capecodchambermusic.org, or follow Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival on Facebook and Twitter.

Hailed by The New York Times as "A Triumph of Quality," the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival (CCCMF) has been a year-round presenter of chamber music and a major contributor to the cultural life of Cape Cod since its inception in 1979. Founded as the Cape & Islands Chamber Music Festival by the late collaborative pianist Samuel Sanders, the Festival continues his legacy. Now entering its 38th season, CCCMF presents four weeks of intensive chamber music programming in a variety of Cape locations in July and August. Throughout the rest of the year, CCCMF presents autumn and spring concerts, a community outreach program, and benefit concerts in New York and on Cape Cod. Hoping to ignite the interest of a younger audience, CCCMF welcomes all youth up to age 18 to attend any regular concert free of charge. The Festival is also host to a Composer-in-Residence program, and features composers with Cape Cod connections. CCCMF is a private, non-profit organization supported by a volunteer Board of Directors with financial support from individuals, corporations, and foundations both local and nationwide. For more information about CCCMF's programs, schedule or tickets, visit capecodchambermusic.org, call 508-247-9400 or follow Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival on Facebook and Twitter.

Pictured: Flute and harp duo Kairos performs at a CCCMF pre-season concert at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater's Summer Music Festival on Tuesday, July 11, 8 pm.

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