Thank You for a Wonderful Season!
The Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival’s 43rd Season concluded on Friday August 19th, capping three weeks of beautiful concerts with outstanding artists!
We are deeply grateful to our beloved “Jon and Jon,” Artistic Directors Jon Manasse and Jon Nakamatsu, for their leadership and exquisite musicianship. We are thankful to our Board of Directors, staff, and wonderful volunteers who help make each event run smoothly and successfully.
But most of all we are enormously thankful to YOU, our Festival family! Your attendance at concerts and enjoyment of the music is our entire reason for existing. And your gifts of support enable us to look forward to more seasons to come.
Now in its fifth decade, The Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival seeks a dynamic and innovative leader to join us as our Executive Director, to build upon our success and recognition as the preeminent presenter of world class chamber music on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
The Executive Director is the senior manager and leader of the administrative operations of the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival (“CCCMF,” or “the Festival”). Primary responsibilities include development and fundraising, community engagement, public relations, financial management and strategic planning. The Executive Director works closely with the Festival’s Artistic Directors and Board of Directors on achieving the artistic objectives of the organization, and on organizing and executing the Festival’s presentation of its annual summer music festival at several venues on Cape Cod, as well as presentation of recorded and streamed content. The Executive Director has responsibility for the daily operations of CCCMF, and for oversight and supervision of other staff members, such as the Operations Manager, Concert and Production Manager, contract employees and volunteers. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors. CCCMF is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization.
Jon Manasse and Jon Nakamatsu
Among the most distinguished classical artists of his generation, clarinetist Jon Manasse is internationally recognized for his inspiring artistry, uniquely glorious sound and charismatic performing style. As well as serving on the faculties of The Juilliard School, The Lynn Conservatory and the Mannes School of Music, Manasse is principal clarinetist of the American Ballet Theater Orchestra, the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s.
Since winning the Gold Medal at the 1997 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Jon Nakamatsu tours year-round, working with many of today’s leading conductors and orchestras, and appears in recital and chamber collaborations at festivals and music centers world-wide. Nakamatsu is on the faculty of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and is Artist-in-Residence of the Chautauqua Institution Piano Program.
Comprised of clarinetist Jon Manasse and pianist Jon Nakamatsu, two of America’s most distinguished artists, the Manasse/Nakamatsu Duo immediately established itself with a highly acclaimed 2004 performance in Boston. Subsequent coast-to-coast touring featured appearances on many of the country’s most prestigious series. Recent appearances abroad include the Duo’s first performances in Cuba in 2017. Since 2006, the Duo has served as Artistic Directors of the renowned Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival, which celebrates 42 years of extraordinary concerts in its August 2021 season.