Jon Manasse and Jon Nakamatsu
Artistic Directors

Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival

Paul Schwendener
Executive Director

Dear Friends of the Festival,

Thank you to everyone who has donated to our Year-End Appeal!

There is still time to make a contribution. Right now your support means more than ever, since the Festival is still recovering financially from a deficit of ticket income in 2020-2021 due to the pandemic. Jon and Jon are now planning for the 2022 season, so your gift can help to ensure that great artists and great music continue to enrich our cultural life on the Cape, and that the Festival’s 43rd Season will be the best ever!

Best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year!

The Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival
P.O. Box 1934, North Eastham, MA 02651
Tel: (508) 247-9400

Escher Quartet in Wellfleet

Imani Winds at the National Seashore in Eastham


Jon Manasse Jon Nakamatsu
Jon Manasse Jon Nakamatsu
Jon Manasse Jon Nakamatsu

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.

Manasse/Nakamatsu Duo

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.

Claremont Trio

Escher Quartet

Hailed for its “sheer finesse” by Gramophone Magazine, the Escher String Quartet has received international acclaim for its expressive, nuanced performances that combine unusual textural clarity with a rich, blended sound. Currently String Quartet in Residence at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and Tuesday Musical in Akron, Ohio, the ensemble serves as Season Artists of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. The quartet has collaborated with numerous prestigious artists, including Leon Fleischer, Lynn Harrell and Joshua Bell. In 2013 the quartet became one of the very few chamber ensembles to be awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant. 

Imani Winds

The Grammy-nominated Imani Winds have led both a revolution and evolution of the wind quintet through their dynamic playing, adventurous programming and imaginative collaborations. Imani Winds regularly performs in prominent international concert venues, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center. Their touring schedule has taken them throughout the Asian continent, Brazil, Australia, England, New Zealand and across Europe. About their most recent CD Gramophone stated “the ensemble’s hot rapport churns with conviction throughout.” In 2016 the ensemble was added permanently to the classical music section of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History.

Borromeo String Quartet



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PO Box 1934, North Eastham, MA 02651

Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival
Mass Cultural Council
Mass Cultural Council

CCCMF programs are supported in part by grants from the Eastham and Wellfleet Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.