Three Diverse Concerts Open Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival

Up and coming young musicians perform in ensemble with Julliard educators

Who: Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival
What: 37th Season of Concerts
Where: 6 Venues Across Cape Cod
When: Tuesday, August 1 through Friday, August 25 

Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival 37th annual summer season present three concerts during its opening week, part of a season of 13 compelling concerts throughout August in locations throughout Cape Cod.

Opening night welcomes Festival favorite and rising star cellist Julian Schwarz in Brahms in the Café collaboration with his Mile-End Trio.  Pianist Marika Bournaki and violinist Jeff Multer join Julian in works showcasing the diverse repertoire of the piano trio.  From the depth of Brahms to an enthralling Schoenfield, this concert promises something for every concert-goer.

The Virtuosic Quartet delivers the anticipated Festival debut of Lydian String Quartet.  Currently in residence at Brandeis University, the Quartet has been hailed by American Record Guide as playing with both “volcanic energy” and “great tenderness.”  This phenomenal ensemble performs thrilling works of Haydn, Bartók and Mendelssohn.

Mozart’s spectacular wind octet, the Serenade K. 375, highlights the riveting performance The Power of Wind.  Artistic Directors Jon Manasse and Jon Nakamatsu join some of the world’s finest wind virtuosi and rising stars in this evening of music revelation and excitement.

Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival Week 1 Performances: 

Tues., August 1: Brahms in the Café: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road, Cotuit, 7:30 p.m.
Mile-End Trio (Jeff Multer, violin; Julian Schwarz, cello; Marika Bournaki, piano.)
Beethoven: Trio No. 1 in E-flat Major for Piano, Violin and Cello, Opus 1 No. 1
Schoenfield: Café Music for Piano Trio
Brahms: Trio No. 1 in B Minor for Piano, Violin and Cello, Opus 8

Weds., August 2: The Virtuosic Quartet: Church of the Holy Spirit, 204 Monument Rd., Orleans, 7:30 p.m.
Lydian String Quartet (Andrea Segar, violin; Judith Eissenberg, violin; Mark Berger, viola; Joshua Gordon, cell)
Haydn: String Quartet No. 53 in D Major, Opus 64 No. 5:Hob. III:63
Bartók: String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, BB75: Sz. 67 (Opus 17)
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No.1 in E-flat Major, Opus 12

Fri., August 4: The Power of Wind: First Congregational Church, 200 Main Street, Wellfleet, 7:30 p.m.
Randall Ellis, oboe; Timothy Gocklin, oboe; Jon Manasse, clarinet; Alec Manasse, clarinet; Eric Reed, horn; Eric Huckins, horn; Cynde Iverson, bassoon, Thomas English, bassoon, Jon Nakamatsu, piano
Mendelssohn: Konzerstück No. 1 In F Minor for Clarinet, Bassoon and Piano Opus 113
Beethoven: Quintet in E-flat Major for Piano, Oboe, Clarinet Horn and Bassoon, Opus 16
Mozart: Serenade in E-flat Major for 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Horns and 2 Bassoons K; 375

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 complete schedule information about Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival’s 2017 season, performers, mission and venues, visit, or follow Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival on Facebook and Twitter.

About the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival

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, call 508-247-9400 or follow Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival on Facebook and Twitter.

Photo:  Mile-End Trio’s Marika Bournaki, piano, Julian Schwarz, cello and Jeff Multer, violin, courtesy image

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