Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival To Raise 34th Season Curtain On July 30th

Festival to Feature Return of Individual Tokyo String Quartet Members, Debut Appearances by American and Escher String Quartets, All-Baroque Concert, and Special Recital by Three Van Cliburn Competition Gold Medalists, Hosted by Former Boston Globe Music Critic Richard Dyer 

North Eastham, Massachusetts, April 3, 2013— Following its attendance-record-breaking 2012 season, the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival will open its 34th  season on July 30, with the first of 13 concerts to be presented over four weeks at six dispersed venues.

Artistic directors Jon Nakamatsu and Jon Manasse, returning for their seventh season, said: “Every season brings exciting musical offerings to the Festival stages—and this season is no exception. We’re delighted to welcome back – as individuals – all the members of the Tokyo String Quartet, as well as the ever-popular Borromeo String Quartet, plus such outstanding performers as violinists Maria Bachmann and Carmit Zori, and cellists Amit Peled and Julian Schwarz.

“We’re also looking forward,” they continued, “to Festival debuts by the venerable American String Quartet, the young, award-winning Escher String Quartet, and the noted harpsichordist Kenneth Cooper, as well as presenting special programs that include an all-Baroque concert, a piece by Daniel Brewbaker based on the poems of Provincetowner Mary Oliver, and a concert by three Van Cliburn Piano Competition Gold Medalists, to be hosted by Richard Dyer, former chief music critic of the Boston Globe, as well as a regular member of the Competition jury.

As in previous seasons, the concerts will be performed in six different venues – from Provincetown to Cotuit – to assure maximum accessibility to audiences throughout Cape Cod. Venues include:

  • Provincetown Art Association and Museum: 460 Commercial Street
  • Wellfleet: First Congregational Church: 200 Main Street
  • Chatham: First Congregational Church: 650 Main Street (at the Rotary)
  • Dennis Union Church: 713 Main Street (Route 6A)
  • Cotuit Center for the Arts: 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28)
  • South Yarmouth: Cultural Center of Cape Cod: 307 Old Main Street

All concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m., with the exception of: the August 2nd Wellfleet concert, the August 4th Chatham concert, and the August 18th Yarmouth Gala.

The complete Festival schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, July 30: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m. Trio Solisti (Maria Bachmann, violin; Alexis Pia Gerlach, cello; Jon Klibonoff, piano).

Program:
Beethoven: Variations on an Original Theme in E-flat Major for Piano,
Violin and Cello, Opus 44 (“Piano Trio No. 10”)
Chausson: Trio in G Minor for Violin, Cello and Piano, Opus 3
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (arranged for piano trio by Klibonoff/Trio Solisti) 

Friday, August 2: First Congregational Church, Wellfleet, 8 p.m.: ‘In Tribute to Van Cliburn’: Haochen Zhang, piano; André-Michel Schub, piano; Jon Nakamatsu, piano. Note: Prior to the concert, from 7 to 7:30 p.m., Richard Dyer will give a talk on Van Cliburn’s life and legacy, and the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

Program:
Schumann: Widmung (transcribed for solo piano by Franz Liszt)
Debussy: Petite Suite for Piano Four Hands, L. 69
Stravinsky: Three Movements from Pétrouchka
Mozart: Sonata in C Major for Piano Four Hands, K. 521
Chopin: Scherzo No. 3 in C-sharp Minor, Opus 39
Chopin: Polonaise in A-flat Major, Opus 53 (“Heroic”)

Sunday, August 4: First Congregational Church, Chatham, 4 p.m. Maria Bachmann, violin; Clive Greensmith, cello; Jon Klibonoff, piano.

Program:
Schubert: Sonatina in D Major for Violin and Piano, D. 384 (Opus posth.137, No. 1)
Saint-Saëns: Trio No. 1 in F Major for Piano, Violin and Cello, Opus 18
Mendelssohn: Trio in C Minor for Piano, Violin and Cello, Opus 66                                                           

Monday, August 5: Provincetown Art Association and Museum, 7:30 p.m. Clive Greensmith, cello; The American String Quartet (Peter Winograd, violin; Laura Carney, violin; Daniel Avshalomov, viola; Wolfram Koessel, cello).

Program:
Haydn: String Quartet No. 67 in F Major, Opus 77, No. 2; Hoboken III:82 (“Lobkowitz Quartet” No. 2)
Janacek: String Quartet No. 1 (“Kreutzer Sonata”), JW 7/8
Schubert: String Quintet in C Major, D. 956 (“Cello Quintet”) 

Tuesday, August 6: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m. Clive Greensmith, cello; The American String Quartet (Peter Winograd, violin; Laura Carney, violin; Daniel Avshalomov, viola; Wolfram Koessel, cello).

Program:
Haydn: String Quartet No. 67 in F Major, Opus 77, No. 2; Hoboken III:82 (“Lobkowitz Quartet” No. 2)
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 3 in F Major, Opus 73
Schubert: String Quintet in C Major, D. 956 (“Cello Quintet”)

Friday, August 9: First Congregational Church, Wellfleet, 7:30 p.m. The Borromeo String Quartet (Nicholas Kitchen, violin; Kristopher Tong, violin; Mai Motobuchi, viola; Yeesun Kim, cello).

Program:
Kitchen: Three Animations for String Quartet (video animation by Nicholas Kitchen to music of Bach, Beethoven, and Bill Evans)
Beethoven: String Quartet in E Minor, Opus 59, No. 2 (with projection of manuscript)
Dvorak: String Quartet No. 13 in G Major, Opus 106 

Tuesday, August 13: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m. Carmit Zori, violin; Daniel Panner, viola; Amit Peled, cello; Diane Walsh, piano.

Program:
Haydn: Trio in G Major for Violin, Viola, and Cello, Opus 53 (arrangement by Haydn of his Sonata in G Major for Piano, Hob. XVI:40)
Chopin: Sonata in B-flat Minor, Opus 35
Mendelssohn: Piano Quartet No. 3 in F Minor, Opus 3 

Wednesday, August 14: First Congregational Church, Chatham, 7:30 p.m. Carmit Zori, violin; Benjamin Hochman, piano; Escher String Quartet (Adam Barnett-Hart, violin; Aaron Boyd, violin; Pierre Lapointe, viola; Dane Johansen, cello).

Program:
Handel: Sonata in D Major for Violin and Keyboard, HXV 371
Smetana: String Quartet No. 1 in E Minor, JB 1:105 (“From my Life”)
Dvorak: Quintet in A Major for Piano and Strings, Opus 81 

Friday, August 16: First Congregational Church, Wellfleet, 7:30 p.m. Carmit Zori, violin; Daniel Panner, viola; Amit Peled, cello; Tony Falanga, bass; Benjamin Hochman, piano; Lara Nie, mezzo soprano; Escher String Quartet (Adam Barnett-Hart, violin; Aaron Boyd, violin; Pierre Lapointe, viola; Dane Johansen, cello).

Program:
Brahms: Sonata No. 2 in F Major for Cello and Piano, Opus 99
Brewbaker: The Journey for Mezzo Soprano and Strings (on poems of Mary Oliver)
Chausson: Concert in D Major for Piano, Violin and String Quartet, Opus 21 

Sunday, August 18: Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival Gala: South Yarmouth, Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 6 p.m. Manasse/Nakamatsu Duo, with special appearance by Madeleine Manasse, violin.

Program:
Saint-Saëns: Sonata in E-flat Major for Clarinet and Piano, Opus 167; first movement
Ravel: Pièce en forme de habañera (transcribed for clarinet and piano by Gaston Hamelin)
Saint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo capriccioso in A Minor, Opus 28
Joplin: Two Rags for Solo Piano
Novacek: Two Rags from Four Rags for Two Jons 

Tuesday, August 20: Dennis Union Church, 7:30 p.m. Kikuei Ikeda, violin; Kazuhide Isomura, viola; Julian Schwarz, cello; Jon Manasse, clarinet; Alec Manasse, clarinet.

Program:
Mozart: Duo in G Major for Violin and Viola, K. 423
Mozart: Divertimento No. 3 in B-flat Major for two Clarinets and Bassoon (Cello), K. 229
Crusell: Quartet No. 1 in E-flat Major for Clarinet, Violin, Viola and Cello, Opus 2
Dohnanyi: Serenade in C Major for String Trio, Opus 10

Wednesday, August 21: First Congregational Church, Chatham, 7:30 p.m. Kikuei Ikeda, violin; Kazuhide Isomura, viola; Julian Schwarz, cello; Jon Manasse, clarinet; Jon Nakamatsu, piano.

Program:
Haydn: Trio in G Major for Piano, Violin and Cello, Opus 82, No. 2, Hob. XV:25
Mozart: Trio in E-flat Major for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, K. 498 (“Kegelstatt”)
Schumann: Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Opus 47

Friday, August 23: First Congregational Church, Wellfleet, 7:30 p.m. Martin Beaver, violin; Elizabeth Mann, flute; Kenneth Cooper, harpsichord; Misha Rosenker, violin; Elizabeth Chang, violin; Nardo Poy, viola; Pamela Greitzer-Manasse, cello; Jordan Frazier, bass.

Program:
Bach: Sonata in B Minor for Flute and Keyboard, BWV 1030
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, Opus 8, Nos. 1-4                                               

Unless otherwise specified (in italics), ticket prices for all concerts are as follows:

Orders received on or before June 30: $32 general admission; $15 for college students with ID); FREE for attendees 18 and under. General admission to three or more concerts: $30 per ticket. Van Cliburn Gold Medalists’ concert: $47 (whether individually purchased or as part of the three-concert package).

Orders received on or after July 1: $35 general admission; $15 for college students (with ID); FREE for attendees 18 and under. General admission to three or more concerts: $33 per ticket. Van Cliburn Gold Medalists’ concert: $50 (whether individually purchased or as part of the three-concert package).

Tickets to August 18 Gala: Sponsor: $150; Patron: $200.