Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival Counting Down To 35th Anniversary Season

Curtain for Four-Week Festival to Rise on July 27th with Gala Evening

North Eastham, Massachusetts, July 9, 2014— In less than three weeks, on Sunday, July 27th, the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival will open its banner 35th anniversary season, with a Gala evening at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, in South Yarmouth, and then continue for four weeks, with a dozen additional concerts at six dispersed venues.

“We are delighted to be kicking off this milestone season with a festive, music-filled evening – including the world premiere of a special dedicated work – and then moving forward with the presentation of an array of musically rich programs to audiences from Provincetown to Cotuit,” said Jon Nakamatsu and Jon Manasse, as they approach their eighth season as artistic directors.

“The programs,” they continued, “will be performed by exceptional artists comprised of both Festival newcomers and an unusual number of popular returnees. Among notable newcomers will be the preeminent Emerson String Quartet and the Boston Cello Quartet, composed of four members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s renowned cello section. Among the many Festival-favorite returnees will be the Cypress, Escher, and Borromeo String Quarters, plus such individual performers as cellists Amit Peled, Yeesun Kim, Laurence Lesser, and Julian Schwarz; violinists Martin Beaver, Stephanie Chase, and Nicholas Kitchen; flutist Carol Wincenc; and pianist Noreen Polera.

The concerts will be performed in seven different venues – from Provincetown to Cotuit, including the new venue in Orleans – to assure maximum accessibility to audiences throughout Cape Cod:

Provincetown Art Association and Museum: 460 Commercial Street
Wellfleet: First Congregational Church: 200 Main Street
Orleans: United Methodist Church: 73 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 July 27 Yarmouth Gala, and the August 17 Dennis concert.

The complete Festival schedule is as follows:

Sunday, July 27: Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival Gala: South Yarmouth, Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 6 p.m. Manasse/Nakamatsu Duo (Jon Manasse, clarinet; Jon Nakamatsu, piano); Luis Ortiz, piano; Gordon Goodwin, composer.
Program: Dvorak:Three Slavonic Dances for Piano Four-Hands, from Opus 46
No. 1 in C Major: Presto
No. 6 in A-flat Major: Poco allegro
No. 8 in G Minor: Presto
D’Rivera: Bandoneón (from The Cape Cod Files, commissioned for the
Manasse/Nakamatsu Duo by the Festival on its 30th anniversary,
2009)
Goodwin: Four Views for Clarinet and Piano (2012) (commissioned for
Van Doren by DANSR Inc. and dedicated to the
Manasse/Nakamatsu Duo):

Tuesday, July 29: United Methodist Church, Orleans, 7:30 p.m. Boston Cello Quartet (Blaise Déjardin, Adam Esbensen, Mihail Jojatu, Alexandre Lecarme).
Program: Mozart: Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio (arranged by Blaise
Déjardin)
Mendelssohn: Scherzo from A Midsummer Night’s Dream (arranged by
Blaise Déjardin)
Debussy: Reverie (arranged by Blaise Déjardin)
Popper: Suite for Two Cellos, Opus 16 (arranged by Emilio Colón)
Dance of the Elves (arranged by Blaise Déjardin)
Chabrier: España, rapsodie pour orchestre (arranged by Blaise Déjardin)
Williams: Theme from Angela’s Ashes (arranged by Blaise Déjardin)
Sanlikol: The Blue Typhoon (arranged by Blaise Déjardin)
Anderson: Fiddle-Faddle (arranged by Blaise Déjardin)
Déjardin: Variations on a New World

Thursday, July 31: First Congregational Church, Wellfleet, 7:30 p.m. Emerson String Quartet (Eugene Drucker, violin; Philip Setzer, violin; Lawrence Dutton, viola; Paul Watkins, cello); Jon Manasse, clarinet.
Program: Haydn: String Quartet in G Minor; Opus 20 No. 3, Hob. III.33
Mozart: Quintet in A Major for Clarinet and Strings, K. 581
Beethoven: String Quartet in F Minor, Opus 95 (“Serioso”)

Tuesday, August 5: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m. Martin Beaver, violin; Julian Schwarz, cello; Natasha Paremski, piano; Jon Nakamatsu, piano.
Program: Turina: Trio No. 2 in B Minor for Violin, Cello, and Piano
Brahms: Sonata No. 1 in G Major for Piano and Violin, Op. 78
Beethoven: Trio in G Major for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Opus 1 No. 2

Wednesday, August 6: First Congregational Church, Chatham, 7:30 p.m. Amit Peled, cello; Noreen Polera, piano.
Program: Bach: Suite No. 1 in G Major for Unaccompanied Cello, BWV 1007
Kopytman: Kaddish for Cello and Piano
Tsintsadze: Five Folk Pieces for Cello and Piano (1950)
Rachmaninoff: Sonata in G Minor for Cello and Piano, Opus 19

Friday, August 8: First Congregational Church, Wellfleet, 7:30 p.m. Martin Beaver, violin; Julian Schwarz, cello; Natasha Paremski, piano; Jon Nakamatsu, piano.
Program: Stravinsky: Suite Italienne for Cello and Piano (after the ballet Pulcinella,
arranged for cello and piano with Gregor Piatigorsky)
Rachmaninoff: Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 36
Mendelssohn: Trio in D Minor for Violin, Cello, and Piano, Op. 49

Monday, August 11: Provincetown Art Association and Museum, 7:30 p.m. Cypress String Quartet (Cecily Ward, violin; Tom Stone, violin; Ethan Filner, viola; Jennifer Kloetzel, cello).
Program: Schubert: String Quartet in C Minor, D. 703 (“Quartettsatz”)
Ruehr: String Quartet No. 6 (2012) for Todd Donovan [first East Coast
performance]
Dvorak: String Quartet in E-flat Major, Opus 51

Tuesday, August 12: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m. Cypress String Quartet (Cecily Ward, violin; Tom Stone, violin; Ethan Filner, viola; Jennifer Kloetzel, cello).
Program: Haydn: String Quartet in D Major, Opus 76, No. 5 (“Largo”)
Schulhoff: Divertimento for String Quartet (1914)
Dvorak: String Quartet in E-flat Major, Opus 51

Friday, August 15: First Congregational Church, Wellfleet, 7:30 p.m. ‘The Retro Concert: A Look Back.’ Stephanie Chase, violin; Nicholas Kitchen, violin; Yeesun Kim, cello; Laurence Lesser, cello; Carol Wincenc, flute; Jon Klibonoff, piano.
Program: Kreisler: Praeludium and Allegro for Violin and Piano (“Pugnani”)
Crumb: Sonata for Solo Cello (1955)
Debussy: Syrinx (for solo flute), L. 129
Horovitz: Valdemosa (No. 2 from “Two Majorcan Pieces”)
Fauré: Morceau de concours (1898)
Dinicu: Hora Staccato (1906)
Ravel: Tzigane (1924)
Mendelssohn: Trio in C Minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Opus 66

Sunday, August 17: Dennis Union Church, 3 p.m. Escher String Quartet (Adam Barnett-Hart, violin; Aaron Boyd, violin; Pierre Lapointe, viola; Dane Johansen, cello).
Program: Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Opus 13
Zemlinsky: String Quartet (“Suite”) No. 4, Opus 25
Dvorak: String Quartet No. 8 in E Major, Opus 80 (B. 57)

Tuesday, August 19: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m. The Borromeo String Quartet (Nicholas Kitchen, violin; Kristopher Tong, violin; Mai Motobuchi, viola; Yeesun Kim, cello).
Program: Schubert: String Quartet No. 15 in G Major, D. 887
Dvorak: String Quartet No. 11 in C Major, Opus 61

Wednesday, August 20: First Congregational Church, Chatham, 7:30 p.m. Elizabeth Mann, flute; Pedro Diaz, oboe; Jon Manasse, clarinet; Joseph Anderer, horn; Cynde Iverson, bassoon; Jon Nakamatsu, piano.
Program: Poulenc: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (1962)
Beethoven: Quintet in E-flat Major for Piano, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, and
Bassoon, Opus 16
Thuille: Sextet in B-flat Major for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon,
and Piano, Opus 6

Friday, August 22: First Congregational Church, Wellfleet, 7:30 p.m. Elizabeth Mann, flute; Pedro Diaz, oboe; Jon Manasse, clarinet; Joseph Anderer, horn; Cynde Iverson, bassoon; Jon Nakamatsu, piano; Julia DeRosa, oboe; Liam Burke, clarinet; Laura Weiner, horn; Nanci Belmont, bassoon.
Program: Beethoven: Trio in G Major for Piano, Flute, and Bassoon (1783), WoO
37
Blumer: Sextet (“Original Theme with Variations”) for Flute, Oboe,
Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon, and Piano, Opus 45
Mozart: Serenade in E-flat Major for two Oboes, two Clarinets, two
Horns, and two Bassoons, K. 375

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

$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. Emerson String Quartet concert: $50 (whether individually purchased or as part of the three-concert package).

Tickets to July 27 Gala: Sponsor: $150; Patron: $200.