JetBlue Support to Help Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival’s New Raffle Program Take Flight

Travel vouchers for two JetBlue roundtrip flights will be the top prizes in a new raffle program introduced by the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival, whose 36th season will open in Wellfleet on July 31. The vouchers will be valid for round-trip flights on the airline between any city and any non-stop city as published on www.jetblue.com/wherewejet (subject to applicable terms and conditions).

In addition to the JetBlue vouchers, other prizes will include hotel stays and dinners, as well as tickets to a variety of concerts– for example, by Festival artistic directors Jon Nakamatsu and Jon Manasse with the Cape Cod Symphony in September, and the Borromeo String Quartet at Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in February 2016. Additional prizes are being reviewed.

Raffles will be sold over the course of the summer, in the Festival offices, at concerts, and other locales, at $25 each or $100 for five. The drawing will be held during intermission at the last concert, in Wellfleet, on August 28.

Following record-breaking attendance during its 35th anniversary season, the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival’s upcoming season will include 13 compelling concerts over four weeks in seven dispersed venues across the Cape, from Provincetown to Cotuit, 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. The August 2 Festival Gala in South Yarmouth will begin at 6 p.m., and the August 24 picnic at Wellfleet Preservation Hall will begin at 5 p.m. 

The complete Festival schedule is as follows:

Friday, July 31: ‘The Rising Star’: First Congregational Church, Wellfleet, 7:30 p.m. Yevgeny Kutik, violin; Spencer Myer, piano.

Program:   Mendelssohn: Sonata in F Major for Violin and Piano (1838)

                        Prokofiev: Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Opus 80

                        Debussy: Beau Soir (1887-88) [transcribed for the violin by Jascha Heifetz]

                        Stravinsky: Divertimento from the ballet The Fairy’s Kiss [version for violin and piano by Stravinsky/Dushkin]

                        Ravel: Tzigane

Sunday, August 2: ‘The Cape Gala’: Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, 6 p.m. Manasse/Nakamatsu Duo (Jon Manasse, clarinet; Jon Nakamatsu, piano); Julian Schwarz, cello; Marika Bournaki, piano.

Program:   Messager: Solo de Concours for Clarinet and Piano (1899)

                        Schumann: Adagio and Allegro for Cello and Piano, Opus 70

                        Boccherini: Sonata No. 6 in A Major for Cello and Piano, G. 4

                        Tchaikovsky: Pezzo capriccioso, Opus 62

                        Brahms: Trio in A Minor for Piano, Clarinet and Cello, Opus 114; fourth movement: Allegro                       

Monday, August 3: ‘Dance!’ Provincetown Art Association and Museum, 7:30 p.m. Imani Winds (Valerie Coleman, flute; Toyin Spellman-Diaz, oboe; Mariam Adam, clarinet; Jeff Scott, horn; Monica Ellis, bassoon).

Program:   Valerie Coleman: Red Clay and Mississippi Delta (“Jazz Scherzo”) (2010)

                        Villa-Lobos: Quinteto em forma de chôros, W231 (1928)

                        Paquito D’Rivera: Kites over Havana (arranged by Valerie Coleman) (2010)

                        Astor Piazolla: Contrabajissimo (arranged by Jeff Scott)

                        Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade (arranged by Jonathan Russell)

                        (Traditional): Two Klezmer Dances (arranged by Gene Kavadio):

                                    Khosidl

                                    Freylekh

Thursday, August 6: ‘The Emerson Returns with Nakamatsu’: First Congregational Church, Wellfleet, 7:30 p.m. Jon Nakamatsu, piano; Emerson String Quartet (Eugene Drucker, violin; Philip Setzer, violin; Lawrence Dutton, viola; Paul Watkins, cello).

Program:   Haydn: String Quartet in G Major; Opus 76, No. 1, Hob. III.75

                        Dvorak: String Quartet in F Major, Opus 96 (“American”)

                        Schumann: Quintet in E-flat Major for Piano and Strings, Opus 44

Monday, August 10: ‘Denmark in Dennis, The Art of Fugue’: Dennis Union Church, 7:30 p.m. Danish  String Quartet (Frederik Ǿland, violin; Rune Tonsgaard Sǿrensen, violin; Asbjǿrn Nǿrgaard, viola; Fredrik Schǿyen Sjölin, cello).

Program:   Mendelssohn: Capriccio and Fugue from Four Pieces for String Quartet, Opus 81

                        Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 9 in E-flat Major, Opus 117

                        A. Schnittke: String Quartet No. 3 (1983)

                        Beethoven: Grosse Fuge, Opus 133

Tuesday, August 11: ‘Boston on the Cape’: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m. The Boston Trio (Irina Muresanu, violin; Astrid Schween, cello; Heng-Jin Park, piano)

Program:   Fauré: Trio in D Minor for Violin, Cello and Piano, Opus 120

                        John Musto: Piano Trio

                        Arensky: Trio No. 1 in D Minor for Violin, Cello and Piano, Opus 32

Wednesday, August 12: ‘The Duo Celebrates Deborah’: First Congregational Church, Chatham, 7:30 p.m. Manasse/Nakamatsu Duo (Jon Manasse, clarinet; Jon Nakamatsu, piano).

Program:   Messager: Solo de concours for Clarinet and Piano (1899)

                        Debussy: Première Rhapsodie for Clarinet and Piano (1909-10)

                        Schubert: Four Impromptus for Piano, Opus 90 (D. 899)

                        Brahms: Sonata in E-flat Major for Clarinet and Piano, Opus 120, No. 2

                        Goodwin: Four Views for Clarinet and Piano (2012) [commissioned by Van Doren by DANSR Inc. and dedicated to the Manasse/Nakamatsu Duo]

Tuesday, August 18: ‘The Jupiter Residency I’: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m.  Jon Nakamatsu, piano; Jupiter String Quartet (Nelson Lee, violin, Meg Freivogel, violin; Liz Freivogel, viola; Daniel McDonough, cello).   

Program:   Beethoven: String Quartet in F Major, Opus 18, No. 1

                        Brahms: Sonata No. 1 in E Minor for Piano and Cello, Opus 38

                        Dohnányi: Quintet No. 1 in C Minor for Piano and String Quartet, Opus 1 

Wednesday, August 19: The Elizabeth G. Beinecke Concert; ‘The Jupiter Residency II’: United Methodist Church, Orleans, 7:30 p.m. Jupiter String Quartet (Nelson Lee, violin, Meg Freivogel, violin; Liz Freivogel, viola; Daniel McDonough, cello).

Program:   Haydn: String Quartet in B-flat Major, Opus 76, No. 4 (“Sunrise”)

                        Hodkinson: String Quartet No. 7 (2014)

                        Beethoven: String Quartet in C Major, Opus 59, No. 3 (“Razumovsky”)        

Friday, August 21: ‘The Jupiter Residency III’: First Congregational Church, Wellfleet, 7:30 p.m. Brian Zeger, piano; Jupiter String Quartet (Nelson Lee, violin, Meg Freivogel, violin; Liz Freivogel, viola; Daniel McDonough, cello).

Program:   Schubert: Notturno (Adagio) in E-flat Major, Opus 148 (D. 897)

                        Bartok: String Quartet No. 4

                        Brahms: Quartet in C Minor for Piano, Violin, Viola and Cello, Opus 60

Tuesday, August 25: ‘Amazing Brass’: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m. American Brass Quintet (Kevin Cobb, trumpet; Louis Hanzlik, trumpet; Eric Reed, horn; Michael Powell, trombone; John D. Rojak, bass trombone).

Program:   Thomas Morley: Elizabethan Ayres (edited by Raymond Mase)

                        Ludwig Maurer: Five Pieces

                        David Sampson: Chesapeake (2010)

                        Stephen Foster: Suite from The Social Orchestra (edited by Raymond Mase)

                        Josquin Des Prés: Chansons (edited by Raymond Mase)

                        Joan Tower: Copperwave (2006)

Wednesday, August 26: The J. Francesca C. Rullman Concert; ‘Borromeo’s 25th’: First Congregational Church, Chatham, 7:30 p.m. Borromeo String Quartet (Nicholas Kitchen, violin; Kristopher Tong, violin; Mai Motobuchi, viola; Yeesun Kim, cello).

Program:   Beethoven: String Quartet in A Minor, Opus 132

                        Schubert: Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, D. 810 (“Death and the Maiden”)

Friday, August 28: ‘Grand Finale’: First Congregational Church, Wellfleet, 7:30 p.m. Nicholas Kitchen, violin; Mai Motobuchi, viola; Yeesun Kim, cello; Tony Falanga, bass; Jon Manasse, clarinet; Eric Reed, horn; Cynde Iverson, bassoon; Kevin Cobb, trumpet; John D. Rojak, trombone; Ted Atkatz, percussion; Jon Nakamatsu, piano; Daniel Okrent, narrator; Nick Delbanco, the Soldier; Wendy Doniger, the Devil. 

Program:   Stravinsky: L’histoire du Soldat Suite (The Soldier’s Tale) (1920)

                        Dohnányi: Sextet in C Major for Piano, Clarinet, Horn and String Trio, Opus 37

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

Orders received on or before June 30: $34 general admission; $15 for college students with ID); FREE for attendees 18 and under. General admission to three or more concerts: $32 per ticket. Emerson String Quartet concert: $50 (whether individually purchased or as part of the three-concert package).

Orders received on or after July 1: $38 general admission; $15 for college students (with ID); 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).

Tickets to August 2 Gala: Sponsor: $150; Patron: $200.

 Special first-time ticket buyer’s price: Details available by calling Festival office.