Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival Presents Preseason Concert: Curtis Institute of Music Artists Perform in Orleans

The Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival (CCCMF), celebrating 37 years as Cape Cod’s source for exceptional chamber music performance, presents Curtis on Tour, featuring artists from the Curtis Institute of Music. This 2016 preseason concert will be held on Thursday, March 17 at 5 pm at Orleans United Methodist Church, 73 Main Street, Orleans. Tickets are $20, available at the door.

The diverse concert program features Impressionist masterpieces by Claude Debussy (Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp) and Maurice Ravel (Shéhérazade), as well as contemporary works by Lowell Liebermann (Sonata for Flute and Harp) and Curtis composition faculty member Richard Danielpour (Beloved Night). The artists’ appearance on Cape Cod is part of an East Coast tour, with stops in Boston as well as New Brunswick, NJ.

Performers include Elena Perroni (soprano), Brendan Dooley (flute), Curtis Institute alumnus Scott St. John (violin and viola), and Will Chow (cello), joined by Curtis faculty member Elizabeth Hainen (harp), who is also principal harpist for Philadelphia Orchestra.

Curtis on Tour is the global touring initiative of the Curtis Institute of Music. An expression of the school’s “learn by doing” philosophy, it offers students real-world, professional touring experience alongside celebrated alumni and faculty. In addition to performances, students frequently offer master classes, in-school demonstrations, and other community engagement activities. Since Curtis on Tour was established in 2008, students, faculty, and alumni have traveled to more than 50 destinations in Europe, Asia, and the Americas, with new venues added each year. Curtis on Tour is generously funded by Nina von Maltzahn through the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation.

For more information about Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival’s 2016 season, performers and mission, visit capecodchambermusic.org, or follow Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival on Facebook and Twitter. For directions or information about Orleans United Methodist Church, visit oumccapecod.org.

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 37th 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 capecodchambermusic.org, or follow Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival on Facebook and Twitter.