Instruments, Voices Featured in Remaining Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival Concerts

Ying Quartet, Chatham Chorale Chamber Singers and Vocal Soloists Perform

Who: Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival
What: 37th Season of Concerts
Where: Wellfleet, Chatham and Orleans
When: August 18, 21, 23 and 25

Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival 37th season presents four remaining concerts through August 25 culminating in an intriguing collection of vocal and instrumental performances, featuring Chatham Chorale Chamber Singers and celebrity chamber music ensemble The Ying Quartet, amongst others.

In A Mass at the Opera, the little-known Gioachino Rossini masterwork Petite Messe Solenelle takes center stage in its first Festival premiere.  Composed for piano, harmonium (organ), chamber choir and four vocal soloists, the work is more opera than mass, demonstrating the splendor of Rossini at his best.  Hear unforgettable tune after tune of brilliant chamber writing crafted by The Chatham Chorale Chamber Singers under the masterful baton of Conductor Joe Marchio, with phenomenal soloists Ilana Davidson, soprano, Lara Nie, alto, William Ferguson, tenor and Tyler Duncan, bass, accompanied by CCCMF Co-Artistic Director Jon Nakamatsu, piano and Donald Enos, organ.  The concert performs on Friday, August 18, 7:30 pm at First Congregational Church, 200 Main Street, Wellfleet.

Celebrity chamber music ensemble Ying Quartet stays in residency during the Festival’s final week in its debut appearance, with three diverse concert programs.

On Monday, August 21 at 7:30 pm, the concert The Ying Quartet offers Beethoven’s monumental C Major String Quartet caps off a stunning evening of both subtlety and fireworks.  The concert performs at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 204 Monument Road, Orleans.

The Art of Song, on Wednesday, August 23, 7:30 pm is held at Chatham Congregational Church, 650 Main Street.  An evening of enchanting lyricism awaits as CCCMF’s Artistic Directors Jon Manasse and Jon Nakamatsu join soprano Ilana Davidson and members of the Ying Quartet to explore the genius and melodic invention of Mozart, Schubert and Mendelssohn.

The season comes to a brilliant close with The Brahms Quintets on Friday, August 25, 7:30 pm at Wellfleet Congregational Church, 200 Main Street.  This breathtaking finale features two of chamber music’s most celebrated masterworks: The Clarinet Quintet and the Piano Quintet of Johannes Brahms performed by the Ying Quartet, together with Artistic Directors Manasse and Nakamatsu.

The Ying Quartet occupies a position of unique prominence in the classical music world, combining brilliantly communicative performances with a fearlessly imaginative view of chamber music in today’s world. Now in its second decade, the Quartet has established itself as an ensemble of the highest musical qualifications in its tours across the United States and abroad. Their performances regularly take place in many of the world’s most important concert halls, from Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House. At the same time, the Quartet’s belief that concert music can also be a meaningful part of everyday life has also drawn the foursome to perform in settings as diverse as the workplace, schools, juvenile prisons, and the White House.

Final Four Concert Schedule:

Friday, August 18, 7:30 p.m.
A Mass at the Opera
First Congregational Church, 200 Main Street, Wellfleet
Ilana Davidson, soprano; Lara Nie, alto; William Ferguson, tenor; Tyler Duncan, baritone; Donald Enos, organ; Jon Nakamatsu, piano; Chatham Chorale Chamber Singers; Joseph Marcio, conductor

Monday, August 21, 7:30 p.m.
Ying Residency:  The Ying Quartet
Church of the Holy Spirit, 204 Monument Road, Orleans
Ying Quartet (Robin Scott, violin; Janet Ying, violin; Phillip Ying, viola; David Ying, cello)

Wednesday, August 23, 7:30 p.m.
Ying Residency: The Art of Song
First Congregational Church, 650 Main Street, Chatham
Ying Quartet (Robin Scott, violin; Janet Ying, violin; Phillip Ying, viola; David Ying, cello)
Ilana Davidson, soprano; Jon Manasse, clarinet; Jon Nakamatsu, piano

Friday, August 25, 7:30 p.m.
Ying Residency: The Brahms Quintets
First Congregational Church, 200 Main Street, Wellfleet
Ying Quartet (Robin Scott, violin; Janet Ying, violin; Phillip Ying, viola; David Ying, cello)
Jon Manasse, clarinet; Jon Nakamatsu, piano

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

Photo:
Top Center:  The Ying Quartet, by J. Adam Fenster