Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival Celebrates Works of Strauss, Brahms

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Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival (CCCMF), celebrating its 38th season as Cape Cod’s premiere presenter of summer chamber music presents Strauss’ Piano Quartet  featuring works by Strauss, Brahms and Enescu on Thursday, August 10, 7:30 pm at First Congregational Church, 650 Main Street, Chatham.

In Strauss’ Piano Quartet, critically acclaimed favorite instrumentalists join CCCMF Co-Artistic Director Jon Nakamatsu to perform Richard Strauss’ only piano quartet with its’ soaring melodies and thrilling intensity.  Being that Strauss was heavily influenced and inspired by the works of Johannes Brahms, an appropriate program inclusion is Brahms’ ‘Sonata No. 2 in A Major for Violin and Piano, Opus 100’.  George Enescu’s ‘Piece in F Major for Viola and Piano’ opens the program.

Joining Nakamatsu for the performance are Adam Barnett-Hart (First Violin, Escher String Quartet), Rebecca Young (Associate Principal Viola, New York Philharmonic), Daniel McDonough (cellist, Jupiter String Quartet) and Susan Grace (soloist and pianist, Quattro Mani).

Program:        Adam Barnett-Hart, violin

Rebecca Young, viola
Daniel McDonough, cello
Susan Grace, piano
Jon Nakamatsu, piano

GEORGE ENESCU (1881 – 1955)
Piece in F Major for Viola and Piano (1906)

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833 – 1897)
Sonata No. 2 in A Major for Violin and Piano, Opus 100
Allegro amabile
Andante tranquillo
Allegretto grazioso (quasi Andante)

RICHARD STRAUSS (1864 – 1949)
Quartet in C Minor for Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano, Opus 13
Allegro
Scherzo: Presto
Andante
Finale: Vivace

CCCMF’s 38th summer season features 12 compelling concerts from August 1 through 25 at 7:30 pm in locations throughout the region.

Tickets ordered on or before June 30: $34 general admission; $15 for college students (with ID); admission is 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)

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 and online ticket orders are available until 12 noon on the day of each concert.

For more 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.

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