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Aug
4
Fri
The Power of Wind at Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival
Aug 4 @ 7:30 pm
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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 The Power of Wind, on Friday, August 4, 7:30 pm at First Congregational Church, 200 Main Street, Wellfleet.  The concert is performed by a star-studded wind octet including Festival Artistic Directors Jon Manasse on clarinet, accompanied by Jon Nakamatsu on piano.

The Power of Wind offers Wellfleet concert goers a first-of-season delight featuring works of Mendelssohn, Beethoven and a performance highlight – Mozart’s rarely performed Serenade in E-flat Major K. 375.  Artistic Directors Manasse and Nakamatsu have gathered some of the world’s finest wind virtuosi and four rising stars for this evening of revelation and excitement.  Instrumentalists selected for the program include Randall Ellis, oboe, Timothy Gocklin, oboe, Alec Manasse, clarinet, Eric Reed, horn, Eric Huckins, horn, Cynde Iverson, bassoon and Thomas English, bassoon.

Program:       

FELIX MENDELSSOHN (1809 – 1847)

Konzertstück No. 1 in F Minor for Clarinet, Bassoon and Piano, Opus 113

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770 – 1827)

Quintet in E-flat Major for Piano, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn and Bassoon, Opus 16
Grave; Allegro ma non troppo
Andante cantabile
Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756 – 1791)

Serenade (octet) in E-flat Major for 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Horns and 2 Bassoons; K. 375
Allegro maestoso
Menuetto I; Trio I
Adagio
Menuetto II; Trio II
Finale: Allegro

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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Aug
5
Sat
Ariel’s Royal Princess Celebration at The Company Theatre
Aug 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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The Company Theatre presents a special family-friendly benefit event, Ariel’s Royal Princess Celebration!, featuring The Little Mermaid along with her princess friends on Saturday, August 5, from 2 to 4 pm, at The Company Theatre Center for the Arts. Children age 4 and up are welcome to attend accompanied by an adult, princess costumes encouraged for all.  The event is presented by The Company Theatre in collaboration with Sharon Chase Events.  Proceeds will benefit the theatre’s student scholarship fund and future accessibility renovations.

This interactive event will benefit two important causes at The Company Theatre.  At the heart of the theatre’s mission, funding for scholarships for underserved students allow youth to attend programs they may otherwise not experience.  Most recently, the facility has taken on the goal to become fully-accessible to all, with important elevator renovations and accessibility updates in progress. These costly endeavors will be supported by this and future events.

Enter a land of wonder and imagination!  Princes and princesses receive the royal treatment gaining VIP (Very Important Princess) status for the day.  The grounds surrounding the theatre will be full of activity stations and treats.  Admission includes a glitter manicure, photos with grand princesses and princes, fairytale face painting with Rapunzel, a Royal Coronation Ceremony, and make your own necklace station with a Hawaiian Princess.  Fairytale favorite Belle gathers children around for princess story time, while clouds of bubbles transform the sky to a magical kingdom. Fulfill that dream of a singalong with Ariel before making your grand escape at the Aladdin and Jasmine Magic Carpet Ride.

Treats take on royal splendor with themed cookies, cupcakes, tea sandwiches and sweets from regional favorite vendors supporting the cause.

The Royal Mermaid Princess Package includes a Magical Unicorn ride, a backstage theatre tour with a surprise guest appearance, a VIP swag bag, and a journey through Ariel’s Grotto candy buffet.

Admission to Ariel’s Royal Princess Celebration is $45 per child ages 4 and up, accompanied by one adult, admitted free of charge. All children under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Admission serves as a tax-deductible donation to the non-profit theatre. The Royal Mermaid Princess Package is $75 per person.  Admission is limited to capacity, advance ticket purchase is recommended.  Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling The Company Theatre box office at 781-871-2787.

For the latest information and to purchase tickets to The Company Theatre’s programs and performances, including the current production of The Little Mermaid, please visit www.companytheatre.com, or follow The Company Theatre Center for the Arts on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

 

Princess and Mermaid Photos by Zoe Bradford

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Aug
7
Mon
Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival’s Three Emersons and One Jon
Aug 7 @ 7:30 pm
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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 Three Emersons and One Jon performed by members of world renowned Emerson String Quartet and CCCMF Artistic Director, pianist Jon Nakamatsu on Monday, August 7, 7:30 pm at First Congregational Church, 200 Main Street, Wellfleet.

Members of the legendary Emerson String Quartet return for their fifth consecutive CCCMF appearance.  In the absence of violinist Philip Setzer, on temporary hiatus, Nakamatsu joins the ensemble to perform a specially crafted program for the collected ensemble.   Setzer’s colleagues, Eugene Drucker, violin, Lawrence Dutton, viola and Paul Watkins, cello, return bringing their signature musical magic to the Festival, always a favorite performance of the season.

The Emerson String Quartet has amassed an unparalleled list of achievements over four decades: more than thirty acclaimed recordings, nine Grammys® (including two for Best Classical Album), three Gramophone Awards, the Avery Fisher Prize, Musical America’s “Ensemble of the Year” and collaborations with many of the greatest artists of our time.

The arrival of Paul Watkins in 2013 has had a profound effect on the Emerson Quartet. Mr. Watkins, a distinguished soloist, award-winning conductor, and devoted chamber musician, joined the ensemble in its 37th season, and his dedication and enthusiasm have infused the Quartet with a warm, rich tone and a palpable joy in the collaborative process. The reconfigured group has been praised by critics and fans alike around the world. “The Emerson brought the requisite virtuosity to every phrase. But this music is equally demanding emotionally and intellectually, and the group’s powers of concentration and sustained intensity were at least as impressive.” The New York Times

The 2016-17 season marks the Emerson Quartet’s 40th Anniversary, and highlights of this milestone year reflect all aspects of the Quartet’s venerable artistry with high-profile projects and collaborations, commissions and recordings. Universal Music Group has reissued their entire Deutsche Grammophon discography in a 52-CD boxed set. After recent engagements together at the Kennedy Center and Tanglewood, illustrious soprano Renée Fleming joins the Emerson at Walt Disney Concert Hall, performing works by Alban Berg and Egon Wellesz from their first collaborative recording, released by Decca in fall of 2015. The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center has programmed celebratory concerts at Alice Tully Hall, as well as in Chicago and Purchase, NY, in October: the Calidore Quartet teams up with the Emerson for the Mendelssohn Octet, and the Emerson gives the New York premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Shroud (co-commissioned by CMS). Former Emerson cellist David Finckel appears as a special guest for Schubert’s Quintet in C Major. In May 2017, international acclaimed pianist Yefim Bronfman will join the Quartet for a performance of the Brahms Quintet at Carnegie Hall. Additional highlights include a concert with clarinetist David Shifrin as part of the Quartet’s season-long residency at Chamber Music Northwest in Portland, Oregon, as well as a collaboration with cellist Clive Greensmith for the Schubert Quintet at the Soka Performing Arts Center in California. The Emerson continues its series at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC for its 38th season, and the quartet members have been selected as Artistic Advisors for Wolf Trap’s Chamber Music at The Barns in Virginia, curating the series in celebration of its 20th season. On April 21, 2017 the Quartet releases its latest album, Chaconnes and Fantasias: Music of Britten and Purcell, the first release on Universal Music Classics’ new US classical record label, Decca Gold.

Multiple tours of Europe comprise dates in Austria, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, The Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom (including Wigmore Hall for a 40th Anniversary Gala); the Quartet also tours South America and Asia.

Formed in 1976 and based in New York City, the Emerson was one of the first quartets whose violinists alternated in the first chair position. The Emerson Quartet, which took its name from the American poet and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson, is Quartet-in-Residence at Stony Brook University. During the spring of 2016, full-time Stony Brook faculty members Philip Setzer and Lawrence Dutton received the honor of Distinguished Professor, and part-time faculty members Eugene Drucker and Paul Watkins were awarded the title of Honorary Distinguished Professor. In January 2015, the Quartet received the Richard J. Bogomolny National Service Award, Chamber Music America’s highest honor, in recognition of its significant and lasting contribution to the chamber music field.

American pianist Jon Nakamatsu continues to draw unanimous praise as a true aristocrat of the keyboard, whose playing combines elegance, clarity, and electrifying power. A native of California, Nakamatsu came to international attention in 1997 when he was named Gold Medalist of the Tenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, the only American to have achieved this distinction since 1981. He has performed widely in North and South America, Europe, and the Far East, collaborating with such conductors as James Conlon, Marek Janowski, Raymond Leppard, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Osmo Vänskä and Hans Vonk, and has also performed at a White House concert during the Clinton presidency.  Nakamatsu records exclusively for harmonia mundi usa, which has released thirteen CDs to date. His all-Gershwin recording with Jeff Tyzik and the Rochester Philharmonic featuring Rhapsody in Blue and the Concerto in F rose to number three on Billboard’s classical music charts, earning extraordinary critical praise. Of his most recent release on the label, a 2014 solo disc of the piano works of Robert Schumann, BBC Music Magazine states that “Nakamatsu clarifies Schumann’s mid-range saturated textures to a remarkable degree, reveling in its fantastic imaginings with rapier-like precision and effortless command.”

Program:        Members of Emerson String Quartet:

Eugene Drucker, violin
Lawrence Dutton, viola
Paul Watkins, cello

Jon Nakamatsu, piano

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756 – 1791)
Divertimento in E-flat Major for Violin, Viola and Cello, KV 563
Allegro
Adagio
Menuetto: Allegretto; Trio
Andante
Menuetto: Allegretto; Trio I, Trio II
Allegro

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833 – 1897)
Quartet in G Minor for Piano, Violin, Viola and Cello, Opus 25
Allegro
Intermezzo: Allegro ma non troppo; Trio
Andante con moto
Rondo alla Zingarese

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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Aug
8
Tue
The Teacher and the Student at Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival
Aug 8 @ 7:30 pm
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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 The Teacher and the Student, on Tuesday, August 8, 7:30 pm at Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road, Cotuit.

The Teacher and Student offers insight into the compositional juxtaposition of styles between master Czech composer Antonín Dvóřak and his then-teen student Joseph Suk.  Dvóřak’s Three Slavonic Dances and Trio in E Minor for Violin, Cello, and Piano, Opus 90 (‘Dumky Trio’), paired with Suk’s impressive Quartet in A Minor for Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano, Opus 1 reveal the similarities and differences of two of romanticism’s most passionate and prolific composers through their lifetime as a fascinating student-mentor duo.  In addition to Festival Artistic Director Jon Nakamatsu on piano, the evening features a spectacular roster of instrumentalists, including Adam Barnett-Hart, violin, Rebecca Young, viola, Daniel McDonough, cello and Susan Grace, piano.

Program:        Antonín Dvóřak (1841 – 1904)

Three Slavonic Dances, Opus 46
No. 1 in C Major
No. 6 in A-flat Major
No. 8 in G Minor

Trio in E Minor for Violin, Cello and Piano, Opus 90 (“Dumky”)
Lento maestoso; Allegro quasi doppio movimento
Poco Adagio
Andante
Andante moderato (quasi tempo di Marcia)
Allegro
Lento maestoso; Vivace

Josef Suk (1874 – 1935)
Quartet in A Minor for Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano, Opus 1
Allegro appassionato
Adagio
Allegro con fuoco

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 2016 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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Aug
10
Thu
Strauss’ Piano Quartet at Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival
Aug 10 @ 7:30 pm
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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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Aug
14
Mon
SSC Piano Camp
Aug 14 @ 9:00 am
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SSC welcomes five world-class pianist/educators to camp faculty

South Shore Conservatory announces its first summer SSC Piano Camp, from August 14 through 18, 9 am to 4 pm, at One Conservatory Drive, Hingham.

“The piano can be a very lonely instrument,” says SSC Piano Department Chair Jonathan Roberts.  “Young pianists don’t often have the social opportunities and camaraderie that string, voice, and wind students have with orchestra, chorus, and band class. This new camp offers that missing component.”

SSC Piano Camp is open to students of all levels, from ages 5 to 18. Classes include diverse age-appropriate activities such as keyboard/rhythm games, masterclasses, piano ensemble (duets and six-hand piano), improvisation, technology, music theory, and more.  Each day ends with a fun, casual student recital in the Jane Carr Amphitheater, where the students can show off what they have learned.

In addition to Roberts and SSC piano faculty members Lauren Whittaker, who teaches Suzuki piano and Piano FUNdamentals, and Ed Broms who specializes in improvisation, songwriting, and ear training, the camp faculty includes world-class pianists Julie Knerr, Irina Gorin, Marilyn Lowe, Mario Ajero and Zsolt Bognár.

Knerr, the co-author of the incredibly popular Piano Safari piano method, has worked extensively in the development of musicianship and proper piano technique in young students, imparting major impact on a generation of piano teachers.  Gorin is one of the most established pedagogues for children in the United States and beyond. In addition, she contributes to the enrichment of piano teachers by regularly conducting workshops and masterclasses. Lowe is the creator of the Music Moves for Piano series, which helps the youngest piano students learn music in the same manner that they learn language.

Ajero, professor of piano at Stephen F. Austin State University, is internationally recognized as an authority in music technology in piano pedagogy and music education. Dr. Ajero’s YouTube channel has over 16,000 followers.  He hosts “The Piano Podcast with Mario Ajero.” Bognár has traveled as recitalist, chamber musician, and concerto soloist throughout the United States, Europe and Japan. He is also the host of the growing online film series, “Living the Classical Life,” highlighting the world, work and process of today’s most famous performers and musical personalities.

For more information about SSC Piano Camp tuition and registration, visit http://sscmusic.org/piano-camp.html, call 781-749-7565, ext. 10 or follow South Shore Conservatory on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram.

About South Shore Conservatory

South Shore Conservatory, (SSC) has been providing access to and enriching the lives of South Shore residents through music and the arts for over 45 years. Recognized as a national model for arts education by the National Guild for Community Arts Education, SSC is the largest, not-for-profit, community school for the arts in Massachusetts, serving over 3500 students of all ages and abilities at its two beautiful campuses and in partnership with schools, and social service and community agencies throughout the South Shore. Students participate in more than 50 diverse programs in music, dance and drama, with performance playing an important role in overall education. With more than 100 exceptional musicians on faculty, SSC offers 30 professionally produced concerts annually.  Through innovative partnerships, SSC’s Creative Arts Therapies department supports the mental, emotional, and physical health of some of our community’s underserved members, and the ImagineARTS program strengthens pre-reading skills for young learners in Brockton Schools through integrated music and dramatic play. SSC’s campuses are located at One Conservatory Drive, Hingham, (781-749-7565) and 64 St. George Street, Duxbury (781-934-2731). SSC programs are supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. For more information call us, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram or visit www.sscmusic.org.

In keeping with SSC’s inclusive mission to provide access to quality education in the arts for all, the Conservatory offers programs for all segments of the population to enjoy, regardless of age, ability, geography, and financial means.  Furthermore, South Shore Conservatory admits students and families of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

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Aug
15
Tue
Borromeo and the Ancient Flute at Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival
Aug 15 @ 7:30 pm
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A world premiere performance of Julian Lampert’s ‘Quintet for Flute and String Quartet’ is featured during Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival’s (CCCMF) 38th season during Borromeo and the Ancient Flute, on Tuesday, August 15, 7:30 pm at Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road, Cotuit.  An encore performance will be held on Wednesday, August 16, 7:30 pm at Dennis Union Church, 713 Main Street, Dennis. Composer Julian Lampert and concert flutist Jelle Atema will speak at two companion lectures exploring the genesis of the new work and the background of ancient flutes on Wednesday, August 9, 2 to 4 pm at Eastham Public Library, 10 Samoset Road, Eastham, and on Monday, August 14, 4 pm at Cotuit Public Library, 871 Main Street, Cotuit.

A truly memorable event is in store when Borromeo String Quartet returns for these two special concerts premiering Lampert’s fascinating composition inspired by the poem “Cycles of life”, featuring the sounds of prehistoric flutes. Flute expert and marine biologist Jelle Atema joins the premiere performing with both modern and ancient bone flutes.  Flutes and science combine in Atema’s playable reconstructions of 4,000 and 50,000 year-old bone flutes of Modern Human and Neanderthal origin. He performs on the ancient era replicas, including Divje Babe (“Wild Woman”) flutes, first discovered in 1995 in a Slovenian bear cave, and Swabian Jura flutes, originally excavated from The Upper Danube watershed of the Swabian Jura in Southwest Germany.  The instruments and their replicas are historically fascinating, found to be originally created from materials include swan and vulture bones, mammoth tusk ivory and fossilized cave bear femur, amongst other treasures.

Holland native Jelle Atema studied biology and music in his homeland; and studied in France with Jean-Pierre Rampal. He has performed in Europe, China and the US, and has commissioned works for flute and string quartet by Ezra Laderman: “Single Voice” (premiered in 1991 with the Colorado Quartet) and “The MBL-Suite” (for the 1988 MBL Centennial, premiered in Woods Hole with Rampal and the Colorado Quartet and in New York with Samuel Baron and the Manhattan Quartet).  In his biological research as Boston University’s Professor Emeritus of Biology and Adjunct Scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, he and his students explore the underwater sensory worlds of lobsters, sharks and reef fishes.

Julian Lampert’s hallmark is versatility. His parallel careers as a composer, concert pianist, and distinguished teacher all reflect his fluency in a universal language of music marked by his multi-cultural background.  Born in Russia to a family of French, Polish and Russian origins, Lampert immigrated to the U.S. and settled in Boston, where he was raised and educated.  He has performed extensively around the northeastern U.S., Russia and France.  After studying composition at Amherst College, he began his composition career with the Protopopov’s, the gold-medalist Olympic Figure-Skating legends, composing extensively for their performance tours.  Skilled as a composer and orchestrator across wide-ranging musical styles—from the Renaissance through modern musical developments—he has scored three documentary films.  A friendship with Fred Rogers, creator of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, even inspired compositions for children.  He is also producer and co-host (with his mother, Prof. Lena Miremonde of the Moscow Conservatory) of “The Lena Live Radio Hour,” a weekly program on BBS Internet Radio focusing on the Arts & Sciences.

The visionary performances of the Borromeo String Quartet have established them as one of the most important string quartets of our time.  Now celebrating their 26th year, the Borromeo have performed a vast repertoire worldwide and collaborated with many of today’s great composers and performers.  Audiences and critics alike have championed the Borromeo’s ability to bring back the contemporary fire to often-heard repertoire, while making even the most challenging new music approachable.  They have been trailblazers in the use of laptop computers for reading music.  This method allows them to perform entirely from 4-part scores and also composer’s manuscripts, a revealing and transformative experience that they now teach to students around the world. The quartet features Nicholas Kitchen, violin, Kristopher Tong, violin, Mai Motobuchi, viola and Yeesun Kim, cello.

Program:          Borromeo String Quartet

Jelle Atema, flute and ancestral flute

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756 – 1791)
Adagio and Fugue in C Minor for Strings, K. 546

JULIAN LAMPERT (b. 1973)
Quintet for Flute and String Quartet (2016) World Premiere
Adagio
Mazurka
Adagio
Allegretto

CÉSAR FRANCK (1822 – 1890)
String Quartet in D Major (1889)
Poco lento; Allegro
Scherzo: Vivace
Larghetto
Allegro molto

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 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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Aug
16
Wed
Borromeo and the Ancient Flute at Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival
Aug 16 @ 7:30 pm
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A world premiere performance of Julian Lampert’s ‘Quintet for Flute and String Quartet’ is featured during Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival’s (CCCMF) 38th season during Borromeo and the Ancient Flute, on Tuesday, August 15, 7:30 pm at Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road, Cotuit.  An encore performance will be held on Wednesday, August 16, 7:30 pm at Dennis Union Church, 713 Main Street, Dennis. Composer Julian Lampert and concert flutist Jelle Atema will speak at two companion lectures exploring the genesis of the new work and the background of ancient flutes on Wednesday, August 9, 2 to 4 pm at Eastham Public Library, 10 Samoset Road, Eastham, and on Monday, August 14, 4 pm at Cotuit Public Library, 871 Main Street, Cotuit.

A truly memorable event is in store when Borromeo String Quartet returns for these two special concerts premiering Lampert’s fascinating composition inspired by the poem “Cycles of life”, featuring the sounds of prehistoric flutes. Flute expert and marine biologist Jelle Atema joins the premiere performing with both modern and ancient bone flutes.  Flutes and science combine in Atema’s playable reconstructions of 4,000 and 50,000 year-old bone flutes of Modern Human and Neanderthal origin. He performs on the ancient era replicas, including Divje Babe (“Wild Woman”) flutes, first discovered in 1995 in a Slovenian bear cave, and Swabian Jura flutes, originally excavated from The Upper Danube watershed of the Swabian Jura in Southwest Germany.  The instruments and their replicas are historically fascinating, found to be originally created from materials include swan and vulture bones, mammoth tusk ivory and fossilized cave bear femur, amongst other treasures.

Holland native Jelle Atema studied biology and music in his homeland; and studied in France with Jean-Pierre Rampal. He has performed in Europe, China and the US, and has commissioned works for flute and string quartet by Ezra Laderman: “Single Voice” (premiered in 1991 with the Colorado Quartet) and “The MBL-Suite” (for the 1988 MBL Centennial, premiered in Woods Hole with Rampal and the Colorado Quartet and in New York with Samuel Baron and the Manhattan Quartet).  In his biological research as Boston University’s Professor Emeritus of Biology and Adjunct Scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, he and his students explore the underwater sensory worlds of lobsters, sharks and reef fishes.

Julian Lampert’s hallmark is versatility. His parallel careers as a composer, concert pianist, and distinguished teacher all reflect his fluency in a universal language of music marked by his multi-cultural background.  Born in Russia to a family of French, Polish and Russian origins, Lampert immigrated to the U.S. and settled in Boston, where he was raised and educated.  He has performed extensively around the northeastern U.S., Russia and France.  After studying composition at Amherst College, he began his composition career with the Protopopov’s, the gold-medalist Olympic Figure-Skating legends, composing extensively for their performance tours.  Skilled as a composer and orchestrator across wide-ranging musical styles—from the Renaissance through modern musical developments—he has scored three documentary films.  A friendship with Fred Rogers, creator of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, even inspired compositions for children.  He is also producer and co-host (with his mother, Prof. Lena Miremonde of the Moscow Conservatory) of “The Lena Live Radio Hour,” a weekly program on BBS Internet Radio focusing on the Arts & Sciences.

The visionary performances of the Borromeo String Quartet have established them as one of the most important string quartets of our time.  Now celebrating their 26th year, the Borromeo have performed a vast repertoire worldwide and collaborated with many of today’s great composers and performers.  Audiences and critics alike have championed the Borromeo’s ability to bring back the contemporary fire to often-heard repertoire, while making even the most challenging new music approachable.  They have been trailblazers in the use of laptop computers for reading music.  This method allows them to perform entirely from 4-part scores and also composer’s manuscripts, a revealing and transformative experience that they now teach to students around the world. The quartet features Nicholas Kitchen, violin, Kristopher Tong, violin, Mai Motobuchi, viola and Yeesun Kim, cello.

Program:          Borromeo String Quartet

Jelle Atema, flute and ancestral flute

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756 – 1791)
Adagio and Fugue in C Minor for Strings, K. 546

JULIAN LAMPERT (b. 1973)
Quintet for Flute and String Quartet (2016) World Premiere
Adagio
Mazurka
Adagio
Allegretto

CÉSAR FRANCK (1822 – 1890)
String Quartet in D Major (1889)
Poco lento; Allegro
Scherzo: Vivace
Larghetto
Allegro molto

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 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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Aug
18
Fri
A Mass at the Opera at Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival
Aug 18 @ 7:30 pm
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Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival (CCCMF), in collaboration with Chatham Chorale Chamber Singers, presents A Mass at the Opera, on Friday, August 18, 7:30 pm at First Congregational Church, 200 Main Street, Wellfleet.  The performance features 4 vocal soloists and accompaniment by CCCMF Co-Artistic Director Jon Nakamatsu, piano and Donald Enos, organ.

In its first Festival premiere, the little-known Gioachino Rossini masterwork Petite Messe Solenelletakes center stage in A Mass at the Opera.  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.  Listen to 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.

Created to perform music written for smaller ensembles in more intimate spaces, the Chatham Chorale Chamber Singers have been performing on Cape Cod for more than 40 years as a smaller 25-voice chorus selected from the larger Chatham Chorale.

Rossini composed his Petite messe solenelle at the very end of his life and career, just four years prior to his death in 1868.  Neither “petite” nor “solemn”- more operatic than sacred – the mass is scored brilliantly under his pen.  The audience can count on enjoying a captivating and deeply moving concert experience.

Program:          Chatham Chorale Chamber Singers, Joseph Marchio, conductor

Jon Nakamatsu, piano

Ilana Davidson, soprano
Lara Nie, alto
William Ferguson, tenor
Tyler Duncan, baritone
Donald Enos, organ

GIOACHINO ROSSINI (1792 – 1868)
Petite Messe Solenelle (1864)
Kyrie
Gloria
Gratias
Domine Deus
Qui tollis
Quoniam
Cum Sancto Spiritu
Credo
Crucifixus
Et resurrexit
Et vitam venturi
Offertory (“Prélude religieux”)
Sanctus
O Salutaris
Agnus Dei

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 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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Aug
20
Sun
Shakespeare’s Hamlet Outdoors, Actors Workshop in Plymouth Bay Cultural District
Aug 20 all-day
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Touring company brings outdoor Shakespeare performance back to Plymouth Waterfront

Plymouth Bay Cultural District, America’s hometown destination for arts and culture, presents a two-event Shakespeare series on Sunday, August 20, in collaboration with Brown Box Theatre Project of Maryland.  An Actors Workshop will be held at 4:30 pm at Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North Street; followed by a spectacular outdoor production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet by Brown Box’s company of actors, directed by Kyler Taustin, at 7:30 pm, Memorial State Park stage on the Plymouth waterfront.  In the case of inclement weather, the performance will be held at Spire Center for Performing Arts, 25 ½ Court Street, Plymouth.  The series is sponsored by Plymouth Bay Cultural District and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), with additional funding in part by the Town of Plymouth Promotions Fund.  Both events are free and open to the public, reservations are required for the workshop.

Kicking off the day’s events, an Actors Workshop for attendees age 16 and up engages attendees in a compelling exploration of Shakespeare’s text.  Brown Box teaching artists lead students through a variety of exercises focusing on improvisation, self-expression, and working collaboratively.  Enjoy an introduction o Hamlet prior to the performance, aiding in the understanding of Shakespearean texts.  Participants from all backgrounds and experience levels explore the amazing hidden gems found in Shakespeare’s verse, and the powerful effect of speaking these words aloud.  To make a reservations to attend the Actors Workshop, email andrew@andrewbotieri.com.

Immediately following, workshop and performance attendees are welcome to arrive in full costume regalia and join in on a Shakespearean procession just prior to the performance en route to the waterfront!

In the one-night-only open-air performance at Memorial State Park, murder, treason, intrigue, and betrayal culminate to form the harrowing and timeless theatrical experience that is Hamlet.  Shakespeare’s pivotal work delves deep into the recesses of human consciousness in a raw and unforgiving examination of a treacherous political landscape and one Prince’s struggle with the weighty consequences of action, inaction, pain, numbness, and the ever-terrifying unknown.  Considered Brown Box’s most ambitious production to date, the company tours with an 11-actor cast, creating superior, full-scale productions to the joy of audiences across the Northeast.

Now in its’ seventh year of free outdoor Shakespeare performance tours, Brown Box Theatre Project creates high-quality theatre and delivers the unheard voice directly to communities to expand the reach of impactful, professional performing arts. Their bold approach connects audiences and artists through vibrant and enlightening experiences, transforming the way theatre is created and consumed, breaking down barriers in unconventional venues and underserved destinations to reach the widest audience possible.  The company utilizes performance as a tool to share diverse stories, and spark conversation.

Plymouth Bay Cultural District, established in 2014, is home to historic Plymouth’s tightly woven community of dynamic arts, culture and entertainment. The organization provides support for year-round music, visual art, theater, historical sites, dining and businesses in the Plymouth waterfront and downtown region.

Hamlet will be performed outdoors, seating is on the park lawn. For your comfort, bring a blanket or lawn chair, picnics are welcome.

To learn more about Plymouth Bay Cultural District’s events, member organizations and region, please visit www.plymouthbaycultural.org, or follow us on Facebook.  For directions or more information about Plymouth Center for the Arts, visit ArtsPlymouth.org.  Metered parking is available in local Park Plymouth lots in close proximity to both events.

For more information about Brown Box Theatre Project, including weather updates and rain locations, please visit www.brownboxtheatre.org, email contact@brownboxtheatre.org, or follow Brown Box Theatre on Facebook or the hashtag #HamletBB on Twitter.

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Aug
21
Mon
Ying Residency Concert at Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival
Aug 21 @ 7:30 pm
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Ying Quartet, l-r: Janet Ying (violin), Phillip Ying (viola) new first violinist Robin Scott, and David Ying (cello), in Wolk Atrium outside Hatch Hall at Eastman Theatre, Eastman School of Music March 23, 2015 // photo by J. Adam Fenster / University of Rochester

Celebrity chamber music ensemble Ying Quartet stays in residency on Cape Cod in August, making its debut appearance during Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival’s (CCCMF) 38th season with three diverse concert programs.  The final two performances feature the Festival’s two artistic directors as instrumental guests.  The Ying Quartet performs on Monday, August 21 at 7:30 pm at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 204 Monument Road, Orleans.  The Art of Song is held on Wednesday, August 23, 7:30 pm is held at Chatham Congregational Church, 650 Main Street.  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.

On Monday, The renowned Ying Quartet makes its CCCMF debut in the first of its three residency concerts.   Beethoven’s monumental C Major String Quartet caps off a stunning evening of both subtlety and fireworks.  In Wednesday’s performance, an evening of enchanting lyricism awaits as 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 culminates in a breathtaking finale on Friday with two of chamber music’s most celebrated masterworks: The Clarinet Quintet and the Piano Quintet of Johannes Brahms. Together with the Ying Quartet, Artistic Directors Jon Manasse and Jon 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. In fact, the Ying Quartet’s constant quest to explore the creative possibilities of the string quartet has led it to an unusually diverse array of musical projects and interests.

The Ying Quartet’s recordings reflect many of the group’s wide-ranging musical interests and have generated consistent, enthusiastic acclaim. Their 2007 Telarc release of the three Tchaikovsky Quartets and the Souvenir de Florence (with James Dunham and Paul Katz) was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Chamber Music Performance category. In addition, their much-heralded collaboration with the Turtle Island Quartet, “Four + 4,” explored the common ground between the classic string quartet tradition and jazz and other American vernacular styles, and won a Grammy Award in 2005. Their most recent release with the Billy Childs Chamber Jazz Ensemble, Autumn in Moving Pictures (ArtistShare) was nominated for a Grammy in 2010. In addition, the Ying Quartet’s Dim Sum (Telarc) features music by Chinese-American composers that merges the Western string quartet with the aural world of traditional Chinese music. The Quartet has also documented its noteworthy LifeMusic commissioning project in its recorded work. Released by Quartz, “The Ying Quartet play LifeMusic” was named Editor’s Choice by Gramophone magazine and is the first in a continuing series. The Ying Quartet is now pleased to be in a relationship with Sono Luminus with this release of Arensky’s Quartets and Quintet and a release last year of the third record in their LifeMusic commissions.

In addition to appearing in conventional concert situations, the Ying Quartet is also known for its diverse and unusual performance projects. For several years the Quartet presented a series called “No Boundaries” at Symphony Space in New York City that sought to re-imagine the concert experience. Collaborations with actors, dancers, electronics, a host of non-classical musicians, a magician and even a Chinese noodle chef gave new and thoughtful context to a wide variety of both traditional and contemporary string quartet music. They have also worked with composer Tod Machover and the MIT Media lab in the use of Hyperscore, an innovative musical composition software. Other musical partners range from pianists Menahem Pressler and Gilbert Kalish and cellist Paul Katz to folk musician Mike Seeger, jazz pianist Billy Childs, and the Turtle Island Quartet.

During the summers, the Ying Quartet’s activity is primarily centered at music festivals. They regularly perform and teach at the Bowdoin International Music Festival and also served as ensemble-in-residence at the Aspen Music Festival. Other festival appearances have been at Tanglewood, Ravinia, Caramoor, San Miguel de Allende, Kneisel Hall, Norfolk, Skaneateles, Amelia Island, Interlochen, and many others.

As quartet-in-residence at the Eastman School of Music, the Ying Quartet maintains full time faculty positions in the String and Chamber Music Departments. One cornerstone of chamber music activity at Eastman is the noted Music for All program, in which all students have the opportunity to perform in community settings beyond the concert hall. From 2001-2008, the Ying Quartet has also been the Blodgett Artists-in-Residence at Harvard University. The Ying Quartet first came to professional prominence in the early 1990s during their years as resident quartet of Jesup, Iowa, a farm town of 2000 people. Playing before audiences of six to six hundred in homes, schools, churches, and banks, the Quartet had its first opportunities to enable music and creative endeavor to become an integral part of community life. The Quartet considers its time in Jesup the foundation of its present musical life and goals. The residency, supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, was widely chronicled in the national media. Toward the end of the residency, the quartet and several of the townspeople were invited to Capitol Hill to testify before Congress on behalf of the NEA.

Program:  The Ying Quartet, August 21

Ying Quartet

Robin Scott, violin
Janet Ying, violin
Phillip Ying, viola
David Ying, cello

ALEXANDER BORODIN (1833 – 1887)
String Quartet No. 2 in D Major (1881)
Allegro moderato
Scherzo: Allegro
Notturno: Andante
Finale: Andante; Vivace

IGOR STRAVINSKY (1882 – 1971)
Concertino for String Quartet (1920)

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770 – 1827)
String Quartet in C Major, Opus 59 No. 3 (“Razumovsky”)
Introduzione: Andante con moto; Allegro vivace
Andante con moto quasi allegretto
Menuetto: Grazioso; Trio
Allegro molto

The Art of Song, August 23

Ying Quartet
Robin Scott, violin
Janet Ying, violin
Phillip Ying, viola
David Ying, cello

Ilana Davidson, soprano
Jon Manasse, clarinet
Jon Nakamatsu, piano

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756 – 1791)
Trio in E-flat Major for Piano, Clarinet and Viola, K. 498 (“Kegelstatt”)
Andante
Menuetto; Trio
Rondeaux: Allegretto

FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797 – 1828)
Four songs for voice and piano
An die Musik, D. 547
Die junge Nonne, D. 828
Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D. 774
Du bist die Ruh’, D. 776

Der Hirt auf dem Felsen for Piano, Soprano and Clarinet, D. 965

FELIX MENDELSSOHN (1809 – 1847)
Trio No. 2 in C Minor for Piano, Violin and Cello, Opus 66
Allegro energico e con fuoco
Andante espressivo
Scherzo: Molto allegro quasi presto; Trio
Finale: Allegro appassionato

The Brahms Quintets, Friday, August 25

Ying Quartet
Robin Scott, violin
Janet Ying, violin
Phillip Ying, viola
David Ying, cello

Jon Manasse, clarinet
Jon Nakamatsu, piano

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833 – 1897)
Quintet in B Minor for Clarinet and Strings, Opus 115
Allegro
Adagio
Andantino; Presto non assai, ma con sentimento
Con moto

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833 – 1897)
Quintet in F Minor for Piano and Strings, Opus 34
Allegro non troppo
Andante, un poco adagio
Scherzo:  Allegro; Trio
Finale:  Poco sostenuto; Allegro non troppo; Presto non troppo

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 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 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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Ying Residency Concert at Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival
Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm
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Ying Quartet, l-r: Janet Ying (violin), Phillip Ying (viola) new first violinist Robin Scott, and David Ying (cello), in Wolk Atrium outside Hatch Hall at Eastman Theatre, Eastman School of Music March 23, 2015 // photo by J. Adam Fenster / University of Rochester

Celebrity chamber music ensemble Ying Quartet stays in residency on Cape Cod in August, making its debut appearance during Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival’s (CCCMF) 38th season with three diverse concert programs.  The final two performances feature the Festival’s two artistic directors as instrumental guests.  The Ying Quartet performs on Monday, August 21 at 7:30 pm at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 204 Monument Road, Orleans.  The Art of Song is held on Wednesday, August 23, 7:30 pm is held at Chatham Congregational Church, 650 Main Street.  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.

On Monday, The renowned Ying Quartet makes its CCCMF debut in the first of its three residency concerts.   Beethoven’s monumental C Major String Quartet caps off a stunning evening of both subtlety and fireworks.  In Wednesday’s performance, an evening of enchanting lyricism awaits as 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 culminates in a breathtaking finale on Friday with two of chamber music’s most celebrated masterworks: The Clarinet Quintet and the Piano Quintet of Johannes Brahms. Together with the Ying Quartet, Artistic Directors Jon Manasse and Jon 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. In fact, the Ying Quartet’s constant quest to explore the creative possibilities of the string quartet has led it to an unusually diverse array of musical projects and interests.

The Ying Quartet’s recordings reflect many of the group’s wide-ranging musical interests and have generated consistent, enthusiastic acclaim. Their 2007 Telarc release of the three Tchaikovsky Quartets and the Souvenir de Florence (with James Dunham and Paul Katz) was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Chamber Music Performance category. In addition, their much-heralded collaboration with the Turtle Island Quartet, “Four + 4,” explored the common ground between the classic string quartet tradition and jazz and other American vernacular styles, and won a Grammy Award in 2005. Their most recent release with the Billy Childs Chamber Jazz Ensemble, Autumn in Moving Pictures (ArtistShare) was nominated for a Grammy in 2010. In addition, the Ying Quartet’s Dim Sum (Telarc) features music by Chinese-American composers that merges the Western string quartet with the aural world of traditional Chinese music. The Quartet has also documented its noteworthy LifeMusic commissioning project in its recorded work. Released by Quartz, “The Ying Quartet play LifeMusic” was named Editor’s Choice by Gramophone magazine and is the first in a continuing series. The Ying Quartet is now pleased to be in a relationship with Sono Luminus with this release of Arensky’s Quartets and Quintet and a release last year of the third record in their LifeMusic commissions.

In addition to appearing in conventional concert situations, the Ying Quartet is also known for its diverse and unusual performance projects. For several years the Quartet presented a series called “No Boundaries” at Symphony Space in New York City that sought to re-imagine the concert experience. Collaborations with actors, dancers, electronics, a host of non-classical musicians, a magician and even a Chinese noodle chef gave new and thoughtful context to a wide variety of both traditional and contemporary string quartet music. They have also worked with composer Tod Machover and the MIT Media lab in the use of Hyperscore, an innovative musical composition software. Other musical partners range from pianists Menahem Pressler and Gilbert Kalish and cellist Paul Katz to folk musician Mike Seeger, jazz pianist Billy Childs, and the Turtle Island Quartet.

During the summers, the Ying Quartet’s activity is primarily centered at music festivals. They regularly perform and teach at the Bowdoin International Music Festival and also served as ensemble-in-residence at the Aspen Music Festival. Other festival appearances have been at Tanglewood, Ravinia, Caramoor, San Miguel de Allende, Kneisel Hall, Norfolk, Skaneateles, Amelia Island, Interlochen, and many others.

As quartet-in-residence at the Eastman School of Music, the Ying Quartet maintains full time faculty positions in the String and Chamber Music Departments. One cornerstone of chamber music activity at Eastman is the noted Music for All program, in which all students have the opportunity to perform in community settings beyond the concert hall. From 2001-2008, the Ying Quartet has also been the Blodgett Artists-in-Residence at Harvard University. The Ying Quartet first came to professional prominence in the early 1990s during their years as resident quartet of Jesup, Iowa, a farm town of 2000 people. Playing before audiences of six to six hundred in homes, schools, churches, and banks, the Quartet had its first opportunities to enable music and creative endeavor to become an integral part of community life. The Quartet considers its time in Jesup the foundation of its present musical life and goals. The residency, supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, was widely chronicled in the national media. Toward the end of the residency, the quartet and several of the townspeople were invited to Capitol Hill to testify before Congress on behalf of the NEA.

Program:  The Ying Quartet, August 21

Ying Quartet

Robin Scott, violin
Janet Ying, violin
Phillip Ying, viola
David Ying, cello

ALEXANDER BORODIN (1833 – 1887)
String Quartet No. 2 in D Major (1881)
Allegro moderato
Scherzo: Allegro
Notturno: Andante
Finale: Andante; Vivace

IGOR STRAVINSKY (1882 – 1971)
Concertino for String Quartet (1920)

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770 – 1827)
String Quartet in C Major, Opus 59 No. 3 (“Razumovsky”)
Introduzione: Andante con moto; Allegro vivace
Andante con moto quasi allegretto
Menuetto: Grazioso; Trio
Allegro molto

The Art of Song, August 23

Ying Quartet
Robin Scott, violin
Janet Ying, violin
Phillip Ying, viola
David Ying, cello

Ilana Davidson, soprano
Jon Manasse, clarinet
Jon Nakamatsu, piano

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756 – 1791)
Trio in E-flat Major for Piano, Clarinet and Viola, K. 498 (“Kegelstatt”)
Andante
Menuetto; Trio
Rondeaux: Allegretto

FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797 – 1828)
Four songs for voice and piano
An die Musik, D. 547
Die junge Nonne, D. 828
Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D. 774
Du bist die Ruh’, D. 776

Der Hirt auf dem Felsen for Piano, Soprano and Clarinet, D. 965

FELIX MENDELSSOHN (1809 – 1847)
Trio No. 2 in C Minor for Piano, Violin and Cello, Opus 66
Allegro energico e con fuoco
Andante espressivo
Scherzo: Molto allegro quasi presto; Trio
Finale: Allegro appassionato

The Brahms Quintets, Friday, August 25

Ying Quartet
Robin Scott, violin
Janet Ying, violin
Phillip Ying, viola
David Ying, cello

Jon Manasse, clarinet
Jon Nakamatsu, piano

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833 – 1897)
Quintet in B Minor for Clarinet and Strings, Opus 115
Allegro
Adagio
Andantino; Presto non assai, ma con sentimento
Con moto

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833 – 1897)
Quintet in F Minor for Piano and Strings, Opus 34
Allegro non troppo
Andante, un poco adagio
Scherzo:  Allegro; Trio
Finale:  Poco sostenuto; Allegro non troppo; Presto non troppo

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 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 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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