Cape Cod National Seashore Visitor’s Center Amphitheater, site of the August 12 free family concert by Imani Winds. (source: CCCMF)

Travel: Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival launches 42nd season August 3

EarRelevant Staff | 22 JUL 2021

Cotuit MA— The Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival returns to the live concert stage August 3-13, 2021 for its 42nd season.

The Festival features performances by artistic directors Jon Manasse and Jon Nakamatsu, the Escher Quartet with pianist Brian Zeger, and the Imani Winds in three venues: The historic, 300-year-old First Congregational Church in Wellfleet, the picturesque Cape Cod National Seashore Visitor’s Center in Eastham, and one of Cape Cod’s major performing arts hubs, the Cotuit Center for the Arts.


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Five programs will be presented in nine concerts over the course of eleven days, aimed at both year-round Cape Cod residents and summer visitors. Here’s complete concert schedule:

  • Tuesday, August 3, 2021 @ 5:00pm & 7:30pm ET
    Jon Manasse, clarinet; Jon Nakamatsu, piano
    Cotuit Center for the Arts
    4404 Falmouth Road, Cotuit MA
    Johannes BRAHMS: Sonata in F Minor, Op. 120 No. 1 (2nd mvt)
    Gerald FINZI: Five Bagatelles (Nos. 1, 2 and 5)
    Frédéric CHOPIN: Fantasy in F Minor, Op. 49
    Carl Maria von WEBER: Grand Duo Concertant in E-flat Major, Op. 48
  • Friday, August 6, 2021 @ 5:00pm & 7:30pm ET
    Escher Quartet; Jon Manasse, clarinet; Jon Nakamatsu, piano
    Wellfleet First Congregational Church
    200 Main St, Wellfleet, MA
    Samuel COLERIDGE-TAYLOR: Quintet in F-sharp Minor, Op. 10
    Robert SCHUMANN: Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44
Escher Quartet (courtesy of CCCMF)

Escher Quartet (courtesy of CCCMF)

  • Tuesday, August 10, 2021 @ 5:00pm & 7:30pm ET
    Escher Quartet; Brian Zeger, piano
    Cotuit Center for the Arts
    4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit, MA
    Ludwig van BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135
    Antonín DVOŘÁK: Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 87
  • Thursday, August 12, 2021 @ 5:00 pm ET
    Imani Winds
    Cape Cod National Seashore Visitor’s Center Amphitheater
    50 Nauset Road, Eastham, MA
    (Free to the public)
    Mongo SANTAMARÍA: Afro Blue (arr. Coleman)
    Natalie JOACHIM: Seen
    Traditional Spirituals: Steal Away & Go Tell it on the Mountain (arr. Coleman)
  • Friday, August 13, 2021 @ at 5:00pm & 7:30pm ET
    Imani Winds
    Wellfleet First Congregational Church, 200 Main Street, Wellfleet, MA
    Valerie COLEMAN: Umoja
    Ruth Crawford SEEGER: Suite for Wind Quintet
    Reena ESMAIL: The Light is the Same
    Valerie COLEMAN: “Afro-Cuban” Concerto
Imani Winds (credit: Shervin Lainez)

Imani Winds (credit: Shervin Lainez)

In the interest of public health and safety during the Covid-19 pandemic, concerts will be one hour in length with no intermission, and will abide by local guidelines to ensure a safe concert environment.

For more information about Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival’s 2021 season, tickets, performers, mission and venues, visit capecodchambermusic.org, or follow Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival on Facebook.  ■

l-r: pianist Jon Nakamatsu and clarinetist Jon Manasse; pianist Brian Zeger. (images courtesy CCCMF)

l-r: pianist Jon Nakamatsu and clarinetist Jon Manasse; pianist Brian Zeger. (images courtesy CCCMF)


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