Jazz and Classical Chamber Music Highlight Third and Final Week of 29th Annual Cape May Music Festival

Come to Cape May and experience sweet sounds by the seaside during the 29th annual Cape May Music Festival, presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC), now through Thursday, June 15.

Highlights of the festival’s third and final week of concerts include the following:

On Sunday, June 10 at 8 p.m., friends and fans celebrate the memory of an inspiring musician and friend during the 7th Annual George Mesterhazy Tribute concert under the direction of Barry Miles. “When Bell Bottoms Roamed the Earth” is a flashback to folk, rock, pop, jazz and Broadway classics of the ‘60s and ‘70s, as fast-forwarded by musical director Barry Miles and the George Mesterhazy Tribute Concert musicians. General admission $25, Seniors $20, Students $10. At Cape May Convention Hall, Beach Avenue at Stockton Place.

On Tuesday, June 12 at 8 p.m., New Jersey’s premier chamber ensemble, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players, returns for another program from the classical repertoire, performing “Suite of Fugues” by Johann Sebastian Bach; “Duo for Viola and Cello (1949)” by Walter Piston; “Songs and Dances (2013)” by John Steinmetz; “Quartet for Bassoon and Strings, KV 285” and “Quartet for Oboe and Strings, KV 370” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and “Fugue in g minor (“the Little”) BWV 578” by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Music lovers are invited to the Carriage House Café & Tearoom, Wednesday, June 13 at noon, on the beautiful grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. for a Bach’s Lunch, a mini-concert by members of the Bay Atlantic Symphony that accompany a delicious Tea Luncheon. Bach’s Lunches offer an intimate, afternoon al fresco musical experience under the tent. Admission of $30 per person now includes a complimentary wine tasting.

On Thursday, June 14 at 8 p.m., the New York Chamber Ensemble presents “The Italian Influence” Italian Baroque in the German Masters in performances of “Sonata in C Major, Op. 1, No. 7” by George Frideric Handel; “Suite No. 2 in D Minor” and “Concerto in A-minor, BWV 1041” by Johann Sebastian Bach; “Sonate ‘Corellisante’ in B Minor, TWV 42:H3” by Georg Philipp Telemann; and “Double Concerto in G Minor RV 517” by Antonio Vivaldi. General admission $20, Seniors $15, Students $5. At the Episcopal Church of the Advent, Washington and Franklin streets.

On Friday, June 15 at 5 p.m., the Friends of the Cape May Music Festival present an encore performance by members of the New York Chamber Ensemble in “Musical Desserts,” capping off this year’s festival. Enjoy great music and light refreshments under the tent of the Carriage House Café & Tearoom at the Emlen Physick Estate. General admission $10.
The Cape May Music Festival is presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) with funding by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. For further information or to purchase tickets, call (609) 884-5404 or order online at www.capemaymac.org.