CAPE MAY – Come to Cape May and experience sweet sounds by the seaside during the 28th 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 11 at 8 p.m., come to Cape May Convention Hall to celebrate with friends and fans for the ever-popular 6th Annual George Mesterhazy Tribute concert “Jammin For George” under the direction of Barry Miles. George’s musical collaborators join in on a joyous and spontaneous “grooveable” feast! At Cape May Convention Hall, Beach Avenue at Stockton Place. General admission is $25, seniors are $20 and students are $10.
On Tuesday, June 13 at 8 p.m., hear The New York Chamber Ensemble perform “Mostly Italia,” with soloist Eddie Barbash, saxophone, featuring Italian favorites and more. Formerly of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” Barbash is a true virtuoso on saxophone and will be accompanied by string quartet, guitar, bass and drums in performances of “Casta Diva;” “Carnival of Venice;” “Violino Tzigano;” “That’s Amore;” “La Vie En Rose;” “The Mariachi Song;” “Boccherini’s Quintet;” and “Verdi’s String Quartet.” At the Episcopal Church of the Advent, Washington and Franklin streets. General admission is $20, seniors are $15 and students are $5.
On Wednesday, June 14 at 12:30 p.m., come to the Carriage House Café & Tearoom located 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, where you can enjoy an elegant Tea Luncheon and intimate afternoon concert under the tent. Admission is $30 per person.
On Thursday, June 15 at 8 p.m. at Cape May Convention Hall, hear Charlie Zahm & Friends in a free Celtic music concert. Zahm is one of the most popular soloists at Celtic music festivals anywhere east of the Mississippi. With a baritone voice some have described as “coming along once in a generation,” he weaves magical moments of Scottish and Irish history with passion for the performance and a repertoire pleasing to all members of the family. At Cape May Convention Hall, Beach Avenue at Stockton Place. This concert is co-sponsored by MAC and the City of Cape May. Admission is free.
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.
The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) is a multifaceted, not-for-profit organization committed to promoting the preservation, interpretation and cultural enrichment of the Cape May region for its residents and visitors. MAC membership is open to all. For information about MAC’s year-round schedule of tours, festivals and special events, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit MAC’s website at www.capemaymac.org. For information about restaurants, accommodations and shopping, call the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May at (609) 884-5508. For information about historic accommodations, contact Cape May Historic Accommodations at www.capemaylodging.com.