Mesterhazy Tribute, Italian Favorites Highlight Final Week of 27th Annual Cape May Music Festival

George Mesterhazy & Wonjung Kim

CAPE MAY – Don’t miss the crescendo of concert music by the seaside during the third and final week of this year’s Cape May Music Festival, chosen “New Jersey’s Favorite Music Festival” in the 2016 annual People’s Choice Awards administered by the Discover Jersey Arts program of ArtPride New Jersey. The 27th Annual Cape May Music Festival is presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) from Sunday, May 29 through Thursday, June 16.

The festival’s third and final week of concerts feature the following:

On Sunday, June 12 at 8 p.m. come to Cape May Convention Hall to celebrate with friends and fans the 5th Annual George Mesterhazy Tribute concert “May the Music Never End,” under the direction of Barry Miles. Singers and instrumentalists look back with love on their musical partnerships with George Mesterhazy as they perform many of his arrangements, and look ahead to maintaining George’s and MAC’s tradition of bringing world class jazz to the community of Cape May music lovers. General admission is $25, Seniors $20, Students $10. Cape May Convention Hall, Beach Avenue at Stockton Place.

On Tuesday, June 14 at 8 p.m., New Jersey’s premier wind quintet, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players, returns for another program from the classical repertoire and two pieces by contemporary composers. The program consists of Bläserquintett G-moll, Op. 56, No.2 by Franz Danzi, (1763-1826); Nocturnes for Wind Quintet, by Stephen Wisner, (b. 1961) (“Fog & Waltz,” “Delaware Bay”); Adagio and Allegro in F minor, KV 594 by W. A. Mozart (1756-1791); Opus 3 for Wind Quintet by Anne Drummond (b. 1982); and Quintet, Op. 43 by Carl Nielsen, (1865-1931). Episcopal Church of the Advent, Washington and Franklin streets. General admission $20, Seniors $15, Students $5.

On Wednesday, June 15 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 16 at 8 p.m. The New York Chamber Ensemble presents “Italian Favorites” featuring soprano soloist Wonjung Kim and baritone soloist Lester Lynch, a program presenting the richness of the Italian repertoire. Hear selected arias for baritone and mezzo-soprano from La Boheme, coupled with treasures from the chamber repertoire for flute, violin and cello: Vivaldi’s Sonata in E Minor F. XIV, No. 1 for cello and piano; Von Weber’s Trio for flute, cello and piano; Albinoni’s Adagio for cello and piano; and Respighi’s Violin Sonata in B minor. At the Episcopal Church of the Advent, Washington and Franklin Streets. General admission $20, Seniors $15, Students $5.

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. To purchase tickets and for further information, call 609-884-5404 or order online at www.capemaymac.org.

To purchase tickets for the June 12 (5th Annual George Mesterhazy Tribute Concert) Cape May Convention Hall concert, call 609-884-9565 or go online at www.discovercapemaynj.com.

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 Web site at www.capemaymac.org. For information about restaurants, accommodations and shopping, call the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May at 609-884-5508 or visit www.capemaychamber.com. For information about historic accommodations, contact Cape May Historic Accommodations at www.capemaylodging.com.

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