"...the finest music collaboration I've heard in many years. Saying these two are at the peak of their profession would be demeaning."
The Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival's 42nd Season opens with their Artistic Directors, clarinetist Jon Manasse and pianist Jon Nakamatsu, presenting works by Brahms, Finzi, Chopin and von Weber.
Tuesday, 3 August 2021
at 5:00 PM and 7:30 PM
Tickets at capecodchambermusic.org
Jon Manasse, clarinet
Jon Nakamatsu, piano
JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833-1897)
Sonata in F minor, Op. 120, No. 1
second movement: Andante un poco adagio
performed in memory of our past year
GERALD FINZI (1901-1956)
Five Bagatelles for Clarinet and Piano, No.’s 1, 2 and 5
FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN (1810-1849)
Fantasy in F minor, Op. 49
Jon Nakamatsu, piano
CARL MARIA VON WEBER (1786-1826)
Grand Duo Concertant in Eb Major for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 48
Allegro con fuoco
Andante con moto
Comprised of clarinetist Jon Manasse and pianist Jon Nakamatsu, two of America’s most distinguished artists, the Manasse/Nakamatsu Duo immediately established itself with a highly acclaimed 2004 performance in Boston. Subsequent coast-to-coast touring featured appearances on many of the country’s most prestigious series. Recent appearances abroad include the Duo’s first performances in Cuba in 2017. Since 2006, the Duo has served as Artistic Directors of the renowned Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival, which celebrates 42 years of extraordinary concerts in its August 2021 season.
Among the most distinguished classical artists of his generation, clarinetist Jon Manasse is internationally recognized for his inspiring artistry, uniquely glorious sound and charismatic performing style. As well as serving on the faculties of The Juilliard School, The Lynn Conservatory and the Mannes School of Music, Manasse is principal clarinetist of the American Ballet Theater Orchestra, the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s.
Since winning the Gold Medal at the 1997 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Jon Nakamatsu tours year-round, working with many of today’s leading conductors and orchestras, and appears in recital and chamber collaborations at festivals and music centers world-wide. Nakamatsu is on the faculty of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and is Artist-in-Residence of the Chautauqua Institution Piano Program.