Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival Presents Mostly Mostly Mozart Two-Concert Series

The Mostly Mozart Music Festival Orchestra performing at Lincoln Center,
image by Richard Termine

Diverse chamber concerts performed in Orleans and Cotuit feature New York City’s Lincoln Center performing artists – Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival (CCCMF) celebrating its 40th anniversary season as Cape Cod’s premiere presenter of summer chamber music, presents its two-concert series Mostly Mostly Mozart on Monday, August 12, 7:30 pm, Church of the Holy Spirit, 204 Monument Road, Orleans, and on Tuesday, August 13, Cotuit Center for the Arts: 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit.  The series is preceded by a pre-concert reception on Monday, August 12, 5:30 pm at The Wequassett Resort and Golf Resort, 2173 Rte. 28, Harwich.

The 40th season celebration continues with CCCMF’s focus on the influential composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a child prodigy who became a prolific composer during his short life.  The first of CCCMF’s two-concert series titled Mostly Mostly Mozart … and Brahms, in Orleans, features members of Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, New York’s beloved summertime orchestra.  The evening’s performance features Mozart preludes, trios and quartets culminating in a performance of Brahms’ “Trio in C Major for Violin, Cello and Piano, Opus 87” with former CCCMF Artistic Director and pianist Brian Zeger as guest artist in the Brahms piano trio. 

CCCMF Co-Artistic Directors and Guest Artists Jon Nakamatsu, piano (L), and Jon Manasse, clarinet (r), image courtesy of The Festival

The second concert in the series featuring both the Mostly Mozart Festival musicians and CCCMF’s Co-Artistic Directors, in Cotuit, offers a completely different program, including works by Mozart and Franz Schubert.  All three works performed include Co-Artistic Director Jon Nakamatsu on piano, and the Mozart Trio in E-flat features Co-Artistic Director, Jon Manasse on clarinet.

Monday, August 12, Orleans

Program:  Mostly Mostly Mozart…and Brahms

Laura Frautschi, violin; Krystof Witek, violin; Danielle Farina, viola; Ilya Finkelshteyn, cello; Tanya Dusevic Witek, flute; Brian Zeger, piano

Mozart :  Prelude and Fugue No. 2 in G Minor for Violin, Viola, and Cello K. 404a

Mozart :  Trio in E Major for Piano, Violin, and Cello. K.542

Mozart :  Quartet in D Major for Flute, Violin, Viola and Cello, K 285

Brahms:  Trio in C Major for Violin, Cello, and Piano, Opus 87

Tuesday, August 13, Cotuit

Program:  Mostly Mostly Mozart…and Schubert

Laura Frautschi, violin; Danielle Farina, viola; Ilya Finkelshteyn, cello; Andrew Trombley, bass; Jon Manasse, clarinet; Jon Nakamatsu, piano

Mozart :  Quartet in E-flat Major for Piano, Violin, Viola and Cello K. 493

Mozart:  Trio in E-flat Major for Piano, Clarinet and Viola, K. 498 (Kegelsttatt)

Schubert:  Quintet in A Major, Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass and Piano, D667 (Trout)

Gallery of Mostly Mozart Festival Musicians:
Top (L to R): Ilya Finkelshteyn, cello, Danielle Farina, viola, Krystof Witek, violin
Bottom (L to R): Brian Zeger, piano, Tanya Dusevic Witek, flute, Laura Frautschi, violin
image compliation courtesy of the performing artists

Ticket orders received on or after July 1: $40 general admission; $15 for college students (with ID); FREE for attendees 18 and under. General admission to three or more concerts: $38 per ticket. Emerson String Quartet concert: $57 ($55 when purchased as part of the three-concert package).

Pre-concert reception benefit tickets are $150 each, of which a $116 is a tax-deductible gift, and includes a reserved seat for the concert.

Festival seating is limited to venue capacity, advance purchase is recommended.  Tickets purchased online can be printed at home or picked up at will call at the performances.  Tickets may also be purchased by calling or visiting the box office at 508-247-9400 or at 3 Main Street, Unit 6, North Eastham.  Box office hours are 10 am to 3 pm, Monday through Friday.  Phone orders are available until 12 noon on the day of each concert.

For more information about Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival’s 2019 season, performers, mission and venues, visit, or follow Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival on Facebook and Twitter.

About the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival

Hailed by The New York Times as “A Triumph of Quality,” the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival (CCCMF) has been a year-round presenter of chamber music and a major contributor to the cultural life of Cape Cod since its inception in 1979. Founded as the Cape & Islands Chamber Music Festival by the late collaborative pianist Samuel Sanders, the Festival continues his legacy. Now entering its 40th season, CCCMF presents four weeks of intensive chamber music programming in a variety of Cape locations in August. Throughout the rest of the year, CCCMF presents autumn and spring concerts, a community outreach program, and benefit concerts in New York and on Cape Cod. Hoping to ignite the interest of a younger audience, CCCMF welcomes all youth up to age 18 to attend any regular concert free of charge. The Festival is also host to a Composer-in-Residence program, and features composers with Cape Cod connections. CCCMF is a private, non-profit organization supported by a volunteer Board of Directors with financial support from individuals, corporations, and foundations both local and nationwide. For more information about CCCMF’s programs, schedule or tickets, visit, call 508-247-9400 or follow Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival on Facebook and Twitter.