Aug
4
Tue
Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival’s Virtual Performance Series
Aug 4 all-day

In light of sustained disruption due to the Covid-19 crisis, Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival (CCCMF) announces that its 2020 summer season as Cape Cod’s premiere presenter of summer chamber music will be held as a three-part virtual experience, extending its reach beyond Cape audiences.  All live in-person performances are cancelled this season to best serve the safety and welfare of its performing artists, staff and audiences.  The Festival celebrates its 41st season in 2020, programmed and presented by Artistic Directors Jon Nakamatsu and Jon Manasse and Executive Director Elaine Lipton.

“This year, more than ever, we hope music lovers everywhere will join us from the safety of their homes to once again celebrate the beauty of chamber music,” shares Jon Nakamatsu, CCCMF Co-Artistic Director.  “Although a virtual season looks much different than prior years, we still look forward to celebrating with our audiences and growing them in the online arena.”  The Festival plans to resume in-person live performances in 2021.

For its first-ever virtual season, the celebration in three parts begins with Artistic Directors Manasse and Nakamatsu, who will curate three hour-long audio programs, in the style of the beloved “radio show,” including archived performances spanning the 40-year history of the Festival.  The shows will broadcast on each of the first three Tuesdays in August during each of the weeks the season usually is held.  The audio programs will be streamed on CCCMF’s website and will be available without charge to the general public, and may also be broadcast on regional radio stations (to be announced).

Manasse and Nakamatsu will also create a video event featuring guest musicians which will also stream for free throughout the Festival’s month-long season in August on the Festival website and other online platforms.

The two artistic directors will also undertake a series of high-quality audio/video recording sessions featuring a small group of fellow musicians. This original content will be released in the future.

“These challenging times also present new opportunities, in that we are navigating a new way for us to share world-quality chamber music with world-wide audiences,” shares Jon Manasse.  “We are excited about the potential of the quality and reach of this new virtual celebration.”

Exploring the virtual festival brings its own challenges to CCCMF.  “Ticket sales alone cannot cover anywhere near our operating budget,” shares Executive Director Elaine Lipton.  “With no ticket revenue at all this season, we are hopeful that our dedicated fans will understand that their financial participation is essential to our organization’s continued success.”  She hopes that many devoted fans will make contributions and notes that there are opportunities for underwriting the virtual season events as well.

CCCMF’s Board has been hard at work creating these unprecedented options to the Festival’s traditional late summer season.  “While we understand the unpredictable nature of our situation, we also know music and live performance have the ability to heal and fortify us all,” shares Manasse. “Our one guarantee is that we will make music for our supporters and audiences this summer, you can count on it!”

For more information about Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival’s 2020 season, visit capecodchambermusic.org, or follow Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival on Facebook and Instagram.

About the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival

Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival was founded in 1979 by the late Samuel Sanders, a gifted pianist and accompanist to Itzhak Perlman for thirty years. Sanders’ goal was to establish a continuous presence of first-rate chamber music concerts on Cape Cod.  As the Festival celebrates four decades, it excels under the leadership of its Artistic Directors, the team of Jon Manasse (clarinetist) and Jon Nakamatsu (pianist), both acclaimed musicians who represent the top ranks of American chamber music as a duo and as individual artists. The artistic directors work closely with Executive Director Elaine Lipton, along with the help of an active Board and more than 60 local volunteers, to bring a stellar mosaic of talent to the Cape.  In addition to its annual summer season of 12 concerts, community and school outreach programs and an annual benefit in New York, it partners with local cultural organizations for educational programs and fundraising.

The Festival continues Sam Sanders’ tradition of showcasing emerging talent by presenting accomplished musicians early in their careers.  Over the years this has included such famed musicians as Yo-Yo Ma, Joshua Bell, the Parker Quartet and the Jupiter Quartet, among others.  Programming spans the 17th to 21st centuries, with periodic commissions from such composers as John Corigliano, William Bolcom, Osvaldo Golijov and Paquito D’Rivera. The Festival owns several quality grand pianos housed at its Cotuit, Chatham and Wellfleet venues, utilized year-round by community members and other arts organizations.

CCCMF traditionally presents the finest classical and contemporary music by both world-class ensembles and exceptional young, emerging artists to Cape Cod audiences, developing new and younger audiences for chamber music.  It commissions new chamber works whenever possible and provides educational activities and programs that encourage, broaden and deepen the appreciation of the chamber music art form.  The Festival has become synonymous with great chamber music at the height of the tourist season on the Cape. Outreach programs have served students in the Barnstable, Chatham and Nauset school districts and at the May Center in Chatham, as well as the residents of Thirwood Place in Yarmouth and the Riverview School in Sandwich.

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 41st 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. 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, visit capecodchambermusic.org, call 508-247-9400 or follow Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival on Facebook and Instagram.

Aug
11
Tue
Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival’s Virtual Performance Series
Aug 11 all-day

In light of sustained disruption due to the Covid-19 crisis, Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival (CCCMF) announces that its 2020 summer season as Cape Cod’s premiere presenter of summer chamber music will be held as a three-part virtual experience, extending its reach beyond Cape audiences.  All live in-person performances are cancelled this season to best serve the safety and welfare of its performing artists, staff and audiences.  The Festival celebrates its 41st season in 2020, programmed and presented by Artistic Directors Jon Nakamatsu and Jon Manasse and Executive Director Elaine Lipton.

“This year, more than ever, we hope music lovers everywhere will join us from the safety of their homes to once again celebrate the beauty of chamber music,” shares Jon Nakamatsu, CCCMF Co-Artistic Director.  “Although a virtual season looks much different than prior years, we still look forward to celebrating with our audiences and growing them in the online arena.”  The Festival plans to resume in-person live performances in 2021.

For its first-ever virtual season, the celebration in three parts begins with Artistic Directors Manasse and Nakamatsu, who will curate three hour-long audio programs, in the style of the beloved “radio show,” including archived performances spanning the 40-year history of the Festival.  The shows will broadcast on each of the first three Tuesdays in August during each of the weeks the season usually is held.  The audio programs will be streamed on CCCMF’s website and will be available without charge to the general public, and may also be broadcast on regional radio stations (to be announced).

Manasse and Nakamatsu will also create a video event featuring guest musicians which will also stream for free throughout the Festival’s month-long season in August on the Festival website and other online platforms.

The two artistic directors will also undertake a series of high-quality audio/video recording sessions featuring a small group of fellow musicians. This original content will be released in the future.

“These challenging times also present new opportunities, in that we are navigating a new way for us to share world-quality chamber music with world-wide audiences,” shares Jon Manasse.  “We are excited about the potential of the quality and reach of this new virtual celebration.”

Exploring the virtual festival brings its own challenges to CCCMF.  “Ticket sales alone cannot cover anywhere near our operating budget,” shares Executive Director Elaine Lipton.  “With no ticket revenue at all this season, we are hopeful that our dedicated fans will understand that their financial participation is essential to our organization’s continued success.”  She hopes that many devoted fans will make contributions and notes that there are opportunities for underwriting the virtual season events as well.

CCCMF’s Board has been hard at work creating these unprecedented options to the Festival’s traditional late summer season.  “While we understand the unpredictable nature of our situation, we also know music and live performance have the ability to heal and fortify us all,” shares Manasse. “Our one guarantee is that we will make music for our supporters and audiences this summer, you can count on it!”

For more information about Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival’s 2020 season, visit capecodchambermusic.org, or follow Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival on Facebook and Instagram.

About the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival

Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival was founded in 1979 by the late Samuel Sanders, a gifted pianist and accompanist to Itzhak Perlman for thirty years. Sanders’ goal was to establish a continuous presence of first-rate chamber music concerts on Cape Cod.  As the Festival celebrates four decades, it excels under the leadership of its Artistic Directors, the team of Jon Manasse (clarinetist) and Jon Nakamatsu (pianist), both acclaimed musicians who represent the top ranks of American chamber music as a duo and as individual artists. The artistic directors work closely with Executive Director Elaine Lipton, along with the help of an active Board and more than 60 local volunteers, to bring a stellar mosaic of talent to the Cape.  In addition to its annual summer season of 12 concerts, community and school outreach programs and an annual benefit in New York, it partners with local cultural organizations for educational programs and fundraising.

The Festival continues Sam Sanders’ tradition of showcasing emerging talent by presenting accomplished musicians early in their careers.  Over the years this has included such famed musicians as Yo-Yo Ma, Joshua Bell, the Parker Quartet and the Jupiter Quartet, among others.  Programming spans the 17th to 21st centuries, with periodic commissions from such composers as John Corigliano, William Bolcom, Osvaldo Golijov and Paquito D’Rivera. The Festival owns several quality grand pianos housed at its Cotuit, Chatham and Wellfleet venues, utilized year-round by community members and other arts organizations.

CCCMF traditionally presents the finest classical and contemporary music by both world-class ensembles and exceptional young, emerging artists to Cape Cod audiences, developing new and younger audiences for chamber music.  It commissions new chamber works whenever possible and provides educational activities and programs that encourage, broaden and deepen the appreciation of the chamber music art form.  The Festival has become synonymous with great chamber music at the height of the tourist season on the Cape. Outreach programs have served students in the Barnstable, Chatham and Nauset school districts and at the May Center in Chatham, as well as the residents of Thirwood Place in Yarmouth and the Riverview School in Sandwich.

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 41st 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. 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, visit capecodchambermusic.org, call 508-247-9400 or follow Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival on Facebook and Instagram.

Aug
18
Tue
Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival’s Virtual Performance Series
Aug 18 all-day

In light of sustained disruption due to the Covid-19 crisis, Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival (CCCMF) announces that its 2020 summer season as Cape Cod’s premiere presenter of summer chamber music will be held as a three-part virtual experience, extending its reach beyond Cape audiences.  All live in-person performances are cancelled this season to best serve the safety and welfare of its performing artists, staff and audiences.  The Festival celebrates its 41st season in 2020, programmed and presented by Artistic Directors Jon Nakamatsu and Jon Manasse and Executive Director Elaine Lipton.

“This year, more than ever, we hope music lovers everywhere will join us from the safety of their homes to once again celebrate the beauty of chamber music,” shares Jon Nakamatsu, CCCMF Co-Artistic Director.  “Although a virtual season looks much different than prior years, we still look forward to celebrating with our audiences and growing them in the online arena.”  The Festival plans to resume in-person live performances in 2021.

For its first-ever virtual season, the celebration in three parts begins with Artistic Directors Manasse and Nakamatsu, who will curate three hour-long audio programs, in the style of the beloved “radio show,” including archived performances spanning the 40-year history of the Festival.  The shows will broadcast on each of the first three Tuesdays in August during each of the weeks the season usually is held.  The audio programs will be streamed on CCCMF’s website and will be available without charge to the general public, and may also be broadcast on regional radio stations (to be announced).

Manasse and Nakamatsu will also create a video event featuring guest musicians which will also stream for free throughout the Festival’s month-long season in August on the Festival website and other online platforms.

The two artistic directors will also undertake a series of high-quality audio/video recording sessions featuring a small group of fellow musicians. This original content will be released in the future.

“These challenging times also present new opportunities, in that we are navigating a new way for us to share world-quality chamber music with world-wide audiences,” shares Jon Manasse.  “We are excited about the potential of the quality and reach of this new virtual celebration.”

Exploring the virtual festival brings its own challenges to CCCMF.  “Ticket sales alone cannot cover anywhere near our operating budget,” shares Executive Director Elaine Lipton.  “With no ticket revenue at all this season, we are hopeful that our dedicated fans will understand that their financial participation is essential to our organization’s continued success.”  She hopes that many devoted fans will make contributions and notes that there are opportunities for underwriting the virtual season events as well.

CCCMF’s Board has been hard at work creating these unprecedented options to the Festival’s traditional late summer season.  “While we understand the unpredictable nature of our situation, we also know music and live performance have the ability to heal and fortify us all,” shares Manasse. “Our one guarantee is that we will make music for our supporters and audiences this summer, you can count on it!”

For more information about Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival’s 2020 season, visit capecodchambermusic.org, or follow Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival on Facebook and Instagram.

About the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival

Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival was founded in 1979 by the late Samuel Sanders, a gifted pianist and accompanist to Itzhak Perlman for thirty years. Sanders’ goal was to establish a continuous presence of first-rate chamber music concerts on Cape Cod.  As the Festival celebrates four decades, it excels under the leadership of its Artistic Directors, the team of Jon Manasse (clarinetist) and Jon Nakamatsu (pianist), both acclaimed musicians who represent the top ranks of American chamber music as a duo and as individual artists. The artistic directors work closely with Executive Director Elaine Lipton, along with the help of an active Board and more than 60 local volunteers, to bring a stellar mosaic of talent to the Cape.  In addition to its annual summer season of 12 concerts, community and school outreach programs and an annual benefit in New York, it partners with local cultural organizations for educational programs and fundraising.

The Festival continues Sam Sanders’ tradition of showcasing emerging talent by presenting accomplished musicians early in their careers.  Over the years this has included such famed musicians as Yo-Yo Ma, Joshua Bell, the Parker Quartet and the Jupiter Quartet, among others.  Programming spans the 17th to 21st centuries, with periodic commissions from such composers as John Corigliano, William Bolcom, Osvaldo Golijov and Paquito D’Rivera. The Festival owns several quality grand pianos housed at its Cotuit, Chatham and Wellfleet venues, utilized year-round by community members and other arts organizations.

CCCMF traditionally presents the finest classical and contemporary music by both world-class ensembles and exceptional young, emerging artists to Cape Cod audiences, developing new and younger audiences for chamber music.  It commissions new chamber works whenever possible and provides educational activities and programs that encourage, broaden and deepen the appreciation of the chamber music art form.  The Festival has become synonymous with great chamber music at the height of the tourist season on the Cape. Outreach programs have served students in the Barnstable, Chatham and Nauset school districts and at the May Center in Chatham, as well as the residents of Thirwood Place in Yarmouth and the Riverview School in Sandwich.

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 41st 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. 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, visit capecodchambermusic.org, call 508-247-9400 or follow Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival on Facebook and Instagram.

Oct
11
Sun
6th Annual Mad Love Music Festival
Oct 11 all-day
Simone, Vanessa, Cole and Johnny Lonborg of Newburyport, MA enjoy some family fun at Mad Love Music Festival, 2019. Photo by Katherine Power

Reimagined Festival aims to inspire the spread of Mad Love spirit safely and meaningfully 

McGRATHPR.com – Amidst the global pandemic, the sixth annual Mad Love Music Festival has been reimagined to bring rock home to the people of the South Shore on October 11, 2020.  This year, Mad Love will sell limited-edition Mad Love Rock Boxes and exclusive merchandise to enable rockers everywhere to support the mission of Mad Love and rock-out in a way that is meaningful to them from the safety and comforts of home.

Mad Love Music Festival was established in 2015 by the Jodka family after Dave Jodka, an incredible father and musician, passed away from cancer at the age of 44.  The Festival was founded to celebrate Dave’s life and create a legacy to share his love of music and inspire future generations of musicians through great rock & roll.  Mad Love Music Festival is an annual tradition to raise funds to sponsor a scholarship for young rockers.

“We’re excited to continue the mission of Mad Love in a new way in response to our current circumstances,” shared Founder Kathleen Jodka.  “While rocking out together in-person is not an option this year, we can continue to embrace our ability to work hard, be kind, have fun and spread Mad Love, always.”

Limited Edition Rock Boxes

To continue the Mad Love mission, limited edition Rock Boxes will be available for purchase to help fans rock out wherever they are! Rock Boxes will be sold in three forms, adult, student, and child, and will include exclusive Mad Love swag for virtual rockers young and old.

Mad Love Music Festival graphic art, 2019. Photo by Mark Curreri

Featured with the adult Rock Boxes will be a limited release craft beer in partnership with Untold Brewery.

Additional Rock Box items will include Mad Love sunglasses, Mad Love (temporary) tattoos, limited-edition Mad Love masks, as well as other items and fun activities to encourage people to rock out and spread kindness.

Rock Boxes will go on sale in mid-September and be available for safe pick-up on October 11 at South Shore Conservatory. More details will be provided upon purchase.

2020 Exclusive Merchandise

One of the most exciting aspects of Mad Love Music Festival each year is the release of new merchandise.  This year will be no exception with our first-ever online store! Limited-edition 2020 Mad Love merchandise is available for purchase between September 2 and September 20, 2020 via madlove.orderpromos.com.  All merchandise is limited-edition and will only be for sale within this two-week window.  The pre-ordered merchandise will be available for local pick-up on October 11 at South Shore Conservatory.

A hat from Mad Love Music Festival’s new line of merch for 2020, photo by Hilary Jenison

Rockers who are not local, or unable to pick-up Rock Boxes and Mad Love merchandise on October 11 will be able to arrange for alternate delivery upon purchase.

Each year, proceeds from Mad Love Music Festival support South Shore Conservatory’s Dave Jodka Scholarship for Future Rockers, which funds the now regionally known band, Toast. The scholarship, which is open to high school students on the South Shore, covers all expenses associated with performing in the band. Most importantly, the scholarship pays for a coach and other professionals who will truly help the students develop as a group.  Over the years, the band has evolved to create their own sound. This year, the Mad Love band has welcomed three new members creating a new, unique vibe.  Because of this unique scholarship, the members of the band are able to pursue their love of rock music in a way that is not often experienced at the high school age.  Past scholarship recipients have gone on to pursue their passion for music at Berklee College of Music and New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, among others.

To purchase a virtual Rock Box, new limited-edition Mad Love merchandise, and/or to donate to Mad Love, please visit madlovemusicfestival.org.

SSC student and Mad Love Music Festival David Jodka scholarship recipient Darcy Milligan. Photo by Mark Curreri

About Mad Love

Mad Love is a community of like-minded people who believe in working hard, being kind, having fun, and spreading Mad Love. The centerpiece of Mad Love is the Mad Love Music Festival. It was established in 2015 by the Jodka family after Dave Jodka, a father and musician, passed away from cancer. The Festival was founded to celebrate Dave’s life and create a legacy to share his love of music and inspire future generations of musicians through great rock & roll. A family-friendly event, Mad Love Music Festival is an annual, special tradition to raise funds to sponsor a scholarship for young rockers.

About South Shore Conservatory

Celebrating 50 years in 2020, South Shore Conservatory (SSC) is committed to providing access to music and the arts for South Shore residents. Recognized as a national model for arts education by the National Guild for Community Arts Education, SSC is the largest, nonprofit community school for the arts in Massachusetts, serving more than 4,500 students of all ages at two beautiful campuses in Duxbury and Hingham. Students participate in more than 50 diverse programs in music, dance and drama. With more than 100 exceptional musicians on faculty, SSC offers over 200 professionally produced concerts and performances annually. Through innovative partnerships with schools, social services and community agencies throughout the South Shore, SSC brings music and the arts out to the community to enrich the lives of residents. Through its Creative Arts Therapies, SSC offers the benefits of music and the arts to people with developmental and emotional challenges. For more information, visit https://sscmusic.org/.

In keeping with SSC’s inclusive mission to provide access to quality education in the arts for all, the Conservatory offers programs for all segments of the population to enjoy, regardless of age, ability, geography, and financial means.  Furthermore, South Shore Conservatory admits students and families of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.