America's Music Festivals: Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival

May 28, 2012

Airs Monday, May 28 at 11:00 a.m. Quaint cottages dot the enchanted coastline here, fresh seafood abounds and the classical music is top notch. Cape Cod hosts one of the finest classical music festivals on the east coast each summer since 1979. Called “a triumph of quality,” by the New York Times, the festival features three weeks of chamber music throughout Cape Cod during August and has a well established Composer-in-Residence Program. Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival has fostered a bevy of musical talent over the years, including Dawn Upshaw, Yo-Yo Ma and Joshua Bell.

Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-Flat Major, Op. 44: II and IV
Gould: Four Pieces from Benny’s Gig (1962)
Ives String Quartet Number 1, From the Salvation Army
Saint-Saens: Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor
Piazzolla: Nuevo Tango
Jeremy Cohen: Crowdambo
Beethoven: Septet: III, V and VI