(CAPE MAY, NJ) -- The final shows of the 33rd annual Cape May Music Festival, presented by Cape May MAC (Museums+Arts+Culture), feature the exuberance of jazz performer Paula Johns, the beauty of a Brahms masterpiece, and the excitement of a full orchestral performance by the Bay Atlantic Symphony. The festival series continues with its all-live, in-person, indoor and outdoor concert schedule through Thursday, June 30.
The finale of the series will be the full orchestral performance by the Bay Atlantic Symphony at Cape May Convention Hall on Friday, June 30 at 7:00pm featuring violin soloist Kati Hyun, and performances of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto and Beethoven's 7th Symphony.
"Occasionally, Beethoven wrote something that was immediately recognized as both artistically great and hugely popular," according to Notes on Beethoven's 7th Symphony by Christopher H. Gibbs. "An example is the second movement of his Seventh Symphony, a piece that was often performed separately from the complete Symphony and that may have been Beethoven's most popular orchestral composition."
Katie Hyun was a founding member of the award-winning Amphion String Quartet, which won the Concert Artists’ Guild Management in 2011 and a spot on the roster of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s CMS Two Program. The Amphion String Quartet’s debut CD was also featured on the New York Times’ "Best of 2015." Additionally, the quartet has performed in Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Chamber Music Northwest in Portland, La Jolla Music Festival, the Phillips Collection in Washington D.C., OK Mozart, the Chautauqua Institution, and Caramoor Music Festival.
This year's festival featured eight weeks of music in a variety of genres from May to June including classical, chamber, brass band, jazz and Americana. To purchase tickets, visit capemaymac.org or call 609-884-5404.
Final events in the 33rd Annual Cape May Music Festival lineup are as follows:
Thursday, June 23 @ 7:00pm - New York Chamber Ensemble presents “A Brahms Masterpiece plus Gems from Ernest Bloch and Carlos Simon” at The Episcopal Church of the Advent, 612 Franklin Street, Cape May, NJ. $30 Adults, $25 Cape May MAC members and $20 Students under 18. Margaret Kampmeier, piano; Susan Rotholz, flute; Michael Roth, violin; Andrea Schultz, violin; Sarah Adams, viola; Eliot Bailen, cello; Daniel Bailen, double bass.
Saturday, June 25 (rain date June 26) @ 7:00pm - Paula Johns at Emlen Physick Estate Outdoor Stage, 1048 Washington St., Cape May, NJ. $30 Adults, $25 Cape May MAC members and $20 Students under 18. Paula Johns and her fabulous trio return to the outdoor stage at the Emlen Physick Estate, with music from the Great American Songbook, including Gershwin, Porter and Jerome Kern, mixed in with a little Steely Dan, Roberta Flack and Stevie Wonder, then sprinkled with a touch of Dionne Warwick.
Thursday, June 30 @ 7:00pm - Bay Atlantic Symphony at Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May, NJ. $35 Adults, $30 Cape May MAC members and $25 Students under 18. Tchaikovsky Violin concerto; Soloist Kati Hyun; Beethoven Symphony No. 7.
The Cape May Music Festival is presented by Cape May MAC with major sponsorship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, along with John and Sylvia Baer, Madison Resorts, and Brown & Brown Insurance, and additional support from generous businesses, organizations and individuals.
Cape May MAC (Museums+Arts+Culture) 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. Cape May MAC membership is open to all. Visit capemaymac.org/support/membership to learn more. .For information about Cape May MAC’s year-round schedule of tours, festivals and special events, visit capemaymac.org. For information about historic accommodations, contact Cape May Historic Accommodations at capemaylodging.com. For information about restaurants, accommodations and shopping, call the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May at 609-884-5508.
Photos courtesy of the artists / Cape May MAC