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Sunday Afternoon Concert Series  
January 11 - April 12
All performances begin at 2:30 pm
CCMoA members: $12   Non-members: $15
Call 508-385-4477 ext 20

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January 11:  Stephanie Weaver, Bart Weisman, Lary Chaplan, Rod McCaulley
The Claude Bolling Suite for Violin and Jazz Piano Trio and more...
Members: $12  Non-members: $15

    Stephanie Weaver is a classical pianist and Managing Director of the Cape Conservatory. Lary Chaplan plays violin with the Cape Symphony and teaches at the Cape Conservatory. They will be accompanied by Rod McCaulley on bass who is an instructor at Cape Conservatory and Bart Weisman on drums, percussion instructor and program director for CJazz at the Cape Conservatory.



January 18:  Cape Cod Sax Quartet
Members: $12  Non-members: $15

    A sax quartet usually features one of each of the four main types of saxophones: soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone.  This instrumentation lets the different abilities and sonorities of each individual saxophone shine, while presenting the saxophonists with more unusual challenges and roles.  Saxophone ensembles are regarded as an efficient way to focus on developing communication and listening skills among musicians.
    The Cape Cod Sax Quartet features some of Cape Cod’s most notable saxophonists: Bruce Abbott, Berke McKelvey, Ryder Corey, and Nicholas Suchecki.  Please join us for an afternoon including jazz, classical, and popular music from an ensemble you have probably never heard before!  Throughout the show, we will also teach the audience about the saxophone, including its roles in different musical settings, the various parts of the instrument, and the more unusual types of saxophones, including the 6 feet and 4 inches tall, 45 pound contrabass sax.  Not only will you have fun, you will also learn something! Image: Nicholas Suchecki

January 25:  Jacqueline Schwab
Members: $12  Non-members: $15

   For her solo performance at Cape Cod Museum of Art, pianist Jacqueline Schwab will perform vintage American heart songs and dance tunes from the age of Mark Twain and beyond—Stephen Foster and Civil War parlor songs, Victorian ballroom dance tunes, Scots and Irish tunes brought over by settlers, hymns and spirituals, ragtime—plus Latin waltzes and tango, blues, contemporary Celtic dance tunes, and more. Jacqueline’s musical arrangements and stories honor the historical, improvisational spirit of community music making but also link to the present day.
    Schwab creates spirited and meditative arrangements on traditional and vintage tunes from America, England, Scotland and beyond—spinning out stories, in her variations on the themes.
    In Ken Burns’ words, “Jacqueline Schwab brings more feeling and intensity to music than anyone I know. Her playing is insistent, physical, heartfelt and ... unusually moving.”  Playing with “the jazz/classical improvisational spirit of Keith Jarrett and the touch of George Winston ....”  (New England Folk Almanac), Schwab has performed on over a dozen of Burns’ documentaries, including his Grammy-winning Civil War, his Emmy-winning Baseball, Lewis and Clark, Mark Twain, The War, The National Parks, and Dust Bowl. She has performed on The Irish in America, Ric Burns’ New York: A Documentary Film and other PBS documentaries. She has performed at the White House for President Clinton, celebrating Burns’ Lewis and Clark series, and also, with Scottish singer Jean Redpath, on public radio’s A Prairie Home Companion and CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman. She has four solo recordings: Mad Robin, Down Came an Angel and Mark Twain’s America, and True Blue Waltz (partly funded through Kickstarter). She is married to Rev. Edmund Robinson, minister of the UU Meeting House in Chatham, on Cape Cod. For more information, see Jacquelineschwab.com.

February 1:  Dixie Diehards: A Trip to New Orleans  Re-scheduled for April 26, 2:30 pm
Members: $12  Non-members: $15

    Known for their spirited presentations of Dixieland music, the Dixie Diehards play toe-tapping music from New Orleans of the 1920’s and 30’s. The Dixie Diehards will return to the CCMA to offer songs written and performed by Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Walter Donaldson, Fats Waller and other greats of the early jazz era. The program will include a number of tunes you will recognize as well as a few you might not. One thing is certain: You’re sure to leave happier than when you arrived!
    The band includes a front line of trumpet, trombone, reeds (clarinet & sax). Rhythm section includes tuba, banjo, and drums.  Since appearing at CCMA in 2014, the Dixie Diehards have given some 40 concerts throughout southeastern Massachusetts, receiving enthusiastic reviews from audiences of all ages. For more information, see www.dixiediehards.com

February 8:  Rita Moerschel + Two
Members: $12  Non-members: $15  Reschuled for May 3, 2:30 pm!

    Canadian violinist, Catherine French, a member of the Boston Symphony since l994, has established herself as a versatile and accomplished soloist and chamber musician. Lauded for her ‘superbly lyric” playing and her “amazing level of artistry” by Strad Magazine, Ms. French is a dedicated member of the Calyx Piano Trio and Collage New Music.  Her interest in chamber music has led to performances at the Marlboro, Banff, Portland, Missouri and Carolina chamber music festivals, quartet tours of Germany and China and annual concerts as part of the Prelude series at Tanglewood and the Curtisville Consortium. 
    Joel Moerschel, cellist, received his early musical training from Chicago Symphony cellist Nicolai Zedeler and Karl Fruh, music professor at the Chicago Musical College.  Recently retired after 33 years in the Boston Symphony in the Boston, Chicago, and Rochester, NY areas.  He has performed chamber music with the Wheaton Trio, The Francesco String Quartet, and with members of The Muir Quartet, and contemporary music with Collage New Music and Boston Musica Viva.Mr. Moerschel taught at Wellesley College and at Boston University’s Tanglewood Institute.
    Rita Southworth Moerschel, pianist, has been active in the Boston music world since l970, first as a graduate student at the New England Conservatory and then as a performer and teacher.  Specializing in collaborative piano, she has given recitals in the Boston area with members of the Boston Symphony and also with Boston freelance musicians.  She earned a Master of Education with distinction from Curry College where she is senior lecturer in the Fine and Applied Arts Department.

February 15:  Cerise & the Charlie Jamison Trio  Cancelled due to Blizzard!
Members: $12  Non-members: $15

    Cerise, with her strong soulful voice, is well recognized as one of Cape Cod's top vocalists. Performing twice with the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra, Cerise earned much acclaim for delivering powerful performances. She continues to mesmerize audiences performing with jazz combo The Charlie Jamieson Trio at venues all over Cape Cod creating legions of dedicated fans. Cerise's Black Women in Jazz Tribute concert sold-out both at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod and The Wellfleet Preservation Hall last year. She also received standing ovations for her performances at the Cotuit Center for the Arts in "What the World Needs Now" a Burt Bacharach musical revue. Remember her name... Cerise sings in the style of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Sarah Vaughn, selecting songs from the Great American Songbook. Cerise sings in Spanish performing many Latin numbers as well as performing in R&B and Blues styles. She will be accompanied by Charlie Jamieson (piano), Nick Rice (bass), Phil Vitali (drums).
    Cerise was featured as Cape Cod Magazine’s People to Watch 2014 was profiled in Cape Cod Art Magazine 2014 and featured on the cover of Cape Week for her Black Women in Jazz concert.

March 1:  We Are the Men: “Cyngerdd Dydd Gŵyl Dewi!” – Saint David's Day Concert
Members: $12  Non-members: $15

    This Male Voice Choir performs hymns and other traditional pieces in both Welsh & English. They sing songs from Ireland and Scotland, sea shanties, spirituals, a little opera, English and American folk songs, a few pieces in German and Latin. Included will be music honoring St. David, the patron saint of Wales, which will be sung in Welsh, the native tongue of that country.
    A review in the Mashpee Enterprise (July 2, 2010), in part, had this to say about We Are The Men: “They perform in the all-male-choir Welsh tradition rooted in the time when Welshmen labored in the coal mines and sought diversion in singing together.”  Later, the review noted:  “Also performed were four traditional hymns.  Each contained more than several measures of 'amen' and 'alleluia;' each one unique and yet as powerful as the previous.  This was music of the spirit, and it was apparent from the choir's focused energy that these singers loved the praising aspect of these pieces...the concert left the audience in a joyous spirit.”

    Join us for a concert of memorable music! 


March 8:  Bijou Gypsy Jazz
Members: $12  Non-members: $15

    Performing in the Bijou Gypsy Ensemble will be Lary Chaplan, violin; Gary Gross, guitar; and Bert Jackson, guitar, in the style of Django Rinehart, the music of 1930s Hot Club of France.
    Gary Gross attended Berklee where he studied jazz guitar with Harry Leahy and classical guitar with Frederick Hand of the Metropolitan Opera of New York. Gary teaches and performs on Cape Cod and loves all styles of guitar.
Originally from LA, Lary Chaplan played as a free lance violinist in New York for 18 years, working with various symphonies, pit orchestras, rock bands, and jazz bands. In 1989, Lary moved to Cape Cod and joined the Cape Symphony Orchestra.
ert’s style is diverse and unique with a strong background in jazz and blues, flavored with his love for world music and the unusual. Bert organizes several local festivals and co-hosts the Feed Your Love Open Mic at Wellfleet Preservation Hall.

March 15:  Schultz/Ericsson Cello Duo
Members: $12  Non-members: $15

   The husband-wife team of the Schultze-Ericsson Cello Duo will present a wonderful hour of cello duets. The music from the Baroque period to the present, will be presented with the usual finesse and great musicality which makes this Duo a Cape Cod favorite.
    Elizabeth Schultze, cellist, is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory where she was a student of Andor Toth, a winner of the concerto competition and soloist with the Oberlin Orchestra.   She spent many summers playing in festivals including Taos, the National Repertory Orchestra and the Colorado Festival Orchestra. Liz has been a member of the Oklahoma Symphony and the Bergen (Norway) Philharmonic, and the Uppsala Chamber Orchestra, and has played extensively with ensembles in Atlanta, Copenhagen, Torino and Stockholm. Since coming to the Cape in 1991, Liz has been a member of the Cape Cod Symphony and the Simon Sinfonietta, and has maintained a large studio of cello students at her home in East Orleans. 
    Bo Ericsson, a native of Sweden, graduated from the Gothenborg Conservatory of Music and studied at the Swedish Radio School in Stockholm. He has been principal cellist with both the Bergen (Norway) Philharmonic Orchestra and the Upsala (Sweden) Chamber Orchestra. As a cellist of the Berwald String Quartet he toured extensively throughout Europe. On Cape Cod he is principal cellist with the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra, an active chamber musician and teacher of cello and is a member of the Schultze-Ericsson Cello Duo.

March 22:  Town Cove Chamber Players
Members: $12  Non-members: $15
A beautiful selection of Chamber music by accomplished musicians Betty Tipton, piano; Kwon Faith, violin; Monika Woods, clarinet; and Lisa Gross, piano and cello. Musical selections include works by Bartok, Satie, Chopin, Wagner and Poulenc.



March 29:  Bert Jackson Quartet (BJQ)
Members: $12  Non-members: $15

    The BJQ, whose members are all year-round Cape Codders, is a Jazz band that plays an eclectic mix of jazz standards, a touch of blues, and original compositions. Known for their tight arrangements and upbeat sound, the BJQ brings an appropriate intensity to each venue, whether for an indoor cocktail reception or an outdoor showcase concert.
    The Bert Jackson Quartet (BJQ) consists of Bert Jackson on guitar, Paul Lesniak on saxophones, Roe Osborn on bass and Kareem Sanjaghi on drums. The musical program will include jazz compositions by Bert and Roe from the BJQ’s new CD, Imaginary Journey, as well as some of the band’s favorite swing and Bossa standards. Always fun, always upbeat, the BJQ delivers great music with much joy and a bit of the unexpected.

Saturday, March 28, 4 pm  Jenifer Jackson and the Denim Bridge   NOTE: date and time change!
Members: $12  Non-members: $15
Jenifer Jackson and her bandmates will play a selection of Jenifer's original compositions, hand-picked by Jenifer from her 11 albums. The band will focus on her latest release (TEXAS SUNRISE) as well as some new (un-released) songs and a few chestnuts.
    Jenifer Jackson is an American songwriter, singer and guitarist known for crafting intimate, understated pop songs. Critically-acclaimed releases include Slowly Bright, The Outskirts Of A Giant Town, Birds, Passaporto, Love Lane, So High, The Day Happiness Found Me, and her most recent effort, Texas Sunrise.
Her songs have appeared on television and film soundtracks and been covered by a wide variety of artists, including country artist Laura Cantrell, lounge-pop band Swandive and alternative rock icon Chris Brokaw.
Jackson currently makes her home in Austin, Texas but has lived and performed in Boston and Manhattan, in Sicily, where she became fluent in Italian, and in France, where her first recordings were produced by new wave iconoclast Wreckless Eric.
The 11 solo records that followed have taken her on tours around the world, landed her on broadcasts such as NPR All Songs Considered, World Café and Mountain Stage, and enabled collaborations with notable musicians including Pat Sansone (Wilco), Greg Wiczoreck (Norah Jones), Paul Bryan (Aimee Mann), Oren Bloedow (Meshell Ndegeocello) and Nate Walcott (Bright Eyes).



Trip to the Peabody Essex Museum on April 16
April 16, 2015
Tickets: Members: $65; Non-members: $75  Sign up early, seating is limited!

    Join us in the Spring for a trip to the Peabody Essex Museum, including a docent tour of a special exhibition, "Audacious: The Fine Art of Wood from the Montalto Bohlen Collection" -
Rendered by lathe and carving tools, common and exotic woods are transformed into nearly 100 complex sculptural forms with alluring surfaces and textures. Massachusetts collectors Robert M. and Lillian Montalto Bohlen have assembled this premier collection of contemporary wood art that is international in scope and diverse in form. Experience the beauty, sensuality and sculptural qualities of wood.
Image: David Ellensworth, wooden bowl
There will also be a special tour of the acclaimed Yin Yu Tang: A Chinese House, home to the Huang family for over 200 years. 
Please be at the Museum by 8:15 am; the Coach will depart from the Museum promptly at 8:30 am, and return by 5 pm.
Price includes comfortable coach ride, admissions and docent tours at PEM and the Yin Yu Tang: A Chinese House, and a snack for the ride back. Lunch on your own.



Luncheon & Fashion Show: Under the Tent
Wednesday, May 20, 11 am - 2 pm
Wequassett Resort & Golf Club
Fashions by Chatham Clothing Bar
Tickets: $50  Limited seating, so sign up now!
Hosted by the Guild of Cape Cod Museum of Art

    Think ahead to Spring with its lovely warm days, and join us for a delightful Luncheon and Fashion Show at the beautiful Wequassett Resort & Golf Club! Following a delicious lunch, Chatham Clothing Bar will model an enticing selection of fashions, including some children's styles for those precious little ones! Enter a Drawing for some great prizes!
   This wonderful event takes place "Under the Tent," an architectural wonder 
designed by Anthi of Frangiadis Associates just for Wequassett. Don't miss this exciting event!
All proceeds benefit Cape Cod Museum of Art.
Corporate Sponsor: Anthi of Frangiadis Associates


Art & Alzheimer's Programs 

Art & Conversation
February 27, 2 pm
March 27, 2 pm 

    Despite memory loss, the ability to respond to art and music can still be appreciated on an emotional level. And sometimes, art and music can act as gateways to past stories and memories. In fact, research shows that visual stimulation through art can help stimulate memory and enhance conversation among individuals who have dementia.
    These Arts & Conversation programs, held at various art museums and musical venues across our region, invite people with memory impairment and their caregivers to bond with their peers through discussion and positive reinforcement. Participants engage not only with the art, but also with other members of the group. These groups are free and confidential allowing for freedom of self-expression and open conversation.
    Our Museum Educators, trained in Visual Thinking Strategies, lead participants with memory-loss (and their caregivers) in a conversation about selected works of art.

    Free for all participants; walk-ins and groups are welcome! 
For more information, call 508-385-4477, ext.15

The Artist Within
February 20, 2015, 1 pm
March 20, 1 pm

    A hands-on, art-making activity for those with memory loss and their caregivers, The Artist Within provides a warm, caring environment in which to create art. Experienced art instructor Jennifer Stratton will lead these classes once a month at the Museum, where participants can enjoy an hour of creative expression. Classes are free, but we appreciate a call so the instructor can prepare for that session. Call 508-385-4477 ext 15.

The Sidwell Family Charitable Fund has contributed funding for the Art & Alzheimer’s programs. 



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