CRESCENT CITY CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL'S THIRD SEASON TO INCLUDE FIVE FREE PUBLIC PERFORMANCES Classical music will be ringing forth this fall when the Crescent City Chamber Music Festival (CCCMF) comes to New Orleans for its third season, October 22 – 28, 2018. The popular festival is an outreach/mission-centric event presented by Artistic Director Luke Fleming, a Juilliard-trained New Orleanian who travels the world performing Classical music. Fleming recruits other world-class musicians and ensembles to perform in New Orleans for the event. This year, the festival is offering five free public performances and twenty more outreach concerts at various locations, such as nursing homes, schools, churches, homeless shelters, and other helping organizations in the Greater New Orleans area, providing exciting, interactive musical performances. "This year, we are proud to welcome twelve amazing musicians, including the world renowned Dover Quartet, to New Orleans for CCCMF," Fleming said. "Each year, our concert audiences are filled with veteran classical music lovers, generous appreciators, and curious newcomers alike. This year, we are especially excited not only to be returning to venues where we have performed in previous seasons - St. Charles Ave Presbyterian Church, Rogers Memorial Chapel, Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church, and Urban South Brewery, but also to add the exceptional Vessel NOLA to our list of varied and vibrant venues. Between these free public concerts and our outreach performances for those who likely couldn’t or wouldn’t make it to the public ones, I believe this year's Festival will reach more audiences than ever." CCCMF has again partnered with Tulane University, Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church, Urban South Brewery, WWNO, Classical 104.9, and Make Music NOLA, all local organizations committing to bringing world class chamber music to New Orleans.
FIVE FREE PUBLIC CONCERTS Monday, October 22, 2018 @ 7:30 PM Vessel NOLA 3835 Iberville St., New Orleans, LA 70119 This informal concert, featuring special cocktail pairings (for purchase), will begin with the Tolstoy-inspired “Kreutzer Sonata” string quartet of Leoš Janáček, followed by the Renaissance-pop crossover work of Emi Ferguson in her album Amour Cruel and music by JP Jofre, both Special Guest Artists of CCCMF performing alongside Ensemble-in-Residence the Manhattan Chamber Players.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 @ 7:30 PM (pre-concert talk at 7 PM) Rogers Memorial Chapel, Tulane University, 1229 Broadway St, New Orleans, LA 70118 By popular demand, CCCMF has brought back Argentinian bandoneonist/composer JP Jofre for “Round 2,” pairing his inimitable style with that of another great prodigy, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Thursday, October 25, 2018 @ 6 PM Urban South Brewery 1645 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130 This informal concert, a favorite of CCCMF fans, will pair great Classical music with some of New Orleans’ best local beer, all in the fantastic space inside the very brewery that makes it! Special beer flights will also be available for purchase. Friday, October 26, 2018 @ 7:30 PM (pre-concert talk at 7 PM) St. Charles Ave Presbyterian Church This joint concert of CCCMF’s Quartet-in-Residence, the Dover Quartet, and Ensemble-in-Residence, the Manhattan Chamber Players, will culminate in a performance of Mendelssohn’s musical miracle, his Octet for Strings (written at the age of only 16!). Also featuring the music of Franz Schubert and Antonín Dvořák. Sunday, October 28, 2018@ 3 PM Sanctuary, Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church, 3900 Saint Charles Avenue New Orleans, LA 70115 For CCCMF’s 2018 Season Finale Concert adopts a Halloween theme, "Haunting Brilliance." CCCMF’s Quartet-in-Residence the Dover Quartet and Ensemble-in-Residence the Manhattan Chamber Players will again come together to present music sure to leave your spine tingling. Music by Dimitri Shostakovich and Arnold Schoenberg.