Chautauqua Chamber Music: Resident Artist Series: Manasse/Nakamatsu Duo

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Location Lenna Hall

Gate pass required. Purchase at our Main Gate Welcome Center, (716) 357-6250

Comprised of pianist Jon Nakamatsu and clarinetist Jon Manasse, two of America’s most distinguished artists, the Manasse/Nakamatsu Duo formed in 2004 and immediately established itself with highly acclaimed coast-to-coast appearances on many of the country’s most prestigious series, followed by the release of its debut CD of Brahms’ Clarinet Sonatas which was chosen by The New York Times among its “Best of 2008” recordings.

Jon Nakamatsu, Artist-in-Residence for Chautauqua’s Piano Program, was Gold Medalist of the Tenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, and leads professional-level masterclasses and private lessons for top piano students from around the world each summer at Chautauqua. Jon Manasse served as the principal clarinetist of The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and continues to serve as principal clarinet of the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. Mr. Manasse and Mr. Nakamatsu are invited frequently as guest speakers throughout the country, and also serve as adjudicators at many prestigious music competitions. Together, both Duo members have served as Artistic Directors of the renowned Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival since 2006, which celebrates 40 years of concerts in its August 2019 season. Don’t miss the chance to see them perform together on Chautauqua’s Chamber Music’s Resident Artist Series!