Cape May Music Festival

MAY 28-JUNE 15, 2017

Celebrating 28 years of bringing beautiful music to Cape May, the Cape May Music Festival presents classical, chamber, jazz and more each year.

Atlantic Brass Band

Sunday, May 28: 7pm

Rotary Bandstand
400 Lafayette St.

The Atlantic Brass Band, under the baton of Salvatore Scarpa, presents a program of rousing American music, the perfect finish to the Memorial Day Weekend.


New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players

Tuesday, May 30: 8pm

 Episcopal Church of the Advent

New Jersey ‘s premier chamber ensemble returns to the Festival for a program from the classical repertoire for the string quartet.
  • Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 44  No. 1 (1838)
  • Brahms:  String Quartet No. 2 in A minor. Op. 51  No. 2 (1873)

General Admission $20; 

Senior $15; Student $5

New York Chamber Ensemble

Thursday, June 1: 8pm

 Episcopal Church of the Advent

Eliot Bailen, Artistic Director

A dynamic concert featuring the virtuosi of the New York Chamber Ensemble.

General Admission $20; 

Senior $15; Student $5

Champagne Jazz Brunch

Sunday, June 4, 10am

Aleathea’s Restaurant at the Inn of Cape May

7 Ocean St.

Enjoy a leisurely brunch while the Herb Moore Trio performs music from the Great American Songbook. 

Tickets $35

Bossa Nova/Jazz/Folk/Pop

Sunday, June 4: 8pm

First Presbyterian Church

Award-winning singer/songwriter Avi Wisnia presents an eclectic mix of refreshingly original songs and inventive covers, finding inspiration in Brazilian bossa nova, acoustic American folk, 1950’s west-coast jazz, and contemporary pop. Avi’s clever lyrics give a knowing nod to his contemporaries, while his smooth vocals and deft piano skills assure you that this is truly something new.

Adults $25; Seniors $20; Students: $10

Soprano Wonjung Kim

New York Chamber Ensemble

Tuesday, June 6: 8pm

Episcopal Church of the Advent

Eliot Bailen, Artistic Director

General Admission $20; Senior $15; Student $5

Bay-Atlantic Symphony

Thurs., June 8: 8pm

First Presbyterian Church
Director Jed Gaylin

The Royal Wave, with soloist Felix Hell, organ

The organ is often known as the royal instrument.  In this splendorous program of Baroque and retro-Baroque, we feature Felix Hell, one of the most internationally sought-after organists today. Respighi’s suite is a beautiful homage to the Baroque. It somehow manages to be lyrical and sumptuous, and yet balanced and elegant.  Come catch the Royal Wave!

  • Handel: Overture to Theodora, HWV 68  
  • Handel: Organ Concerto HWV. 306 in Bb Major   
  • Handel: Organ Concerto HWV. 295 in F Major (Cuckoo & the Nightingale) 12’
  • Respighi: Suite for Strings, P. 41    


General Admission $25; Senior $20; Student $10

The 6th Annual George Mesterhazy Tribute Concert 

Sun., June 11: 8pm

Cape May Convention Hall

General Admission $25; Senior $20; Student $10

Become one of George’s Angels

MAC will once again provide the core funding for the Tribute Concert, but we hope to raise $7,000 for additional musicians, related expenses and original orchestrations. We are seeking these additional funds from donors who we'll call "George's Angels". You may become one of George's Angels by making a tax deductible donation to MAC of $25 or more. In return, you'll receive one or more tickets to the George Mesterhazy Tribute Concert, plus an invitation to a post-show reception where you can mingle with the artists and fellow Angels. Such a deal!

New York Chamber Ensemble

Tuesday, June 13: 8pm   

Episcopal Church of the Advent

Eliot Bailen, Artistic Director

Mostly Italia, with soloist Eddie Barbash, saxophone

Italian favorites and more with Eddie Barbash, a true virtuoso on saxophone and formerly of the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, accompanied by string quartet, guitar, bass and drums:

  • Casta Diva
  • Carnival Of Venice
  • Violino Tzigano
  • That's Amore
  • La Vie En Rose
  • The Mariachi Song
  • Boccherini Quintet
  • Verdi String Quartet

General Admission $20; 

Senior $15; Student $5

Charlie Zahm

(Celtic Music)

Thursday, June 15: 8pm

Cape May Convention Hall

Charlie Zahm is one of the most popular soloists at Celtic music festivals anywhere east of the Mississippi. With a baritone voice some have described as "coming along once in a generation," Charlie weaves magical moments of Scottish and Irish history with passion for the performance and a repertoire pleasing to all members of the family. A master of the guitar as well, Charlie brings an authentic love and respect for the music he sings and with dashes of humor and a light in his eyes, he will draw you into the stories of his songs!


Purchase tickets online or at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth at Ocean Street or at the Physick Estate at 1048 Washington St. at the Carriage House or the Hill House Office.CLICK HERE for Information Booth and Carriage House hours of operation.  Hill House is open daily, 9am-5pm (except most winter weekends, when it’s open Saturdays only 9am-2:30pm). 

Bach’s Lunch

Wednesdays, May 31, June 7 & 14 : 12:30pm

at the Carriage House

Café & Tearoom

 on the grounds of the

Emlen Physick Estate

1048 Washington St.
Featuring members of the Bay-Atlantic Symphony in an intimate afternoon concert.

Make a night of it!
Check out our dinner packages

Cape May Music Festival

Venues 2017

Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave.

Several Festival concerts are presented in Cape May Convention Hall. The building is located on the beachfront Promenade which can be accessed by ramp or stairs from street level. Adjacent accessible parking is clearly marked. There is a drop-off area directly in front of the building. Metered parking is available along Beach Avenue and adjacent streets. There is another ramp and stairs from the Promenade to reach the entrance of the building. The building is modern with self-opening doors and accessible restrooms. All seating on the floor is movable and wheelchairs can easily be accommodated. There is also bleacher seating available.

First Presbyterian Church, Decatur & Hughes Sts.

The First Presbyterian Church is the site of the Bay Atlantic Symphony concert. The church is on the building’s upper level and can be accessed from a staircase on the Decatur St. side. There is an elevator available on the side of the church by the parking lot. There is limited free parking in the church lot and more metered parking available on adjacent streets. The church is historic and provides amphitheater type seating. All seating is fixed but there are areas which can accommodate wheelchairs.  There is an accessible restroom available on the upper level and an additional restroom on the lower level of the church.

Episcopal Church of the Advent, Washington and Franklin Sts.

The Episcopal Church of the Advent is the venue for the chamber concert component of the Festival. This church is a historic building.  All seating is fixed but there are areas which can accommodate wheelchairs. The entrance to the building is on Washington St. with both stairs and a compliant ramp available for guests. There is one accessible restroom in the church and several more available in the Parish Hall directly behind the church on Franklin St. Parking is available on adjacent streets, some metered and some free.

Carriage House Café & Tearoom, Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St.

Located at the Emlen Physick Estate, the Carriage House Café & Tearoom offers intimate, open air seating for 50 under its patio tent. The patio is paved with brick pavers and is easily accessible through the Carriage House Shop. All seating is movable and wheelchairs can be accommodated easily. Accessible restrooms are located in a building a short distance from the Café. This is the venue for Bach’s Lunches.

Aleathea’s Restaurant, Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St. (corner of Beach Ave.)

Aleathea’s Restaurant is located in the Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St. This is a Victorian era hotel on the beachfront. The restaurant, with a capacity of approximately 100, is located on the hotel’s first floor and is accessible from the street both by stairs and a non-compliant ramp. All seating is movable and wheelchairs can easily be accommodated. An accessible restroom is located off the lobby. There is free parking available for guests directly across Ocean St. in the hotel lot and metered parking on adjacent streets. The Jazz Brunch is held at Aleathea’s Restaurant.



 MAC Members receive a 

$3 discount on all single ticket purchases.

 No discounts available on Bach’s Lunches

2017 DATES: May 28-June 15
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