ATLANTIC CITY/BRIDGETON, NJ —The glory of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg concerti will highlight the Bay Atlantic Symphony’s concert at the 27th annual Cape May Music Festival, on Thursday, June 9, at 8 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St., Cape May, NJ.

The concert by the Symphony—orchestra-in-residence at the Festival—will feature four of these baroque masterworks, and will be under the direction of Music Director Jed Gaylin.

Originally written at the request of Margrave Christian Ludwig of Brandenburg and subsequently hidden in a desk drawer for years, Bach’s six Brandenburg concerti were discovered almost a century after the composer’s death. They are, today, some of the most popular works ever written. For many, they constitute a musical signature of Bach—loved by performers and audiences for their richness, power, beauty, and brilliance. Each concerto is someone of a showpiece for soloists or sections of the orchestra and the four performed here are no exception. The Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047 spotlights the trumpet, flute, oboe, and violin; Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048 features strings and continuo; Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049 spotlights two flutes and a single violin; and No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050 features an extended harpsichord cadenza, as well as the flute and violin in the spotlight.

Tickets are $25 for general admission, $20 for seniors, and $10 for students. To order tickets or for information about the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities’ (MAC) year-round schedule of tours, festivals and special events, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, ext. 1-115 or visit MAC’s website at For information about restaurants, accommodations, and shopping, call the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May at (609) 884-5508.

For more information on the Bay Atlantic Symphony, please call their office at (856) 451-1169, visit the Symphony’s website at, or visit them on Facebook.

The VIP for this concert is Cape May Councilman Roger Furlin. The concert’s co-sponsors are Billmae Cottage (Bob and Linda Steenrod) and Leith Hall Bed & Breakfast (Elan and Suzie Zingman-Leith). The media sponsor is the Cape May County Herald (Art and Patricia Hall).

The 27th annual Cape May Music Festival is funded by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. It is presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC), 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. MAC membership is open to all.