Katonah, NY ~ June 7, 2012
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CARAMOOR INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL PRESENTS
PABLO HERAS-CASADO MAKES HIS DEBUT
AS PRINCIPAL CONDUCTOR OF THE ORCHESTRA OF ST. LUKE’S
JOINED BY PIANIST EMANUEL AX
SUNDAY, JULY 15, 4:30 PM IN THE VENETIAN THEATER
KATONAH, NY – On Sunday, July 15 at 4:30 PM in the Venetian Theater, Pablo Heras-Casado returns to Caramoor to celebrate his recent appointment as Principal Conductor of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s following his brilliant debut performance with the orchestra last summer. Guest pianist Emanuel Ax joins the orchestra performing Beethoven’s dynamic Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor. Heras-Casado leads the orchestra in this stirring program, opening with Ravel’s Le tombeau de Couperin and closing with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A Major.
Tickets for Orchestra of St. Luke’s are $15, $20, $32.50, $45 and $60.
To order tickets, call the Box Office at 914.232.1252 or visit www.caramoor.org.
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SUNDAY, JULY 15 AT 4:30 PM IN THE VENETIAN THEATER
ORCHESTRA OF ST. LUKE'S WITH EMANUAL AX AND PABLO HERAS-CASADO
$15, $20, $32.50, $45 and $60
Emanuel Ax, piano
Orchestra of St. Luke’s
Pablo Heras-Casado, principal conductor
Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin (orch. Ravel 1919)
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
Beethoven Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Emanuel Ax captured public attention in 1974 when he won the first Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Tel Aviv. Highlights of the current season include return visits to the orchestras of Cleveland, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Atlanta and Toronto. In recognition of the bicentenaries of Chopin and Schumann in 2010, Mr. Ax commissioned new works from composers Thomas Adés, Peter Lieberson and Stephen Prutsman with colleagues Yo-Yo Ma and Dawn Upshaw. Mr. Ax has been an exclusive Sony Classical recording artist since 1987. He has received Grammy® Awards for the second and third volumes of his cycle of Haydn’s piano sonatas and has also made a series of Grammy®-winning recordings with Ma of the Beethoven and Brahms sonatas for cello and piano.
Pablo Heras-Casado enjoys a multi-faceted conducting career of unusual breadth and variety. His repertoire ranges from early music to cutting-edge contemporary scores and from the most intimate of chamber programs to grand opera. During the 2010/11 season his operatic projects included Mahagonny with Teatro Real Madrid and La Fura dels Baus, Nixon in China with Canadian Opera Company and the world premiere performances of Hosokawa’s Matsukaze with La Monnaie in association with Sasha Waltz & Guests. He also made debuts with the San Francisco Symphony, Berlin Philharmonic Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Netherlands Radio Kammerphilharmonie. He was recently appointed Principal Conductor of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s.
Orchestra of St. Luke’s (OSL), the resident orchestra at Caramoor since it was formed there in 1979, presents concerts that glitter with luminous soloists, classic repertoire, and a fresh approach to symphonic music. Now in its 38th year, Orchestra of St. Luke’s (OSL) is dedicated to engaging audiences throughout New York City and beyond. OSL performs approximately 70 concerts each year—including an annual chamber music series and an orchestra series at Carnegie Hall. OSL collaborates regularly with the world’s great artists on the world's greatest stages. Committed to community-building, OSL produces free concerts in each of the five boroughs as part of its Subway Series, and has engaged more than one million children in its arts education programs. OSL’s stellar 70+ discography includes four releases on its own label, St. Luke’s Collection, and four Grammy Award-winning recordings.
Caramoor is the legacy of Walter and Lucie Rosen, who built their summer home – now known as the historic Rosen House at Caramoor – and filled it with their treasures. Walter Rosen was the master planner for the Caramoor estate, realizing his dream of creating a place to entertain friends from around the world. Their musical evenings planted the seeds for today’s Caramoor International Music Festival. Witnessing the pleasure their friends took in the beauty of Caramoor – the house with its art collection, the gardens, and the musical programs on summer evenings –the Rosens established a public trust to open Caramoor to the community in 1946. Lucie Rosen survived her husband by seventeen years. During those years, she expanded the Music Festival. The Spanish Courtyard was used as a setting for musical events, as it is today, and, under her direction, the great stage of the Venetian Theater was built.
Caramoor is a performing arts center located on a unique 90-acre setting of Italianate architecture and gardens in Westchester County, NY. It enriches the lives of its audiences through innovative and diverse musical performances of the highest quality. Its mission also includes mentoring young professional musicians and providing educational programs for young children centered on music. It is often described as “a Garden of Great Music,” where audiences are invited to come early, explore the beautiful grounds, enjoy a pre-concert picnic, and discover beautiful music in the relaxed settings of the Venetian Theater, Spanish Courtyard, Music Room of the Rosen House, and the magnificent gardens.
With its unique heritage, Caramoor remains a place where magical summer days and nights are shared and enjoyed by thousands. “Caramoor is the loveliest Festival of them all.” - The New York Times
Concert Venues and Gardens
Concerts take place in two outdoor theaters: the 1,714-seat, acoustically superb Venetian Theater and the more intimate, romantic 558-seat Spanish Courtyard. Caramoor’s gardens are also well worth the visit and include nine unique perennial gardens. Among them are a Sense Circle for the visually handicapped, a Butterfly Garden, Tapestry Hedge, and Iris and Peony Garden.
GETTING TO CARAMOOR
By car from the West Side of Manhattan and New Jersey, take the Saw Mill River Parkway north to Katonah. Exit at Route 35/Cross River. Turn right and, at the first traffic light, make a right turn onto Route 22 south. Travel 1.9 miles to the junction of Girdle Ridge Road. Follow the signs to Caramoor. (For detailed directions call 914.232.5035 and press 4, or online at www.caramoor.org). Parking at Caramoor is free.
By train, take the Harlem Division of the Metro-North Railroad to Katonah, New York. Taxi service from the station to Caramoor (5 minutes away) is available.
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Performances are made possible, in part, by
ArtsWestchester with funds from Westchester County Government.
Performances are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of
Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
The 2012 International Music Festival is supported in part by
an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
CARAMOOR CENTER FOR MUSIC AND THE ARTS IS LOCATED AT
149 GIRDLE RIDGE ROAD, KATONAH, NEW YORK.
ALL PROGRAMS AND ARTISTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
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