A series of concerts in the Rosen House Music Room, which presents artists participating in Caramoor’s mentoring programs: Evnin Rising Stars, Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence
, and Schwab Vocal Rising Stars. Local middle and high school students are invited to attend at no charge as a part of our Student Strings program. Concerts in the Music Room are appropriate for families and will often include comments by the artists about the program. Good music requires good listeners, these concerts are recommended for children 8 and above.
Sunday, November 17 / The Dover Quartet
2013-14 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence
Scheduled periodically throughout the year as part of Caramoor's Summer Music Festival, Caramoor's Family Concerts are designed especially for children ages six and older and includes an introductory narrative and descriptive commentary to teach about musical concepts. The hour-long concerts are held in Caramoor's largest venue, the Venetian Theater, and often feature Caramoor's resident ensemble, the Orchestra of St. Luke's, and a guest artist in a fully orchestrated concert experience. Younger children can attend an age-appropriate parallel program designed for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners.
Come to Caramoor for an evening of fun with the kids! Bring a picnic, spread out a blanket, and enjoy great music together. Children of all ages will have the opportunity to dance to live music, interact with the musicians, get to know their instruments, and ask questions. This is a wonderful way to have your child introduced, up close, to music in a relaxed and joyful way. Activities will be designed for toddlers as well as pre-teens. Dancing at Dusk programs take place during the Summer Music Festival.
Introduce your family to Caramoor, and enjoy the sounds of the concert from the picnic lawns, at an affordable price. Al Fresco concerts take place during the Summer Music Festival.
|Caramoor Family Fare Nurtures a Lifelong Love of Music
Designed to create exciting, enriching experiences for the whole family, Caramoor's family music program aims to deepen a child's knowledge of and passion for music by presenting high quality concerts in a unique, arts-rich setting. Caramoor's concerts are created with the help of educators to promote active listening among young audiences and foster a lifelong love of music. By taking advantage of our beautiful country setting and inspiring venues, we create memorable musical experiences for the whole family. Since our founding in 1946 Caramoor has always strived to make music more accessible to the community. Our family programs present music that will appeal to toddlers, teens, and everyone in between and beyond.
Michael Barrett, Caramoor's former chief executive and general director, oversaw all artistic programming, creating family concerts that engage as much as they entertain. "Today, when so much of our entertainment is on a screen, Caramoor's concerts offer an appealing alternative," Mr. Barrett says. "At Caramoor children get to see musicians in action. After the concert they can handle the instruments and talk to the musicians. During the concert they can move around, and experience a sense of freedom, happiness, and joy!"
In keeping with our mission to engage young children to deepen their relationship to, and understanding of music, Caramoor's family concerts are designed specifically for young children and their parents. "Caramoor has always been a special place for the entire family," says Mr. Barrett. "We aim to make music accessible right here in your own backyard."