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Each year a core group of generous donors join our Membership family at the Rosen Society level ($2,500 and above), helping us to honor the history and legacy of Caramoor’s founders, Walter and Lucie Rosen. As a thank you, we invite this diverse group of music lovers for a complimentary dinner including great food, wine, a live performance by the Aizuri Quartet and Caroline Shaw, and a meet-and-greet with Caramoor’s Chairman and CEO.


Aizuri Quartet
Caroline Shaw

Are you ready to take your giving to the next level? Let us thank you!

Already a Rosen Society Member? We’ll be in touch!

For more information, please contact our Director of Individual Gifts, Jennifer Pace: jennifer@caramoor.org / 914.232.5035 ext.412

We invite you to this year’s Chamber Feast, featuring a host of exceptional musicians and Caramoor familiars. Come to the Caramoor grounds by 2:00pm to hear performances by the National Youth Orchestra of the USA and NYO2, two incredible programs built to select and sustain talented and diverse musicians for the future (Free).


Pamela Frank, violin
Alexi Kenney, violin
Jesse Mills, violin
Ayane Kozasa, viola
Vicki Powell, viola
Oliver Herbert, cello
Karen Ouzounian, cello
Moran Katz, clarinet
Roman Rabinovich, piano


Mozart String Quintet in D Major, K. 593
Bartók Contrasts
— Intermission —
Dvořák String Sextet in A Major, Op. 48

2:00pm Musicians from the National Youth Orchestra of the USA and NYO2 perform chamber music around the Caramoor grounds (Free)
Complimentary Garden Listening Tickets for Members at the Family Level and above

Marc-André Hamelin is an accomplished and unrivaled virtuoso when it comes to the renowned works of the established repertoire for piano. He brings to his Caramoor debut one of Schumann’s greatest works for solo piano, central to the early Romantic period, and Schubert’s elegant masterpiece – the last sonata for piano he would ever write. In “Schubert’s Piano Sonata in B-flat … Hamelin’s virtuoso piano technique was fully harnessed in the service of Schubert’s unvirtuosic music, allowing soft playing to make a more penetrating impression than usual” (David Patrick Stearns, The Philadelphia Inquirer).

“One of the most adventurous and certainly the most courageous pianists of recent times.” — International Piano Quarterly

Marc-André Hamelin, piano


Schumann Fantasy in C Major, Op. 17
Schubert Piano Sonata in B-flat Major, D. 960

Complimentary Garden Listening Tickets for Members at the Family Level and above

Caramoor’s 2018 Summer Season comes to a close with Orchestra of St. Luke’s led by Principal Conductor Bernard Labadie and the inimitable mezzo-soprano Susan Graham. Performing selections from the roles that brought her renown, the first half of the program feature selections from Handel’s Ariodante and Alcinia followed by Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro and La Clemenza di Tito. Join us in celebrating a summer full of music and be sure to come early for a pre-concert lecture with Bernard Labadie.

“Graham’s mezzo-soprano is a voice without regrets, healthy, rounded, ineffably musical, and eager for a challenge.” — The New Yorker

Orchestra of St. Luke’s
Bernard Labadie, Principal Conductor Designate
Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano


Handel Overture, Gavotte, and Bourrée from Ariodante
Handel “Dopo notte” from Ariodante
Handel “Scherza infida” from Ariodante
Handel Overture to Alcina
Handel “Sta nell’ Ircana” from Alcina
— Intermission —
Mozart Overture to Le Nozze di Figaro
Mozart “Non so più” from Le Nozze di Figaro
Mozart “Voi che sapete” from Le Nozze di Figaro
Mozart Symphony No. 36 “Linz”
Mozart “Deh per questo” from La Clemenza di Tito

3:00 pm Pre-concert conversation with Bernard Labadie
Complimentary Garden Listening Tickets for Members at the Family Level and above

Featuring selections from the 4:00pm performance, this hour-long family-friendly concert is the perfect opportunity for a younger audience to engage with and get excited about music both familiar and new. Brooklyn-based orchestral collective The Knights and steel pan virtuoso Andy Akiho interact with the audience to inspire curiosity, encourage musical discoveries, and — of course — have fun.

“A fellowship of young musicians of diverse and accomplished backgrounds who come together for the shared joy of musical exploration. You had the feeling of being with musicians, not just observing them.” — The New York Times

The Knights
Eric Jacobsen, conductor
Andy Akiho, steel pans
Alex Sopp, flute

The Verona Quartet, who have been hailed by The New York Times as “cohesive yet full of temperament…vibrant, [and] intelligent,” returns for their final performance as Caramoor’s Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence for a summer evening in our Venetian Theater. The program includes the World Premiere of a Caramoor commissioned piece by Julia Adolphe, whose work has recently been performed by the New York Philharmonic.

“An outstanding ensemble” — The New York Times

Jonathan Ong, violin
Dorothy Ro, violin
Abigail Rojansky, viola
Jonathan Dormand, cello


Dvořák Selections from Cypresses, B.152
Julia Adolphe Star-Crossed Signals (2018) (World Premiere, commissioned by Caramoor)
Janáček String Quartet No. 2, “Intimate Letters”

Friends’ Garden Party for all Membership Levels

Enjoying over 20 years of acclaim and a place as one of the world’s top string quartets, the Brentano Quartet returns to Caramoor with three-time Grammy-nominated clarinettist Todd Palmer. Their program includes transcriptions of madrigals by Gesualdo, whose works pre-date the string quartet as a medium, Beethoven’s magnificent Quartet Opus 18, No 4 and the Brahms Clarinet Quintet, certainly, one of the greatest chamber music masterpieces ever composed. “The Brentanos are a magnificent string quartet … This was wonderful, selfless music-making” (The Times, London).

“The American ensemble, by now well established in the international pantheon, offers performances both fiercely intelligent and expressively pristine.” — New Yorker

Mark Steinberg, violin
Serena Canin, violin
Misha Amory, viola
Nina Lee, cello
Todd Palmer, clarinet


Gesualdo Madrigals (selections)
Beethoven String Quartet No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 18, No. 4
Brahms Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B Minor, Op. 115

Caramoor continues its long-standing tradition of Guitar in the Garden with Derek Gripper, a South African guitarist whom London’s Evening Standard hailed as “opening a whole new repertoire of classical guitar music.” The program, including his captivating transcriptions of works written for the 21-string kora (harp lute) by African composers Toumani Diabaté, Ballaké Sissoko, and Madosini — alongside Brazilian Egberto Gismonti and J.S. Bach — transcends time, place, and culture.

“… opening a whole new repertoire of classical guitar music.” — Simon Broughton, Evening Standard

Derek Gripper, guitar

Afterglow Reception for All Audience Members

Michael Brown is a pianist on the rise. Recently named an Emerging Artist of 2018 by Lincoln Center, Brown is not only “a young piano visionary” (The New York Times) but an exceptional composer as well. In his Caramoor recital, he celebrates Leonard Bernstein’s centennial with a composition of his own titled 100 Chords for Bernstein alongside selections from West Side Story. Also on the program are pieces by Haydn, Medtner, and Copland.

“One of the leading figures in the current renaissance of performer-composers” — The New York Times

Michael Brown, piano


Haydn Fantasia in C Major, H. XVII: 4, Capriccio
Medtner Second Improvisation for Piano, Op. 47
Michael Brown 100 Chords for Bernstein
Bernstein Four Movements from West Side Story (arr. L. Smit)
Copland El salón México (arr. L. Bernstein)

Champagne Toast with Caramoor’s CEO for Members at the Composer’s Circle Level and above

Three-time Grammy-winning vocal group Chanticleer makes their Caramoor debut in our stunning Spanish Courtyard. Celebrating their 40th Anniversary, they will perform works by Palestrina, Lassus, Gibbons, Byrd, Steven Stucky, Chen Yi, Matthew Aucoin, Ellington, Rodgers & Hart, Berlin, and other classics from their extensive and varied repertoire. Hear why The New Yorker calls this San Francisco-based group “the world’s reigning male chorus.”

“The singing of Chanticleer is breathtaking in its accuracy of intonation, purity of blend, variety of color and swagger of style.” — The Boston Globe

Eric Alatorre, bass
Zachary Burgess, bass-baritone
Brian Hinman, tenor
Tim Keeler, countertenor
Matthew Knickman, baritone
Matthew Mazzola, tenor
Cortez Mitchell, countertenor
Gerrod Pagenkopf, countertenor
Alan Reinhardt, countertenor
Logan S. Shields, soprano
Andrew Van Allsburg, tenor
Adam Ward, alto
William Fred Scott, Music Director


Palestrina Gaude gloriosa
Lasso Surrexit pastor bonus
Gibbons O Clap Your Hands
Byrd Ave Verum Corpus
Stucky Whispers*
Salazar Salve Regina
R. Strauss Drei Männerchöre
Morley Now is the Month of Maying (arr. Evan Price)
William Hawley Io son la Primavera*
Arcadelt Il bianco e dolce cigno
Gershwin “Summertime” from Porgy and Bess (arr. Kirby Shaw)
Michael McGlynn Dúlamán
Traditional Hungarain-Romani Járbǎ, Máré Járbǎ* (arr. Stacy Garrop)
Traditional Spiritual I Want to Die Easy (arr. Alice Parker and Robert Shaw)
Alexander and Whitaker Straight Street* (arr. Joseph H. Jennings)
Spiritual Keep Your Hand on the Plow* (arr. Joseph H. Jennings)

*works written or arranged for Chanticleer