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We welcome back composer/conductor Rob Kapilow for another installment of his “What Makes It Great” series. Our 2019-20 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence joins him to delve into Beethoven’s Quartet in F Major, Op.18, No. 1. During the program, Kapilow will deconstruct, slow down, and reassemble Beethoven’s masterwork, one of his earliest compositions for the medium, followed by a complete performance and a Q&A session with all the artists.

“Because Kapilow is so good at what he does, knowledge about how music actually works, how it is put together — as opposed to dry facts about composers’ lives — doesn’t fly away with the whirlwind, but instead lodges in the memory, where they can grow.” — Boston Globe
Artists

Rob Kapilow

Thalea String Quartet
Christopher Whitley, violin
Kumiko Sakamoto, violin
Luis Bellorín, viola
Titilayo Ayangade, cello

Program

Beethoven String Quartet in F Major, Op.18, No. 1

A noted polymath, British-born Stephen Hough is distinguished as one of the greatest classical pianists of our time. While also mastering writing, painting, and composing, he has released over 50 albums and received a multitude of awards including four Grammy-award nominations, eight Gramophone awards, and the prestigious Diapason d’Or de l’Année. He was the first classical musician to win a MacArthur grant and The Guardian praised him for displaying “the most perfect piano playing conceivable.” In this program including one of his own compositions, Stephen Hough combines greatly lauded and powerful works for a passioned and skilled performance.

“Every note and line he played gave the impression of purpose, that Hough had found musical insight and personal meaning in every moment of the score. His approach was not just intellectual but emotional, with uncommon freshness and fire.” — New York Classical Review
Artists

Stephen Hough, piano

Program

Bach Chaconne from Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor (arr. Busoni)
Busoni Berceuse
Chopin Piano Sonata in B-flat Minor, Op. 35
Stephen Hough Sonata for Piano No. 4 (“Vida Breve”)
Liszt Funérailles; Mephisto Waltz No. 4 (Bagatelle without tonality); Mephisto Waltz No. 1


“The transparent textures of the songs, coupled with the players’ exquisite sensitivity, allowed the sublime melodies to shine forth” — Steve Osborn, San Francisco Classical Voice
Artists

Miró Quartet

Program

Mozart String Quartet in B-flat Major, K. 458, “Hunt”
Beethoven String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor, Op. 95, “Serioso”
Schubert String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, “Death and the Maiden”

Caramoor dedicates this concert to the memory of Helen-Mae Askin Knafel.


This all-female vocal trio brings to Caramoor the wondrous sounds of medieval chant and polyphony. Join us for a holiday program of music from the British Isles, featuring beloved English medieval and Renaissance carols, including There is No Rose, A Virgin Unspotted, and Green Groweth the Holly (attributed to Henry VIII). Also included are new arrangements of some old favorites, including In the Bleak Midwinter, O Little Town of Bethlehem, and The Holly and the Ivy. The program will include new settings of medieval texts, including a commission by acclaimed British composer Andrew Lovett, Winter Wakeneth, as well as the premiere of a setting by Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek of the beloved Medieval poem There is no Rose, sung in Sean Nos style to the tune of an ancient Irish folk-ballad, The Lamentations of Deidre. The Rosen House, splendidly decorated for the holidays, will be open for self-guided tours between the two performances.

“(they) sang exquisitely together, their voices so tightly intertwined that they often sounded as one clear strand…..an evening of gloriously clear voices singing exquisitely wrought music spanning centuries.” — Steven Pisano, Feastofmusic.com
Artists

ModernMedieval Voices


We welcome the Thalea String Quartet as our 2019–20 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence for their first concert in the Music Room. Formed in 2014 at the Zephyr International Chamber Music Festival in Courmayeur, Italy, the Thalea String Quartet has been praised for their “vibrant performance” and “sincere expressivity” (SF Classical Voice). The members of the Thalea String Quartet are dedicated educators and bring their commitment to teaching and community engagement to their frequent educational and community performances.

“Hearing the Thalea Quartet makes me feel very happy and gives me hope for the future. They are great ambassadors for music.” — David Harrington, Kronos Quartet

“I have been deeply impressed by Michelle Cann’s playing, its fine musical intelligence and emotional depth. She has the eloquence and authority of a born performer.” — Richard Goode

Artists

Thalea String Quartet
Christopher Whitley, violin
Kumiko Sakamoto, violin
Luis Bellorín, viola
Titilayo Ayangade, cello

Michelle Cann, piano
Desmond Bratton, double bass

Program

Copland Movement for String Quartet
Price Folk Songs in Counterpoint
Price Piano Concerto in D Major (arranged for sextet by Boris Vayner)
Beethoven String Quartet No. 8 in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2, “Razumovsky”


The Evnin Rising Stars program is an incubator for the next generation of leaders in classical music performance. In her 11th year as Artistic Director of the program, Pamela Frank will be joined by distinguished artist/mentors David Shifrin and Peter Wiley to work alongside young instrumentalists on the great chamber music masterworks. The culmination of this week of intense collaboration and musical discovery is an opportunity for the public to witness young musicians on their way to becoming legends themselves.

Artists

Distinguished Artists
Pamela Frank, violin
David Shifrin, clarinet
Peter Wiley, cello
Bruce Adolphe, narrator

Evnin Rising Stars
Rubén Rengel, violin
Maria Ioudenitch, violin
Amarins Wierdsma, violin
Zoë Martin-Doike, viola
Zhanbo Zheng, viola
Oliver Herbert, cello
Tim Petrin, cello
Janice Carrisa, piano

Program

Haydn String Quartet in C Major, Op. 20, No. 2, HOB.III:32
Stravinsky L’histoire du Soldat Suite (world premiere of new narration by Bruce Adolphe, commissioned by Caramoor)
—Intermission—
Brahms String Sextet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 36

The Evnin Rising Stars program is an incubator for the next generation of leaders in classical music performance. In her 11th year as Artistic Director of the program, Pamela Frank will be joined by distinguished artist/mentors David Shifrin and Peter Wiley to work alongside young instrumentalists on the great chamber music masterworks. The culmination of this week of intense collaboration and musical discovery is an opportunity for the public to witness young musicians on their way to becoming legends themselves.

Artists

Distinguished Artists
Pamela Frank, violin
David Shifrin, clarinet
Peter Wiley, cello

Evnin Rising Stars
Rubén Rengel, violin
Maria Ioudenitch, violin
Amarins Wierdsma, violin
Zoë Martin-Doike, viola
Zhanbo Zheng, viola
Oliver Herbert, cello
Tim Petrin, cello
Janice Carissa, piano

Program

Haydn String Quartet in B Minor, Op. 64, No. 2, Hob.III:68
Beethoven Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 16
—Intermission—
Brahms Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B Minor, Op. 115

First introduced to Caramoor audiences in 2018’s Atalanta, soprano Sherezade Panthaki is an acknowledged star in the early-music world. With a lush and commanding voice, she remains “wonderfully agile, riding her rapid vibrato up and down passagework and trills with admirable fluency” (The Wall Street Journal). In this program featuring both instrumental and vocal pieces, Panthaki is joined by some of the most celebrated early music players on the East Coast, performing as The Helicon Ensemble. Recognized by The New York Times as “an important early music organization,” Helicon seeks to explore period chamber music at a high level.

“Panthaki’s voice is a force of nature and quite exceptional, as indeed is her remarkably accurate tuning and the evident ease with which she tossed off even the most difficult passages.”
— Kenneth DeLong, Calgary Herald
Artists

Sherezade Panthaki, soprano
The Helicon Ensemble
Aisslinn Nosky and Beth Wenstrom, baroque violins
Maureen Murchie, baroque viola
Ezra Seltzer, baroque violoncello
Doug Balliett, baroque violone
Adam Cockerham, theorbo and baroque guitar
Avi Stein, director and harpsichord

Program

Love and Revenge: The Baroque Diva
Vivaldi Concerto for Strings in G Minor, RV 157
Vivaldi “Gelosia, tu già rendi l’alma mia” from Ottone in villa
Handel “V’adoro, pupille” from Giulio Cesare in Egitto
Handel Chaconne (Terpsichore)
Graupner “Agitato da tempeste” from Dido, Königen von Carthago
Kapsperger “Toccata Arpeggiata” from Libro primo d’intavolatura di chitarrone
Vivaldi Trio Sonata in D Minor, RV 63 (Variations on “La Follia”)
— Intermission —
Purcell Suite from Dido and Aeneas
Jacquet de la Guerre Trio Sonata in D Major
Clérambault Scene from Medée
Duphly “La Fourqueray” and “La Médée” from Pièces de clavecin, Livre 3
Handel Overture from Giulio Cesare in Egitto
Handel “Da tempeste il legno infranto” from Giulio Cesare in Egitto


Praised as “Britain’s finest period violinist” (BBC Music Magazine), Rachel Podger has injected new life into the Baroque tradition. Her affinity for the Baroque began at an early age when she sought more from her modern studies and followed her curiosity to begin mastering the Baroque violin. She went on to co-found the period group Palladian Ensemble, was an early member of Floriegium, led The English Concert from 1997 to 2002, and in 2018, was named Gramophone’s ‘Artist of the Year.’ Rachel Podger’s passion for Baroque masterpieces shines through lifting the beauty of these works and the skill of their composers to the forefront.

“there is probably no more inspirational musician working today” — Gramophone
Artists

Rachel Podger, violin

Program

Bach Suite No. 2 for Solo Cello in D Minor, BWV 1008 (transposed into A Minor for violin)
Tartini Sonata in B Minor
Matteis Four Movements
Biber Passacaglia in G Minor for Solo Violin ‘Guardian Angel’
Bach Partita No. 2 for Solo Violin in D Minor, BWV 1004


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 to Caramoor for a complimentary dinner including great food, wine, a live performance. This year, for the seventh annual Rosen Society Dinner, the musical performance will be by Inon Barnatan, piano.

Artist

Inon Barnatan, piano

Program

Bach Chorale Prelude
Mendelssohn Selections from Lieder ohne Worte
Mendelssohn Rondo Capriccioso in E Major, Op. 14
Schubert Impromptu in G-flat Major D. 899, No. 3
Gershwin I Go Rhythm


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

Event is open to all Rosen Society Level Members and above by invitation.

For more information about the Rosen Society Dinner or if you would like to take your giving to the next level, please contact our Director of Individual Gifts, Jennifer Pace: jennifer@caramoor.org / 914.232.5035 ext. 412.