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Come with your little ones to a riveting storytelling performance to begin your Halloween festivities, followed by a special brew (hot cider) and other ghostly treats (cookies) served in the Summer Dining Room. Come in costume! Prizes given to all! Ages 3–8.

The charismatic Quatuor Ebène is one of the most exciting quartets playing today. With their fresh approach to tradition and open engagement with new forms, this French ensemble has been successful in reaching a wide audience of listeners. Their characteristic style engages a traditional repertoire with a variety of other genres, earning enthusiastic acclaim from audiences and critics alike.

“In the string quartet world, to play both Mozart and Bartók well is considered quite a demonstration of versatility. When Quatuor Ebène plays Mozart and Bartók well, it’s just getting started.” — Boston Classical Review
Artists

Pierre Colombet, violin
Gabriel Le Magadure, violin
Marie Chilemme, viola
Raphaël Merlin, cello

Program

Beethoven String Quartet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1
Fauré  String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 121
— Intermission —
Beethoven  String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131


Leyla McCalla is a musician who defies boundaries. Singing in English, French, and Haitian Creole, McCalla has created a style of music wholly her own. A classically trained cellist, McCalla cultivates her unique blend by merging classical and roots traditions and switching between her cello, banjo, and guitar. Having worked with the award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops, McCalla has made a name for herself as a solo artist with her refreshing and poetic vocals and unbridled talent.

“It’s an exhilarating thing, hearing a musical virtuoso explore her voice’s unanticipated potential in all of the ways that Leyla McCalla does.” — NPR Music
Artists

Leyla McCalla


Join the incomparable Edmar Castañeda as he invites us to travel with him to countries such as Colombia, Venezuela, and Argentina — all through the power of his unparalleled talents on the harp. It’s almost impossible to take your eyes off of Castañeda as he shows off his wondrous dexterity and infectious passion that resonates in each pluck of the strings.

“Listening to Castañeda combine intricate, bop-inspired finger-picking and independent, grooving bass lines rooted in the Afro-Cuban tradition with dramatic, percussive chords, it’s easy to see why so many people are dazzled — his sound is orchestral in scope.” — All About Jazz
Artists

Edmar Castañeda, harp


We welcome the Omer Quartet as our 2018–19 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence for their first concert in the Music Room. Top prize-winners of the 2017 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and the 2017 Premio Paolo Borciani Competition in Italy, the Quartet has a commitment to community education and are strong advocates of civic engagement.

“The Omer Quartet played as if the ink were still wet on the page. The Quartet made it seem as if Haydn was not some bust on the piano, but a living, breathing composer. [It was an] invigorating interpretation, [played] with a sense of discovery and adventure, but also with considerable finesse.” — San Diego Union Tribune
Artists

Mason Yu and Erica Tursi, violins
Jinsun Hong, viola
Alex Cox, cello

Program

Haydn String Quartet in C Major, H.III:32
Debussy  String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10
— Intermission—
Chris Rogerson String Quartet No. 1
Beethoven Grosse Fuge in B-flat Major, Op. 133


Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence

One extremely promising string quartet is chosen each year to complete a year-long residency at Caramoor. This group lends their time and talents to Caramoor’s Student Strings program in secondary schools with a classroom-based program of concerts, conversations, and performance clinics. The Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence performs at Caramoor throughout their residency, enabling the public to experience these exciting young players in an intimate setting. The Omer Quartet is the 19th Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence at Caramoor. They will be visiting schools as music mentors in the fall and spring, and performing concerts at Caramoor in the fall, spring, and summer.

View a list of program alumni.

The magic of the season is tangible throughout the Rosen House! Take part in Caramoor’s great tradition of holiday music with charismatic musicians, festive decorations, and tea service in the majestic Music Room. Enjoy an assortment of finger sandwiches, scrumptious holiday treats, and a variety of teas (hot chocolate with marshmallows for the little ones). Events throughout December are known to fill up, so be sure to book early!

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The Evnin Rising Stars program is an incubator for leaders in classical music performance. Along with Pamela Frank, distinguished artist/mentors cellist Timothy Eddy and pianist Gilbert Kalish work alongside a new generation of outstanding young instrumentalists on the great masterworks of the chamber music repertoire. The culmination of this week of intense collaboration and musical discovery is an opportunity for the public to witness musicians on their way to becoming legends themselves.

Artists
Distinguished Artists

Pamela Frank, violin
Timothy Eddy, cello
Gilbert Kalish, piano

Evnin Rising Stars

Benjamin Baker, violin
Rubén Rengel, violin
Tatjana Roos, violin
Zoë Martin-Doike, viola
Zhanbo Zheng, viola
Alexander Hersh, cello
Coleman Itzkoff, cello

Program

Haydn String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 64, No. 6, Hob.III:64
Mozart String Quartet in G Major, K. 387
Fauré Piano Quartet No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 45

Learn more about Evnin Rising Stars and view a list of program alumni.

The Evnin Rising Stars program is an incubator for leaders in classical music performance. Along with Pamela Frank, distinguished artist/mentors cellist Timothy Eddy and pianist Gilbert Kalish work alongside a new generation of outstanding young instrumentalists on the great masterworks of the chamber music repertoire. The culmination of this week of intense collaboration and musical discovery is an opportunity for the public to witness musicians on their way to becoming legends themselves.

Artists
Distinguished Artists

Pamela Frank, violin
Timothy Eddy, cello
Gilbert Kalish, piano

Evnin Rising Stars

Benjamin Baker, violin
Rubén Rengel, violin
Tatjana Roos, violin
Zoë Martin-Doike, viola
Zhanbo Zheng, viola
Alexander Hersh, cello
Coleman Itzkoff, cello

Program

Haydn String Quartet in G Major, Op. 76, No. 1, Hob.III:75
Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 6 in F Minor, Op. 80
Shostakovich Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57

Learn more about Evnin Rising Stars and view a list of program alumni.

Molsky’s Mountain Drifters brings tradition steeped in possibility. The grace and wisdom of longtime fiddle player and multi-instrumentalist Bruce Molsky, described as “an absolute master” (No Depression) melds with the electricity of guitarist Stash Wyslouch, “a brilliant and free-thinking mind” (Chris Eldridge, Punch Brothers), and banjo player Allison de Groot’s “exquisite tone, timing, and taste” (Tony Trishka) to bring new ideas to old music. Hear the satisfying blend of these distinct yet harmonious musicians bring the folk tradition to the intimate Music Room.

“They are a force to be reckoned with and are creating some of the most soul-stirring music out there today… It is a rarity to hear music that lacks ego and puts soulfulness and a respect for tradition at the forefront. Bruce is simply one of the greatest musicians there is, period.” — Sarah Jarosz
Artists

Bruce Molsky, fiddle
Allison de Groot, banjo
Stash Wyslouch, guitar


The London-based period-instrument ensemble makes its Caramoor debut in a rare area appearance. The English Concert performs Baroque and Classical repertoire with the passion, sophistication and technical mastery established at its creation in 1972.

“Through it all, Bicket and The English Concert were nothing short of brilliant. Sporting perfectly tight ensemble, spacious and ringing tone, a variety of colors, gleaming strings and clean, forceful brass, they are the model of a period chamber orchestra in every sense.” — New York Classical Review
Artists

The English Concert
Harry Bicket, conductor
Alfonso Leal del Ojo, viola

Program

Purcell Suite from The Fairy Queen
Handel Concerto Grosso in G Minor, Op. 6, No. 6
Telemann Concerto for Viola and Strings in G Major, TWV 51:G9
Vivaldi Trio Sonata in D Minor, RV 63 ( Variations on La Folia)
Muffat Passacaglia from Armonico tributo: Sonata No. 5
Dall’Abaco Concerto a più Istrumenti in D Major, Op. 5, No. 6