The 2012 Evnin Rising Stars

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Lois Cohn Associates

CARAMOOR CENTER FOR MUSIC AND THE ARTS
MUSIC IN THE ROSEN HOUSE
PRESENTS THE 2012 Evnin Rising stars
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27 AT 8PM
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28 AT 4PM
IN THE ROSEN HOUSE MUSIC ROOM

WHO:
Pamela Frank, Artistic Director of Evnin Rising Stars and violin | Peter Wiley, cello | Gary Graffman, piano |Benjamin Beilman, violin | Nikki Chooi, violin | Alexi Kenney, violin | Ayane Kozasa, viola | Vicki Powell,viola | Jeonghyoun Christine Lee, cello |
Karen Ouzounian, cello

WHEN:
Saturday, October 27, 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 28, 4:00PM

WHERE: Rosen House Music Room at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts

TICKETS: Individual performance tickets are $25.
To purchase tickets, call the Caramoor Box Office at 914.232.1252, or visit www.caramoor.org

PRESS TICKETS: Lois Cohn Associates, 212.874.7624, bwalker@lcohnpr.com

KATONAH, NY – Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts presents two performances with the Evnin Rising Stars in the Rosen House Music Room on October 27 and 28. Under the direction of the program’s Artistic Director Pamela Frank, Distinguished Artists Peter Wiley, cello, and Gary Graffman, piano, will join the Rising Stars in two concert programs. On Saturday, October 27 at 8pm the program includes Mozart, Schnittke, and Beethoven. The Sunday, October 28 performance begins at 4pm and features Haydn, Korngold, and DvoÅ™ák. The Evnin Rising Stars are violinists Benjamin Beilman, Nikki Chooi and Alexi Kenney; violists Ayane Kozasa and Vicki Powell; and cellists Jeong Hyoun Christine Lee and Karen Ouzounian.

TICKETS
Individual performance tickets are $25. To purchase, call 914.232.1252 or visit www.caramoor.org.

PRESS TICKETS
For press tickets, artist bios and/or images, please call Lois Cohn Associates: 212.874.7624,bwalker@lcohnpr.com.

PROGRAM
EVNIN RISING STARS
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 8:00 P.M. IN THE ROSEN HOUSE MUSIC ROOM
Distinguished Artists: Pamela Frank, Artistic Director and violin; Peter Wiley, cello; Gary Graffman, piano
Evnin Rising Stars: Benjamin Beilman, violin; Nikki Chooi, violin; Alexi Kenney, violin; Ayane Kozasa, viola; Vicki Powell, viola; Jeonghyoun Christine Lee, cello; Karen Ouzounian, cello
MOZART String Quintet No.1 in B-flat Major, K.174
SCHNITTKE Piano Quintet
BEETHOVEN String Quartet No.10 in E-flat Major, Op. 74 (Harp)
EVNIN RISING STARS
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 4:00 P.M. IN THE ROSEN HOUSE MUSIC ROOM
Distinguished Artists: Pamela Frank, Artistic Director and violin; Peter Wiley, cello; Gary Graffman, piano
Evnin Rising Stars: Benjamin Beilman, violin; Nikki Chooi, violin; Alexi Kenney, violin; Ayane Kozasa, viola; Vicki Powell, viola; Jeonghyoun Christine Lee, cello; Karen Ouzounian, cello
HAYDN String Quartet in B-flat Major, Hob.III:44, Op.50, No.1 (Prussian)
KORNGOLD Suite for 2 Violins, Cello, and Piano, Op.23
DVORAK String Sextet in A, Op.48
About Pamela Frank, Artistic Director of Evnin Rising Stars
American violinist Pamela Frank has established an outstanding international reputation across an unusually varied range of performing activity. She is regularly sought after as a chamber music partner by today’s most distinguished soloists and ensembles. While committed to the standard repertoire, Ms. Frank also has an affinity for contemporary music, often including works by today’s composers on her programs. A noted pedagogue, Pamela Frank presents master classes and adjudicates major competitions throughout the world.

Ms. Frank has appeared with such orchestras as the Baltimore Symphony, the Boston Symphony, the Chicago Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Dallas Symphony, and the New York Philharmonic, among others. She has performed under many esteemed conductors, including Christoph Eschenbach, André Previn, and Leonard Slatkin. She appears often at numerous festivals in Europe and the United States, including Caramoor, the Hollywood Bowl, Mostly Mozart, Ravinia, Salzburg, and Tanglewood.

Her passion for chamber music continues to find a variety of outlets. Her frequent collaborators, drawn from a large group of chamber music colleagues, include Yo-Yo Ma, Tabea Zimmermann and Alexander Simionescu.

The breadth of this accomplishment and her consistently high level of musicianship were recognized in 1999 with the Avery Fisher Prize, one of the highest honors given to American instrumentalists.

About Evnin Rising Stars
The Evnin Rising Stars program, named in honor of Chairman Emerita, Judy Evnin, now in its twenty-first year, is led by Artistic Director Pamela Frank, who searches for young musicians with the talent, personality, and musicality to benefit most fully from this program and places them in ensembles for an intense week of rehearsals and coaching sessions. The week culminates in two exciting public performances of masterpieces of the chamber music literature. Ms. Frank is assisted by Distinguished Artists Peter Wiley, cello, and Gary Graffman, piano, who mentor and coach the young musicians and perform with them in ensembles.

About Caramoor

We built a home, my husband and I, not to be old or new, just to be beautiful. And we built it for music.
~ Lucie Rosen

Caramoor, the country estate of Walter and Lucie Rosen, was where they built their home and filled it with treasures. Enjoying the pleasure their friends took in the beauty of Caramoor with its art collection, gardens, and musical programs, in 1946 the Rosens established a public trust to open Caramoor to the community. Their musical evenings were the inspiration for the Caramoor International Music Festival, now in its sixty-eighth year, and the ongoing Music in the Rosen House series.

Since its founding, Caramoor has gained international renown as a cultural institution, presenting music of all types and inspiring artists and audiences alike.

Caramoor enriches the lives of its audiences through intimate, innovative and diverse musical performances of the highest quality. Education is a valued component of Caramoor’s mission, and Caramoor offers programs for the mentoring of young professional musicians as well as curriculum-based programs for school children emphasizing music, history and visual and decorative arts.. Caramoor is often described as “a Garden of Great Music,” where audiences are invited explore the beautiful grounds and gardens, discover the fascinating collection of period rooms and antiquities, and enjoy beautiful music in the Music Room, Spanish Courtyard and Venetian theater.

Concert Venues and Gardens
Summer concerts take place in two outdoor theaters: the 1,714-seat, acoustically superb Venetian Theater and the more intimate, romantic 558-seat Spanish Courtyard. In the fall and winter all concerts are presented in the magnificent Music Room in the Rosen House. Caramoor’s gardens, also used for concerts, are also well worth the visit and include nine unique perennial gardens. Among them are a Sense Circle for the visually handicapped, the Sunken Garden, a Butterfly Garden, the Tapestry Hedge, and the 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.
CARAMOOR CENTER FOR MUSIC AND THE ARTS IS LOCATED AT
149 GIRDLE RIDGE ROAD, KATONAH, NEW YORK 10536.

ALL PROGRAMS AND ARTISTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE