2014 Caramoor Summer Festival – All Music Performances


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June 21                                              Opening Night: Joshua Bell, Orchestra of St. Luke’s

Saturday, 8:30pm                       Joshua Bell, violin

Venetian Theater                       Orchestra of St. Luke’s

Cristian Macelaru, conductor 

Ligeti                     Concert Românesc

Sibelius                Violin Concerto in d, Op.47

Bizet                      Symphony in C



Tickets starting at $15                                            Opening Night GalaSaturday, 6:00 pm


This year’s Gala festivities will include a pre-performance cocktail reception and dinner, premium concert seating in the Venetian Theater, and an After Dark post-performance party.  Guests will be able to join the artists for dessert, specialty cocktails and dancing.


For reservations please email [email protected] or call 914.232.1492.



June 22                             Manuel Barrueco & Beijing Guitar Duo: China West

Sunday, 4:30pm           Manuel Barrueco, guitar

Spanish Courtyard    Beijing Guitar Duo:

Meng Su

Yameng Wang


Works by Bach; Piazzola; Chen Yi; Tan Dun


Two of today’s brightest presences in the world of guitar, presented in the beautiful Spanish Courtyard. This program includes solos, duos, and trios from China and the Western World with works of the Chinese composers Tan Dun and Chen Yi, as well as the music of J.S. Bach and Brazilian composer Sergio Assad.


Tickets starting at $15                          



 June 25                             Dancing at Dusk: Balkan with Ivan Miley Band

Wednesday, 5:00pm

Friends Field


Hailed as the “real deal of Eastern European virtuosity,” accordion player Ivan Milev has been described as someone who “shreds like a rock god.” Joined by violinist Entcho Todorov and percussionist Seido Salifoski, Milev’s band will dazzle with its dizzying rhythms and high-energy performing style.


Tickets starting at $5


 June 26                             The Intimate Donizetti: Chamber Music and Vocal Ensembles

Thursday, 6:00pm     Bel Canto Young Artists

Spanish Courtyard    Edward Arron and Friends:

Edward Arron, cello and Artistic Director


Donizetti                          Miserere (for voices and strings)

Ave Maria (for voices and strings)

String Quartet No. 18 in e

Songs and Vocal Ensembles


Caramoor’s Bel Canto Young Artists team up with the Caramoor Virtuosi to share the wonderful music of Donizetti.


Post-Concert: Please linger after the show to meet the artists.  Free wine and nibbles!


Tickets starting at $15                                          



June 27                             Edward Arron & Friends, A Joyful Reunion of Evnin Rising Stars Alumni

Friday, 8:00pm            led by Edward Arron

Spanish Courtyard    Edward Arron, Artistic Director and cello

Gilles Vonsattel, piano

Tessa Lark, violin

Jesse Mills, violin

Max Mandel, viola

Kyle Armbrust, viola

Edward Arron, cello and Artistic Director


Turina                                Scène Andalouse, Op. 7, for Solo Viola and Piano Quintet

Mendelssohn                 String Quintet No. 1 in A, Op. 18

Taneyev                            Piano Quintet in g, Op. 30


A quintet of fellow Rising Star Alumni joins Edward Arron for a night of lively chamber music. Experience Turina’s Scène Andalouse, a love-letter to the composer’s native land, within the cloisters of the Spanish Courtyard. The celebration won’t end until the great Russian “bells” chime at the end of Taneyev’s exuberant Piano Quintet in g minor.


Tickets starting at $15          


 June 28                             American Roots Music Festival

Saturday, noon – 10:00pm

Friends Field, Sunken Garden and Venetian Theater


Friends Field – Daytime (all artists will also play a set at Sunken Garden)

Bruce Molsky, Tony Trischka & Michael Daves

Bruce Molsky, fiddle

Tony Trischka, banjo

Michael Daves, guitarKim & Reggie Harris

Reggie Harris, guitarandvocals

Kim Harris, vocalsMiss Tess & the TalkbacksJoe Crookston & the Bluebird Jubilee with Peter Glanville

Joe Crookston, guitar and vocals

Peter Glanville, guitar and vocalsCricket Tell the Weather

Andrea Asprelli, fiddle and vocals

Jason Borisoff, guitar

Doug Goldstein, banjo

Dan Tressler, mandolin

Jeff Picker, bassSpuyten DuyvilWalkabout Clearwater Chorus

Pete Seeger, FounderVenetian Theater – EveningThe Lone Bellow (7:30-8:15pm)

Zach Williams, guitar and vocals

Brian Elmquist, guitar and vocals

Kanene Pipkin, mandolin and vocalsRosanne Cash, The River & the Thread(8:30-10pm)

Rosanne Cash, vocals and guitar

John Leventhal, guitar



The Social Music Hour – all ages workshop and singalong featuring various performers from the festival.


Children’s activities TBA


The American Roots Music Festival is a full day of fun for the whole family! There will be performances and activities all throughout the grounds from noon to 6pm, followed by featured performances in the Venetian Theatre from renowned Roots artist Rosanne Cash and up-and-coming three-piece Roots band, The Lone Bellow.


Tickets starting at $15                           Day-Only ticket available; access from noon – 6:00pm
Children under 18 half price



 June 29                             Juilliard String Quartet

Sunday, 4:30pm                           Joseph Lin, violin

Venetian Theater                       Ronald Copes, violin

Roger Tapping, viola

Joel Krosnick, cello


Johann Sebastian Bach           Contrapunctus I – IV from Art of Fugue, BWV 1080

Alban Berg                                      Lyric SuiteAllegretto gioviale                                                                                Andante amoroso                                                                                Allegro misterioso – Trio estatico                                                                                Adagio appassionato                                                                                Presto delirando – Tenebroso                                                                                Largo desolato




Ludwig van Beethoven           String Quartet in C major, Op. 59 No. 3

Andante con moto – Allegro vivace                                                                                Andante con moto quasi Allegretto                                                                                Menuetto. Grazioso – Trio                                                                                Allegro molto



The world-renowned Juilliard String Quartet will grace us with a wide variety of chamber music, from Bach’s Art of the Fugue to Alban Berg’s haunting Lyric Suite to Beethoven’s classic Op. 59, No. 3 (Razumovsky).


Tickets starting at $15                          


 July 3                                  Introductions: Sybarite5

Thursday, 6:00pm

(no intermission)                       Sybarite5:

Spanish Courtyard                    Sarah Whitney, violin

Sami Meridian, violin

Angela Picket, viola

Laura Metcalf, cello

Louis Levitt, double bass


Tickets starting at $15                                            


    July 4                                  Pops, Patriots & Fireworks

Friday, 8:00pm            Westchester Symphonic Winds with Broadway’s Ryan Silverman

Venetian Theater       Curt Ebersole, conductor 

Join us for an evening of music, picnics on the lawn, and fireworks with performances by the Westchester Symphonic Winds, and Broadway’s Ryan Silverman – returning to Caramoor after last year’s triumphant Opening Weekend performance in She Loves Me. Souza marches, Americana and popular favorites played by this 60-piece wind and percussion ensemble will be followed by Fireworks after the concert!


Member’s Lounge: Members (donors of $100 or more) may reserve tables for picnicking in the Reception Tent (limited space available)


Tickets starting at $15Children under 18 half-price!


  July 5                                  Patti LuPone: Far Away Places

Saturday, 8:00pm       Patti LuPone, vocalist

Venetian Theater


In her new concert Far Away Places, two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone takes us on a musical journey. Accompanied by a five-piece band, she delivers thrilling renditions of songs by an eclectic list of songwriters including Stephen Sondheim, Willie Nelson, Edith Piaf, and even the BeeGees!


Symphony Court, Caramoor’s dining pavilion, is open to all ticket buyers (reservations required).  Enjoy a casual prix fixe buffet dinner, prior to the concert, among the beautiful gardens in the Reception Tent and Italian Pavilion.


Tickets starting at $15                          


 July 6                                  Orchestra of St. Luke’s; Jeffrey Kahane, pianist, conductor

Sunday, 4:30pm           Orchestra of St. Luke’s

Venetian Theater       Jeffrey Kahane, pianist, conductor


Copland            Appalachian Spring (Suite for 13 Instruments)

Shostakovich Chamber Symphony in D, Op. 83a (arr. by Barshai from String Quartet No. 4)

Beethoven       Piano Concerto No. 1 in C, Op. 15


Wistful lamentations, wild episodes, and exotic flavors in Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony contrast with Copland’s picture of the American countryside in Appalachian Spring. Jeffrey Kahane leads OSL and doubles as soloist in Beethoven’s bold Piano Concerto No. 1 to bring this wide-ranging program to a close.


Tickets starting at $15                                  

July 9                                                  Dancing at Dusk

Wednesday, 5:00pm                                 Hammerstep

Friends Field


Founded by two-time solo World Champion Irish dancer Garrett Coleman and former lead of Riverdance Jason Oremus, Hammerstep is forever changing the face of dance. Hammerstep’s approach draws from various historically rebellious dance forms, including Irish, tap, hip hop, African stepping, and more.


Tickets starting at $5                                            


July 10                                               Introductions: Benjamin Beilman, violin; Andrew Tyson, piano

Thursday, 6:00pm                     Benjamin Beilman, violin

Spanish Courtyard                    Andrew Tyson, piano


Dvorak                               Sonatina, Op. 100

Debussy                            Sonata in g, L. 140

Beethoven                       Sonata No. 3 in E-flat, Op. 12″


Violinist Benjamin Beilman, recipient of a 2012 Avery Fisher Career Grant and the 2014 Borletti-Buitoni Fellowship, recently graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music and has been touring the world playing recitals, concertos and competitions since. Pianist Andrew Tyson, recipient of the same Avery Fisher Career Grant a year later, is a recent graduate of both Curtis and Juilliard and is praised by the New York Times for the “passion and poetry” in his performance. Celebrate the excellence of these two alumni of Caramoor’s Evnin Rising Stars program.”


Tickets starting at $15                                          



July 11                                Dover Quartet, 2013-14 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence

Friday, 8:00pm            Dover Quartet:

Spanish Courtyard    Joel Link, violin

Bryan Lee, violin

Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola

Camden Shaw, cello


Joseph Haydn                               String Quartet in G, Op. 76, No. 1

David Ludwig                               World Premiere of Volume XV of Caramoor’s commissioning project: A String Quartet Library for the 21st Century

Viktor Ullmann                           String Quartet No. 3, Op. 46

Ludwig van Beethoven           String Quartet No. 3 in D, Op. 18, No. 3

Winner of the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Dover Quartet draws from the musical lineage of both the Vermeer and Guarneri Quartets, bringing youthful enthusiasm and musical conviction to the repertoire that is truly its own. The Dovers bring their Stiefel residency to a close with their world premiere of David Ludwig’s string quartet.


Tickets starting at $15                                            

 July 12                               Lucrezia Borgia by Gaetano Donizetti, Bel Canto at Caramoor

Saturday, 8:00pm

Venetian Theater; pre-Opera events in Spanish Courtyard


Angela Meade, soprano

Will Crutchfield, conductor and Director of Opera

Tamara Mumford, mezzosoprano

Michele Angelini, tenor

Christophoros Stamboglis, bass

Bel Canto Young Artists

Orchestra of St. Luke’s


Symphony Court, Caramoor’s dining pavilion, is open to all ticket buyers (reservations required).  Enjoy a casual prix fixe buffet dinner, prior to the concert, among the beautiful gardens in the Reception Tent and Italian Pavilion.


Intermissions: Members (donors of $100 or more) are welcome to join us in the  Reception Tent for refreshments.


Tickets starting at $15                          


 July 13                               Igudesman & Joo: A Little NIGHTMARE Music

Sunday, 4:30pm           Aleksey Igudesman, violin
Venetian Theater       Hyung-ki Joo, piano


Aleksey Igudesman & Hyung-ki Joo, who have been friends since the age of twelve, bring down the Venetian Theater with their widely-hailed ‘Classical Comedy’ act, A Little NIGHTMARE Music.


Tickets starting at $15                          


 July 17                               Bel Canto Showcase: Daniel Mobbs

Thursday, 6:00pm     Daniel Mobbs, bass-baritone

Spanish Courtyard


Songs by Mozart, Schubert and Wagner, plus ensembles with the Bel Canto Young Artists


American bass-baritone Daniel Mobbs has won praise internationally, performing repertory with major opera companies all over the world. Variously described by the press as having “a rich, mellifluous voice” (The New York Times), Mobbs’ “lightning-quick presence and bright, clean sound” (Opera News) and “elegant, cavernous tones” (Variety) are certain to delight audiences this summer.


Tickets starting at $15                                          



 July 18                               Lucrezia Borgia by Gaetano Donizetti, Bel Canto at Caramoor

Saturday, 8:00pm (Repeat Performance)

Venetian Theater; pre-Opera events in Spanish Courtyard


Angela Meade, soprano

Will Crutchfield, conductor and Director of Opera

Tamara Mumford, mezzo-soprano

Michele Angelini, tenor

Christophoros Stamboglis, bass

Bel Canto Young Artists

Orchestra of St. Luke’s


Symphony Court, Caramoor’s dining pavilion, is open to all ticket buyers (reservations required).  Enjoy a casual prix fixe buffet dinner, prior to the concert, among the beautiful gardens in the Reception Tent and Italian Pavilion.


Intermissions: Members (donors of $100 or more) are welcome to join us in the  Reception Tent for refreshments.


Tickets starting at $15          


July 19                               Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi, Bel Canto at Caramoor

Saturday, 8:00pm

Venetian Theater; pre-Opera events in the Spanish Courtyard


Will Crutchfield, conductor and Director of Opera

Georgia Jarman, soprano

Nicole Piccolomini, mezzo-soprano

Stephen Powell, baritone

Jeffrey Beruan, bass

Bel Canto Young Artists

Orchestra of St. Luke’s


Symphony Court, Caramoor’s dining pavilion, is open to all ticket buyers (reservations required).  Enjoy a casual prix fixe buffet dinner, prior to the concert, among the beautiful gardens in the Reception Tent and Italian Pavilion.


Intermissions: Members (donors of $100 or more) are welcome to join us in the  Reception Tent for refreshments.


Tickets starting at $15          




     July 20                              In the Garden of Sonic Delights: Conversations, performances and guided tours Sunday, 4:30pm           relating to Caramoor’s unprecedented exhibition of Sound Art

Spanish Courtyard


In the Garden of Sonic Delights is  a large-scale art exhibition that explores the relationships between sound, nature, history, and architecture through 15 commissioned, site-specific works by 16 sound artists.  Join us for a day of special guided tours, performances and conversations.


Tickets starting at $15          


 July 23                               Dancing at Dusk

Wednesday, 5:00pm Afrika Wonba with Wassa Pan Afrika Ensemble

Friends Field                                Wassa Pan Afrika


Founded in 1998 by Nana Anim, Wassa Pan Afrika Dance Ensemble is known as the most renowned traditional African Dance and Drum performance group throughout Ghana. Afrika Wonba is a celebration of the cultural heritage of Africa filled with music, dance, stories and songs.


Tickets starting at $5


 July 24                               Guitar in the Garden: Jason Vieaux

Thursday, 6:00pm     Jason Vieaux, guitar

Sunken Garden


Works by Bach; Jobim; Metheny; Sor; Visconti


Jason Vieaux, “among the elite of today’s classical guitarists” (Gramophone), is the classical guitarist that goes beyond the classical. Vieaux returns to spin masterful musical tapestries with an expansive program that ranges from J.S. Bach to Pat Metheny and Antonio Carlos Jobim.


Post-concert: Please join us for a glass of wine after the show (Free!)


Tickets              $25


 July 25                               American Roots: Artist to Be Announced



July 26                               Club Caramoor Presents:  Cécile McLorin Salvant

Saturday, 8:00pm       Cecile McLorin Salvant, vocalist

Spanish Courtyard


“Cécile McLorin Salvant has rapidly risen to the top of Jazz presenters’ “must have” lists. Her 2014 recording, “WomanChild” was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album. Share the music and magic of a spectacular summer night in Club Caramoor’s Spanish Courtyard.


Tickets starting at $15                                          


 July 27                               2014 Jazz Music Festival

Sunday, All day from 12:00pm

Venetian Theater


Day-only ticket holders:12:00pm: Emily Bear Trio

1:00pm: Rising Stars jam Session John Beasley, music director

2:00pm: Masters on Masters Discussion JJ Johnson — the Man and

His Music

2:15pm: The Music of J. J. Johnson, with Steve Turre All Stars:

Steve Turre, Rufus Reid , Victor Lewis, Xavier Davis                                                                                                                    Full Festival ticket-holders:3:15pm: Monkestra Sketches John Beasley, piano

4:15pm: Masters on Masters Discussion Joe Henderson — His Sound and His

Contribution to The Language of Jazz

4:30pm: The Music of Joe Henderson, with Renee Rosnes All Stars:

Renee Rosnes, Jimmy Greene, Peter Washington, Lewis Nash

5:30pm: Dinner Break

6:30pm: Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra

                                Programs to be announced from stage.


This year, we are mixing things up a bit with a mix of entertainment, enrichment and celebration featuring the music of JJ Johnson and Joe Henderson in a Masters on Masters Roundtable discussion, John Beasley Plays Monk, 12 year old piano sensation Emily Bear and a very special Rising Stars Trio Jam Session.  Don’t miss the evening’s main event, the Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, as they bring down the house.


Tickets starting at $15   Day-only tickets available; access from noon-3:00pm   



July 31                               Alisa Weilerstein, 2014 Artist-in-Residence

Thursday, 6:00pm     Alisa Weilerstein, cello

Spanish Courtyard

Britten               Tema Sacher

O. Golijov         Omaramor

J.S. Bach           Cello Suite No. 3 in C, BWV 1009

Z. Kodaly          Sonata for Solo Cello


Tickets starting at $15  


   August 1                            Alisa Weilerstein with the Ariel Quartet

Saturday, 8:00pm                 Ariel Quartet:

Spanish Courtyard                    Gershon Gerchikov, violin

Alexandra Kazovsky, violin

Jan Grüning, viola

Amit Even-Tov, cello


Alisa Weilerstein, cello 

L. Boccherini                 String Quintet in E, Op. 11, No. 5

A. Arensky                       String Quartet No. 2, Op. 35

Schubert                           String Quintet in C, D. 956


Tickets starting at $15


August 2                           To be Announced______________________________________________________________________________________________ August 3                           Festival Finale: Alisa Weilserstein

Sunday, 4:30pm           Alisa Weilerstein, cello

Venetian Theater       Orchestra of St. Luke’s

Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor


Wagner                Prelude to Act III, Lohengrin

Elgar                     Cello Concerto in e, Op. 85

Dvorák                 Symphony No. 8 in G, Op. 88


Tickets starting at $15

 August 6                           Dancing at Dusk

Wednesday, 5:00pm A Highland Fling!  with Paul Woodiel and the Stormy Heather Band

Friends Field                                StormyHeather


Friends Field will be transformed into the highlands of Scotland where multi-instrumentalist Paul Woodiel will be joined by cellist and dance teacher Mairi Dorman Phaneuf and piper Chris Layer presenting an upbeat mix of traditional Airs, Reels, Jigs and Strathspeys!


Tickets starting at $5___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Tickets

To order tickets, call the Box Office at 914.232.1252 or visit www.caramoor.org. Groups of 16 or more may purchase discounted tickets by contacting Sal Vaccaro at 914.232.5035 ext. 256 or [email protected]


For Press Tickets, artist bios and/or images, please contact:

Maria Im

(917) 807-6659

[email protected]


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Performances are made possible, in part, by ArtsWestchester with funds from Westchester County Government.

Performances are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts is located at 149 Girdle Ridge RD, Katonah, NY


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