6 Common Misconceptions About Caramoor… Debunked!

Think you know all there is to know about Caramoor? Let us be your guide for discovering the ins and outs of the full Caramoor experience! From the intimate charm of the Music Room and the history of its owners, to the gardens waiting to be explored and perks of being a member of our family, there’s more to Caramoor than exceptional summer musical under the tent.

1. Isn’t Caramoor only open during the summer?

Although our summer is jam-packed with concerts from June to August, we still have concerts just about every other month too! In September, we have Wednesday Morning Concerts and Afternoon Teas. This October, cellist, Alisa Weilerstein is performing the entirety of the Bach Cello Suites in the intimacy of our Music Room (there are only a select few cellists that take on the task of performing all of the suites!). A week after that, we have the world-renowned David Amram taking the Music Room stage, and he will join forces with Silver City Bound as his band! We also have our mentoring programs, and many other concerts happening until the end of November. Plus, all throughout December we have Holiday Tea Musicales, which include a concert, a tour of our historic Rosen House, and an afternoon tea! (And the Spring is just as busy, which just recently went on sale!)

A beautiful autumn day on the grounds. (photo by Gabe Palacio)

Fresh snow on the grounds in front of the Rosen House. (photo by Gabe Palacio)

 

2. It’s a pretty trip, but isn’t it difficult to get to Caramoor from NYC?

Hey! That’s the last thing we want to happen. You already did the major part of the trip, let us cover the rest. If you take the Metro-North during our summer season, then we will have a shuttle to take you the rest of the way to Caramoor (which is just a short 5-minute drive). The shuttle is constantly going back and forth from Caramoor to the train station and back again, so if it’s not there when you arrive, don’t fret! It will be there shortly. But if you happen to be running late, there are almost always taxis at the train station that can take you to Caramoor as well. Also, if you decide that you want to drive to Caramoor, we have free parking!

School bus in front of Rosen House at Caramoor in Katonah New York on June 6, 2016. (photo by Gabe Palacio)

Caramoor Shuttle Bus in front of Rosen House. (photo by Gabe Palacio)

Katonah Metro-North Railroad Station (file / credit: MTA)

Katonah Metro-North Railroad Station (file / credit: MTA)

 

3. Is there more to Caramoor than just the theaters?

Absolutely! Before the concert starts, you have lush gardens and secret paths at your disposal. Take a moment to explore our grounds, and you might stumble upon a special spot that is a perfect location for your picnic before the performance begins.

Betsey Biggs installation in the Sunken Gardens at opening for In the Garden of Sonic Delights at Caramoor in Katonah New York on June 7, 2014. (photo by Gabe Palacio)

Sunken Gardens. (photo by Gabe Palacio)

Audience members picnicking on the grounds before the start of a show. (photo by Gabe Palacio)

 

4. Do they have more to offer in terms of food than just wine and beer?

True, we have some amazing wine and beer options.. but that’s really just the start of it all! We are lucky enough to have Great Performances as our exclusive caterer during the summer months, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. They provide us with two tents and the Katchkie Food Truck! There is one tent for snacks like popcorn, pizza, pretzels, and the aforementioned beer and wine. The second tent has sandwiches, cheese plates, chips, and coffee & tea. The Katchkie food truck is in a league of its own. Between the gourmet burger, grilled cheese, the Famers Bowl Salad, and hot dogs, we certainly cannot take them for granted. Plus, did we mention that this year we had a Ben & Jerry’s tent??

Visitors enjoy the picnic grounds at Caramoor in Katonah New York on July 2, 2016 for the Pops, Patriots, & Fireworks, An Independence Day Celebration. (photo by Gabe Palacio)

Visitors enjoy the Katchkie Food Truck. (photo by Gabe Palacio)

Visitors enjoy picnicing and food service at Caramoor in Katonah New York on July 15, 2016. (photo by Gabe Palacio)

Visitors enjoy the new Ben & Jerry’s Tent. (photo by Gabe Palacio)

 

5. Is there any way I can purchase tickets before they go on sale to the general public?

Well, not necessarily … But there is one fast and easy way for you to be able to purchase tickets to concerts before the general public gets the chance. If you become a member, then you will have access to our Members’ pre-sale(s) and the best seats available first.  Plus, you will be invited to special Members’ receptions, events, and programs throughout the year!

Jon Batiste and Stay Human Presented in Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center in the Spanish Courtyard at Caramoor in Katonah New York on July 24, 2015. (photo by Gabe Palacio)

Jon Batiste and Stay Human Presented in Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center in the Rosen House at a members-only Afterglow. (photo by Gabe Palacio)

Jazz House Kids performing at the Jazz Festival, Presented in Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center, in the Members Lounge at Caramoor in Katonah New York on July 23, 2016. (photo by Gabe Palacio)

Jazz House Kids performing at the Jazz Festival, Presented in Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center, in the Members Lounge at Caramoor. (photo by Gabe Palacio)

 

6. Why is the Rosen House at Caramoor? I thought it was just a music venue..

The Rosen House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, which really makes it a work of living history. The house exudes elegance and the Rosen’s took extra care in making their house a home for music and art.  By taking a tour of the house you will quickly be transported to different areas of the world, and through different time periods as well. Or enjoy a Music Room concert where stunning chandeliers are above you, and detailed artwork is all around. We feel quite lucky that the Rosen House is a part of Caramoor, and that’s one of the reasons why we feel that we are such a unique destination.

The Mind and Music of Scott Joplin by Richard Kogan, M.D. in the Music Room of the Rosen House at Caramoor in Katonah New York on April 26, 2016. (photo by Gabe Palacio)

The Mind and Music of Scott Joplin by Richard Kogan, M.D. in the Music Room of the Rosen House. (photo by Gabe Palacio)

Lucie's Bedroom inside the Rosen House at Caramoor in Katonah New York on July 30, 2014. (photo by Gabe Palacio)

Lucie’s Bedroom inside the Rosen House. (photo by Gabe Palacio)

“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

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