Brooklyn Rider

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Lois Cohn Associates
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts presents
Brooklyn Rider
Performance features selections from their latest album A Walking Fire
Sunday, July 7 at 4:30pm in the Venetian Theater

Katonah, NY – The adventurous, genre-defying string quartet Brooklyn Rider, brings its high-wire virtuosity back to Caramoor to introduce music from their new recording, A Walking Fire. Take a journey through multiple sound-worlds and traditions, ending with violinist/composer Jacobsen’s Brooklesca –a romp through Brooklyn and its melting pot of culture and style. The concert will take place on Sunday, July 7 at 4:30pm in the Venetian Theater.

TICKETS
Tickets for Brooklyn Rider are $15.00, $20.00, $30.00 and $40.00. 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 Matthew Scarella at 914.232.5035 ext. 252 or matthew@caramoor.org.

PRESS TICKETS
For press tickets, images, artist information or interviews, contact: Brittnee Walker at 412.601.2474,bwalker@lcohnpr.com.

PROGRAM
Mozart String Quartet No. 15 in d, K. 421
Colin Jacobsen Three Persian Miniatures for String Quartet
Lev “Ljova” Zhurbin Budget Bulgar
Bartók String Quartet No. 2, Sz.67
Colin Jacobsen Brooklesca

ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Praised for its “stunningly imaginative” performances (Lucid Culture), the adventurous, intrepid string quartet Brooklyn Rider combines a wildly eclectic repertoire with a gripping performance style that continues to attract legions of fans and draw critical acclaim from classical, world, and rock critics. Brooklyn Rider’s 2012–13 season began with a fall tour—which presented works by Stravinsky, Bartók, and Gabriel Kahane, as well as world premieres by Colin Jacobsen, Shara Worden, Vijay Iyer and John Zorn—which stopped at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, where Brooklyn Rider continued its three-year residency and participated in UNC’s “Rite of Spring at 100” series. Brooklyn Rider will also participated in the premiere of a new work by Kahane at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall, as well as WQXR’s “Beethoven Remix” at the Greene Space.

During the 2012-13 season, the quartet began its ongoing project “The Brooklyn Rider Almanac,” for which it commissioned composers from various genres to write short, art-inspired works for string quartet. In January, Brooklyn Rider will premiere new compositions by Nik Bärtsch, Padma Newsome, Greg Saunier, Ethan Iverson, and Bill Frisell at Dartmouth College. The quartet released a new recording, A Walking Fire, on Mercury Classics, participated in a recording project with 14-time Grammy-winner Béla Fleck, appeared at Chicago’s Mandel Hall and Atlanta’s Schwartz Center, and embarked on a second Asia tour in April 2013.

The quartet has been increasingly active in the recording studio, including the much-praised Brooklyn Rider Plays Philip Glass on the composer’s Orange Mountain Music label. Violinist Johnny Gandelsman launched In A Circle Records in 2008 with the release of Brooklyn Rider’s eclectic debut recording, Passport, followed by Dominant Curve in 2010, and Seven Steps in 2012. A long-standing relationship between Brooklyn Rider and Kayhan Kalhor resulted in the critically acclaimed 2008 recording, Silent City.
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 Summer 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 to explore the beautiful grounds and gardens, discover the fascinating collection of period rooms and antiquities in the Rosen House, 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 2, 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.
CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINK FOR A FULL FESTIVAL CHRONOLOGY:
http://www.caramoor.org/pdf/Festival_Listings.pdf

Performances are made possible, in part, by ArtsWestchester
with funds from Westchester County Government.
Performances are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support
of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
The 2013 International Music Festival is supported in part by
an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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