Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts celebrates 4th of July with “Pops, Patriots & Fireworks”



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Curt Ebersole leads the Westchester Symphonic Winds with guest Ryan Silverman

8:00pm in the Venetian Theater

Katonah, NY –  Caramoor  Center for Music and the Arts celebrates Independence Day as Curt Ebersole conducts the Westchester Symphonic Winds with Broadway’s Ryan Silverman and alto saxophone soloist, Lois Hicks-Wozniak. Join Caramoor for a patriotic evening of music, picnics on the lawn, and fireworks. Listen as the Westchester Symphonic Winds, a 60-piece wind and percussion ensemble, perform classics such as Tchaikovsky’s Overture, “1812”, Sousa Marches including The Stars & Stripes Forever and the overture from Funny Girl. Broadway’s Ryan Silverman — who returns to Caramoor after last year’s notable performance in She Loves Me — will sing selections from Oklahoma! And The Music Man and more! Families will be treated to a dazzling fireworks display after the concert!

Tickets for Pops, Patriots, and Fireworks are $15, $30, $40, $50, $70, and $80. Children under 18 are half price. To order tickets, call the Box Office at 914.232.1252 or visit Groups of 16 or more may purchase discounted tickets by contacting Sal Vaccaro at 914.232.5035 ext. 256 or

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Friday, July 4
8:00pm in the Venetian Theater
Pops, Patriots and Fireworks
Tickets: $15.00, $30.00, $40.00, $50.00, $70.00, $80.00/Children under 18 half price!
Ryan Silverman
Lois Hicks-Wozniak
Westchester  Symphonic Winds
Curt Ebersole, conductor

Jule Styne     Overture from “Funny Girl”
Frank Ticheli         An American Elegy
Jules Demersseman    Fantaisie sur un thème original
Brant Karrick        See Rock City
John Philip Sousa    The Gallant Seventh
Vocal selections with Ryan Silverman
Samuel A. Ward America the Beautiful
Peter I. Tschaikovsky     Overture, “1812
John Philip Sousa     The Stars & Stripes Forever

Fireworks Display to Follow the Concert

Ryan Silverman
Ryan Silverman recently starred as Lancelot alongside Brian Stokes Mitchell in The Kennedy Center’s Spring Gala concert production of Camelot. Prior to that he starred as Billy Flynn in Chicago on Broadway. He received a Drama Desk and Drama League nomination for his role as Giorgio in CSC’s production of Passion. Ryan starred as Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway and in Las Vegas.  He has also been featured in Music in the Air (Karl) at Encores!; Cry-Baby (Cry Baby u/s) on Broadway and The Most Happy Fella (Al) at New York City Opera. His portrayal of Tony in the Olivier nominated 2008 West End production of West Side Story received universal raves.  He starred as Sky in the 1st National tour of Mamma Mia!, and as Jose in the world premiere of the new musical Carmen at La Jolla Playhouse.  He also performed in the Chicago production of Wicked (Fiyero u/s).  Regional credits include Thoroughly Modern Mille (Jimmy), Cinderella (Prince), Grease! (Danny), Hello Dolly! (Cornelius), Assassins (John Wilkes Booth), Sweeney Todd (Anthony), Forever Plaid (Smudge), and Blood Brothers (Eddie Lyons). TV and film appearances include: Gossip Girl, The 5 Minarets Of New York, Sex and the City 2, and True Blood. Ryan has performed his club act the Café Carlyle (month long residency) and Feinstein’s at the Regency. Concert performances include: The New York Pops (Carnegie Hall),  Seattle Symphony with Marvin Hamlisch, Philadelphia Pops and Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony, The Cincinnati Pops, Utah Symphony, Houston Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Edmonton Symphony, among others.

Curt Ebersole
Curt Ebersole has served as Conductor/Music Director of the Westchester Symphonic Winds since 2008, and Director of Instrumental Music at Northern Valley Regional High School (Old Tappan, New Jersey) since 1982. He has gained recognition for his dynamic leadership of all his ensembles, as well as the Northern Valley-Old Tappan Prism Concerts (a local rite of spring) and award-winning musical theater program. His efforts promote continuing education for conductors through the Wind Conducting Symposium he founded in 1987. His achievements include solo and ensemble performances as clarinetist and basset hornist, guest conducting engagements throughout the northeast, California, and South Korea, and as clinician at the 2009 Midwest International Band & Orchestra Clinic. Other distinctions include Northern Valley and Bergen County Teacher of the Year, New Jersey Master Music Teacher Award, New Jersey Governor Arts in Education Award, and the 2011 Yale National Distinguished Music Educator Award.

Westchester Symphonic Winds
The Westchester Symphonic Winds (WSW) exists to serve the musical aspirations of its membership by performing in an atmosphere geared towards excellence. Their goals include providing Westchester County and surrounding area residents and members of the general public with the opportunity to hear the finest wind band literature, as well as to promote appreciation of this exciting music in student musician circles.

Lois Hicks-Wozniack
She is currently principal saxophonist with the Ridgewood (NJ) Concert Band, and she has performed with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic Orchestra, the Newburgh Symphony, the Lawton Philharmonic, the Pone New Music Ensemble and the Dallas Wind Symphony, to include their recording, Fiesta!. As a freelance musician, she has shared the stage with diverse acts from Manhattan Transfer to Milton Berle.

Caramoor is a performing arts center located on a unique 90-acre setting of Italianate architecture and gardens in Westchester County, NY. It enriches the lives of its audiences through innovative and diverse musical performances of the highest quality.  Its mission also includes mentoring young professional musicians and providing educational programs for young children centered around music. Audiences are invited to come early to explore the beautiful grounds, tour the historic Rosen House, enjoy a pre-concert picnic, and discover beautiful music in the relaxed settings of the Venetian Theater, Spanish Courtyard, Music Room of the Rosen House, and the magnificent gardens. To learn more, visit

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.

“In the Garden of Sonic Delights” (Sonic Delights) is a major open-air sound art exhibition presented by Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts. Opening June 7, and continuing through the fall season, the exhibition, led by Curator and Artistic Director Stephan Moore, will include fifteen site-specific sound artworks.  Caramoor commissioned sixteen established and emerging sound artists to choose distinctive locations at Caramoor and five partner organizations throughout Westchester County.  In the Garden of Sonic Delights at Caramoor will be open Thursday-Sunday, 10AM-3PM. Admission is $10.00 (children 12 and under are free), including all-day access to the Caramoor grounds for the exhibit, picnics, and walks.

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 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.

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The 2014 Summer Music Festival is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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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  1. bob  / 

    July 4th is a Friday this year. so is this concert program correct?

    Wednesday, July 4
    8:00pm in the Venetian Theater
    Pops, Patriots and Fireworks
    Tickets: $15.00, $30.00, $40.00, $50.00, $70.00, $80.00/Children under 18 half price!
    Ryan Silverman
    Lois Hicks-Wozniak
    Westchester Symphonic Winds
    Curt Ebersole, conductor

    • Emily Buffum  / 


      Our apologies for not catching that error and thank you for doing so! The program slated for the concert is correct, but as you noticed, the day of the week is not. The concert will be held on Friday, July 4th. We will make the change to this press release and for any further questions about the event, you may refer to the event page on our website (

      Thank you again,
      The Caramoor Website Team