Caramoor Classics: Linden String Quartet

CARAMOOR CLASSICS: LINDEN STRING QUARTET
Katonah, NY ~ March 5, 2012
For Immediate Release
Contact: Cohn Dutcher Associates

CARAMOOR CENTER FOR MUSIC AND THE ARTS PRESENTS
CARAMOOR CLASSICS: LINDEN STRING QUARTET
2011-12 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence

WHO:
Linden String Quartet: Sarah McElravy, violin | Catherine Cosbey, violin | Eric Wong, viola | Felix Umansky, cello

WHEN:
Saturday, March 24, 2012, 8:00pm

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

PROGRAM:
BEETHOVEN String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4
DVORAK String Quartet No.12 in F Major Op.96 (American)
BARTOK String Quartet No.5 in B-flat, BB110, Sz.102

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

PRESS TICKETS:
Contact Danielle Green, 917.339.7188, dgreen@cohndutcher.com

KATONAH, NY — On March 24, 2012 at 8:00 PM, the Linden String Quartet, Caramoor’s 2011-12 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence, returns to the Rosen House Music Room in the final installment of the 2011-12Caramoor Classics Series. Gold Medalist and Grand Prize-winner of the 2009 Fischoff competition, winner of the 2010 Concert Artists Guild Competition, laureates of the 9th Borciani competition, and currently the Graduate String Quartet-in-Residence at the Yale School of Music, the Linden String Quartet has been taking the chamber music world by storm and joins an illustrious tradition by becoming Caramoor’s 2011-2012 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence. They return to the Music Room with a passionate, folk-inflected program of Bartok, Dvorak, and Beethoven.
Caramoor Classics
A series of concerts in the Rosen House Music Room that presents artists participating in Caramoor’s mentoring programs: Evnin Rising Stars, Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence and Schwab Vocal Rising Stars. Local middle and high school students are invited to attend at no charge as a part of our Student Strings program. Caramoor Classics are appropriate for families and will often include comments from the artists about the program. (Good music requires good listeners — these concerts are recommended for ages 8 and above.)

About The Linden String Quartet
Currently the Graduate String Quartet-in-Residence at the Yale School of Music, the Linden String Quartet has been praised for its “remarkable depth of technique and brilliantly nuanced, sumptuous tonality…delivered with a palpable, infectious joy.” The Quartet is the gold medalist and grand prize-winner of the 2009 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, winner of the 2010 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, and laureates of the 9th Borciani International String Quartet Competition. Other awards include first prize at the Sixth Hugo Kauder International Competition and the Coleman-Barstow prize at the 2009 Coleman National Chamber Ensemble Competition. The Quartet previously served both as apprentice to the Cavani String Quartet at the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) and as Quartet-in-Residence of the Canton Symphony Orchestra. Dedicated to community outreach and education, the Linden String Quartet regularly performs for elementary through high school audiences around the United States.

About the Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence
In 1999, Caramoor established the annual String Quartet-in-Residence program supported by major endowment gifts from The Ernst C. Stiefel Foundation. The Ernst Stiefel String Quartet Residency gives Caramoor a chance to present a quartet each year for the advancement of its reputation and career, as well as to enhance the life of the Caramoor community. During the fall and spring, the Residency includes participation in the Student Stringsprogram involving schools in many of the local school districts. The Linden String Quartet is the twelfth Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence at Caramoor; previous quartets have included: the Jasper String Quartet, Avalon String Quartet, Miró Quartet, Pacifica Quartet, Rossetti String Quartet, the Daedalus Quartet, the Amernet String Quartet, the Jupiter String Quartet, the Parker String Quartet, the Escher String Quartet and the Ariel String Quartet.

About Student Strings
Each year, the Caramoor Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence participates in a three-part outreach program called Student Strings. As part of this program, the quartet connects with the region’s student population by making an in-school visit for a “Concert and Conversation”, and offering a master class at Caramoor for string students. For the third component of the program, students attend a concert by the quartet in the Music Room of the Rosen House during Caramoor’s regular fall or spring season. The students attend for free and their parents receive vouchers for half-price tickets. In the last two years, this program has grown to be very popular, with over 1,000 students from area schools participating annually.

About Caramoor
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. It is often described as “a Garden of Great Music” where audiences are invited to come early, explore the beautiful grounds, 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.

The historic Rosen House, built in the 1930’s, and its Music Room are “the heart of Caramoor.” Upon its completion in 1939, Caramoor founders Walter and Lucie Rosen began to present private concerts in the Music Room, and today it is used for all ‘Caramoor Indoors’ concerts and arts-in-education programs. Tours of the Rosen House by the general public are currently on hiatus as Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts has embarked on a comprehensive planning project to restructure the programs and usage of the historic Rosen House. It is Caramoor’s intention to complete this process during the next few years.

Caramoor’s gardens are also well worth the visit and include nine unique perennial gardens. Among them are a Sense Circle for the visually handicapped, a Butterfly Garden, Tapestry Hedge, and Iris and Peony Garden. With its unique heritage, Caramoor is a place where Indian Summer days and nights are shared and enjoyed by thousands.

Tickets: Individual tickets: $25.00. To purchase, call the Caramoor Box Office at 914.232.1252, or visit www.caramoor.org.

For Press Tickets: Contact Danielle Green, Cohn Dutcher Associates | 917.339.7188 | dgreen@cohndutcher.com
PROGRAM
CARAMOOR CLASSICS
LINDEN STRING QUARTET: 2011-12 ERNST STIEFEL STRING QUARTET-IN-RESIDENCE
SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2012, 8:00 P.M.
ROSEN HOUSE MUSIC ROOM
Linden String Quartet: Sarah McElravy, violin; Catherine Cosbey, violin; Eric Wong, viola; Felix Umansky, cello

BEETHOVEN String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4
DVORAK String Quartet No.12 in F Major Op.96 (American)
BARTOK String Quartet No.5 in B-flat, BB110, Sz.102
CARAMOOR CENTER FOR MUSIC AND THE ARTS IS LOCATED AT
149 GIRDLE RIDGE ROAD, KATONAH, NEW YORK.
This performance is made possible, in part, by ArtsWestchester
with funds from Westchester County Government.

This performance is 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 Spring 2012 Indoors season is made possible, in part, through generous funding from
Floy and Amos Kaminski.

Caramoor’s Vocal Rising Stars program is made possible by generous support from the
Terrance W. Schwab Fund for Young Vocal Artists.

The Music Room piano, a Steinway Concert Grand, was the generous gift of
Susan and John Freund.

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