Caramoor Launches Third Annual Fall Festival

THIRD ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL
Katonah, NY ~ August 3, 2011
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CARAMOOR LAUNCHES THIRD ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL WITH ALAN GILBERT & THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC
FEATURING VIOLINIST AUGUSTIN HADELICH

TONY AWARD-NOMINEE KELLI O’HARA SINGS BROADWAY AND
THE FUTURE IS NOW PRESENTS A CARAMOOR MENTORSHIP SHOWCASE
SEPTEMBER 23 – 25, 2011

KATONAH, NY – Michael Barrett, CEO and General Director of Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, presents the third annual Caramoor Fall Festival on September 23, 24 and 25. The three-day event opens with Alan Gilbert and The New York Philharmonic featuring violin virtuoso Augustin Hadelich, continues with a solo concert by Broadway sensation Kelli O’Hara, and closes with “The Future is Now”, a program showcasing young musicians from Caramoor’s mentoring programs.

After a highly-acclaimed Caramoor debut in 2009, The New York Philharmonic and Music Director Alan Gilbert return to the Venetian Theater onFriday, September 23 at 7:30pm, with young violin phenom Augustin Hadelich performing Mozart’s last violin concerto. The program also includes Beethoven’s heroic Symphony No.3 and Schubert’s Overture to Rosamunde.

Saturday, September 24 offers an evening with three-time Tony Award-nominee Kelli O’Hara, making her Caramoor debut at 8:00pm in theVenetian Theater. Concertgoers will experience the magic that has led critics to call O’Hara “Broadway’s golden girl and luminous star” in a vibrant program of favorites from the world of musical theater and songs from her latest album Always, such as “He Loves Me”, “This Nearly Was Mine” and “Finishing the Hat”.

“The Future is Now”, the finale to Caramoor’s Fall Festival, is a showcase of young musicians from Caramoor’s mentoring programs – the Evnin Rising Stars; Bel Canto Young Artists; Vocal Rising Stars; and the Linden String Quartet, Caramoor’s 2011-12 Ernst Stiefel String-Quartet-in-Residence – designed to highlight the sense of collaboration and exploration inherent in the mentoring process. This year’s program, which showcases both vocalists and instrumentalists in the Rosen House Music Room on Sunday, September 25 at 4:00pm, features music that blossomed from the creative relationships shared by Robert and Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms.

TICKETS
The New York Philharmonic: $44.50, $61.50, $78.50, $95.50, $112.50; Kelli O’Hara: $16.00, $28.00, $41.00, $54.00, $67.00; The Future is Now: $25.00. Tickets are currently on sale and may be purchased at the Caramoor Box Office, 914.232.1252 or ordered online at www.caramoor.org. Groups of 16 or more may purchase discounted tickets by contacting Matthew Scarella at 914.232.5035 ext. 266 or matthew@caramoor.org.

PRESS CONTACT: For press tickets, artist bios and/or images, please contact Brittnee Walker: 917.339.7183, bwalker@cohndutcher.com

ABOUT THE ARTISTS
The New York Philharmonic
Founded in 1842, the New York Philharmonic is the oldest symphony orchestra in the United States and one of the oldest in the world; on May 5, 2010, it performed its 15,000th concert. Music Director Alan Gilbert began his tenure in September 2009, succeeding a distinguished line of 20th-century musical giants that goes back to Gustav Mahler and Arturo Toscanini. Renowned around the globe, the Philharmonic has appeared in 430 cities in 63 countries — including the February 2008 historic visit to Pyongyang, DPRK. The Orchestra has made nearly 2,000 recordings since 1917, with more than 500 currently available. Credit Suisse is the exclusive Global Sponsor of the New York Philharmonic.

Augustin Hadelich
German violinist Augustin Hadelich is the winner of the 2009 Avery Fisher Grant, the 2006 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis gold medal, and was awarded the 2011 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship.. He has been called a gifted young violinist by the New York Times for his “prodigious technique, gorgeous tone and ability to deliver well-known work with a distinctive interpretive flair.” Hadelich has appeared at the Frick Collection, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Kioi Hall, and the Louvre, among others as a recitalist.

Kelli O’Hara
Actress, singer, songwriter, and Broadway star Kelli O’Hara has been nominated for three Tony Awards: for her performance as Clara Johnson inThe Light in the Piazza; as Babe Williams in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of The Pajama Game, and as Nellie Forbush in the recent Lincoln Center Theater revival of South Pacific. A trained opera singer, O’Hara made her Broadway debut in Jekyll and Hyde in 2000.

About Caramoor Mentoring Programs
Mentoring programs have been central to Caramoor’s mission since the Rising Stars were established in 1992. These programs identify, nurture and present the next generation of prodigiously talented young musicians. In the advanced stages of their training, or early professional careers, these carefully selected young artists come to Caramoor to work closely with master artists in coaching sessions and performances.

The Linden Quartet, Caramoor’s 2011-12 Ernst Stiefel String-Quartet-in-Residence
The Linden String Quartet—comprising violinists Sarah McElravy and Catherine Cosbey, violist Eric Wong and cellist Felix Umansky—has been praised for its “remarkable depth of technique and brilliantly nuanced, sumptuous tonality…delivered with a palpable, infectious joy.” The quartet was gold medalist of the 2009 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, winner of the 2010 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, and laureate of the 9th Borciani International String Quartet Competition. Other awards include first prize at the Hugo Kauder International Competition and the Coleman-Barstow prize at the 2009 Coleman National Chamber Ensemble Competition. In addition to this residency at Caramoor, the Linden Quartet is currently the Graduate String Quartet-in-Residence at the Yale School of Music.

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.

2011 Fall Festival concerts take place in two venues; the outdoor, 1714-seat, acoustically superb Venetian Theater and the Rosen House’s intimate Music Room. 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, which may be enjoyed on one’s own or seen on a guided tour. With its unique heritage, Caramoor is a place where Indian Summer days and nights are shared and enjoyed by thousands.

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.

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2011 CARAMOOR FALL FESTIVAL: PROGRAMS

September 23 The New York Philharmonic
Friday, 7:30pm Augustin Hadelich, violin
Venetian Theater Alan Gilbert, conductor

Schubert Overture to Rosamunde, D. 644
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219 (Turkish)
Beethoven Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55 (Eroica)

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September 24 An Evening with Kelli O’Hara
Saturday, 8:00pm Kelli O’Hara, vocalist
Venetian Theater Dan Lipton, music director

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September 25 The Future is Now
Sunday, 4:00pm Charlotte Dobbs, soprano
Rosen House Music Room Tynan Davis, mezzo-soprano
Rolando Sanz, tenor
Scott Purcell, baritone
Will Crutchfield and Rachelle Jonck, piano 4-hands
Ben Beilman, violin
Alice Yoo, cello
Andrew Tyson, piano
Linden String Quartet (Sarah McElray, violin; Catherine Cosbey, violin; Eric Wong, viola;
Felix Umansky, cello)

Schumann Spanische Liebeslider, Op. 138
Brahms Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8
Wieck-Schumann 3 Romances for violin and piano, Op. 22
Schumann String Quartet No. 1 in A minor, Op. 41 No. 1

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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.

The 2011International 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 RD, KATONAH, NY
ALL PROGRAMS AND ARTISTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
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