We are so excited to kick off our ground-breaking sound art exhibition, In the Garden of Sonic Delights, tomorrow with a day long celebration! The day will feature performances by Francisco López, Evidence (a collaboration between Stephan Moore and Scott Smallwood), and Eli Keszler; a panel discussion with Sonic Delights artists and featuring panel moderator and esteemed curator, Barbara London; guided tours; and an evening Twilight Soundwalk led by Sonic Delights artist, Bob Bielecki.
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Caramoor CEO, Jeff Haydon, joined members of the Caramoor family including Caramoor Advisory Council member Zita Rosenthal and Caramoor Supporter Emily Grant at The Schuyler Foundation for Career Bridges’ Twelfth Annual Gala in NYC on May 13 to show support for Caramoor’s Director of Opera Will Crutchfield.
Original Post on NPR Music
By Tom Huizenga on May 01, 2014
In much of the country it still feels like summer is a long way off, but it’s not too early to plan on hitting the road and hearing great music. From bucolic college campuses in New England to musical rafting trips down the Colorado, these are 10 of the most intriguing classical festivals. And below them is a listing, by region, of many of the best fests. Been to one we missed? Pass along your own advice in the comments section or via Facebook or Twitter.
Featuring Album of the Year Winner, Alisa Weilerstein!
We are so excited to see Alisa Weilerstein on the cover of BBC Music Magazine! The Caramoor Artist-in-Residence was awarded Recording of the Year for her recording of the Elgar Cello Concerto with Daniel Barenboim. Weilerstein talks with BBC Music Magazine about what went into creating the award winning recording. To put her mark on this renowned concerto, Weilerstein had to focus on creating her own interpretation. This meant paying attention to the music at it’s most basic without previous recordings or historical references at the forefront. Her artistic efforts certainly paid off as the results are award winning!
We’re getting excited about our American Roots Music Festival coming up in June and thought it would be a good time to share some aspects about the genre. While the concept of American Roots Music may seem clear just by the title, there is so much more to the genre than its descriptors.
Original Source: Daily Voice
by Tom Renner
WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – Organizations, community groups and individual supporters of the arts in Westchester were honored on Friday, April 4, at the 37th Annual Arts Award Luncheon hosted by ArtsWestchester at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown.
Originally Published on No Depression
By Easy Ed
This is a tale with two moving parts. First, a twenty-two year old young woman becomes so good, so fast…and delivers two sets of impeccable and improbable American roots music last night that it just might be as good as it gets. And for the second part of this story, she performs this magical musical feat at a simple house concert with two old friends from four years of summer music camp. Well, maybe not quite your usual house concert, but by description and definition a house concert nevertheless.
by Steven Blier
As Sondheim wrote in Company, “Today is for Amy.” At Caramoor, that meant giving Amy Burton time to have leisurely one-on-one sessions with each cast member. After lunch we worked on the spoken continuity and then we “hit the low spots”—i.e., rehearsed all the numbers that needed special review. The day started at 10:30 and wound down at 7 PM—time well spent.
It is a little bit of an adjustment—and an act of trust—to let someone else come into the rehearsal process at the end of the week and make adjustments to the work you’ve begun. But Amy is family, and she made a tremendous contributio Read more
A day of highs and lows. In the morning we had some visitors—a small cadre of Caramoor donors and board members, and also the General Director of Caramoor, Jeff Haydon. He’s the fellow who took over Michael’s old job, and I admit I have a soft spot for him. He’s a very decent guy with wonderful energy, and things always seem to shine a little brighter when he’s around. I like it when Jeff comes to rehearsal because none of us are afraid to do real work (i.e., screw up) in his presence, yet our hearts remain light and buoyant. Jeff always makes me feel talented and worthy and I appreciate that so much. He and the other visitors, including the appropriately named Vivian Song, were a sensational audience and the cast gave some of their best performances so far. Olivia suddenly morphed into a Brazilian sex-kitten in “Nenê,” Theo brilliantly channeled Noël Coward in an amazingly stylish rendition of “Uncle Harry,” Miles poured out vocal gold in his Grieg song, and Annie stopped time with “Calling You.” By the time we went into lunch Michael and I were feeling that all wa
1. Our genius guest teacher, Amy Burton
2. The many moods of Theo Hoffman
3. Leann Osterkamp, with the world at her feet
4. The many moods of Theo Hoffman, part duex
5. Les Grands from ages: with two men I adore
Photos by Steven Blier