An interview with composer Matthew Aucoin
At the age of 28, American composer Matthew Aucoin has already made a name for himself in the classical music world. His works have been premiered by the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, violinist Jennifer Koh, and tenor Paul Appleby, among others. Aucoin’s orchestral work, Evidence was commissioned by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and he conducted the premiere in 2016. It is set to make its New York premiere here at Caramoor on June 30th with Ludovic Morlot conducting Orchestra of St. Luke’s.
by Maggi Landau, Artistic Director, American Roots Music
A term that encompasses tradition, innovation, and countless subgenres, American Roots Music can be hard to pin down. Maggi Landau breaks it down from its origins, its present, and what makes this genre so meaningful and collaborative.
by Kristina Jahaly, Special Events Assistant
Caramoor’s Afternoon Teas are a spring staple! This year, a team of Caramoor tasters sat down with The Market on Spring to sample this season’s menu and teas.
Michael J. Stadther (1952-2018)
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts notes the passing of former Trustee, Michael J. Stadther, who served on the Board from 2000 to 2004.
by the Verona Quartet, 2017–18 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence
Over the course of their year-long residence, Caramoor’s String Quartet-in-Residence spends a few weeks in the fall and spring at Caramoor preparing for their Music Room performances, working with local schools, and taking advantage of Caramoor’s grounds. The Verona Quartet will close their residency with a performance during the Summer Season, but first they share what those weeks in residency mean to them.
by Junetta Maxfield, Director of Development Operations
and Merceds Santos-Miller, Director of the Rosen House
Although you might think that the focus at Caramoor is only about Music and the Arts, as we celebrate World Book Day, we would like to celebrate Caramoor’s and our founders’ love of this art form as well.
Caramoor has always been a magical place to experience phenomenal opera and 2018’s Summer Season ushers in a new chapter in Caramoor’s rich operatic history. Vice President, Artistic Programming & Executive Producer Kathy Schuman previews four exciting vocal performances this summer.
We asked Mandy Gonzalez a few questions about her career and passion for performing in anticipation of her Caramoor debut on May 5, 2018. She mentions her Bubbie right from the start and shares insights on who she hopes to inspire, the community she hopes to grow, and the songs and roles she hopes to play next.
From the Archives
by Roanne Wilcox, Publications Editor
A prisoner of war and unrelenting escape artist, the story of the Artful Dodger — Lucie Rosen’s younger brother John Bigelow Dodge — is a bittersweet tale of perseverance and family support.
by Clay Zeller-Townson, founder and bassoonist of Ruckus
Before performing alongside countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo this spring, the leader of ensemble Ruckus talks about playing Baroque music on the instruments for which it was written.