A Note from the CEO: Our New Home (Away from Home) for Music

March has been a busy month at Caramoor: our 70th anniversary summer season was announced a few weeks ago, publicity around our new collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center has been building, and – on top of everything – we launched Caramoor@Waveny, a new initiative in New Canaan, CT. Caramoor is honored to continue the 32-year legacy of the Waveny Chamber Music Society (WCMS) by presenting music in this vibrant space after the WCMS gifted its assets to Caramoor.

Our first concert this past Sunday attracted over 100 attendees from past WCMS audiences as well as avid Caramoor concert-goers.  The 2015 Ernst Stiefel Quartet-in-Residence, the Calidore String Quartet, treated us to a second performance of their riveting program inspired by the centennial of WWI.  As you’ll see from the image attached, the art in this space couldn’t be more perfectly coordinated with the centerpiece behind them baring the inscription “I’m coming home.”  This was all too poignant given the range of emotions works by Milhaud, Bartók, and Ravel explored.  The live acoustics of the Carriage Barn at Waveny Park were perfect, picking up the subtle nuances of the soft passages and amplifying the intensity of the fortissimo passages.

Calidore String Quartet perform at Caramoor@WavenyWe just found out today that the Calidore will be one of two resident quartets next year of the CMS Two, a three-year residency offered by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. We are proud of Caramoor’s legacy of identifying exceptional young talent and helping them propel their careers forward.

We look forward to returning to Waveny again next spring and are actively looking at an additional date in 2016 to bring more music to the Carriage Barn.  In the meantime, we look forward to welcoming our Waveny friends to Caramoor!

– Jeff Haydon, CEO

The Calidore String Quartet will perform once more as Caramoor’s Quartet-in-Residence on Friday, July 17, 2015

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