Evnin Rising Stars / November 2 & 3

Contact: Lois Cohn Associates
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts presents Evnin Rising Stars
Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 4 p.m.

Katonah, NY – The 22nd year of the Evnin Rising Stars Program continues on Saturday, November 2 at 8 p.m. & Sunday, November 3 at 4 p.m. in the Music Room. The program is an artist residency that pushes the next generation of chamber musicians to a new level of collaboration and musical discovery and involves an intense week of master classes, rehearsals and coaching. This year’s Rising Stars include violinists Nigel Armstrong, Yoo Jin Jang, and Alexi Kenney, violists Ayane Kozasa and Vicki Powell, and cellists SuJin Lee and Karen Ouzounian. The week closes with two masterful chamber recitals by the young artists alongside their acclaimed mentors with the works of Dvorák and Mozart on November 2 and Haydn, Shostakovich, andBrahms on November 3. Artistic Director of Evnin Rising Stars, Pamela Frank (violin), continues this Caramoor tradition with returning mentors Atar Arad (viola) and the master violinist, Arnold Steinhardt.

Tickets: Concert tickets for Evnin Rising Stars are $25 and $35. 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. 252 ormatthew@caramoor.org.

Press Contact: For press tickets, artist bios and/or images, please contact Brittnee Walker: 412.601.2474 orbwalker@lcohnpr.com
About Pamela Frank, Artistic Director of Evnin Rising Stars
American violinist Pamela Frank has established an outstanding international reputation across an unusually varied range of performing activity. She is regularly sought after as a chamber music partner by today’s most distinguished soloists and ensembles. While committed to the standard repertoire, Ms. Frank also has an affinity for contemporary music, often including works by today’s composers on her programs. A noted pedagogue, Pamela Frank presents master classes and adjudicates major competitions throughout the world.

Ms. Frank has appeared with such orchestras as the Baltimore Symphony, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony, the Chicago Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Dallas Symphony, and the New York Philharmonic, among others. She has performed under many esteemed conductors, including Daniel Barenboim, Christoph von Dohnányi, Christoph Eschenbach, Bernard Haitink, Seiji Ozawa, André Previn, Leonard Slatkin and, most regularly, Yuri Temirkanov and David Zinman. She appears often at numerous festivals in Europe and the United States, including Aldeburgh, Berlin, Blossom, Bravo! Vail Valley, Caramoor, the Hollywood Bowl, Mostly Mozart, Ravinia, Salzburg, Tanglewood and Verbier.

Her passion for chamber music continues to find a variety of outlets. Her frequent collaborators, drawn from a large group of chamber music colleagues, include Yo-Yo Ma, Tabea Zimmermann and Alexander Simionescu.

The breadth of this accomplishment and her consistently high level of musicianship were recognized in 1999 with the Avery Fisher Prize, one of the highest honors given to American instrumentalists.

About Evnin Rising Stars
The Evnin Rising Stars program, named in honor of Chairman Emerita, Judy Evnin, now in its twenty-second year, is led by Artistic Director Pamela Frank, who searches for young musicians with the talent, personality, and musicality to benefit most fully from this program and places them in ensembles for an intense week of rehearsals and coaching sessions. The week culminates in two exciting public performances of masterpieces of the chamber music literature. Ms. Frank is assisted by Distinguished Artists Atar Arad, viola, and Arnold Steinhardt, violin, who mentor and coach the young musicians and perform with them in ensembles.

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. All Fall/Winter/Spring concerts take place in Caramoor’s 220 seat Music Room located in its historic Rosen House.

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.
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.