Festival Finale: St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble with Natasha Paremski, piano

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Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts presents
Festival Finale: St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble
with Natasha Paremski, piano
Sunday, August 4 at 4 p.m. in the Venetian Theater

Katonah, NY – On Sunday, August 4th at 4 p.m. in the Venetian Theater, the 68th Caramoor Festival comes to a close with the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble joined by pianist Natasha Paremski, who was last heard at Caramoor on Opening Night 2007. Paremski joins the ensemble for the rarely-performed Dohnányi Sextet for piano, violin, viola, cello, clarinet & horn in C, Op. 37 from 1935, with its unusual instrumental combination and echoes of Brahms, Strauss and early jazz. The chamber ensemble concludes the performance with Beethoven’s Septet in E Flat, Op. 20.

This will be the last concert at Caramoor until the Fall Festival on October 4-6.

Tickets for Festival Finale: St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble with Natasha Paremski, piano are $15.00, $20.00,$30.00 and $40.00. To order tickets, call the Box Office at 914.232.1252 or visit www.caramoor.org. Groups of 16 or more may purchase discounted tickets by contacting Matthew Scarella at 914.232.5035 ext. 252 or [email protected]

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Festival Finale: St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble with Natasha Paremski, piano
Sunday, August 4
4:30 in the Venetian Theater
Tickets: $15.00, $20.00, $30.00, $40.00

Performers: St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble
Natasha Paremski, piano

Dohnányi Sextet for piano, violin, viola, cello, clarinet & horn in C, Op. 37
Beethoven Septet in E Flat, Op. 20

St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble
Orchestra of St. Luke’s grew out of a chamber ensemble that gathered in the Church of St. Luke in the Fields in Greenwich Village in 1974. Today, St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble consists of 22 virtuoso artists dedicated to the mastery of a diverse repertoire spanning Baroque to contemporary. The Ensemble forms the artistic core of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, one of America’s foremost ensembles.

St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble presents its annual chamber music series at distinguished venues in New York City.
Natasha Paremski
Natasha made her professional debut at age nine with the El Camino Youth Symphony in California. At the age of fifteen she debuted with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and recorded two discs on the Bel Air Music Label with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra under Dmitry Yablonsky, the first featuring Anton Rubinstein’s Piano Concerto No. 4 coupled with Rachmaninov’s Paganini Rhapsody and the second featuring all of Chopin’s shorter works for piano and orchestra.

With a strong focus on new music, Natasha’s growing repertoire reflects an artistic maturity beyond her years. In the 2010-11 season, she played the world premiere of a sonata written for her by Gabriel Kahane, which will also be included on her upcoming album. At the suggestion of John Corigliano, she brought her insight and depth to his Piano Concerto with the Colorado Symphony in the 2007-2008 season, both on subscription and in a featured concert at the National Performing Arts Convention in June 2008. In recital, she has played several pieces by Fred Hersch. Natasha has also performed Rubinstein’s Fourth Piano Concerto in the US and Europe in past seasons to great acclaim.

“We built a home, my husband and I, not to be old or new, just to be beautiful. And we built it for music.” ~ Lucie Rosen

Caramoor, the country estate of Walter and Lucie Rosen, was where they built their home and filled it with treasures. Enjoying the pleasure their friends took in the beauty of Caramoor with its art collection, gardens, and musical programs, in 1946 the Rosens established a public trust to open Caramoor to the community. Their musical evenings were the inspiration for the Caramoor Summer Music Festival, now in its sixty-eighth year, and the ongoing Music in the Rosen House series.

Since its founding, Caramoor has gained international renown as a cultural institution, presenting music of all types and inspiring artists and audiences alike.

Caramoor enriches the lives of its audiences through intimate, innovative and diverse musical performances of the highest quality. Education is a valued component of Caramoor’s mission, and Caramoor offers programs for the mentoring of young professional musicians as well as curriculum-based programs for school children emphasizing music, history and visual and decorative arts. Caramoor is often described as “a Garden of Great Music,” where audiences are invited to explore the beautiful grounds and gardens, discover the fascinating collection of period rooms and antiquities in the Rosen House, and enjoy beautiful music in the Music Room, Spanish Courtyard and Venetian theater.

Concert Venues and Gardens
Summer concerts take place in two outdoor theaters: the 1,714-seat, acoustically superb Venetian Theater and the more intimate, romantic 558-seat Spanish Courtyard. In the fall and winter all concerts are presented in the magnificent Music Room in the Rosen House. Caramoor’s gardens, also used for concerts, are also well worth the
visit and include nine unique perennial gardens. Among them are a Sense Circle for the visually handicapped, the Sunken Garden, a Butterfly Garden, the Tapestry Hedge, and the Iris and Peony Garden.

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 by the New York State Council on the Arts
with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
The 2013 International Music Festival is supported in part by
an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.