GUITAR IN THE GARDEN SERIES
Katonah, NY ~ May 20, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Cohn Dutcher Associates
CARAMOOR FESTIVAL’S 2011 GUITAR IN THE GARDEN SERIES
FEATURES THE BEIJING GUITAR DUO AND JASON VIEAUX
JUNE 30 & JULY 21 AT 7:30 PM IN THE SUNKEN GARDEN
KATONAH, NY – Twice this summer at the 2011 Caramoor International Music Festival, concertgoers can enjoy intimate music-making in the serene natural beauty of Caramoor with Guitar in the Garden, a popular series in the Sunken Garden. The Sunken Garden has proven to be a perfect setting for the intimate art of the guitar, and this season the young, brilliant Beijing Guitar Duo breathes life into a superbly eclectic program onThursday, June 30 at 7:30pm, promising a listening experience of unparalleled beauty and freshness. OnThursday, July 21 at 7:30pm, Jason Vieaux’s extraordinary communicative gifts, and his penchant for virtuosic live performance, are given new dimensions in a second exquisite Guitar in the Garden experience.
Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 7:30pm
Guitar in the Garden: Beijing Guitar Duo
Meng Su, guitar; Yameng Wang, guitar
Bach / Busoni Chaconne (arranged for two guitars by Ulrich Stracke)
Castelnuovo-Tedesco Sonatina Canonica, Op.196
Sérgio Assad Aquarelle
Domeniconi The Bridge of the Birds
Sérgio Assad Maracaípe
Gnattali Suite Retratos
Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 7:30pm
Guitar in the Garden: Jason Vieaux
Jason Vieaux, guitar
Program to be announced
TICKETS: Tickets for each Guitar in the Garden performance are $25.00. To purchase, call the Caramoor 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]
Caramoor is the legacy of Walter and Lucie Rosen, who built their summer home – now known as the historic Rosen House at Caramoor – and filled it with their treasures. Walter Rosen was the master planner for the Caramoor estate, bringing to reality his dream of creating a place to entertain friends from around the world. Their musical evenings were the seeds of today’s Caramoor International Music Festival. Realizing the pleasure their friends took in the beauty of Caramoor – the house with its art collection, the gardens, and the musical programs on summer evenings – in 1946 the Rosens established a public charity to open Caramoor to the community. Lucie Rosen survived her husband by seventeen years. During those years, she expanded the Music Festival: the Spanish Courtyard was used as a setting for musical events, as it is today, and, under her direction, the great stage of the Venetian Theater was built.
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. It is often described as “a Garden of Great Music,” where audiences are invited to come early, explore the beautiful grounds, enjoy a pre-concert picnic, and discover beautiful music in the relaxed settings of the Venetian Theater, Spanish Courtyard, Music Room of the Rosen House, and the magnificent gardens.
With its unique heritage, Caramoor remains a place where magical summer days and nights are shared and enjoyed by thousands. “Caramoor is the loveliest Festival of them all.” – The New York Times
Concert Venues and Gardens
Most Summer Festival concerts take place in two outdoor theaters: the 1714-seat, acoustically superb Venetian Theater and the more intimate, romantic Spanish Courtyard. Caramoor’s gardens are also well worth the visit and include nine unique perennial gardens. Among them are a Sense Circle for the visually handicapped, a Butterfly Garden, Tapestry Hedge, and Iris and Peony Garden, which may be enjoyed on one’s own or seen on a guided tour.
Guitar in the Gardens takes place outdoors in the beautiful Sunken Garden and it’s surrounding lawns. It is a natural, intimate setting frequently used for wedding ceremonies.
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 on-site on a first-come, first-served basis. Once on-site parking is full, alternate parking will be available with free shuttle bus service.
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.
PICNICKING AT CARAMOOR
Extend the Caramoor experience by arriving early and enjoying a picnic amidst the beautiful gardens. Concertgoers can bring their own picnic, or order one for pick-up at Caramoor by calling Great Performances® at 212-337-6055 or online at www.greatperformances.com/caramoorpicnics.
For press tickets, images, or interviews, contact Whitney Holden at 917.339.7188 or [email protected]
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.
The 2011 International Music Festival is supported in part by
an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
ALL PROGRAMS AND ARTISTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
CARAMOOR CENTER FOR MUSIC AND THE ARTS IS LOCATED
AT 149 GIRDLE RIDGE ROAD, KATONAH, NY