Introductions: Andrew Tyson

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Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts presents
Introductions: Andrew Tyson
Thursday, August 1 at 6 p.m. in the Spanish Courtyard

Katonah, NY – On Thursday, August 1st at 6 p.m. in the Spanish Courtyard, Andrew Tyson makes hisCaramoor Festival debut with keyboard classics. The hour-long recital opens with Mozart’s Sonata in F and continues with Chopin’s inspired Ballade No. 3. The performance includes a theme and variations by Chopin’s contemporary, Robert Schumann.

Tyson is one of the First Prize Winner of the 2011 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, International Chopin Piano Competition semifinalist, and a former Caramoor Rising Star.

TICKETS
Tickets for Andrew Tyson are $15.00, $25.00, and $35.00. 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 matthew@caramoor.org.

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PROGRAM
Andrew Tyson
Thursday, August 1
6pm in the Spanish Courtyard
Tickets: $15.00, $25.00, and $35.00

Performers: Andrew Tyson, piano
Mozart Sonata in F, K. 533/494
Chopin Ballade No. 3 in A-flat, Op. 47
Schumann Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13
PROGRAM SUBJECT TO CHANGE

ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Andrew Tyson
Recipient of the coveted 2013 Avery Fisher Career Grant, pianist Andrew Tyson is emerging as a distinctive and intriguing musical voice. First Prize Winner of the 2011 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, he made his New York debut in the Rhoda Walker Teagle Concert at Merkin Hall and his Washington, DC debut at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater in the Young Concert Artists Series. This season, Mr. Tyson gave concerts twice in his home state of North Carolina: at the Lincoln Cultural Center and in the St. Stephen’s Concert Series, and also played at the Falany Center for the Performing Arts in Georgia, the Lied Center of Kansas, the Levine School of Music in Washington, DC, the El Paso Chopin Music Festival in Texas, and the International Keyboard Institute & Festival at the Mannes College of Music in New York.

He recently won Sixth Prize at the prestigious 2013 Queen Elisabeth Competition. At the 2012 Leeds International Piano Competition, Mr. Tyson won both 5th Prize and the new Terence Judd – Hallé Orchestra Prize, which is awarded by the Orchestra’s musicians and its Music Director, Sir Mark Elder. The Prize brought three performances of Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No. 2 with the Orchestra in November 2012, which resulted in his being re-engaged for next season.

He has been heard at prestigious venues including the Caramoor Festival’s Rising Stars, the Coolidge Auditorium at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, the National Chopin Foundation in Miami, and the Brevard Music Festival in North Carolina. Mr. Tyson has performed abroad at the Paul Klee Zentrum in Switzerland, the Filharmonia Narodowa in Poland, the Sintra Festival in Portugal, and the Festival Cultural de Mayo in Guadalajara, Mexico. He has performed as soloist with orchestras including the Durham Symphony, the Raleigh Symphony, the Chapel Hill Philharmonia, the Old York Road Symphony, the Frost Symphony Orchestra of the University of Miami, and the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle.

At the YCA Auditions, Mr. Tyson was awarded YCA’s Paul A. Fish Memorial Prize and the John Browning Prize as well as three performance prizes: the Brownville Concert Series, the Lied Center of Kansas, and the Bronder Prize for Piano of Saint Vincent College.

ABOUT CARAMOOR
“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.

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.

CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINK FOR A FULL FESTIVAL CHRONOLOGY:
http://www.caramoor.org/pdf/Festival_Listings.pdf
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.
CARAMOOR CENTER FOR MUSIC AND THE ARTS IS LOCATED AT
149 GIRDLE RIDGE ROAD, KATONAH, NEW YORK 10536.

ALL PROGRAMS AND ARTISTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE