The Jade Mountain

THE JADE MOUNTAIN
Katonah, NY ~ April 23, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Cohn Dutcher Associates

CARAMOOR CENTER FOR MUSIC AND THE ARTS PRESENTS
THE JADE MOUNTAIN WITH SOPRANO CHARLOTTE DE ROTHSCHILD AND HARPIST DANIELLE PERRETT
FRIDAY, MAY 11 AT 8:00 PM IN THE ROSEN HOUSE MUSIC ROOM AT CARAMOOR

WHO: Charlotte de Rothschild, soprano | Danielle Perrett, harp

WHEN: Friday, May 11 at 8:00 PM

WHERE: Rosen House Music Room at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts

PROGRAM: Rossini, Handel, Schubert, Schumann, Do Nan Cho, Henry Purcell, Peter Warlock, Benjamin Britten, Thomas Dunhill, James Hook,
and Edmund Rubbra, and others

TICKETS: Individual tickets are $25. To purchase tickets, call the Caramoor Box Office at 914.232.1252, or visit www.caramoor.org

PRESS TICKETS: Brittnee Walker, 917.339.7183, bwalker@cohndutcher.com

KATONAH, NEW YORK — On Friday, May 11, world-renowned lyric soprano Charlotte de Rothschild and critically acclaimed classical harpist Danielle Perrett present The Jade Mountain, a personal celebration of Caramoor’s Rosen House. Ms. de Rothschild chose music that relates to objects in the Rosen House collection. The duo has performed together internationally for nearly twenty years, often focusing on a particular theme, and has tailored this recital to reflect the Rosen House’s charm and character. This performance is inspired by the treasured jade artwork that can be found throughout the estate house.

Caramoor Classics
A series of concerts in the Rosen House Music Room that presents artists participating in Caramoor’s mentoring programs: Evnin Rising Stars, Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence and Schwab Vocal Rising Stars. Local middle and high school students are invited to attend at no charge as a part of our Student Strings program. Caramoor Classics are appropriate for families and will often include comments from the artists about the program. (These concerts are recommended for ages 8 and above.)

About the Artists
Charlotte de Rothschild
Charlotte de Rothschild is an internationally renowned soprano who specializes in Oratorio and the Art of Song – whether this is Lieder, Chanson, Folk, Art Song or Kakyoku (Japanese classical Western-style songs). She sings in 17 languages and was hailed as a pioneer in Japan, being one of the first foreigners to have recorded a complete CD of Japanese songs (“Nihon no tabiji – A Japanese Journey”). With her wide knowledge of the song repertoire from different eras, countries and genres, Charlotte de Rothschild has created some wonderful themed programs, the best known being the “Family Connections” program which she has performed all over the world.

Charlotte’s oratorio career has been extensive: she was a soloist for the Bach Choir with Sir David Willcocks in Exeter, Wells and Truro Cathedrals, in King’s College, Cambridge and at the Royal Festival Hall. She performed in Mozart’s Requiem twice in Paris and was a soloist in Rossini’s Petite Messe Solonelle for a recording made in Japan. Charlotte also specializes in the voice and harp repertoire and has had many such recitals and tours in Germany, France, Denmark, Hong Kong, South Korea, America and Japan. Charlotte released a CD of voice and harp music recorded at Charlecote Park for the National Trust label, to coincide with the Trust’s centenary.

Danielle Perrett
Danielle Perrett is a firmly established harp soloist as well as a chamber musician. She specializes in solo and chamber music on modern as well as late eighteenth-century harps and her recordings have been highly acclaimed. Danielle’s career has seen her perform solo and chamber music in the USA, Australasia, South East Asia, India, Hong Kong, Japan, the Middle East, Africa and all over Europe.

Danielle has a great deal internationally and writes articles and reviews about harp-related and other musical topics. She composes, edits and arranges harp music in addition to researching the instrument and its repertoire from the late eighteenth to the early nineteenth centuries. An examiner for Trinity Guildhall, Danielle devised their international harp syllabi.

About Caramoor
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts – a performing arts center located on a unique 90-acre setting of Italianate architecture and gardens in Westchester County, NY – 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. For more information go to www.caramoor.org or call (914) 232-5035.

TICKETS: Individual tickets: $25.00. To purchase, call the Caramoor Box Office at 914.232.1252, or visit www.caramoor.org.

PRESS TICKETS
For press tickets, please contact Brittnee Walker at 917-339-7183 or bwalker@cohndutcher.com

PROGRAM

CARAMOOR PRESENTS
INDOORS IN THE MUSIC ROOM
THE JADE MOUNTAIN
FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012, 8:00 PM | ROSEN HOUSE MUSIC ROOM AT CARAMOOR
Charlotte de Rothschild soprano
Danielle Perrett harp

HENRY PURCELL Music for a while (Oedipus)

PETER WARLOCK Adam lay ybounden

BENJAMIN BRITTEN Corpus Christi carol

JAMES HOOK The Warning (Cupid)

GEORGE FREDERICK HANDEL Angels, ever bright and fair (Theodora)
O had I Jubal’s lyre (Joshua)

HERBERT HOWELLS King David

GEORGE FREDERICK HANDEL Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (harp solo)

ROBERT SCHUMANN Die Lotosblume

EDMUND RUBBRA The Jade Mountain
A night thought on Terrace Tower
On hearing her play the harp
An Autumn night message
A song of the southern river
Farewell to a Japanese Buddhist priest bound homeward

DAN IKUMA Haru (Spring)

FRANZ SCHUBERT An die Musik

THOMAS DUNHILL To the Queen of Heaven

ROGER QUILTER Weep you no more, sad fountains
MARCEL TOURNIER La lettre du Jardinier

DO NAN CHO arr. Ronn Branton Peony
GOACCHINO ROSSINI La Pastorella delle Alpi

CARAMOOR CENTER FOR MUSIC AND THE ARTS IS LOCATED AT
149 GIRDLE RIDGE ROAD, KATONAH, NEW YORK.

This performance is made possible, in part, by ArtsWestchester
with funds from Westchester County Government.

This performance is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of
Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.