Soiree at the Rosen House

Contact: Lois Cohn Associates
Soiree at the Rosen House
Un Ballo in Maschera
A Masked Ball at Caramoor / Saturday, October 13
With a special reading by Tony Award-winner Zoe Caldwell and arias from Un Ballo in Maschera performed by tenor Cameron Schutza, accompanied by Caramoor’s Director of Opera, Will Crutchfield

KATONAY, NY – On Saturday, October 13th from 7PM to 12AM, Caramoor will host Un Ballo in Maschera, a masked ball in order to benefit its’ historic Rosen House. The Rosen House is one of the region’s most important historic houses, and was recently elevated to the National Significance Level on the National Register of Historic Places.

Guests are encouraged to attend incognito as Caramoor recreates Un Ballo in Maschera inspired by the costume parties of its founders, Walter and Lucie Rosen. Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served in the Spanish Courtyard, followed by a special reading by Tony Award-winner Zoe Caldwell. Arias from Un Ballo in Mascherawill also be performed by tenor Cameron Schutza and accompanied by Caramoor’s Director of Opera, Will Crutchfield. The party continues with a dinner provided by Great Performances and dancing in the Music Room. The evening will include a silent auction.

Honorary co-chair for the evening is Zoe Caldwell. Benefit co-chairs are Sandra and William Cordiano, Mary Ann and Robert Hawley, and Nina and Michael Stanton.

TICKETS: Tickets are prices at $350, $750, and $1000. Tables of ten are available. For more information please email the Special Events office at [email protected] or call (914) 232-1492.

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, realizing his dream of creating a place to entertain friends from around the world. Their musical evenings planted the seeds for today’s Caramoor International Music Festival. Witnessing 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 –the Rosens established a public trust to open Caramoor to the community in 1946. 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 on 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
Concerts take place in two outdoor theaters: the 1,714-seat, acoustically superb Venetian Theater and the more intimate, romantic 558-seat 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.

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 4, or online at 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.

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