Caramoor Takes Wing

Caramoor Takes Wing! Celebrating Birdsong

Pierre-Laurent Aimard performs Messiaen's Catalogue d'Oiseaux

Saturday, July 13 Sunday, July 14


Convene with the birds through the universal language of music. Built around Pierre-Laurent Aimard’s performance of Messiaen’s complete Catalogue d’Oiseaux over three concerts, the weekend will also include bird walks, a panel discussion, and family activities celebrating our feathered friends. Interspecies musician David Rothenberg invites you to appreciate the various aesthetics of bird songs by playing to and with them, and Sandbox Percussion performs songbirdsongs by John Luther Adams. The weekend offers a rare chance to meditate on birds and the beauty of nature’s musical gifts.

To reserve your spot at one of our Bird Walks, please contact the Box Office at [email protected] or 914.232.1252.

“[Pierre-Laurent Aimard] is a brilliant musician and an extraordinary visionary” — The Wall Street Journal

Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano
David Rothenberg, clarinet
Sandbox Percussion
Emi Ferguson and Catherine Gregory, piccolos


Saturday, July 13
David Rothenberg, clarinet (Free)

Pierre-Laurent Aimard, pianoMessiaen Catalogue d’Oiseaux (Pt. 1)

Sunday, July 14
Bird Walks (Free, with reservation)

Pierre-Laurent Aimard, pianoMessiaen Catalogue d’Oiseaux (Pt. 2)

Bird Walks (Free, with reservation)

Panel Discussion (Free)
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, David Rothenberg, and J. Alan Clark, ornithologist

John Luther Adams songbirdsongs
Sandbox Percussion (Free)
Emi Ferguson and Catherine Gregory, piccolos

Pierre-Laurent Aimard, pianoMessiaen Catalogue d’Oiseaux (Pt. 3)


2:00pm–4:00pm Bring the kids for children’s interactive activities on Sunday provided by Stamford Museum & Nature Center.Bird Walks provided by Bedford Audubon Society.Caramoor’s presentation of John Luther Adams’ songbirdsongs was supported by New Music USA, made possible by annual program support and/or endowment gifts from Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, Helen F. Whitaker Fund, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc., New York State Council on the Arts.

Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Bedford Audubon
New Music USA Logo


New! Summer Series

This performance is part of the New Music Series.
Save 15% on tickets to this performance when you add tickets to Timo Andres, piano and Roomful of Teeth.

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