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King Louis XIV transformed his father’s pastoral hunting lodge at Versailles into a lavish palace that served as the seat of government and culture in France. Enjoy a musical feast with two chamber operas exalting the splendor and majesty of the palace and its gardens, alongside divertissements from Atys. The refined elegance and expressive drama is brought to life by the all-star BEMF Vocal and Chamber Ensembles in a production featuring gorgeous costumes, Baroque dance, and sumptuous staging.

Produced in collaboration with the Boston Early Music Festival, in partnership with the Centre de Musique Baroque Versailles.

“No other organization on the East Coast performs Baroque music with the mastery and elegance of this distinguished series.” — The New Yorker

Boston Early Music Festival
Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, Musical Directors
Gilbert Blin, Stage Director
Robert Mealy, Concertmaster
Melinda Sullivan, Dance Director
Carlos Fittante, Choreographer
Kelly Martin, Lighting Designer
Kathleen Fay, Executive ProducerBoston Early Music Festival Vocal Ensemble
Jesse Blumberg, Olivier Laquerre, Marjorie Maltais, Jason McStoots, Sophie Michaux, Molly Netter, Margot Rood, Aaron Sheehan, Teresa Wakim, John Taylor Ward, Virginia Warnken, Zachary Wilder

Boston Early Music Festival Chamber EnsembleBoston Early Music Festival Dance Company


Charpentier Les Plaisirs de VersaillesLully Atys (two divertissements)
Lalande Les Fontaines de Versailles

3:00pm Pre-concert conversation with Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs.Complimentary Garden Listening tickets for Members at the Family level and above

New! Summer Series

This performance is part of the Early Music Series and the Vocal Series.
Save 15% on tickets to this performance when you add tickets to two or more performances within one of those series.

Acclaimed folk duo The Milk Carton Kids bring a full band and their heartfelt melodies to headline Caramoor’s 9th annual American Roots Music Festival. Tennessee-based multi-instrumentalist Amythyst Kiah is a quickly rising star with a raw, hypnotic old-time sound steeped in African-American roots music. Many more artists add an exciting array of folk, country, bluegrass, gospel, blues, Old Time, and intriguing folk fusion performances to this daylong celebration of our musical heritage. Enjoy the best of the summer with great food, friends, and foot-tapping fun.

“The Milk Carton Kids’ Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale have long drawn influence from the rich vocal harmonies of Simon & Garfunkel, the intricately twinned acoustic guitars of Gillian Welch and David Rawlings and, in concert, the deadpan/goofy banter of The Smothers Brothers.” — NPR Music

Evening Artists 7:30pm
The Milk Carton Kids
Amythyst Kiah

Daytime Artists beginning at noon
Deva Mahal
Bumper Jacksons
Rainbow Girls
Youth in a Roman Field
Oliver the Crow
Damn Tall Buildings
Porch Stomp Revue
Our Band
Oshima Brothers
Bethlehem and Sad Patrick
Square Dance! With Porch Stomp Revue

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New! Summer Series
This performance is part of the Festival Series.
Save 15% on tickets to this performance when you add tickets to Jazz Festival.

Getting to Caramoor

Parking at Caramoor is always free! Parking lots open at 10:00am. Get more detailed driving instructions.Taking the train? We’ll give you a lift! Free Metro-North Katonah Shuttle beginning at 10:45am. The final shuttle will depart Caramoor at 11:00pm.

For Day-Only admission you can also take advantage of our Metro-North Getaway package offering discounted round-trip rail fare and admission. Purchase at Metro-North kiosks.
Metro North

Event Extras

Historic House Tours  12:30pm – 5:30pm. Every 15 minutes, sign up at the Festival.

Open Music Room 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Family-friendly Sound Art Tours  2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm. Meet at Stone Song.

Raffles  Win free tickets to upcoming shows

Members  Join us in the Pavilion for Members’ Covered Picnicking

Tribu Baharú’s exuberant performances of champeta music — a fusion of Colombian, African, and Afro-Caribbean styles — are driven by lively vocals, sparkling Congolese guitar, and high-energy bass and drums. A Tribu Baharú performance recreates the joyous, impromptu spirit of the verbena dances that are popular in Colombian neighborhoods during festivals. With traces of soukous, zouk, calypso, soca, rap, and more, Tribu Baharú celebrates the colorful Colombian musical spectrum.

“There are very few guarantees in life. But one of them must — must! — be that as soon as you hear “Made in Tribu Baharú,” you’ll start moving. (I promise.)” — NPR Music

Tribu Baharú


New! Summer Series

This performance is part of the World Music Series.
Save 15% on tickets to this performance when you add tickets to BUIKA and Russian Renaissance.

This performance will be moved to The Music Room due to inclement weather.

New tickets will be issued for comparable seats and should be picked up at the Rosen House Box Office.
Contact the Box Office at 914.232.1252 or [email protected] if you have any questions.

Weaving selections from Janáček’s On the Overgrown Path among compositions by his fellow contemporary composers, pianist Timo Andres presents a seamless listening experience from old to new, highlighting similar threads throughout the works.


Timo Andres, piano


Janáček Selections from On the Overgrown PathCaroline Shaw Gustave Le GrayEric Shanfield Utopia ParkwayChristopher Cerrone The Arching Path


New! Summer Series

This performance is part of the New Music Series and the Caroline Shaw Series.
Save 15% on tickets to this performance when you add tickets to two or more performances within one of those series.

This performance will be moved to the Pavilion due to inclement weather.

Capacity in the Pavilion is limited to 175.
Contact the Box Office at 914.232.1252 or [email protected] if you have any questions.

Cady Finlayson & Vita Tanga blend traditional Celtic fiddle tunes with American folk and world music influences. Jigs, reels, and much more will make for a spirited evening of fun for the whole family!

“Bursting with pure and natural talent” — Hot Indie News

Cady Finlayson, fiddle
Vita Tango, guitar


5:00 – 5:30pm

5:30 – 6:30pm

6:30 – 7:00pm
Meet & Greet with Artists

Complimentary Tickets for Members at the Family Level and above

The charismatic Quatuor Ébène is one of the most exciting quartets playing today. With their fresh approach to tradition and open engagement with new forms, this French ensemble has been successful in reaching a wide audience of listeners. Their characteristic style engages a traditional repertoire with a variety of other genres, earning enthusiastic acclaim from audiences and critics alike.

“In the string quartet world, to play both Mozart and Bartók well is considered quite a demonstration of versatility. When Quatuor Ébène plays Mozart and Bartók well, it’s just getting started.” — Boston Classical Review

Pierre Colombet, violin
Gabriel Le Magadure, violin
Marie Chilemme, viola
Raphaël Merlin, cello


Beethoven String Quartet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1
Fauré  String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 121
— Intermission —Beethoven  String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131

Caramoor dedicates this concert to the memory of Helen-Mae Knafel Askin.

Come with your little ones to a riveting storytelling performance to begin your Halloween festivities, followed by a special brew (hot cider) and other ghostly treats (cookies) served in the Summer Dining Room. Come in costume! Prizes given to all! Ages 3–8.


LuAnn Adams, storyteller

Leyla McCalla is a musician who defies boundaries. Singing in English, French, and Haitian Creole, McCalla has created a style of music wholly her own. A classically trained cellist, McCalla cultivates her unique blend by merging classical and roots traditions and switching between her cello, banjo, and guitar. Having worked with the award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops, McCalla has made a name for herself as a solo artist with her refreshing and poetic vocals and unbridled talent.

“It’s an exhilarating thing, hearing a musical virtuoso explore her voice’s unanticipated potential in all of the ways that Leyla McCalla does.” — NPR Music

Leyla McCalla
Pete Olynciw, bass
Shawn Myers, drums

Join the incomparable Edmar Castañeda as he invites us to travel with him to countries such as Colombia, Venezuela, and Argentina — all through the power of his unparalleled talents on the harp. It’s almost impossible to take your eyes off of Castañeda as he shows off his wondrous dexterity and infectious passion that resonates in each pluck of the strings.

“Listening to Castañeda combine intricate, bop-inspired finger-picking and independent, grooving bass lines rooted in the Afro-Cuban tradition with dramatic, percussive chords, it’s easy to see why so many people are dazzled — his sound is orchestral in scope.” — All About Jazz

Edmar Castañeda, harp

We welcome the Omer Quartet as our 2018–19 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence for their first concert in the Music Room. Top prize-winners of the 2017 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and the 2017 Premio Paolo Borciani Competition in Italy, the Quartet has a commitment to community education and are strong advocates of civic engagement.

“The Omer Quartet played as if the ink were still wet on the page. The Quartet made it seem as if Haydn was not some bust on the piano, but a living, breathing composer. [It was an] invigorating interpretation, [played] with a sense of discovery and adventure, but also with considerable finesse.” — San Diego Union Tribune

Mason Yu and Erica Tursi, violins
Jinsun Hong, viola
Alex Cox, cello


Haydn String Quartet in C Major, Op 20, No. 2, H.III:32
Debussy  String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10
— Intermission—Chris Rogerson String Quartet No. 1
Beethoven Große Fuge in B-flat Major, Op. 133

Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence

One extremely promising string quartet is chosen each year to complete a year-long residency at Caramoor. This group lends their time and talents to Caramoor’s Student Strings program in secondary schools with a classroom-based program of concerts, conversations, and performance clinics. The Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence performs at Caramoor throughout their residency, enabling the public to experience these exciting young players in an intimate setting. The Omer Quartet is the 19th Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence at Caramoor. They will be visiting schools as music mentors in the fall and spring, and performing concerts at Caramoor in the fall, spring, and summer.

View a list of program alumni.