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Limited availability! Please call the Box Office at 914.232.1252 Monday–Friday 10:00am–4:00pm to reserve your seat.

The magic of the season is tangible throughout the Rosen House! Take part in Caramoor’s great holiday tradition of Yuletide-inspired performances by exceptional musicians, a tour of the Rosen House decked out with festive decorations, and tea service in the majestic Music Room. Enjoy an assortment of finger sandwiches, scrumptious holiday treats and a variety of teas (hot chocolate with marshmallows for the little ones). View the Menu.

For a more luxurious experience of the Holiday Teas, book the VIP option, which includes preferred seating, artisanal chocolates, and more.

December 6 Wednesday
Sales Closed

Rafael Porto, bass-baritone
Derrick Goff, piano

December 7 Thursday
SOLD OUT

Rafael Porto, bass-baritone
Derrick Goff, piano

December 8 Friday
Sales Closed

Kelly Smith Slawson, soprano
Derrick Goff, piano

December 9 Saturday
SOLD OUT

Kelly Smith Slawson, soprano
Derrick Goff, piano

December 10 Sunday
Sales Closed

Courtney Ruckman, soprano
Derrick Goff, piano

December 13 Wednesday
Sales Closed

Courtney Ruckman, soprano
Derrick Goff, piano

Courtney Ruckman, soprano
Derrick Goff, piano

Menu

Filet of beefwith onion jam and Cambozola cheese on white bread

Turkey and arugulawith cranberry aioli on seven grain bread

Coronation chickenwith golden sultanas on brioche

Salmonwith chive cream cheese and capers on rye bread

Minted cucumberon pumpernickel bread

Cranberry-orange sconesfrom Balthazar’s Bakery with crème fraiche and jam

Pumpkin spice tartletwith cream cheese frosting

Linzer tart cookie

Chocolate dipped apricot

Black tea, Earl Grey decaf tea, Peppermint herbal tea

Caramoor favorites Colin Jacobsen (founding member of The Knights and Brooklyn Rider), Nicolas Cords and Edward Arron (both Evnin Rising Star alumni) join forces for a special performance of Bach’s iconic and beloved Goldberg Variations, arranged for string trio. Opening the program will be Biber’s haunting Passacaglia from his Mystery Sonatas, for solo violin.

Artists

Colin Jacobsen, violin
Nicholas Cords, viola
Edward Arron, cello

Program

Biber Passacaglia in G Minor for Solo Violin, C. 105
Bach Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, transcribed for string trio by Dmitry Sitkovetsky


Goldberg Variations with Mischa Maisky, Nobuko Imai, and Julian Rachlin

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

Seating will remain General Admission. Contact the Box Office at 914.232.1252 or [email protected] if you have any questions.


Experience the characteristic dance and song of Spain, bursting with passion, color, and rhythm! This series includes a 45-minute performance in the Spanish Courtyard followed by a tour of the historic Mediterranean-style Rosen House, a buffet lunch inspired by Spanish cuisine, and a self-guided garden stroll.

Artists

Cristian Puig, guitar and vocals
Sol “La Argentinita,” dancer and vocals
Xianix Barrera, dancer

Menu
  • Chicken Breasts with prunes, capers, and olives
  • Sherry-braised Pork
  • Sautéed green beans with caramelized onion
  • Vegetable paella
  • Patatas bravas
  • Mixed salad
  • Rolls and Butter
  • Olive Oil Almond Cake with Oranges
  • Sliced Fresh Fruit
  • Iced Tea
  • Coffee and Tea

Continuing their residency at Caramoor, the Verona Quartet returns to perform works of great emotional depth by Haydn, Shostakovich, and Brahms. The New York Times praises the quartet as “cohesive yet full of temperament … vibrant, intelligent …” Equipped with robust experience mentoring young musicians, the Verona Quartet will provide music education in local schools through Caramoor’s Student Strings program this spring.

Artists

Jonathan Ong, violin
Dorothy Ro, violin
Abigail Rojansky, viola
Jonathan Dormand, cello

Program

Haydn String Quartet, Op. 50, No. 1
Shostakovich String Quartet No. 3
Brahms String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 51, No. 2


Be transported for a day amid Caramoor’s architecture and sprawling grounds with the characteristic dance and song of Spain, bursting with passion, color, and rhythm. Our Wednesday Morning Concerts feature a 45-minute concert, followed by a tour of the Mediterranean-style Rosen House and its collection of fine and decorative art amassed by our founders, Walter and Lucie Rosen, and an optional buffet lunch inspired by Spanish cuisine. Save time afterward to explore the lush and expansive gardens!

Artists

Isabel del Día, dancer
Alfonso Cid, vocals and flute
Arturo Martinez, guitar

Luncheon Menu (add-on to concert ticket)

Mediterranean Chicken — Sauteed Chicken with Artichoke Hearts, Mushrooms, Cherry Tomatoes, and Olives in a Light Wine Sauce
Roast Pork Loin with a Sherry Wine Sauce
Vegetable Paella
Roasted Green Beans with Slivered Carrots
Patatas Bravas
Jicama and Fresh Fruit Salad with a Lime Dressing
Assorted Rolls and Herbed Butter
Magdelena Cupcakes and Quesitos Chocolata (Chocolate Turnover)
Coffee and Tea

Founded in Budapest in 1975, the Takács Quartet have since won countless awards around the world and have become known for their innovative programming and outstanding technical expertise. For their Caramoor debut, this preeminent quartet presents a program ranging from one of Haydn’s most ambitious chamber works to the sinister mood of Shostakovich to Brahms’ — in his own words — “very dainty, but brilliant” string quartet.

“The consummate artistry of the Takács is simply breathtaking” – The Guardian
Artists

Edward Dusinberre, violin
Károly Schranz, violin
Geraldine Walther, viola
András Fejér, cello

Program

Haydn String Quartet in D Major Op. 76, No. 5
Shostakovich String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor, Op. 122
– Intermission –Brahms String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 67


Haydn: String Quartet, Op. 74, No. 3
Music Academy of the West 2015 Summer Festival

Join us for an intimate benefit concert in our smallest venue – the 170-seat Music Room of the historic Rosen House to celebrate and support Caramoor’s American Roots Music programs. British folk rock legend Richard Thompson, hailed as one of the top 20 guitarists of all time by Rolling Stone magazine and widely recognized as one of the world’s most critically acclaimed songwriters, returns to Caramoor for a rare solo acoustic performance.

As a not-for-profit cultural organization, Caramoor depends on the generosity of individual contributors to help underwrite the music we offer and this exceptional concert is a benefit to raise funds for our American Roots Music programming featured throughout the year.

By purchasing a ticket for this evening you will provide both vital financial support for Caramoor, and have the pleasure of experiencing a celebrated artist in a unique and personal setting.

We hope you can join us for this memorable evening. A cocktail and dessert reception follows the performance.

All but $35 of each benefit ticket is tax-deductible, as provided by law. For more information and to reserve your seats, contact our Special Events office: [email protected]  914.232.1492.

Tickets will be available for pick up on the night of the event. If you require accessible seating, please contact the Special Events office.


Join us for this Wednesday Morning Concert featuring a 45-minute performance by talented pianist Andrew Tyson – an alumnus of our Evnin Rising Stars program – in the majestic Music Room followed by a tour of the historic Mediterranean-style Rosen House, an optional seasonally inspired buffet lunch, and freedom to explore the gardens.

“Tyson is a real poet of the piano. His piano playing is exquisite, flexible, subtle, colorful, passionate,
and daring.” – BBC Radio 3
Artists

Andrew Tyson, piano

Program

Schubert Sonata No. 13 in A Major, D. 664
Janáček Sonata 1.X.1905
Chopin Nocturne in E Major, Op. 62/2
Liszt Rhapsodie espagnole

Menu
  • Spinach Stuffed Sole
  • Braised Lemon and Dill Chicken
  • Sautéed Green Beans & Caramelized Onion
  • Potato Gratin
  • Bread and Whipped Butter
  • Fruit Salad
  • Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
  • Bread & Butter
  • Iced Tea
  • Coffee and Tea

We invite you to the Music Room for an intimate piano recital by the incomparable Richard Goode, hailed as one of the “finest pianists in the world” (The Washington Post). Goode, known in particular for his interpretations of Beethoven, will offer one of the composer’s late masterpieces, the Sonata Op. 101, together with Debussy’s enchanting Preludes, Book II. The program begins with Renaissance and Baroque masters Byrd and J.S. Bach.

“It is virtually impossible to walk away from one of Mr. Goode’s recitals without the sense of having gained some new insight, subtle or otherwise, into the works he played or about pianism itself.” — The New York Times
Artists

Richard Goode, piano

Program

Byrd 2 Pavians and Galliardes from My Ladye Nevills BookeBach English Suite No. 6 in D Minor
Beethoven Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101
Debussy Préludes, Book II


Caramoor favorite and esteemed scholar Richard Kogan returns to continue his series diving into the Mind & Music of the composers and musicians whose works we know and love but whose minds tell us a deeper story. Marking Leonard Bernstein’s centenary, Dr. Kogan, a Juilliard-trained pianist, will combine his lecture with performance examples that are as relevant as they are technically masterful.

“I came away from this extraordinary lecture and performance deeply moved by a fascinating presentation that only Dr. Kogan, psychiatrist and concert pianist, can deliver.” — Yo-Yo Ma