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Imaginative pianist, prolific writer, MacArthur “genius grant” winner, and newly-minted librettist Jeremy Denk makes his first Caramoor appearance following a season of high-profile collaborations from Saint Paul to San Diego.

“… clear focus and tingly zest … that lifts up, transforms …” – Mercury News
Program

Bach English Suite No. 3 in G minor, BWV 808
Syncopation SetJoplin & Hayden  “Sunflower Slow Drag”Stravinsky Piano-Rag-MusicByrd  The Passinge Mesures: the Nynthe Pavian from Lady Nevell’s Booke of Virginal MusicHindemith “Ragtime” from Suite “1922”Bolcom Graceful Ghost RagMozart  Gigue in G major, K. 574Nancarrow CanonLambert “Pilgrim’s Chorus” from Tannhäuser (after Wagner)– Intermission –Schubert Sonata No. 21 in B-flat major, D 960

Garden ListeningGarden Listening: Introduce your family to Caramoor and enjoy the sounds of the concert from the Picnic Lawns. Tickets $10

Complimentary Garden Listening Tickets for Family Level Members and Above.

We’ll give you a lift! Free Metro-North Katonah Shuttle beginning at 2:30pm supported by  First Niagara Foundation

Enter a Mediterranean-style house inspired by Old World Europe, cultivated and curated by Caramoor’s founders Walter and Lucie Rosen. Renaissance artifacts from a gilded bed that belonged to Pope Urban VIII to entire rooms shipped from Europe, and a stunning Asian collection are some of the many incredible discoveries waiting here. Learn more about The Rosen House!

Take a tour of the Rosen House and experience the versatility and beauty of the house first hand.

Spring Tours

Tours are currently unavailable.

Each tour is approximately 45 minutes.

Due to several steps throughout the House, only The Music Room, Dining Room, Powder room, and Summer Dining Room are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs and walkers are not allowed in the remainder of the House.

“Unique and worth a trip. I don’t know what took me so long!”
– Marlene Powers, Westport, CT

 

Caramoor Rosen House
Rosen House at Caramoor

Fans of our Guitar in the Garden series may recall the artistry of Meng Su, one exquisite half of the Beijing Guitar Duo, the classical guitar powerhouse who wowed audiences in 2011 and again in 2014, joined by Grammy-nominated Manuel Barrueco. Su is a prolific performer, having collaborated with Caramoor regulars The Knights, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, and others; taking home gold at the 2015 Parkening International Guitar Competition; and enjoying extensive performance opportunities throughout Europe and Asia. In this hour-long program, Meng Su presents canonical and contemporary works by Bach, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Williams, and Assad.

“A meditative and improvisational interpretation full of exquisite rubato and colorful effects … that took my breath way.” – SF Classical Voice

Bach  Lute Suite No. 4 in E major, BWV 1006a
Castelnuovo-Tedesco Sonata “Omaggio a Boccherini” Op. 77
Williams  RoundsAssad Aquarelle

Following the concert, the audience is invited to an Afterglow Reception in the Pegasus Circle.

We’ll give you a lift! Free Metro-North Katonah Shuttle beginning at 5:00pm supported by  First Niagara Foundation

An annual summer tradition, Dancing at Dusk brings families and those who simply like to experience joyful sounds together on Caramoor’s spacious Friends Field. Learn about, and dance to, tunes from around the globe, enjoy family-friendly food & drink, and take in the rollicking fun of music that moves you! This week we dance to Cumbia – a high-energy fusion of Amerindian steps, West African sound, and Spanish singing techniques – led by the irresistible Cumbia River Band, featuring tuba, accordion, clarinet, and percussion.

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The lavish soirées hosted by our founders in the 1930s and ’40s are reimagined today with A Summer Evening at the Rosens’. The night begins with a social cocktail hour in the bucolic Sense Circle Garden. After cocktails, enjoy a brief presentation on the Rosen Family and Caramoor’s origins, surrounded by exotic works of fine and decorative art in the historic Music Room. A theremin (one of the earliest electronic instruments; a favorite of Lucie Rosen’s) mini concert and talk with singer, thereminst, and Theater World Award winner Sarah Rice follows, after which guests will head to the open-air East Porch for an elegant catered dinner. The evening closes with Songs America Loves to Sing, a vibrant, wide-ranging program of works based on or inspired by the sounds of Americana – from jazz to spirituals to rock – with Music from Copland House. As a guest of the Rosens, prime concert seating awaits you!

An annual summer tradition, Dancing at Dusk brings families and those who simply like to experience joyful sounds together on Caramoor’s spacious Friends Field. Learn about, and dance to, tunes from around the globe, enjoy family-friendly food & drink, and take in the rollicking fun of music that moves you!

This week, we dance to Kinding Sindaw Melayu Heritage, a group bringing movement, song, and storytelling from the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, and South Thailand! Through exhilarating, high-energy performances, Kinding Sindaw’s dancers infuse traditional stories with bursts of color, begging the young and young-at-heart to leave their seats and move their feet. With authentic Filipino instruments in tow such as the kulintang or gamelan (a tuned bronze kettle drum set), hanging gongs, and the dabakan (cylindrical drums), little ones are sure to be delighted.

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“Polyrythmic! Murmurous! You thought of an island, standing by the shore and hearing ancestral voices in the breeze.” – The Village Voice

Stamford Symphony’s Erica Kiesewetter, concertmaster; Molly Morkoski, piano; and Caroline Stinson, principal cellist; pay tribute to this French national holiday and its revolutionary origins with a program of works by prolific French composers. Delight in the poetry of Ravel, the passion of Fauré, and much more with this incendiary chamber ensemble.

Boulanger “D’un matin de printemps”
Fauré Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 120
Ravel  Piano Trio in A minor (1914)

We’ll give you a lift! Free Metro-North Katonah Shuttle beginning at 5:00pm supported by  First Niagara Foundation

Experience the “rampaging energy” of one of the world’s most sought-after chamber ensembles, the Danish String Quartet. David Finckel, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center co-artistic director (appearing on our stage as well, on June 26), shared his experience of auditioning the Danish with Mercury News:

“My introduction to this group was as dramatic as one could have … we had this panel of judges sitting there, all incredible musicians; been through it all. And these guys walked out to play, and they looked like Scandinavian or Old West bandits. They were wearing vests and white shirts, and they had this wild, spiky blond hair. We looked at them and thought, ‘Wow, this is really off the wall.’ I think they started with Haydn and then they went to Beethoven, Op. 127, the slow movement, one of the most profound pieces. And they started to play it, and I looked down the length of this long table of judges; there wasn’t a pencil moving. They were all just sitting there, transfixed; one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever heard.”

“…rampaging energy” – Alex Ross, The New Yorker

There’s no doubting the Danish String Quartet’s firmly-rooted position within the realm of classical music – “we are simply your friendly neighborhood string quartet,” the group writes on its website, “with above average amounts of beard” – but it’s their understanding of and respect for a different sort of social music, folk music, that’s helping this pioneering ensemble stand even taller. Their love of traditional Scandinavian folk, on exquisite display with their latest release, Wood Works (2014), is as vital to their on-stage presence as the quartet’s masterful, invigorating performances of works from the classical canon. Those new to the realm of roots and folk music – as well as those unfamiliar with the classical world – will both find inspiration and meaningful listening with this high-octane group of Brooklyn-styled savants.

Janáček String Quartet No. 2, “Intimate Letters”
Folk music from the Nordic countries
– Intermission –Beethoven String Quartet No. 12, Op. 127

We’ll give you a lift! Free Metro-North Katonah Shuttle beginning at 6:00pm supported by  First Niagara Foundation

An annual summer tradition, Dancing at Dusk brings families and those who simply like to experience joyful sounds together on Caramoor’s spacious Friends Field. Learn about, and dance to, tunes from around the globe, enjoy family-friendly food & drink, and take in the rollicking fun of music that moves you!

In this thrilling exploration of Ba Ban (translated as “Eight Beats”, the structural basis for traditional Chinese folk music) classical and modern dancer Ling Tang takes young listeners on an interactive musical journey. As the sounds of dizi (flutes), sheng (organ), pipa (lute), guzheng (zither), huqin (fiddles), and yangqin (dulcimer) fill the air, little ones will experiment with diverse movements from martial arts, acrobatics, Tai-Chi, Chinese Opera, and more.

Complimentary Tickets for Family Level Members

An annual summer tradition, Dancing at Dusk brings families and those who simply like to experience joyful sounds together on Caramoor’s spacious Friends Field. Learn about, and dance to, tunes from around the globe, enjoy family-friendly food & drink, and take in the rollicking fun of music that moves you!

Join Lei Pasifika as they bring music and culture of the Polynesian islands to northern Westchester! This costumed group, comprised of educators and entertainers with extensive Polynesian heritage, shares performances that embody the varied spirits of the islands and transport listeners to the glistening South Pacific.

Complimentary Tickets for Family Level Members