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“I never wanted to sound clean and pretty. In jazz, I felt I could sing these deep, husky lows if I want, and then these really tiny, laser highs if I want, as well.” – Cécile McLorin Salvant

Winner of Best Jazz Vocal Album in this year’s crop of Grammy hopefuls for her second major release, For One To Love, Cécile McLorin Salvant continues to steal headlines and hearts. Returning for a third consecutive year to Caramoor’s summer stages, Salvant is a vocal force of nature à la Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, or Ella Fitzgerald, having co-headlined stages with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and commanded audiences at the Newport Jazz Festival and beyond. Drawing on a wide array of influences – her Miami upbringing, her father’s Haitian origins, classical voice and piano training, taboo subjects in traditional jazz music – Salvant’s “aesthetic idiosyncrasies immediately mark her apart” (NPR) and make for intimate, powerful performances.

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This year’s Summer Season Finale continues the tradition of concluding with Orchestra of St. Luke’s and its principal conductor Pablo Heras-Casado delivering a powerful, resounding performance– this time with two monumental works by Brahms. Virtuoso violinist Gil Shaham, noted for his fearless technical virtuosity and peerless lyrical expressiveness, returns to Caramoor for this sensational closing concert.

“one of today’s preeminent violinists.” – New York Times

Brahms  Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77
– Intermission –Brahms Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73

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.

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This concert will be broadcast live on Classical 105.9 WQXR and Classical 90.3 FM Ossining and streamed at www.wqxr.org.

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Gil Shaham performs Johannes Brahms’ Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77 with the Berliner Philharmoniker under the direction of Claudio Abbado at a live performance from the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Sicily in 2002.

In his annual summer appearance, renowned cellist Edward Arron offers up a sweeping sextet written by a prodigal pre-war teen, a display of French Baroque virtuosity and warm camaraderie, and a familiar symphonic work injected into the realm of intimate chamber music. Joined by a host of Caramoor regulars – all former Rising Stars – Arron explores complex musical conversations spanning several centuries.

Barrière’s Sonata for Two Cellos, notable for its emotional reserve and technical polish, stands in stark contrast with the fluid, expressive depth of the String Sextet in D Major by the Viennese-American Korngold, lauded as a founder of 20th-century ‘film music.’ The last piece, Mozart’s beloved Sinfonia Concertante, is considered his most successful realization in this cross-over genre between symphony and concerto.

Barriere  Sonata in G major for Two Cellos
Korngold  String Sextet in D major, Op. 10
Mozart  Grande Sestetto Concertante (arrangement of Sinfonia Concertante, K. 364)

Tessa Lark, violin
Jesse Mills, violin
Mark Holloway, viola
Max Mandel, viola
Alice Yoo, cello
Edward Arron, cello

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True musical mavericks, the Akropolis Reed Quintet pioneers innovative repertoire with unparalleled energy and precision. The first-ever group to release a complete album of works specifically composed for reed quintet – an ensemble of saxophone, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, and bass clarinet – Akropolis continues to explore this relatively unusual format through extensive commissioning, youth education programs, and a newly-formed reed quintet consortium. Taking a Fischoff Gold Medal in 2014 and several other top prizes in its young history, the Akropolis turns popular concepts of reed instrumentation on their head, fearlessly delivering accessible, contemporary sound while respecting and reimagining classical traditions.

The Akropolis Reed Quintet shows their “imagination, infallible musicality, and huge vitality” (Fanfare Magazine) in a program of familiar classics by George Gershwin and Claude Debussy, and explorations including Ton ter Doest’s Circusmuziek and John Steinmetz’s Sorrow and Celebration, a 2015 Akropolis commission.

“Their ensemble was tight and their sound alluring.” – OregonLive

Gershwin  3 Preludes (arrangement by Ryan Reynolds)
Debussy  Children’s Corner Suite (arrangement by Raaf Hekkema)
Steinmetz  Sorrow and CelebrationDoest Circusmuziek

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Usher in a summer of exceptional music with this annual benefit event, celebrating Caramoor’s Young Artist Programs and recognizing the generous donors who have endowed them. This year’s Gala festivities include a pre-performance cocktail reception and dinner, premium concert seating in the Venetian Theater, and an After Dark post-performance party with desserts, specialty cocktails, and dancing.

Contact our Special Events office for information and reservations: [email protected] / 914.232.1492

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An annual outdoor bash, our Friends’ Garden Party brings together our entire Membership family for an afternoon of music, friends, and fun. This year we celebrate before heading to the Venetian Theater for a complimentary performance by Pacifica Quartet. Children welcome!

Are you ready to join this growing family of generous donors? Let us thank you! Membership begins at $100.

Already a Member? An invitation’s on its way!

For more information, please contact our Director of Individual Gifts, Jennifer Pace: [email protected] / 914.232.5035 ext.261

 

Beethoven may have composed only one complete opera, but his contribution to the great tradition of German Lieder was fundamental. Led by Rachelle Jonck, the Bel Canto Young Artists present a program of beloved gems and little-known masterworks from his extensive catalogue of works for piano and voice. Join us on July 21 to warm up your ears for the Fidelio performance that follows on the 31st.

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Get a head-start on Independence Day with an evening of patriotic music, delicious picnics on the lawn, stilt-walkers, friends, family, and fireworks! An audience favorite, the 60-piece Westchester Symphonic Winds led by Curt Ebersole returns for an unforgettable performance of works steeped in American heritage. Guest appearances by Broadway heart-throb Ryan Silverman – currently performing with major symphony orchestras in a Frank Sinatra-themed showcase to honor Ol’ Blue Eyes’ 100th birthday – and exceptional euphonist John Palatucci ensure a night of swinging, Sousa-studded fun for the whole family. Plus, what Pops, Patriots & Fireworks celebration at Caramoor would be complete without a performance of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture?

Ryan Silverman, vocalist
John Palatucci, euphonium
Curt Ebersole, conductor
Westchester Symphonic Winds
Robert Sherman, host

Program

Smith  The Star Spangled Banner (arrangement by John Philip Sousa & Walter Damrosch)
Jenkins  American OvertureSousa  The Invincible EagleBacharach  Promises, Promises (arrangement by Barton Green)
Clarke  Carnival of VeniceWilliams  Star Wars (arrangement by Steven Bulla)
Porter  I’ve Got You Under My Skin (arrangement by Matt Podd)
Van Heusen  All the Way (arrangement by Matt Podd)
Kander  New York, New York (arrangement by Matt Podd)
Williams  The SinfoniansTchaikovsky  Overture, “1812” (arrangement by Mayhew L. Lake)
Sousa  The Stars & Stripes Forever (arrangement by Brion & Loras Schissel)

 

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In the case of rain, the concert will be held as planned on Saturday, July 2 and the fireworks will be held at 9:30pm Sunday, July 3.

Due to predicted severe weather, this performance has moved from the Spanish Courtyard to the Venetian Theater.

Fred Hersch, whom Vanity Fair calls “the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade or so,” gathers artists he admires deeply for what he promises to be “a fun evening of musical dialogue with musicians who share the joy of spontaneity at the highest level.” Grammy-nominated Chris Potter, saxophone, and Kate McGarry, vocals, join Hersch for this inventive night of music-making presented in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center.

“[Fred Hersch] specializes in high lyricism and high danger.” – The New Yorker
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Fred Hersch / Whirl

Chris Potter / The Wheel

Kate McGarry / All My Tomorrows

 

Jazz in the Music Room continues this spring with Israeli-born, New York-based clarinetist and saxophonist Anat Cohen and her quartet. Deemed “a woodwind revelation of dark tones and delicious lyricism,” (DownBeat) Cohen synthesizes an array of influences – Afro-Brazilian, Argentinian, Colombian, Afro-Cuban, Klezmer, and more – for uniquely intoxicating performances. With appearances at hubs such as Umbria, SFJAZZ, North Sea Jazz, and Jazz at Lincoln Center, Cohen is reintroducing the world to choro – Brazilian popular music often considered Rio’s answer to the early New Orleans jazz scene – while exploring the jazz canon and revealing luminous compositions of her own. Join us for an eclectic eruption of world jazz inside Caramoor’s intimate Music Room.

An all-audience Afterglow Reception with wine, beer, and nibbles will follow the performance!

“With the clarinet she becomes a singer, a dancer, a poet, a mad scientist, laughing – musically – with the sheer delight of reaching that new place, that new feeling…”
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