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Max Mandel returns to celebrate the abundance of Beethoven at Caramoor this summer. Learn about one of Beethoven’s few rivals at the keyboard, J.N. Hummel, and listen to a special performance of Hummel by Mandel and his guest, pianist Jeewon Park, a Caramoor favorite.

Mandel, an alum of Caramoor’s Evnin Rising Stars mentoring program and an accomplished viola player, breaks chamber music down for you with style, charm, and wit. This entertaining salon-style series, with live music and conversation from artistic, historical, political, and insider perspectives, is designed for the chamber novice as well as seasoned concert-goers. You’ll leave with a true sense of how and why the music works.

Taking cues from the likes of Lead Belly, Roy Orbison, and local banjo- and fiddle-infused string bands familiar to his hometown of Watkins Glen, N.Y., Willie Watson carries the quiet gravitas of an old-time lonesome cowboy and the musical chops of the best folk artists of today. Watson (formerly of Old Crow Medicine Show) is a skilled multi-instrumentalist with a passion for keeping standards of the American folk songbook alive and kicking. His latest album and first solo release, Folk Singer Vol. 1, spans ten of those standards – tunes like “Mexican Cowboy,” Memphis Slim’s 12-bar blues, “Mother Earth,” and St. Louis bluesman Charley Jordan’s “Keep It Clean” – and exudes, simultaneously, the murderous, bawdy, sly, and lustful facets of both Watson and the genre itself.

Indie string band Cricket Tell the Weather returns to Caramoor with their endearing harmonies, strong songwriting, and inspired original music reflecting elements of bluegrass, pop, and chamber ensemble.

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

Willie Watson performs Mexican Cowboy

Willie Watson performs CC Rider

Cricket Tell the Weather performs Salt & Bones

Cricket Tell the Weather performs Honey in the Rock

Our Wednesday Morning Concert Series includes an exceptional 45-minute concert in the majestic Music Room of the Rosen House followed by a tour of the Mediterranean-style mansion and the vast collection of fine and decorative art amassed by our founders, Walter and Lucie Rosen.

“[Chen] is without question one of the most brilliant pianists I have ever taught and heard.” – Seymour Bernstein

Praised by critics for his poetic and lyrical style, pianist Jiyang Chen made his concerto debut at the age of seventeen with the Ruby Mountain Symphony Orchestra and performed the Gershwin Piano Concerto with the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra as well as the Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Reno Chamber Orchestra. He received his Master’s in Piano Performance from New York University, studying under the tutelage of Seymour Bernstein, and his Bachelor’s degree from the Eastman School of Music where he studied with Barry Snyder as a recipient of the Howard Hanson Scholarship and the George Eastman Grant.

This classical tasting will include works by Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saens, Chopin, Mompou, and Schubert.

Our Wednesday Morning Concert Series includes an exceptional 45-minute concert in the majestic Music Room of the Rosen House followed by a docent-led tour of the Mediterranean-style mansion and the vast collection of fine and decorative art amassed by our founders, Walter and Lucie Rosen.

The characteristic dance and song of Spain, bursting with passion color and rhythm. Isabel del Dia, dancer; Cristian Puig, vocals; Sara Erde, vocals and dancer.

Our Wednesday Morning Concert Series includes an exceptional 45-minute concert in the majestic Music Room of the Rosen House followed by a docent-led tour of the Mediterranean-style mansion and the vast collection of fine and decorative art amassed by our founders, Walter and Lucie Rosen.

22 years old Israeli-born pianist Guy Mintus is a recent recipient of the Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award  by ASCAP and of multiple Down Beat Magazine Student Awards for Outstanding Jazz Performance and Arrangement. Mintus currently resides in New York City, studying at the Manhattan School of Music on a full scholarship and performing at major venues such as the Kennedy Center (DC), Apollo Theater, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Symphony Space, Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola – Jazz At Lincoln Center, Joe’s Pub, Birdland, and more. As an artist, composer, and arranger, Mintus’ strong natural curiosity and privilege to interact with the best mentors has led him to become invested in a variety of musical styles. With creativity as his leading force, he is fully dedicated to the exploration and stretch of boundaries between  musical traditions and various art disciplines.

“…an idiosyncratic, fearlessly emotive baritone.” –The New York Times

Join us for Cabaret in the Music Room, a Benefit Event in its 21st year, with award-winning vocalist, director, and Broadway actor Eric Michael Gillett. Stay with us after the performance for a champagne and dessert reception with Mr. Gillett. Festive attire is encouraged!

Gillett (TheFrogs, Sweet Smell of Success, and Kiss Me, Kate) uses the wit and wisdom of Lorenz Hart to remind us all that, while love can be experienced with abandon, carelessness of the heart can make for a messy sort of romance. Hart, a wildly gifted lyricist responsible for tunes such as “Blue Moon,” “Manhattan,” “My Funny Valentine,” and “Isn’t it Romantic?,” inspired generations of lovers through his words. Gillett brings new life to these ballads of luck in love to craft “an intimate self-portrait of a man in the thrall of show business dreams, for whom popular standards are platforms for unguarded confessions.” (The New York Times)

Mr. Gillett is the winner of the 2015
Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC) Award for Best Director.

All but $30 of each benefit ticket is tax-deductible, as provided by law. For more information please contact our Special Events office at [email protected] or 914.232.1492.

 

A compilation by Eric Michael Gillett

Eric Michael Gillett singing Little Girl Blue

Eric Michael Gillett singing Separate Lives

Our Wednesday Morning Concert Series includes an exceptional 45-minute concert in the majestic Music Room of the Rosen House followed by a docent-led tour of the Mediterranean-style mansion and the vast collection of fine and decorative art amassed by our founders, Walter and Lucie Rosen. Let music lift your day with Giuseppe Fusco, a young professional woodwind player who is dedicated to quality music performance and performance-based education.

Matt Castle, piano
Giuseppe Fusco, flute

The string quintet lends itself to camaraderie, and with this theme of friendship, Edward Arron brings together alumni of Caramoor’s Rising Stars mentoring program and Artistic Director Pamela Frank for an evening of inspiring chamber music in the historic Rosen House.

Arron designed this program to warm us up from the winter with festive compositions considered to be string quintet masterpieces. Mozart contributes a unique voice, being an expert of both violin and viola, to create rich textures in his first quintet piece, String Quintet No. 1 in B-flat major, K. 174, which opens the concert. Dohnanyi then offers his innovative Serenade, Op. 10, which at once looks forward with modernism and back with lush romanticism. Having been alive throughout most of the 20th century, Dohnanyi also provides us with a direct link to Brahms, who recognized Dohnanyi’s talent and is largely responsible for his reputation. Brahms lets the evening conclude on a satisfying note with his mirthful String Quintet No. 1 in F major, Op. 88.

Join us on this night with friends of your own!

Pamela Frank, violin
Arnaud Sussmann, violin
Toby Appel, viola
Mark Holloway, viola
Edward Arron,celloMozart  String Quintet No. 1 in B-flat major, K. 174
Dohnanyi Serenade, Op. 10
Brahms  String Quintet No. 1 in F major, Op. 88

“My goal as a programmer is to create interesting contexts with musical treasures both old and new, combining the familiar with the unfamiliar, in order to provide an experience that is completely unique to the time and space that our live performance inhabits.”

– Edward Arron

Juilliard-trained concert pianist and Harvard-educated psychiatrist Dr. Richard Kogan will give a lecture/concert that explores the psychological forces that influenced the creative output of the great Polish composer Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849).  Special focus will be placed on Chopin’s exile from his beloved homeland and his fascinating relationship with the writer George Sand. The discussion will be illuminated by performances of Chopin masterpieces including ballades, polonaises and mazurkas.

Enjoy pre-lecture refreshments in the Summer Dining Room.

Give Mom (or Grandma) a special treat for Mother’s Day. Take a tour of the extraordinary Rosen House, a Mediterranean-style villa, and be inspired by the fine and decorative arts the Rosens amassed throughout their lives for their beloved country home, Caramoor. After the tour, join us for a mini concert in the Music Room with mezzo-soprano Kristin Gornstein and pianist Paul Vasile. Then, enjoy the Afternoon Tea with a delicious assortment of tea sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and preserves, mouthwatering desserts and a variety of aromatic teas, elegantly served in the charming Summer Dining Room. Hurry and reserve your place now as this special tea musicale always sells out!