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Take a fiery journey to Southern Italy by way of tarantella: folk dances traditionally performed to heal mythical tarantula bites. Dressed as a variety of masked characters, stilt dancer Mark Mindek joins your little ones in a wild dance party.

Alessandra Belloni, percussion, vocals and dancer
John La Barbera, guitars and mandolin
Susan Eberenz, flutes and recorders
Joe Deninzon, violin
Mark Mindek, Danielle Hartman, Amara, dancers


Dancing at Dusk is a Caramoor summer tradition, enjoyed by families and those who simply like to experience joyful sounds. Held on the spacious lawn of Friends Field, [email protected] offers you a chance to learn about and dance to music from around the globe.

Two award winning alumni quartets of our Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence program, the Ariel (’08-’09) and Dover (’13-’14) will make a unique, collaborative appearance – fireworks for the ears! Performing two octects and two individual quartets, these exquisite powerhouses, both characterized by and celebrated for their soulful interpretations and youthful gumption, have prepared an explosive conclusion to this most festive weekend.

Schubert Quartettsatz (Ariel)
Shostakovich  Two Pieces for String Octet, Op. 11 (Dover & Ariel)
Schumann String Quartet No. 1 in A minor, Op. 41, No. 1 (Dover)
IntermissionMendelssohn Octet in E-flat major, Op. 20 (Ariel & Dover)

Ariel Quartet performing Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44 with Daniil Trifonov

Dover Quartet performing Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 3 in F Major, Op. 73 at Artosphere ’13

The all-ages American Roots Music Festival is a home for musical heritage and modern twists set throughout our beautiful performance spaces, gardens and grounds. With legendary stars and up and coming artists, the festival offers an eclectic mix of folk, country, bluegrass, gospel, blues, early jazz, singer/songwriter, string band, old time, traditional and contemporary roots music – lots of music for everyone to enjoy!

Alt-country superstar Lucinda Williams headlines this year and we are thrilled to welcome her and her excellent band to Caramoor. She follows a distinctive list of artists who previously headlined  – Rosanne Cash, Del McCoury, David Bromberg, David Grisman, Acoustic Hot Tuna – exemplifying the reason why American roots music has enormous staying power and sway, and is so enjoyable. Opening the evening for Lucinda is Parker Millsap – an electrifying Oklahoma songwriter and guitarist with a gutsy, soulful voice.

Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams anchor the afternoon festivities. They move freely between blues, country, folk and Celtic styles with expert instrumentals (Larry), big soulful vocals (Teresa), and lovely harmonies (both).  When not performing in their own band, you can catch Larry and Teresa playing with Phil Lesh and Friends, the Dirt Farmer Band, and the Midnight Ramble Band.

American Roots Music Festival at Caramoor

Spuyten Duyvil performs in Caramoor’s Sunken Garden, American Roots Music Festival 2014

New to the festival this year are the Kristin Andreassen Band (you may know Kristin from her work with Abigail Washburn in the band Uncle Earl, or Aoife O’Donovan in the band Sometymes Why), Jessy Carolina & the Hot Mess (a hot jazz and blues band from Brooklyn), Philadelphia area folk-rock outfit Mason Porter (strong vocal harmonies and acoustic arrangements), and Cole Quest and the City Pickers (pure bluegrass high energy).

Alt-trad Americana powerhouse Spuyten Duyvil returns (fresh off their new album release) as does the always uplifting Walkabout Clearwater Chorus. Crowd pleaser Matt Turk returns as our official roots festival ‘Rover in Residence’.  You can catch Matt with his acoustic guitar and mandolin roving the grounds during the festival and staging impromptu performances.


Plan your festival stay based on two ticket options:

All Day & Evening ticket  gives you access to all performances and activities, including the Festival headliner Lucinda Williams and opener Parker Millsap.

Day Only ticket  offers you access to all performances and activities except for the evening performances by Lucinda Williams and Parker Millsap.

In addition to hours of great music, your tickets include:
free and convenient parking
real restrooms
viewing areas out of the sun including a shade tent for daytime shows
spacious green picnic lawns (some with old-fashioned picnic tables)
plenty of space to explore and play
assorted food and beverages for purchase at our refreshment stand (or bring your own!)
free activities for kids (including the Caramoor Scavenger Hunt, I Spy tours of the Rosen House), tours of the historic Rosen House, and the Social Music Hour Workshop – an all ages sing-along, play-along session.

A summer day well spent with your friends, on your own, or with the whole family!

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Celebrate the nation’s birthday at this dazzling, star-spangled evening full of patriotic music, picnics on the lawn, and fireworks! The Westchester Symphonic Winds conducted by Curt Ebersole and Broadway’s Ryan Silverman return by popular demand from last year’s heart-pounding performance to deliver another 4th of July that the whole family will love. Sousa marches, Americana and timeless favorites played by this 60-piece wind and percussion ensemble, as well as American Songbook and Patriotic favorites sung by Silverman, will be followed by fireworks after the concert.

In the event of inclement weather, fireworks will be rescheduled for July 5th at 9:30pm.

Ryan Silverman, vocalistChristian Carbone, tuba
Curt Ebersole, conductor
Westchester Symphonic Winds
Robert Sherman, host

Smith  Star Spangled Banner
Porter  Highlights from Anything Goes
Ives Variations on “America”
Goldman  On the Mall
Baadsvik  Fnugg
Gould American Salute
Vocal selections
Williams  Castle Gap March
Tchaikovsky Overture, Op. 49 “1812 Overture”
Sousa The Stars and Stripes Forever

Covered Picnicking available to all Members in the Members’ Reception Tent

PROJECT Trio is a passionate, high energy chamber music ensemble comprised of three virtuosic composer/performers from Brooklyn, New York. Blending their classical training with an eclectic variety of musical inspirations, this floutist, cellist, and bassist leverage their performances with improvisational freedom. Audiences raved about their innovative set at last summer’s [email protected] performance! Don’t miss this inspired hybrid – a perfect fit for the classically devout as well as the adventurous music lover.

Rossini William Tell
Mingus Fables of Faubus
Bach & Jethro Tull Bouree
Beethoven 5th Symphony Jam
Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf (now set in Brooklyn!)
…including original compositions encompassing everything from classical to jazz to rock to hip-hop to salsa and everything in between!

“Project is the rarest of musical ensembles; virtuosic, exuberant and as tight as a drum but also incredibly subtle and introspective.” – Frank Rosenwein, Cleveland Orchestra

PROJECT Trio at Interlochen

Come experience the joyous and energetic world of Israeli dance in all its multiethnic glory!  Participants will learn circle, partner, and line dances, representing different ethnic aspects of Israeli folk dance, including dances in the Chassidic (Eastern European) tradition, in the Yemenite and Turkish styles, and dances that exemplify the exuberance of the Hora, the core style of Israeli dancing.

Dancing at Dusk is a Caramoor summer tradition, enjoyed by families and those who simply like to experience joyful sounds. Held on the spacious lawn of Friends Field, [email protected] offers you a chance to learn about and dance to music from around the globe.

If you’re a fan of string quartets, you probably have a favorite. Maybe a group’s up-tempo arrangements of entrenched classical standards are what captivate you. Perhaps the edgier sound of one cellist over another guides your preference. Or is it the complete listening experience of four exceptionally virtuosic string musicians firing on all cylinders that has you enthralled? For us, a quartet’s ability to make the old new again and the contemporary comfortable and cohesive is what seals the deal.

The Jasper String Quartet, Caramoor’s 2009-2011 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence, performs pieces that are emotionally significant to its members ranging from Haydn and Beethoven through Berg, Ligeti, and living composers. They have performed string quartets from some of today’s best up-and-coming composers, including Andrew Norman, Nicholas Omiccioli, Conrad Tao, Annie Gosfield, and their latest commission by Aaron Jay Kernis is especially meaningful. Winner of the coveted 2002 Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition and one of the youngest composers ever to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize, Kernis is among the most esteemed musical figures of his generation. This new composition – a co-commission by a prestigious consortium of classical presenters including Caramoor – is his last of three string quartets, the first two having been performed frequently and admired greatly by the Jasper.

Beethoven Quartet Op. 18 No. 2
Kernis String Quartet No. 3  World Premiere
Intermission
Debussy String Quartet

“The Jasper Quartet’s performance was … incisive and tightly wound, [taking] the listeners from their casual setting into a world of keenly felt emotion.”

The Oregonian

In addition to Caramoor, Carnegie Hall, Chamber Music Northwest, Chamber Music America, Chamber Music Monterey Bay, Classic Chamber Concerts of Naples, Florida, and Wigmore Hall (London) have all come together to commission this monumental work. We are thrilled to support living composers and the artists who breathe life into their work.

Get swept off your feet by unattributed vocal gems from the early years of bel canto’s golden age. Presented by Bel Canto Young Artists and Apprentices in their special concert series, this program celebrates the thread that ties us all – love – and features playful, dramatic and romantic songs ideal for warm nights and summer loving.

About Bel Canto Young Artists Program:

Each year, about a dozen young singers participate in six-to-eight weeks of intensive training in vocal technique and specialized study of the ornamentation that characterizes bel canto singing. Selected by Opera Director Will Crutchfield to participate in the mentoring program, the singers study the repertoire and participate in full scale rehearsals of the summer operas presented at Caramoor, act as understudies to the principal roles, are cast in some of the supporting opera roles, and perform in afternoon recitals that precede the opera performances. Additionally, the young artists showcase their talents in Summer Music Festival concerts such as this one. Many graduates of our Bel Canto mentoring program have gone from the Caramoor stage to the world stage. 

Spend time relaxing with friends and enjoying a formal tea service in the grand setting of the Summer Dining Room of the historic Rosen House, overlooking the romantic Spanish Courtyard.  Tea service includes a variety of tea sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and preserves, delicious desserts and a variety of fragrant teas all served in the most exquisite vintage china. The Tea is preceded by a tour of the historic Rosen House. As they take you through the mansion, the docents describe the Rosen family, their much loved country home and its art collection. Leave yourself time after the Tea & Tour to stroll through Caramoor’s dazzling gardens and bucolic grounds.

Get set for jazz at Caramoor like you’ve never seen or heard before! Now in its 22nd year, this annual day-long festival is a celebration for jazz enthusiasts of all ages and includes performances set throughout our picturesque gardens and grounds, fun activities for little ones, tours of the historic Rosen House at Caramoor, extensive food and beverage options, and more. A summer day well spent with your friends, on your own, or with the whole family!


Photo by Whit Lane and Marylene Mey

Looking for Wynton?

The All Day & Evening ticket gives you access to all performances and activities, including the Festival headliner, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and Cécile McLorin Salvant.


Curated by Jazz at Lincoln Center and headlined by the celebrated Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and Cécile McLorin Salvant, the 2015 Caramoor Jazz Festival brings an eclectic mix of established jazz legends, future phenoms, big bands, and solo pianists together for one-of-a-kind artistic collaboration and new jazz synergies. In recent years, Caramoor’s exquisite setting and laid-back charm – just an hour’s drive from Manhattan – have attracted such performers as Chick Corea, Bill Frisell, Jason Moran, McCoy Tyner, Roy Haynes, Vijay Iyer, Dr. John, Christian McBride, Robert Glasper, Paquito D’Rivera, and more.

“You really couldn’t come up with a prettier setting for a jazz festival … Caramoor is perfect day trip for city slickers who want to hear some of the most prominent jazz artists of the day without going very far to do so.” – Jazz Times

Plan your festival stay based on two ticket options:

All Day & Evening ticket gives you access to all performances and activities, including the Festival headliner, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and Cécile McLorin Salvant.

Day Only ticket offers you access to all performances and activities except for the evening performance by Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and Cécile McLorin Salvant.

In addition to hours of great music, your tickets include:
free and convenient parking
real restrooms
viewing areas out of the sun including a shade tent for daytime shows
spacious green picnic lawns (some with old-fashioned picnic tables)
plenty of space to explore and play
assorted food and beverages for purchase at our refreshment stand (or bring your own!)
activities for kids

A summer day well spent with your friends, on your own, or with the whole family!