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All full Holiday Tea Musicale programs are sold out, but you can still purchase a concert-only ticket
to our remaining Musicales to get in the holiday spirit!

Holiday time is a splendid occasion to visit the Rosen House! The afternoon starts with a docent-led tour of the Rosen House, which will be beautifully decorated for the season. It will be reminiscent of holidays past, when the Rosens were in residence at their beloved country home. The tour is followed by a joyful 45-minute concert of holiday music in the majestic Music Room. A special Afternoon Tea consisting of finger sandwiches, scones, scrumptious holiday treats (hot chocolate with marshmallows for the children!), and a variety of teas, will be served in the wonderfully decked out Summer Dining Room to end a festive afternoon.

Annie Rosen

Annie Rosen

Annie Rosen, mezzo-soprano
Classical Holiday

“Rosen has an uncanny ability to throw her voice to every corner of the room, lending to the composition a tenor that was both impossibly delicate and voluminous.” -New Haven IndependentWednesday December 3 1:00pmThursday  December 4  1:00pmFriday  December 5  1:00pm




Kimberly Hawkey and Assaf Gleizner

Kimberly Hawkey and Assaf Gleizner

Kimberly Hawkey, vocals and Assaf Gleizner, piano
Jazz Holiday

Kimberly Hawkey’s diverse background in jazz, cabaret, musical theatre and classical styles give way to an individual and versatile sound that has garnered attention across genres. Kimberly is the recipient of the 2013 Oxnard Gold Medal and the Johnny Mercer Award from the American Traditions Vocal Competition in Savannah, GA. She was named a Winner of the 2013 Jazz Forum Arts Vocal Competition in Westchester, NY and won both the September 2013 Cabaret Showdown and the 2013 All-Star Cabaret Showdown in Lower Manhattan.

“Gleizner plays clean and with clarity, he seems to know exactly where he is going. His solos are logical and make sense. He goes “outside” just enough to make me pay attention and want keep listening closely so I can see where it all winds up…” – Patch.com, White Plains



Saturday  December 6  1:30pmWednesday  December 17  1:00pm

Concert Only

Thursday  December 18  1:00pm

Concert Only


Meredith Lustig

Meredith Lustig

Meredith Lustig, soprano
Classical Holiday

“Another find is Meredith Lustig, whose bright soprano and eye-catching good looks make her a scene-stealer.” – Wall Street JournalSunday  December 7  1:00pm



Wes Mason

Wes Mason

Wes Mason, baritone and Jiyang Chen, piano
Classical Holiday

“Wes Mason is gifted and fiercely committed” – Joshua Rosenblum

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



Jiyang Chen

Jiyang Chen

Wednesday  December 10  1:00pmThursday  December 11  1:00pmFriday  December 12  1:00pm

What do you know about chamber music?

Max Mandel, Evnin Rising Star alum and accomplished viola player, breaks it 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.

This Chamber Talk focuses on the role of mentorship in the classical tradition and how it impacts musicians and composers, using Brahms and his relationships with Clara and Robert Schumann as a prime example. The lecture includes an open rehearsal of Brahms’ Piano Quintet in f minor with Leon Fleisher, Kenneth Renshaw, YooJin Jang, Matt Lipman, and SuJin Lee.  Following the open rehearsal is a Q&A among Max Mandel, Leon Fleisher, and these four Evnin Rising Stars musicians.


Photo by Koichi Miura

Photo by Koichi Miura

Legendary pianist Leon Fleisher represents the highest standard of musicianship and, at 85 years young, he continues to impart his life-affirming artistry throughout the world, thriving in a sustained career as conductor and soloist, recitalist, chamber music artist, and master class mentor.

“The Rising Stars program enabled me to feel confident about my abilities as a chamber musician…It gave me a hunger for the profession of chamber music, not just the music itself, which sets it apart from other educational programs.” –Max Mandel

Founded over 20 years ago, the Brentano String Quartet’s unsurpassed creativity and passion has made them one of the top string quartets in the world. Presenting works by Charpentier, Debussy, and Brahms, the Brentano’s showcase their exceptional technical skills with effortless grace and finesse, creating a harmonious relationship between each individual player.

“They seem to be listening to the same heartbeat.” –The New York Times

“Exemplary performances…startling musical revelations.” –The Guardian (London)

Charpentier  Suite in d
Debussy  String Quartet
Brahms  Quartet in B-flat, Op. 67


Vijay Iyer and the Brentano String Quartet: Portions of Time, Place Action

The wind quintet WindSync makes their Caramoor debut with a program full of songs perfect for ushering in the winter season. These “revolutionary chamber musicians” will get you in the holiday spirit with their fun and spirited costumes and upbeat rendition of festive favorites (The Houston Chronicle). Winners of the 2012 Concert Artists Guild Competition as well as the Sylvia Ann Hewlett Adventurous Artist Prize, WindSync, composed of Garrett Hudson, flute, Erin Tsai, oboe, Jack Marquardt, clarinet, Tracy Jacobson, bassoon, and Anni Hochhalter, horn, bring a fresh twist to chamber music with their own arrangements of well known songs and their upbeat and creative energy.

Prokofiev  Overture on Hebrew Themes, Op. 34 (arr. WindSync)
Resphigi  Trittico Botticelliano (1925) (arr. WindSync)
   La Primavera
   L’adorazione dei Magi
   La nascita di Venere
Copland  Simple Gifts (From Appalachian Spring) (arr. WindSync)
TraditionalChinese   Chinese New Year (arr. WindSync)
TraditionalDanish   Sonderho Bridal Trilogy (arr. WindSync)
Dvořák  Finale from String Quartet No. 12, “American” (arr. WindSync)
Tchaikovsky  The Nutcracker (Highlights) (arr. WindSync)
Valerie Coleman  Umoja
Traditional  Twas the Night Before Christmas (arr. WindSync)
featuring well-known Christmas carols (announced from the stage)This concert is a great chamber music experience for children ages 8 and up!


WindSync, Umoja


WindSync, Sleigh Ride

Isabel del Día, dancer
Cristian Puig, guitar
Alfonso Cid, vocals

Enjoy the characteristic dance and song of Spain, bursting with passion color and rhythm. The day starts with a concert in the intimate and lovely Spanish Courtyard, followed by a docent-led tour of the stunning Rosen House. A delicious buffet lunch is available at an additional cost. Reservations required.

Our Wednesday Morning Concert Series include a joyful 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 Walter Rosen and his wife, Lucie, amassed throughout the years. A luncheon will also be offered.

Please note that the Rosen House tour immediately after the concert is SOLD OUT. There will be another tour at 2:00pm, so hold onto your concert stubs to present for the later tour!

Vocalist Kimberly Hawkey brings a fresh young take to 1940’s swing and jazz with her powerful yet elegant smooth voice. Winner of the Oxnard Gold Medal and the Johnny Mercer Award at  the 2013 American Traditions Competition and the Jazz Forum Arts Vocal Competition in Westchester, NY, Kimberly Hawkey will take you away with her impressive vocal stylings as she croons her way through a mixture of original songs and classic standards in the intimate Music Room.


Miss Kim & The Swingaroos, Nagasaki (Hot Ginger and Dynamite)

What do you know about chamber music?

Max Mandel, Evnin Rising Star alum and accomplished viola player, breaks it down for you with style, charm, and wit. This entertaining salon-style series, with live music and conversation from historical, political, comedic, 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.

Joseph Haydn, known as Father of the String Quartet, mentored Ludwig van Beethoven, even though they each had very different paths to greatness. Haydn served as a court musician to a wealthy family, Beethoven refused to serve anything but his own musical goals. Haydn was beloved by his colleagues whereas Beethoven was a considered to be difficult. Haydn was a collaborative player, Beethoven preferred independence. Max Mandel rounds off this Chamber Talk with a conversation with the Calidore Quartet about their upcoming November 16 program and these momentous composers.

Formed at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles in 2010, the Calidore Quartet is composed of four young talented up-and-coming musicians who together have won top prizes in the United States and internationally including the Grand Prize and Gold Medal at the 2011 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. The Calidore Quartet has the rare ability to capture “the occasion when technique is overwhelmed by the drama of a work” (Classic 107). They perform three popular quartets from Haydn, Hindemith and Beethoven but you’ll hear these favorites like you’re hearing them for the first time as the Calidore make every piece seem as though it was written just for them.

One extremely promising string quartet is chosen each year to complete a year-long residency at Caramoor. The quartet-in-residence lends their time and talents to Caramoor’s Student Strings program in the secondary schools with a classroom-based program of concerts, conversations, and performance clinics. The Ernst Stiefel Quartet-in-Residence performs at Caramoor throughout their residency, enabling the public to experience these exciting, young players in an intimate setting.  The Calidore Quartet is the 15thErnst Stiefel Quartet-in-Residence at Caramoor.  They will be visiting schools in the fall and spring and performing concerts at Caramoor in the fall, spring, and summer.

Haydn  Quartet in f, Op. 20, No. 5
Hindemith  Quartet No. 4, Op. 22
Beethoven  Quartet in e, Op. 59, No. 2


Calidore String Quartet, Hindemith Quartet No. 4


Calidore String Quartet, Beethoven Quartet in e (Allegro)


Calidore String Quartet, Schubert on a Helipad

Jeewon Park, piano
Arnaud Sussmann, violin
Max Mandel, viola
Edward Arron, Artistic Director and cello

Three fellow Rising Star Alumni join cellist and Caramoor artistic director Edward Arron for a night of rare works with young romantic masters — Schubert, Dvořák, Mendelssohn and contemporary composer, Giya Kancheli. Arron is recognized worldwide for his elegant musicianship, impassioned performances, and creative programming.

Schubert  Adagio and Rondo Concertante in F for Piano Quartet, D. 487
Allegro moderato/ Andantino /Finale: Allegretto scherzandoDvořák  Piano Quartet in D, Op. 23
Intermission  / 20 minutes
Kancheli  Rag-Gidon-Time for String Trio (1999)
Mendelssohn  Piano Quartet in c, Op. 1
Allegro vivace/Adagio/Scherzo/Allegro moderato


“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

In the tradition of esteemed songwriters Jimmy Webb, Townes Van Zandt, and Woody Guthrie, Oklahoman John Fullbright captivates audiences with his engaging performance and truthful storytelling. Since the 2012 release of From the Ground Up, his rootsy GRAMMY nominated debut studio album, Fullbright has traveled the world making friends and fans among listeners, music critics, and fellow musicians. His latest album, Songs, “is a moving display of deeply personal songwriting that blends the country sophistication of Kris Kristofferson with the sardonic wit of Randy Newman…” (Rolling Stone).  This is a solo acoustic performance in the 220 seat Music Room, showcasing Fullbright’s talents as a skilled songwriter, guitarist and pianist.

Join us after the show for a reception with complimentary nibbles and beverages! 
“There’s no doubt that John Fullbright is a substantial talent.” –NPR


John Fullbright on CBS This Morning


John Fullbright on ‘Songs’


John Fullbright, Happy – Live @ Heartbreaker Banquet