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Following Max Mandel’s Chamber Talk, delight in an Afternoon Tea complete with tea sandwiches, scones & clotted cream, desserts, and a variety of delicious teas. What could be better than spending a relaxing afternoon with friends while enjoying a scrumptious formal tea in a charming, elegant setting, on a magnificent estate? Nothing comes to mind! This tea is served in the grand style in the Summer Dining Room of the Rosen House, overlooking the lovely Spanish Courtyard. Not to be missed! After the tea, make time to take a stroll through Caramoor’s bucolic ninety acres of woodland and gardens.

Following Max Mandel’s Chamber Talk with Alisa Weilerstein, delight in an Afternoon Tea complete with tea sandwiches, scones & clotted cream, a dessert, and a variety of delicious teas. What could be better than spending a relaxing afternoon with friends while enjoying a scrumptious formal tea in a charming, elegant setting, on a magnificent estate? Nothing comes to mind! This tea is served in the grand style in the Summer Dining Room of the Rosen House, overlooking the lovely Spanish Courtyard. Not to be missed! After the tea, make time to take a stroll through Caramoor’s bucolic ninety acres of woodland and gardens.

Prokofiev Overture on Hebrew Themes, Op. 34
Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2 in g, Op. 63
Dvořák  Excerpts from Cypresses for String Quartet
Dvořák  Symphony No. 7 in d, Op. 70, B. 141

Inspired by the folk music in their homelands, Dvořák and Prokofiev each drew on folk music in many of their compositions, sometimes for intimate expression and at other times for high drama. This program presents The Knights in both small and large groups within the same concert with surprising contrasts of intimate expression from the full ensemble and dramatic intensity from a chamber group—a hallmark of the depth of artistry in the classical genre. Joining them is the great violinist Gil Shaham, an engaging performer known for his athleticism, emotional delivery and musicianship.

Come early and explore the sound art exhibition In the Garden of Sonic Delights, tour the historic Rosen House, stroll the gardens and grounds, grab lunch at our Caramoor Café (or view the picnic menu and order your picnic lunch in advance), AND hear some extraordinary music!

Buy all three Fall Festival concerts and get 30% off! More InfoGot kids? Bring the family to our Fall Festival Family Concert on Sunday, September 21!

“Shaham has emerged as a beacon not just of soloistic musicianship but of collaborative spirit”

–Andrew Clark, Financial Times

Gil Shaham performs Bach Partitas in Japan

 

Gil Shaham performs Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2 in g (1st movement)

 


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

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The collaboration of Béla and Brooklyn Rider is a musical partnership that grew out of a piece Béla wrote for Brooklyn Rider – Night Flight Over Water – staking out the beautiful and relatively unexplored world of the string quartet and banjo. This Fall Festival opening night concert is built around Béla’s original music and arrangements, Brooklyn Rider’s repertoire in which Béla has found a place for the banjo, and some other surprises.

Check out the video below of Béla and Brooklyn Rider!

This concert is part of our Fall Festival – a three-day romp that brings American Roots, Jazz, and Classical music together in unique and unexpected ways. The performances are dynamic, adventurous, emotionally compelling – and sure to inspire the culturally curious!

Come early and explore the sound art exhibition In the Garden of Sonic Delights, tour the historic Rosen House, stroll the gardens and grounds, grab dinner at our Caramoor Café (or view the picnic menu and order your picnic supper in advance), AND hear some extraordinary music!

Buy all three Fall Festival concerts and get 30% off!More Info

Béla Fleck has been “pushing the boundaries of the banjo for over 30 years.” –The New York Times

Béla Fleck & Brooklyn Rider improvising over afro funk

 

‘It’s hard to know what will happen when the string quartet Brooklyn Rider starts playing&’ –NPR

 

 

 

Join us for opening day of In the Garden of Sonic Delights, a groundbreaking sound art exhibition. The day will feature guided tours, performances and conversations with the artists.

In the Garden of Sonic Delights is a major exhibition of sound art woven into the fabric of Westchester County, NY. Centered at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, the exhibition spans six of the region’s most dynamic cultural institutions and features fifteen commissioned, site-specific artworks by some of the world’s most sought-after artists working in the medium of sound. Each artist has drawn inspiration from their chosen location, creating work that is mindful of the natural and human-made sounds and systems already present in the environment, while engaging each site’s unique characteristics, be they acoustic, historic, architectural, or aesthetic. Over the five-month duration of the exhibition, the artworks will be transformed in their context, in tandem with the passing of the day and the change in seasons, rewarding many return visits. In the Garden of Sonic Delights reveals the power of sound to galvanize our perceptions, encourage participation, elevate awareness, and foster reflection.

Open June 7 through November 2. Special Festival Day on July 20.

Caramoor is located at 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah, New York 10536 in Westchester County, 40 miles northeast of New York City. Visit Caramoor.

 
 

Caramoor thanks the generous individual donors who made this project possible:

Mimi and Barry J. Alperin
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin R. Davis
Angela and William Haines
Peter and Katherine Kend
Faith Rosenfeld and Jaime Castro
Sara and Axel Schupf
Nina and Michael Stanton
The Gaines and Annie Wehrle Foundation
Bob and Alicia Wyckoff

Caramoor thanks the generous institutional donors who made this project possible:

The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc.
The Enoch Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
New Music USA
New York State Council on the Arts

Special Thanks to the following:

Chris Anderson
Faust Harrison Pianos and Yamaha Artist Services, Inc.
Ford Pianos, Peekskill, NY
Mary Ann and Robert W. Hawley
Horseneck Wines & Liquors
David and Sandra Joys
Sarah Pike

 

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In the Garden of Sonic Delights is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

 

 

 

nysca_rgbIn the Garden of Sonic Delights is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

 

 

 

 

BARREL_NewMusicUSA_logo-rainbowIn the Garden of Sonic Delights is supported by New Music USA. To follow the project as it unfolds, please continue to visit this page.

The program includes selections from two Sergei Prokofiev works – Violin Concerto No. 2 in g minor, Op. 63, and Overture on Hebrew Themes, Op. 34,– selection from Antonin Dvořák’s Symphony No. 7 in d minor, Op. 70, and João Gilberto Undiu (arr. Colin Jacobsen). Percussionist Michael Caterisano will lead the kids in rhythmic games that help break down a rhythm related to the concert repertoire.

Come early and explore the sound art exhibition In the Garden of Sonic Delights, take an I Spy tour of the historic Rosen House, use our self-guided Scavenger Hunt to wander the gardens and grounds, grab lunch at our Caramoor Café (or view the picnic menu and order your picnic lunch in advance), AND introduce your kids to some amazing music!

After the performance, stick around for Family Fun activities hosted by Music Conservatory of Westchester.

Drums on the Mountain / Brass in the Circle / Strings under the Tent
Music Conservatory of Westchester faculty and students will be scattered around the Caramoor grounds demonstrating different musical styles. Learn how to play the drums, accompany a clarinet trio and interact with a variety of musical instruments!

“Is there a more sunny and less ego-driven violinist than Israeli-born Gil Shaham? He makes even the most virtuosic music seem so effortless and natural, it’s easy to forget how rare and difficult an achievement that is.”
–Raphael Mostel, The Jewish Daily Forward

 

 

Take the Caramoor Caravan and ride comfortably in a luxury, air-conditioned coach from Grand Central Station/Lexington Avenue to Caramoor. The coaches will leave Lexington Avenue alongside Grand Central Station at 4:00pm or a few minutes later, but not earlier. The arrival time at Caramoor is approximately 6:00pm, two hours prior to the opera, so you may take a stroll or have a picnic on our ninety acres of beautiful woodland and gardens. The Caravans will depart Caramoor approximately 15 minutes after the concert ends.

Take the Caramoor Caravan and ride comfortably in a luxury, air-conditioned coach from Grand Central Station/Lexington Avenue to Caramoor. The coaches will leave Lexington Avenue alongside Grand Central Station at 4:00pm or a few minutes later, but not earlier. The arrival time at Caramoor is approximately 6:00pm, two hours prior to the opera, so you may take a stroll or have a picnic on our ninety acres of beautiful woodland and gardens. The Caravans will depart Caramoor approximately 15 minutes after the concert ends.

Take the Caramoor Caravan and ride comfortably in a luxury, air-conditioned coach from Grand Central Station/Lexington Avenue to Caramoor. The coaches will leave Lexington Avenue alongside Grand Central Station at 4:00pm or a few minutes later, but not earlier. The arrival time at Caramoor is approximately 6:00pm, two hours prior to the opera, so you may take a stroll or have a picnic on our ninety acres of beautiful woodland and gardens. The Caravans will depart Caramoor approximately 15 minutes after the concert ends.

New York Festival of Song’s sixth annual professional training residency with Caramoor, featuring the Terrance W. Schwab Vocal Rising Stars with Michael Barrett and Steven Blier at the piano.

Ports of Call takes the audience on a musical trip around the world—from New York to South America, then through Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, the South Sea, the far East, and finally home. On the journey we meet a fascinating cast of characters, people in transit for every possible reason: vacationers, political fugitives, missionaries, merchants, sailors, and wanderers in search of new horizons. The music covers the globe too, with contributions ranging from Rimsky-Korsakov and Guastavino to Bolcom and Porter. The musical itinerary is rich and varied, with beautiful (and funny) songs from the four corners of the globe.

I am looking forward to this gorgeous, crazy program, which embraces everything from opera and art song to musical theater, cabaret, and even a song from a movie. At last count there were eight languages in the show—all in a day’s work for this brilliant cast of young artists. Ports of Call ranges from high comedy to high drama, and will encourage the singers to explore and expand their expressive range to the fullest. Caramoor’s Schwab Vocal Rising Stars program is a true oasis in our season, a kind of Zen retreat where words and music take us deep into our art. The result is a concert unlike any other, prepared in a peaceful environment as we watch the coming of spring.

-Steven Blier / Artistic Director, Schwab Vocal Rising Stars