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What could be better than spending a relaxing afternoon with friends while enjoying a scrumptious formal tea in a charming and elegant setting, on a magnificent estate? Nothing comes to mind, except adding to the tea and the tour of the magnificent Rosen House, a concert and a relaxing stroll through the exciting, large-scale sound art exhibition: In the Garden of Sonic Delights. The tea is preceded at 2:00pm by a docent-led tour of the Rosen House, a Mediterranean–style villa and its priceless collection, including entire rooms from European villas and palaces. Not to be missed! After the tea, make time to take a guided stroll through Caramoor’s bucolic grounds and enjoy the sound installations. At 6:00pm,  take a seat in the Spanish Courtyard and enjoy the Sybarite5 concert.

Start celebrating Independence Day early at Caramoor, and you won’t be disappointed. The festivities start at 11am with The Bearcats, back by popular demand, playing Dixieland Jazz favorites, followed by a tour of the Rosen House. An American-as-apple pie buffet lunch follows, with the sound of live music to keep you in a celebratory mood. 

Paul Barbarin  /  Bourbon St. Parade
Spencer Williams  /  Basin Street Blues
Joe (King) Oliver  /  Canal Street Blues
George Lewis  /  Burgundy St Blues
W.C. Handy  /  Memphis Blues
W.C. Handy  /  St Louis Blues
Spencer Williams  /  Tishomingo Blues
George M. Cohan  /  Medley
Bob Haggart  /  South Rampart St Parade

Experience all of what Caramoor has to offer in a charmed manner of times gone by: tour the stunning Mediterranean-style villa showcasing the Rosen’s vast art collection, enjoy a formal Afternoon Tea full of deliciousness and sparkling wine, served in the Summer Dining Room of the Rosen House, then on your way to the Venetian Theater for the 4:30pm concert with the Juilliard String Quartet, enjoy our beautiful gardens. What could be more charming and relaxing than this lovely afternoon?

American bass-baritone Daniel Mobbs, a mainstay of Caramoor opera since his 2001 debut, has won praise with major opera companies all over the world for his “rich, mellifluous voice” (The New York Times), “lightning-quick presence and bright, clean sound” (Opera News), and “elegant, cavernous tones” (Variety). His first solo recital in the Festival includes a sparkling rarity, a set of songs composed by Schubert in Italian for bel-canto bass.


Daniel Mobbs, bass-baritone/ Rachelle Jonck, pianist/ with members of the Bel Canto at Caramoor Young Artists and Apprentice ensemble

W.A. Mozart / Rivolgete a lui lo sguardo from Così fan tutte

Franz Schubert / Three Songs on texts by Metastasio, Op. 83
L’incanto degli occhi
Il traditor deluso
Il modo di prender moglie


Gioachino Rossini Questo è un nodo avviluppato from La Cenerentola

Dandini: Daniel Mobbs, bass-baritone
Cenerentola: Abigail Dock, mezzo-soprano
Ramiro: Sungwook Kim, tenor
Clorinda: Rachel Barker, soprano
Tisbe: Heather Jones, mezzo-soprano
Magnifico: Luke Scott, baritone


Richard Wagner / Five Songs on texts by Mathilde Wesendonck, WWV 91
1. Der Engel
2. Stehe still!
3. Im Treibhaus
4. Schmerzen
5. Träume


Giuseppe Verdi O sommo Carlo from Ernani

Carlo: Daniel Mobbs, bass-baritone
Elvira: Robyn Marie Lamp, soprano
Ernani: Bernard Holcomb, tenor
Giovanna: Jennifer Feinstein, mezzo-soprano
Riccardo: William Hearn, tenor
Silva: André Courville, bass-baritone
Jago: Hans Tashjian, bassPhoto by Gabe PalacioLet us pack your picnic for you! For delicious dining and the ease of ordering a picnic in advance, consider the special picnic menu offered by our caterer, Great Performances. Picnic tables are available, and you may bring your own blankets and lawn chairs if you like. This service is only available Thursday through Sunday on performance days during the summer. Ordering Picnics for this event is now closed.



Watch last year’s Bel Canto Young Artists below:

The world-renowned Juilliard String Quartet will grace us with a wide variety of chamber music, from Bach’s Art of the Fugue to Alban Berg’s haunting Lyric Suite to Beethoven’s classic Op. 59, No. 3 (Razumovsky).

Bach / Contrapunctus I – IV from Art of Fugue, BWV 1080
Berg / Lyric Suite
Beethoven / String Quartet in C major, Op. 59 No. 3


Photo by Gabe Palacio

Enjoy the sounds of the concert from the Picnic Lawn with an Al Fresco ticket for only $10.

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The Juilliard String Quartet play selections from Beethoven’s Quartet in B Flat Major, Op. 130 and discuss their relationship with it.




Caramoor’s Bel Canto Young Artists team up with Edward Arron & Friends to share the wonderful songs and chamber ensembles of Gaetano Donizetti, one of the great masters of Bel Canto Opera.

Bel Canto Young Artists; Edward Arron and Friends
Tessa Lark, violin; Jesse Mills, violin; Max Mandel, viola; Kyle Armbrust, viola; Edward Arron, cello & Artistic Director, Alice Yoo, cello; Leigh Mesh, bassProgram:Miserere (for voices and strings)
String Quartet No. 18 in e
Songs and Vocal Ensembles

Post-Concert: Please linger after the show to meet the artists. Free wine and nibbles!

The Liepāja Symfoniorkester, based in the western Latvian city of Liepāja, plays a stunning rendition of Donizetti’s Miserere with the Latvija Statlige kor (Latvia State Chorus).

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.

Hailed as the “real deal of Eastern European virtuosity,” accordion player Ivan Milev has been described as someone who “shreds like a rock god.” Joined by violinist Entcho Todorov and percussionist Seido Salifoski, Milev’s band will dazzle with its dizzying rhythms and high-energy performing style.

Ivan Milev and his band bust out a funk-heavy rendition of Bulgarian folklore music, and it absolutely rocks!

[email protected] features free arts and crafts activities, plenty of space for kids to run around, spacious picnic lawns, free and convenient parking, and real restrooms (with baby changing areas).

The characteristic dance and song of Spain, bursting with passion color and rhythm. Isabel del Dia, dancer; Cristian Puig, vocals, Raphael Brunn, guitar. 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 with foods inspired by the Spanish cuisine follows (almost sold out).

Be transported for a day to the Mediterranean amidst the Caramoor architecture.  The day starts with a concert in the majestic Music Room featuring composers from the Mediterranean region, followed by a docent-led tour of the stunning Rosen House.  A buffet lunch with specialties from the Mediterranean region follows, while you are serenaded by a guitarist. After lunch, stroll our gardens which will also remind you of the Mediterranean.

Performances by Leann Osterkamp, solo pianist and 2014 Vocal Rising Star

Named a “Young Steinway Artist” in 2010, American pianist, Leann Osterkamp, has performed at the Kennedy Center, Prosels Castle in Italy, The Baryshnikov Center, Opera America, Zipper Hall, Boettcher Concert Hall, Watercourt Stage at The California Plaza, Carnegie’s Weill Hall, and as a featured soloist with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. The LA Times described her as a “strong” collaborator with “the desired flashiness” during her Stern Fellowship at “Songfest at Colburn.” She has garnered numerous accolades starting with her first competitive win at age 8. She was named a U.S. Presidential Scholar of the Arts through the United States Department of Education as well as earning first prize awards in the Schlern International Music Festival/Competition in Italy, the Wells/Steinway Concerto Competition, and the Music Teachers National Association at state and regional levels. She received a Silver Award at NFAA YoungArts and most recently received The Pearla Despot Award at the 2013 Wideman International Piano Competition. She has performed a series of solo recitals for the Stecher and Horowitz Foundation in New York.

She is an alumnus of the Banff, Schlern, Bowdoin, Songfest, and Yellow Barn Music-YAP Festivals. Leann has performed publicly in more than 25 master classes for world famous pianists/musicians. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from The Juilliard School and is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree there. At Juilliard, she is a Teaching Fellow in the Piano Minor Department as well as a Teaching Assistant for Piano Literature. She was recently awarded the Gary J. Amsterdam Piano Scholarship. Chamber music studies at The Juilliard School have been with Margo Garrett, Joseph Kalichstein, Lewis Kaplan, Yoheved Kaplinsky, and Julian Martin. Her principal solo teachers have been Doris Pridonoff Lehnert and Julian Martin. Recently, Leann made her debut with the New York Festival of Song in the NYFOS Next series. In the 2014 NYFOS Emerging Artists series, she has been named a Caramoor Vocal Rising Star Pianist, making her the first pianist to ever receive this residency.


Yamaha piano courtesy of Faust Harrison Pianos and Yamaha Artist Services, Inc.

A joyful 45-minute concert in the majestic Music Room of the Rosen House is followed by a 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 is offered at an additional cost (SOLD OUT). The luncheon selections depend on the theme of the day. A self-guided tour of the Caramoor gardens is available with the purchase of a Wednesday Morning Concert ticket.

Cesar Franck Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano (transcribed for viola)
Allegretto ben moderato
Allegretto poco mosso

Xiaofeng Zhang & Xiaogu Zhu / Newlywed’s Departure