Wednesday Morning Concert

Alice Yoo, cello and Andrew Hsu, piano

Wednesday Morning Concert

Wed, September 20, 2017, 11:00am


Be transported for a day amid Caramoor’s architecture and sprawling grounds. Our Wednesday Morning Concerts feature a 45-minute concert, followed by a tour of the Mediterranean-style Rosen House and its collection of fine and decorative art amassed by our founders, Walter and Lucie Rosen, and an optional buffet lunch. Save time afterwards to explore the lush and expansive gardens!


Alice Yoo, cello
Andrew Hsu, piano


Schumann Fantasiestucke, Op. 73
Barber Sonata for cello and piano, Op. 6
Beethoven Sonata No.4 in C Major, Op.102 No.1

  • White Wine and Dill Poached Salmon
  • Pasta Primavera with Green Beans, Radish and Butternut Squash
  • Roasted Sweet Potato
  • Maple Glazed Brussel Sprouts and Carrots
  • Fall Harvest Salad with Cranberries (Walnuts on the side)
  • Assorted Rolls with Whipped Butter
  • Pumpkin Square Cakes
  • Bread & Butter
  • Iced Tea
  • Coffee and Tea


    11:00am Performance in the Music Room

    11:45am Tour of the Rosen House

    1:00pm Lunch is served in the Summer Dining Room (for those who purchased)

    *Sales close Monday prior to Wednesday Morning Concert

Alice Yoo

Alice Yoo, cello

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Cellist Alice Yoo has been warmly hailed for her sensitive musicianship, expressive nuance, and passionate commitment to teaching. She has performed extensively throughout the United States and abroad as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician, performing in prestigious venues such as New York’s Weill and Zankel Hall, Boston’s Jordan Hall, the Library of Congress, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

An active chamber musician, Alice has collaborated with distinguished artists including Itzhak Perlman, Mitsuko Uchida, Dénes Varjon, Donald Weilerstein, Pamela Frank, Miriam Fried, Midori Goto, Kim Kashkashian, Jonathan Biss, and members of the Cleveland, Guaneri, and Juilliard Quartets. She has been invited to esteemed festivals including Marlboro Music Festival, Ravinia Festival’s Steans Institute, Music@Menlo, Caramoor Evnin Rising Stars, and IMS Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music. In the 2016/2017 and 2018/2019 seasons, she will appear on tour with Musicians from Marlboro.

From 2012-2014, Alice was a member of Ensemble ACJW, a program of Carnegie Hall, the Juilliard School of Music, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education. As a member of Ensemble ACJW, Alice performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, SubCulture, Trinity Wall Street, as well as in treatment facilities and schools in all five boroughs of New York City.

Alice was faculty of cello and chamber music of Bard College’s Preparatory Division from 2012-2015. Alice regularly appears with premiere ensembles including the New York Classical Players, East Coast Chamber Orchestra, and Grammy nominated ensembles A Far Cry, The Knights, and Metropolis Ensemble.

As winner of the USC 2009 String Concerto Competition, Alice performed Samuel Barber’s Cello Concerto with the USC Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Jorge Mester with the performance later featured on KUSC radio. She has won top prizes in the Holland-America Music Society Competition, Schadt International String Competition, and Klein International String Competition. Alice has appeared as soloist with the USC Chamber Orchestra, Cleveland Philharmonic, New York Classical Players, Billings Symphony, and the Bozeman Symphony. Her performances have been featured and broadcasted on Los Angeles’ KUSC, Chicago’s WFMT, and Boston’s WGBH.

Passionate for new music, Alice has worked closely with many esteemed composers such as Sophia Gubaidulina, Jennifer Hidgon, John Harbison, György Kurtág, Samuel Carl Adams, and Andy Akiho. She has recently recorded Pierre Jalbert’s String Trio for Music at Copland House and the music of Andy Akiho with producer Judith Sherman.

A native of Bozeman, Montana, Alice studied with Dr. Ilse-Mari Lee and was a pupil of Richard Aaron in the Cleveland Institute of Music’s Young Artist Program. She earned a Bachelor of Music Degree from the New England Conservatory, studying with Paul Katz. Under the tutelage of Ralph Kirshbaum, she received a Post-Graduate diploma from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England and a Masters Degree from the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music.
Alice currently resides in both New York City and Denver, Colorado and performs as a member of the cello section with the Colorado Symphony.


Andrew Hsu

Andrew Hsu, piano

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Andrew Hsu is a critically acclaimed pianist and award-winning composer. Writing music characterized as “an amorphous cloud of dissonance, slow and vibrating” (New York Times) and “deliciously atmospheric, pulseless” (Oregon ArtsWatch), his compositions have been performed across the United States. A 2014 Gilmore Young Artist, his pianism has been noted for his “incendiary account[s]” (New York Times) and “[channeling] Horowitz right down to the brilliant-yet-delicate high-treble sonority” (Philadelphia Inquirer).

Hsu is a recent recipient of the 2017 Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the 2016 Hermitage Prize from Aspen. He was selected as one of seven participants of the Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute in November 2017. His compositions have collectively received numerous honors over the years, including several ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards and a BMI William Schuman Prize. Upcoming projects include commissions for clarinetist Yoonah Kim, harpist Héloïse Carlean-Jones and violinist Angelo Xiang Yu. He performed in the 2015–16 Gilmore Rising Star Series, and has appeared on the stages of Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Kimmel Center and Seiji Ozawa Hall, among others. An avid chamber musician, Hsu currently attends Marlboro Music.

Hsu is a C.V. Starr Doctoral Fellow at The Juilliard School, where he is a pupil of Matthias Pintscher. He holds degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music and Juilliard, where he held the Rising Star Annual and Kovner Fellowships and his mentors included pianists Gary Graffman and Eleanor Sokoloff, and composers Samuel Adler, Richard Danielpour, David Ludwig and Steven Stucky.