A Campaign for Caramoor’s Future.

As we approached Caramoor’s 75th Anniversary in 2020, we embarked on a comprehensive campus revitalization plan, building on our sense of shared discovery and artistic innovation throughout our grounds. It had always been our goal, beginning with the vision of our founders Lucie and Walter Rosen, to make Caramoor a place for music and a place to gather, to pause, and to reflect. By reconfiguring parking and venue entrances, adding seating and dining amenities, and reinvigorating our beautiful gardens, it was our goal to further that vision. In addition to focusing on visitor comfort and enjoyment, and inspired by our 2014 outdoor sound art exhibition, we developed plans to add a new and groundbreaking artistic dimension to our entire campus. Take a look below at our exciting plans to elevate your Caramoor visit and reinvent the way you experience our beautiful grounds, gardens, and concerts.

Read a letter from our former CEO, Jeffrey P. Haydon and Chairman of the Board, James A. Attwood, Jr., catch up with Inspire in the news, and stay tuned for updates on our campaign.

How to Help     Thank you to our Donors

Enhancing the Visitor Experience

Caramoor Plans designed in 2018




Endowed Funds Established for Future Stability and Innovation

Funds have been established in support of:

  • Chamber Music + NEW: Evnin Rising Stars Mentors
  • Classical Music
  • Caramoor’s Gardens
  • Great American Songbook
  • Innovation
  • Piano Performance

Improvements to Caramoor’s Facilities and the Visitor Experience

Projects already accomplished

  • Music Room chairs and risers
  • Summer Dining Room and Cloisters enclosures
  • New audience bathrooms
  • New paving and accessibility infrastructure

Future Projects

  • Comprehensive revitalization of the outdoor visitor experience
  • Re-investment and renewal of gardens and landscape around campus
  • New audience concession area and amenities
  • Improved donor and accessibility parking
  • Improved vehicle traffic
  • Comprehensive night lighting plan
  • More convenient entrance to the Venetian Theater
  • A re-imagined Friends’ Field for exclusive use by audiences and programming

To learn more about Inspire: A Campaign for Caramoor’s Future and ways you could help, or for additional information, please contact [email protected].