Caramoor CEO, Jeff Haydon, joined members of the Caramoor family including Caramoor Advisory Council member Zita Rosenthal and Caramoor Supporter Emily Grant at The Schuyler Foundation for Career Bridges’ Twelfth Annual Gala in NYC on May 13 to show support for Caramoor’s Director of Opera Will Crutchfield.
Original Post on NPR Music
By Tom Huizenga on May 01, 2014
In much of the country it still feels like summer is a long way off, but it’s not too early to plan on hitting the road and hearing great music. From bucolic college campuses in New England to musical rafting trips down the Colorado, these are 10 of the most intriguing classical festivals. And below them is a listing, by region, of many of the best fests. Been to one we missed? Pass along your own advice in the comments section or via Facebook or Twitter.
Featuring Album of the Year Winner, Alisa Weilerstein!
We are so excited to see Alisa Weilerstein on the cover of BBC Music Magazine! The Caramoor Artist-in-Residence was awarded Recording of the Year for her recording of the Elgar Cello Concerto with Daniel Barenboim. Weilerstein talks with BBC Music Magazine about what went into creating the award winning recording. To put her mark on this renowned concerto, Weilerstein had to focus on creating her own interpretation. This meant paying attention to the music at it’s most basic without previous recordings or historical references at the forefront. Her artistic efforts certainly paid off as the results are award winning!
We’re getting excited about our American Roots Music Festival coming up in June and thought it would be a good time to share some aspects about the genre. While the concept of American Roots Music may seem clear just by the title, there is so much more to the genre than its descriptors.
Originally Posted by Opus 3 Artists
Recipient of a 2011 MacArthur “genius grant” Fellowship, the American cellist Alisa Weilerstein has long proven herself to be in possession of a distinctive musical voice; the MacArthur Foundation proclaims her “a consummate performer, combining technical precision with impassioned musicianship,” while the Los Angeles Times observes simply, “Weilerstein’s cello is her id. She doesn’t give the impression that making music involves will at all. She and the cello seem simply to be one and the same.”
Original Source: Daily Voice
by Tom Renner
WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – Organizations, community groups and individual supporters of the arts in Westchester were honored on Friday, April 4, at the 37th Annual Arts Award Luncheon hosted by ArtsWestchester at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown.
Originally Published on No Depression
By Easy Ed
This is a tale with two moving parts. First, a twenty-two year old young woman becomes so good, so fast…and delivers two sets of impeccable and improbable American roots music last night that it just might be as good as it gets. And for the second part of this story, she performs this magical musical feat at a simple house concert with two old friends from four years of summer music camp. Well, maybe not quite your usual house concert, but by description and definition a house concert nevertheless.
Winners to be honored at an April 4 luncheon at the Westchester Marriott
sponsored by First Niagara
March 20, 2014 (ArtsWestchester) White Plains, NY— Musicians long for a Grammy, actors dream of an Oscar, and Westchester artists and arts organizations hope for an Arts Award. These are conferred annually by ArtsWestchester, which brings together public officials, business leaders and arts enthusiasts to recognize individuals and organizations chosen for their outstanding contributions to the cultural life of Westchester.