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Alisa Weilerstein

May’s Issue of BBC Music Magazine is Out!

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 This meant paying attention to the music at it’s most basic without previous recordings or historical references at the forefront.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!

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The Roots of American Roots

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.

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Alisa Weilerstein’s Elgar/Carter Cello Concertos CD Is BBC Music’s “Recording of the Year 2013”

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.”

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Sarah Jarosz Reconceptualizes The House Concert

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.

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ArtsWestchester Announces 2014 Arts Award Winners

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.

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Caramoor Presents 2014 American Roots Music Festival


National Press Representative: Lois Cohn Associates

Lois Cohn, 917.733.8252,

Maria Im, 917.807.6659,


Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts celebrates American Roots Music with All-Day Festival


 Roseanne Cash for press release

Saturday, June 28


Featuring Grammy®-Award winner Rosanne Cash


Katonah, NY – On Saturday, June 28, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts presents the American Roots Music Festival. Seeking to stretch the boundaries of traditional music, the festival brings a mix of bluegrass, folk, country and spiritual music to the Caramoor grounds. A full day of fun for the whole family, the festival continues to grow each year and features performances by legendary stars and up & coming artists, bringing a variety of music styles to current and new audiences. Read more

2014 Caramoor Summer Festival – All Music Performances


National Press Representative: Lois Cohn Associates

Lois Cohn, 917.733.8252,

Maria Im, 917.807.6659,



June 21                                              Opening Night: Joshua Bell, Orchestra of St. Luke’s

Saturday, 8:30pm                       Joshua Bell, violin

Venetian Theater                       Orchestra of St. Luke’s

Cristian Macelaru, conductor


Ligeti                     Concert Românesc

Sibelius                Violin Concerto in d, Op.47

Bizet                      Symphony in C Read more