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Caramoor Presents 2014 American Roots Music Festival

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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

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SUMMER FESTIVAL

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

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Vocal Rising Stars, Sixth Season: Day 5

by Steven Blier

As Sondheim wrote in Company, “Today is for Amy.” At Caramoor, that meant giving Amy Burton time to have leisurely one-on-one sessions with each cast member. After lunch we worked on the spoken continuity and then we “hit the low spots”—i.e., rehearsed all the numbers that needed special review. The day started at 10:30 and wound down at 7 PM—time well spent.

It is a little bit of an adjustment—and an act of trust—to let someone else come into the rehearsal process at the end of the week and make adjustments to the work you’ve begun. But Amy is family, and she made a tremendous contributio Read more




Caramoor Presents Aoife O’Donovan

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Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts presents
Aoife O’DonovanRoots Music in the Music Room

Aoife O'Donovan

Saturday, April 12 at 8 p.m. in the Music Room

Katonah, NY – Singer/songwriter, Aoife O’Donovan returns to Caramoor on Saturday, April 12 to perform a special solo acoustic performance of her debut solo album, Fossils. The performance, set to begin at 8 p.m. in the Music Room, promises to include “a must-listen blend of bluegrass, folk and back-porch Americana” (Rolling Stone Magazine) by “a vocalist of unerring instinct” (New York Times).

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Caramoor Presents the Dover Quartet

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Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts presents
The Dover Quartet2013-14 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-ResidenceDover Quartet

Sunday, March 23 at 4 p.m. in the Music Room

 Katonah, NY – On Sunday, March 23 at 4 p.m. in Caramoor’s Rosen House Music Room, the Dover Quartet continues its tenure as the 2013-14 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence at Caramoor with a diverse program. The concert will begin with Mozart’s String Quartet No. 16 in E flat minor, the third of Mozart’s Haydn Quartets. The talented musicians will continue with Janacek’s StrinRead more




Vocal Rising Stars, Sixth Season: Day 4 by Steven Blier

A day of highs and lows. In the morning we had some visitors—a small cadre of Caramoor donors and board members, and also the General Director of Caramoor, Jeff Haydon. He’s the fellow who took over Michael’s old job, and I admit I have a soft spot for him. He’s a very decent guy with wonderful energy, and things always seem to shine a little brighter when he’s around. I like it when Jeff comes to rehearsal because none of us are afraid to do real work (i.e., screw up) in his presence, yet our hearts remain light and buoyant. Jeff always makes me feel talented and worthy and I appreciate that so much. He and the other visitors, including the appropriately named Vivian Song, were a sensational audience and the cast gave some of their best performances so far. Olivia suddenly morphed into a Brazilian sex-kitten in “Nenê,” Theo brilliantly channeled Noël Coward in an amazingly stylish rendition of “Uncle Harry,” Miles poured out vocal gold in his Grieg song, and Annie stopped time with “Calling You.” By the time we went into lunch Michael and I were feeling that all wa

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Vocal Rising Stars, Snapshots from Rehearsal

1. Our genius guest teacher, Amy Burton
2. The many moods of Theo Hoffman
3. Leann Osterkamp, with the world at her feet
4. The many moods of Theo Hoffman, part duex
5. Les Grands from ages: with two men I adore

Photos by Steven Blier




The Rosen House: Built for Music

The Rosen House Music Room

The Rosen House Music Room

Caramoor’s extraordinary Music Room – the literal and figurative center of Walter and Lucie Rosens’ life together – displays much of the Renaissance art Walter collected during the early 20th century. Before the home was opened to the public some 40 years ago, each object in the room was inventoried and cataloged. During that documentation process, Caramoor’s administrators, guided by Anne Bigelow Stern, the Rosens’ only daughter, learned a great deal about the objects and the couple who devoted their lives to the appreciation of music.

Despite such an exhaustive documentation – thousands of art objects and furnishings are spread throughout the 25,000-square-foot mansion – Caramoor administrators are still uncovering new material.

Both Lucie and Walter left extensive files of correspondence, diaries, receipts,

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Vocal Rising Stars, Sixth Season: Day 3

Vocal Rising Stars The third day is the sweet spot. The pressure of the performance isn’t really upon us yet, the group numbers are on their feet (or, in one case, on its butt, since the cast is seated for it), the guest teacher hasn’t arrived, and it’s just the family, workin’ away on songs. Salient features of the day:

(1) We had a morning visit from about twenty students from a nearby high school, all of them members of their school chorus. They were amazingly attentive, asked a lot of good questions, and gently kicked all of us into performance mode. Sure, they were watching us rehearse, and we let them see us change keys, talk about vibrato, place vowels, fix problems. But inevitably you don’t rehearse the same way when you have an audience—you have to deliver Read more