Bridge to Broadway will take audiences on a journey all the way from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to Lin-Manuel Miranda! Beginning with the elegant forms of the Classical period, on through to the imaginative Art Song, the drama and emotion of the Romantic period, the excitement and optimism of Tin Pan Alley, all the way to the Broadway musicals we know and love today, families will experience the evolution of musical story-telling with colorful characters and interactive musical games. Host Katie Kresek will be joined by soprano Natalie Bergeron, baritone Steven Herring and pianist Beata Moon to explore the music of Schubert, Verdi, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, and more!
Natalie Bergeron, soprano
Steven Herring, baritone
Beata Moon, piano
Katie Kresek, host
These charismatic vocalists and instrumentalists (fiddle, mandolin, guitar) are on the road constantly with their busy individual projects, except for those rare and magical times when they come together as the Americana supergroup I’m With Her, whose debut album, See You Around, was released this February. “The harmonies couldn’t have been purer, or the picking more precise.” — The New York Times
“I’m With Her is no casual jam session or songwriters’ roundtable. Each song in the trio’s generous set was meticulously arranged to make the most of the many ways the musicians could blend. Serene understatement was the concert’s hallmark; at times, the music was so quiet I could hear the club’s floorboards creaking.” — The New York Times
Celebrate the arrival of the 2018 Summer Season at our annual benefit event — Caramoor’s biggest and grandest night of the year!
This year’s Gala festivities honor longtime trustee Susan Freund and her husband John for their 25 years of shared efforts and insights, helping make Caramoor what it is today.
The evening begins with a pre-performance cocktail reception and dinner. Enjoy premium concert seating in the Venetian Theater for the concert. Stay for the After Dark post-performance party for dessert and dancing under the stars!
Tickets for the Gala start at $750, inclusive of the concert. Individual and Table options are available. A portion of the tickets is tax-deductible, as provided by law.
To be part of this great event, contact our Special Events Office at 914.232.1492 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoying over 20 years of acclaim and a place as one of the world’s top string quartets, the Brentano Quartet returns to Caramoor with three-time Grammy-nominated clarinettist Todd Palmer. Their program includes transcriptions of madrigals by Gesualdo, whose works pre-date the string quartet as a medium, Beethoven’s magnificent Quartet Opus 18, No 4 and the Brahms Clarinet Quintet, certainly, one of the greatest chamber music masterpieces ever composed. “The Brentanos are a magnificent string quartet … This was wonderful, selfless music-making” (The Times, London).
“The American ensemble, by now well established in the international pantheon, offers performances both fiercely intelligent and expressively pristine.” — New Yorker
Mark Steinberg, violin
Serena Canin, violin
Misha Amory, viola
Nina Lee, cello
Todd Palmer, clarinet
Gesualdo Madrigals (selections)
Beethoven String Quartet No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 18, No. 4
Brahms Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B Minor, Op. 115
The Verona Quartet, who have been hailed by The New York Times as “cohesive yet full of temperament…vibrant, [and] intelligent,” returns for their final performance as Caramoor’s Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence for a summer evening in our Venetian Theater. The program includes the World Premiere of a Caramoor commissioned piece by Julia Adolphe, whose work has recently been performed by the New York Philharmonic.
“An outstanding ensemble” — The New York Times
Jonathan Ong, violin
Dorothy Ro, violin
Abigail Rojansky, viola
Jonathan Dormand, cello
Dvořák Selections from Cypresses, B.152
Julia Adolphe Star-Crossed Signals (2018) (World Premiere, commissioned by Caramoor)
Janáček String Quartet No. 2, “Intimate Letters”
Friends’ Garden Party for all Membership Levels
Caramoor continues its long-standing tradition of Guitar in the Garden with Derek Gripper, a South African guitarist whom London’s Evening Standard hailed as “opening a whole new repertoire of classical guitar music.” The program, including his captivating transcriptions of works written for the 21-string kora (harp lute) by African composers Toumani Diabaté, Ballaké Sissoko, and Madosini — alongside Brazilian Egberto Gismonti and J.S. Bach — transcends time, place, and culture.
“… opening a whole new repertoire of classical guitar music.” — Simon Broughton, Evening Standard
Derek Gripper, guitar
Afterglow Reception for All Audience Members
In this thrilling exploration of Chinese traditional music and dance, Ling Tang and Ba Ban Chinese Music Society will take young listeners on an interactive musical journey to China. They will showcase a collection of repertoires from the ancient Silk Road, northern grassland, southern Yangtze River region, to festive Silk and Bamboo tunes. As the sounds of dizi/xiao (bamboo flutes), pipa (4-string-lute) and other instruments fill the air, little ones will experiment with diverse movements from martial arts, Peking Opera, Inner-Mongolian, Uyghur, with dance props such as fans, handkerchiefs, and ribbons.
Complimentary Tickets for Members at the Family Level and above
Dancing at Dusk highlights music and dance from cultures around the world for children of all ages to explore with their families. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of this series, we’ve invited back some of our favorite artists including Reena Shah, who will lead the instruction of dances from Bhangra to Bollywood, accompanied by Dhol, Indian Flutes, and more! Move to the intricate rhythms of Indian music while learning the celebratory dances to accompany them.
Complimentary Tickets for Members at the Family Level and above
Michael Brown is a pianist on the rise. Recently named an Emerging Artist of 2018 by Lincoln Center, Brown is not only “a young piano visionary” (The New York Times) but an exceptional composer as well. In his Caramoor recital, he celebrates Leonard Bernstein’s centennial with a composition of his own titled 100 Chords for Bernstein alongside selections from West Side Story. Also on the program are pieces by Haydn, Medtner, and Copland.
“One of the leading figures in the current renaissance of performer-composers” — The New York Times
Michael Brown, piano
Haydn Fantasia in C Major, H. XVII: 4, Capriccio
Medtner Second Improvisation for Piano, Op. 47
Michael Brown 100 Chords for Bernstein
Bernstein Four Movements from West Side Story (arr. L. Smit)
Copland El salón México (arr. L. Bernstein)
Champagne Toast with Caramoor’s CEO for Members at the Composer’s Circle Level and above
Three-time Grammy-winning vocal group Chanticleer makes their Caramoor debut in our stunning Spanish Courtyard. Celebrating their 40th Anniversary, they will perform works by Palestrina, Lassus, Gibbons, Byrd, Steven Stucky, Chen Yi, Matthew Aucoin, Ellington, Rodgers & Hart, Berlin, and other classics from their extensive and varied repertoire. Hear why The New Yorker calls this San Francisco-based group “the world’s reigning male chorus.”
“The singing of Chanticleer is breathtaking in its accuracy of intonation, purity of blend, variety of color and swagger of style.” — The Boston Globe
Eric Alatorre, bass
Zachary Burgess, bass-baritone
Brian Hinman, tenor
Tim Keeler, countertenor
Matthew Knickman, baritone
Matthew Mazzola, tenor
Cortez Mitchell, countertenor
Gerrod Pagenkopf, countertenor
Alan Reinhardt, countertenor
Logan S. Shields, soprano
Andrew Van Allsburg, tenor
Adam Ward, alto
William Fred Scott, Music Director
Palestrina Gaude gloriosa
Lasso Surrexit pastor bonus
Gibbons O Clap Your Hands
Byrd Ave verum corpus
Salazar Salve Regina
R. Strauss Drei Männerchöre
Morley Now is the Month of Maying (arr. Evan Price)
William Hawley Io son la Primavera*
Arcadelt Il bianco e dolce cigno
Gershwin “Summertime” from Porgy and Bess (arr. Kirby Shaw)
Traditional Irish Dúlamán (arr. Michael McGlynn)
Traditional Hungarain-Romani Járbǎ, Máré Járbǎ* (arr. Stacy Garrop)
Spiritual I Want to Die Easy (arr. Alice Parker and Robert Shaw)
Alexander and Whitaker Straight Street* (arr. Joseph H. Jennings)
Spiritual Keep Your Hand on the Plow* (arr. Joseph H. Jennings)
*works written or arranged for Chanticleer