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Caramoor throws open its gates and invites you to discover John Luther Adams’ Inuksuit, an epic outdoor piece performed by more than 60 percussionists and other instrumentalists, directed by Doug Perkins. Inuksuit calls for the audience to wander outside among musicians playing an incredible array of instruments including conch shells, sirens, gongs, bells, drums, cymbals, and glockenspiels, dispersed throughout the landscape. In addition to exploring Caramoor’s alluring gardens and grounds, take the opportunity to hear more about our sound art exhibition in a panel discussion at 1:00pm with the artists, moderated by curator Stephan Moore. Bring the kids for an interactive percussion activity at 2:00pm. Hear more about Inuksuit in a pre-concert talk at 3:00pm. It’s a day-long listening adventure for all ages and tickets are FREE!

“One of the most rapturous experiences of my listening life” — Alex Ross, The New Yorker


Please note:

Certified service animals to assist the disabled are always welcome at Caramoor. Non-certified service dogs and other pets are not allowed at Caramoor.

Brooklyn-based and Grammy-nominated orchestral collective The Knights return to Caramoor for an evening of innovative, exciting, and elegant orchestrations. The program features steel pan percussionist and fantastic young composer Andy Akiho performing his Fantasy for Steel Pans and Orchestra, Judd Greenstein’s Flute Concerto written for The Knights’ flutist Alex Sopp, works by the French masters Ravel and Fauré, as well as a selection of dances from On the Town in celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s centennial.

“Few ensembles are as adept at mixing old music with new as the dynamic young Brooklyn orchestra” — The New Yorker

The Knights
Eric Jacobsen, conductor
Andy Akiho, steel pans
Alex Sopp, flute


Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin
Andy Akiho Fantasy for Steel Pans and Orchestra
— Intermission —
Fauré Pavane, Op. 50
Judd Greenstein Flute Concerto
Bernstein Three Dance Episodes’ from On the Town

Complimentary Garden Listening Tickets for Members at the Family Level and above

Currently serving as Music Director of the Seattle Symphony, Ludovic Morlot makes his debut leading Caramoor’s orchestra in residence, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, in this program featuring the New York Premiere of Matthew Aucoin’s Evidence, a musical adventure full of “color and character” (LA Times). Also on the program is Tchaikovsky’s romantic Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Orchestra, Smetana’s Dance of the Comedians, and we welcome back Evnin Rising Star alumnus, Benjamin Beilman for Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto.

“Mr. Beilman’s handsome technique, burnished sound and quiet confidence showed why he has come so far so fast.” — The New York Times

Ludovic Morlot, conductor
Benjamin Beilman, violin


Smetana Dance of the Comedians
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35
— Intermission —
Matthew Aucoin Evidence (New York Premiere)
Tchaikovsky Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture

7:00pm Pre-concert conversation with Ludovic Morlot and Benjamin Beilman

Watch Matthew Aucoin discuss his orchestral work, Evidence


Kronos Quartet is the string quartet reimagined, having spent its 40 years exploring new sounds by bringing over 900 works and arrangements into the world and delving into an eclectic repertoire spanning 20th-century masters, contemporary composers, jazz legends, rock artists, and genre-defying creators. Kronos Quartet has won over 40 awards for their contributions and now bring their revelatory artistry to Caramoor with a dynamic program that promises to bring you new perspectives.

“Kronos Quartet has broken the boundaries of what string quartets do”
The New York Times

David Harrington, violin
John Sherba, violin
Hank Dutt, viola
Sunny Yang, cello


Traditional The House of the Rising Sun (arr. J. Garchik, after Everly Brothers)
Gershwin Summertime (arr. J. Garchik, after Janis Joplin)
Meeropol Strange Fruit (arr. J. Garchik, after Billie Holiday)
Mingus Children’s Hour of Dream (arr. Sy Johnson)
Wiley Last Kind Words (arr. J. Garchik)
Terry Riley Salome Dances for Peace: Good Medicine
— Intermission —
Aleksandra Vrebalov My Desert, My Rose
Rhiannon Giddens At the Purchaser’s Option with Variations (arr. J. Garchik)
Laurie Anderson Flow (arr. J. Garchik)
Steve Reich Triple Quartet

7:00pm Pre-concert conversation with David Harrington

This performance will be moved to Venetian Theater due to inclement weather.

Please pick up your adjusted tickets at the Venetian Theater Box Office upon arrival.
Contact the Box Office at 914.232.1252 or boxoffice@caramoor.org if you have any questions.

Join us for a Spanish program performed by Metropolitan Opera star Isabel Leonard and renowned classical guitarist Sharon Isbin in the perfectly-suited setting of the enchanting Spanish Courtyard of the historic Rosen House. Featuring works by Enrique Granados, Manuel de Falla, Xavier Montsalvatge, Federico García Lorca, and others.

“a study in exquisite beauty … Isbin and Leonard swing with infectious enthusiasm!”

Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano
Sharon Isbin, guitar


Lorca Canciones españolas antiguas (trans. by Sharon Isbin)
El café de Chinitas
Romance de Don Boyso
Sevillanas del siglo XVIII
Granados Spanish Dance #5
Rodrigo Aranjuez ma pensée
Montsalvatge Canción de cuna para dormir a un negrito (arr. by Sharon Isbin)
Lorca La Tarara (arr. Emilio de Torre / arr. by Sharon Isbin)
Tárrega Capricho árabe
Falla Siete canciones populares españolas (arr. by Pujol/Llobet)

Hailed by The Strad as “sonically delightful and expressively compelling” and “powerful” by The New York Times, the Jasper String Quartet bring their passion for performing emotionally personal and significant pieces to Caramoor. Presenting two contemporary pieces alongside classic works from Beethoven and Mendelssohn, the Jasper String Quartet — an alumni quartet of our Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence program — are the perfect centrepiece for a Friday evening in the Spanish Courtyard.

“The [Jasper String Quartet] displayed joie de vivre and athleticism — and perhaps most tellingly, grins all around.” — The Strad

J Freivogel, violin
Karen Kim, violin
Sam Quintal, viola
Rachel Henderson Freivogel, cello


Beethoven String Quartet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 18, No. 2
Ted Hearne Law of Mosaics: 1. Excerpts from the middle of something
Missy Mazzoli Death Valley Junction
— Intermission —
Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 44, No. 2

Audra McDonald — record-breaking winner of six Tony Awards — returns to Caramoor bringing her unparalleled talents to the Opening Night of our Summer Season. Celebrate the American Songbook as brought to life by the inspiring force of a Broadway legend and Caramoor’s exceptional orchestra-in-residence, Orchestra of St. Luke’s.

“One of Ms. McDonald’s greatest gifts is to find the story inside the song and deliver it with immediacy and clarity, in a voice that finds a flexible, intuitive balance between storytelling and singing — a defining voice of our time.” — The New York Times

Orchestra of St. Luke’s
Andy Einhorn, Music Director
Audra McDonald

This concert was broadcast live on Classical 105.9 WQXR and Classical 90.3 FM Ossining and on www.wqxr.organd is now available to stream until July 17!

This performance will be moved to Venetian Theater due to inclement weather.

Please pick up your adjusted tickets at the Venetian Theater Box Office upon arrival.
Contact the Box Office at 914.232.1252 or boxoffice@caramoor.org if you have any questions.

Returning after his Caramoor debut at the 2015 Jazz Festival, Joey Alexander brings an original swing and improvisational style that is unmatched at his age, along with an artistic maturity well beyond his years. He is the youngest jazz artist to ever be nominated for a Grammy (twice), and as a rising international star, his performance at Caramoor is not to be missed.

“This is the performance of an old soul, not just a quick-fingered one.” — The Guardian

Joey Alexander, piano
Kris Funn, bass
Eric Harland, drums

This performance will be moved to the Pavilion due to inclement weather.

Capacity in the Pavilion is limited to 250.
Contact the Box Office at 914.232.1252 or boxoffice@caramoor.org if you have any questions.

Prepare for a high-energy evening of festivities that will have your whole family celebrating like they do in Rio de Janeiro! Featuring traditional dances from the Samba to the Capoeira and Maculele, Grupo Ribeiro will educate, entertain, and inspire with dance instruction accompanied by Afro Brazilian folkloric music. Children are invited to meet the artists after the performance.


Grupo Ribeiro

Complimentary Tickets for Members at the Family Level and above

Hailed as “one of the pre-eminent period-instrument ensembles” (The Independent, London), Apollo’s Fire was founded in 1992 by award-winning harpsichordist and conductor Jeannette Sorrell, who envisioned an ensemble dedicated to the baroque ideal that music should evoke the various Affekts or passions in listeners. Based in Cleveland, the ensemble has released 25 commercial CDs, tours internationally, and makes its Carnegie Hall debut in 2018. “First rate … rendered with consummate skill and artistry …” (The New York Times)

“Apollo’s Fire under the direction of Sorrell has put Cleveland firmly on the period-performance map.” — The New Yorker

Apollo’s Fire
Jeannette Sorrell, Artistic Director


Uccellini Aria sopra “La Bergamasca” (arr. J. Sorrell)
Handel Selections from Water Music
Bach Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C Minor, BWV 1060
Vivaldi Concerto for Two Cellos in G Minor, RV 531
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050
Handel Il pastor fido: Terpsicore, HWV 8b: Chaconne
Vivaldi Trio Sonata in D Minor, RV 63 (Variations on “La Folia”) (arr. J. Sorrell)

3:00pm Pre-concert conversation with Jeannette Sorrell and members of Apollo’s Fire.
Complimentary Garden Listening Tickets for Members at the Family Level and above