Composed for a royal wedding celebration, Handel’s Atalanta is a tale full of hidden love and disguise, complete with vocal fireworks. Long dormant since its 1736 premiere, Atalanta’s lively overtures, festive melodies, and favored arioso, “Care selve,” were revived in 1970 and are now the perfect accompaniment to a summer evening at Caramoor. We are delighted to welcome back Nicholas McGegan, whose expertise in this repertoire covers a dozen Handel oratorios and close to twenty of his operas, along with America’s leading period-instrument ensemble, for its Caramoor debut.
“Nicholas McGegan and the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra have been making their way through this body of music for decades, and each new installment seems more strikingly revelatory than the last. — Joshua Kosman, SFGate
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Sherezade Panthaki (Atalanta)
Amy Freston (Meleagro)
Cécile van de Sant (Irene)
Isaiah Bell (Aminta)
Philip Cutlip (Nicandro)
Davóne Tines (Mercurio)
Jolle Greenleaf, Artistic Director
Elizabeth Bates, soprano
Jolle Greenleaf, soprano
Patrick Fennig, countertenor
Jacqui Kwiatek-Horner, mezzo-soprano
Donald Meineke, tenor
James Reese, tenor
Paul An, bass
Dominic Inferrara, bass
3:00 pm Pre-concert lecture with Ellen T. Harris, MIT professor emeritus and Handel scholar
Complimentary Garden Listening Tickets for Members at the Family Level and above
Now in its 4th year in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center, Caramoor’s annual Jazz Festival is back with exceptional talent and music for you to enjoy throughout the stunning gardens and historical venues within Caramoor. Join us for a full day of jazz, interactive activities for the kids, and evening headliner five-time Grammy winner, Dianne Reeves — we guarantee you will be talking about it for days to come.
“Dianne Reeves is one of our generation’s definitive jazz masters, a vocal stylist of extraordinary skill and vivacity.”
— The Huffington Post
Evening Performers 8:00pm
Terri Lyne Carrington
Daytime Performers starting at noon
Benny Green Trio with special guest Veronica Swift
Jane Bunnett and Maqueque
Shenel Johns and Vuyo Sotashe — A Revolutionary Friendship: The Music of Miriam Makeba and Nina Simone
Ulysses Owens, Jr. THREE
Leonardo Sandoval and Eduardo Belo
Paul Nedzela Quartet
Sam Reider and the Human Hands
Patrick Bartley Presents The Mighty Cannonball Adderley
Andrew Renfroe/Luke Sellick Duo
Anthony Hervey Trio
Melissa Aldana and Lage Lund
Mariel Bildsten Septet
Jeffery Miller’s New Orleans Krewe
Joel Ross and Immanuel Wilkins
Jazz Chat with Ben Young: Jazz Vocals Throughout History
JALC Youth Orchestra Ensemble
Getting to Caramoor
Taking the train? We’ll give you a lift! Free Metro-North Katonah Shuttle beginning at 10:00am.
For Day-Only admission you can also take advantage of our Metro-North Getaway package offering discounted round-trip rail fare and admission. Purchase at Metro-North kiosks.
Other Daytime Events
Historic House Open House Entry from 2:30pm–5:30pm
Family-friendly Sound Art Tours 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm. Meet at Stone Song.
Play with Sisyphus 2.0 1:00pm–5:00pm.
Music & Arts Instrument Petting Zoo Kids can play and try out a selection of instruments.
Raffles win free tickets to upcoming shows
Join us for a captivating concert of cantatas by Scarlatti, Handel, and Vivaldi featuring the “utterly riveting” (The New York Times) and in-demand American countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo. Appearing with the newly-minted period instrument ensemble Ruckus, this “bona-fide star” (New Yorker) will leave you breathless with every word and note. The program will also include instrumental works by Couperin, Saint Colombe, and Marais.
“Judged on purely vocal terms, Costanzo easily qualifies as a first-rate talent: his countertenor is strikingly expressive, with a sparkling soprano colour and spin to its sound.” — Opera News
Anthony Roth Costanzo, countertenor
Elliot Figg, harpsichord
Shirley Hunt, viola da gamba
Paul Holmes Morton, theorbo and guitar
Clay Zeller-Townson, bassoon
Hugo Abraham, bass
Couperin Les baricades mistérieuses (arr. by Ruckus)
Scarlatti O pace del mio cor, H. 495
Vivaldi Sonata for Cello No. 9 in G Minor, RV 42: Sarabanda, III
Vivaldi Qual per ignoto calle, RV 677
Sainte-Colombe Le Vielle
Purcell ‘Tis Nature’s Voice from Hail! Bright Cecilia, Z.328
Vivaldi Sonata for Cello No. 9 in G Minor, RV 42: Preludio, I
D’India Infelice Didone
Vivaldi Sonata for Cello No. 9 in G Minor, RV 42: Allemanda, II
Forqueray La Marella from Suite No. 4 in G Minor
Handel Pena tiranna io sento al core from Amadigi di Gaula, HWV 11
Handel Rompo i lacci from Flavio, HWV 16
Give Mom (or Grandma) a special treat for Mother’s Day. Start your afternoon with a mini-concert in the Music Room. Then, take a tour of the extraordinary Rosen House, a Mediterranean-style villa, and be inspired by the fine and decorative arts our founders the Rosens amassed throughout their lives for their beloved country home, Caramoor. Look forward to a delicious assortment of tea sandwiches, scones with crème fraiche and preserves, mouthwatering desserts, and a variety of aromatic teas, elegantly served in the cozy Summer Dining Room. Reserve your place now, as this special tea musicale sells out every year!
Chelsea Shephard, soprano
Cris Frisco, piano
Bernstein Greeting from Arias and Barcarolles
Robert Schumann An meinem Herzen, an meiner Brust
Clara Schumann Liebst du um Schönheit
Frumerie Det kom ett brev
Ives Two Little Flowers, The Children’s Hour, and Songs My Mother Taught Me
Dvořák Songs My Mother Taught Me
Copland All the Pretty Little Horses
Mozart Schlafe mein Prinzchen
Brahms Wiegenlied, Op. 49, No. 4
Charles When I have sung my songs
The Music Room transforms into an intimate cabaret for this annual Benefit Concert. Tony®–Nominated Emily Skinner (Side Show, Jekyll & Hyde, The Full Monty, Dinner at Eight) brings her engaging lyrical and comic performance of “Broadway Her Way” to Caramoor for what promises to be a beautiful evening celebrating this timeless genre.
Emily Skinner has been praised for a cabaret performance that found her “in fine form throughout, bubbling over with personality” (Playbill). It’s an evening you won’t want to end and don’t want to miss. A champagne and dessert reception with Ms. Skinner follows the performance.
John Fischer, Music Director
A Note Regarding Artist Change:
Tony®–nominated actress Emily Skinner replaces Mandy Gonzalez who, due to a scheduling conflict with her current appearance in the Broadway production Hamilton
, is unable to perform.
Tickets begin at $75 and all but $30 of each benefit ticket is tax-deductible, as provided by law. For more information and to reserve your seats, contact our Special Events office: firstname.lastname@example.org 914.232.1492.
Tickets will be available for pick up on the night of the event. If you require accessible seating, please contact the Special Events office.
Caramoor thanks The Adela and Lawrence Elow Fund for The Great American Songbook: 1900 to 1960 for preserving and sustaining classic American songs through live performances.
We are thrilled to welcome Trombonist of the Year (Jazz Journalists Association 2016) Wycliffe Gordon & His International All Stars to Caramoor. Gordon, a former member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Wynton Marsalis Septet, has built an impressive career touring the world performing hard-swinging, straight-ahead jazz. His unmatched modern mastery of the plunger mute, his exceptional technique, and his signature sound have solidified his place in musical history.
“Wycliffe Gordon, can outperform nearly anyone playing jazz.” – The New York Times
Wycliffe Gordon, trombone, trumpet, soprano trombone, and vocals
Adrian Cunningham, reeds and vocals
Ehud Asherie, piano
Yasushi Nakamura, bass
Enjoy an All-Audience Afterglow following the performance.
Join us as we travel the British Isles! Artistic Director Steven Blier selects four young voices and a pianist for a week-long residency which includes daily coaching, rehearsals, and workshops, culminating in a Music Room performance to bring these songs to life. Assisted by Michael Barrett, Associate Artistic Director of the New York Festival of Song (NYFOS), and developed in conjunction with NYFOS, this bracing survey of British song will offer four centuries of musical elegance, razor-sharp wit, and refined sentiment.
Schwab Vocal Rising Stars
Madison Leonard, soprano
Kayleigh Decker, mezzo-soprano
Matthew Pearce, tenor
Greg Feldmann, baritone
Adam Rothenberg, piano
Steven Blier, Artistic Director of Schwab Vocal Rising Stars, coach, piano, arrangements
Michael Barrett, coach and piano
Mo Zhou, guest coach
Kate McGonigle, guest coach
Purcell Sound the Trumpet
Campion Beauty, Since You So Much Desire
Storace Be Mine, Tender Passion
Thomas Linley, the elder Think Not, My Love
Sullivan If We’re Weak Enough to Tarry from Iolanthe
Elgar Where Corals Lie
Traditional English Rolling in the Dew (arr. Vaughan Williams)
Parry No Longer Mourn for Me
Warlock My Own Country
Bennett Come Live With Me
— Intermission —
Finzi It was a lover and his lass
Bantock Song to the Seals
Bridge Dweller in My Deathless Dreams
Britten Midnight on the Great Western
Dove Between your sheets you soundly sleep
Watkins At Last the Secret is Out
Lennon / McCartney Ticket to Ride
Dankworth Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day
Coward Alice Is At It Again
Verona Quartet inaugurates their residency at Caramoor with a program of spirited classics of the string quartet repertoire by
Ravel and Beethoven, as well as a new work by American composer Sebastian Currier which they premiered earlier this year. Recognized
by The New York Times as an “outstanding ensemble of young musicians,” and having won numerous competitions worldwide, the
Verona are one of today’s most compelling young string quartets.
Jonathan Ong, violin
Dorothy Ro, violin
Abigail Rojansky, viola
Jonathan Dormand, cello
Ravel String Quartet in F Major (1903)
Sebastian Currier Etude 2: Interactions and Lullaby 1: Pulsing
Beethoven String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2, “Razumovsky”
The American roots music tradition thrives in the Music Room of the Rosen House. Sierra Hull has been recognized from age 11 as a virtuoso mandolin-player, gaining respect and admiration from audiences and fellow musicians alike. Now a seasoned touring musician nearing her mid-20s, Hull has honed her vocals and songwriting to match the skill of her playing gaining the attention of greats like Bela Fleck and Alison Krauss.
For this special evening, Sierra Hull will be bringing along a few guests to meet somewhere in the middle between her bluegrass roots and the Grammy-nominated, Weighted Mind.
“She plays the mandolin with a degree of refined elegance and freedom that few have achieved” — Béla Fleck
Wes Corbett, banjo
Ethan Jodziewicz, bass
Enjoy an All-Audience Afterglow following the performance.
Come with your little ones to a riveting storytelling performance celebrating Halloween with Master Storyteller, Jonathan Kruk. Hear spooky but not-too-scary tales and join in on the telling with guided audience participation. Following the performance, a special brew (hot cider) and other ghostly treats (cookies) will be served in the Summer Dining Room. Come in costume! Prizes given to all! Ages 3–8.
Jonathan Kruk has received three Parents Choice Awards and has been voted the Best Storyteller in the Hudson Valley and has been featured in several TV morning shows.