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Due to construction and restoration work in the Rosen House, this performance has been relocated to the Walker Center for the Arts at the Harvey School.

From Fauré to Cole Porter to Jason Robert Brown, join us as we explore the complexity of love through song. Artistic Director Steven Blier selects four young voices and a pianist for a weeklong residency, which includes daily coaching, rehearsals, and workshops, culminating in a public 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 search for love’s meaning will have us pondering from many musical angles.

Schwab Vocal Rising Stars

Devony Smith, soprano
Gina Perregrino, mezzo-soprano
Philippe L’Espérance, tenor
Erik Van Heyningen, baritone
Danny Zelibor, pianist


Steven Blier, Artistic Director of Schwab Vocal Rising Stars, coach, piano, arrangements
Michael Barrett, coach and piano

Guest Coaches

Bénédicte Jourdois
Stephen Barker Turner


FIRST MOVEMENT: Head Over HeelsSaint-Saëns “Vénus” from La belle HélèneChausson “Réveil” from Deux duos, Op. 11, No. 2 (“The Awakening”)
Fauré Dans les ruines d’une abbayeLalo Au fond des halliersFauré Madrigal, Op. 35

SECOND MOVEMENT: The Honeymoon’s OverSondheim “Two Fairy Tales” intended for A Little Night MusicSondheim “Country House” from FolliesBrown “A Miracle Would Happen” from The Last Five YearsDuke, Nash “Just Like a Man” from Two’s CompanyTraditional Irish I Will Walk With My Love (arr. By Gerald Moore)
Berlin “Outside of That I Love You” from Louisiana Purchase— Intermission —SCHERZO: PhilanderingBritten Underneath the Abject WillowKleban “Do it Yourself” fromm WarholBlitzstein Modest MaidColeman “The Tennis Song” from City of AngelsINTERLUDE: ReconsideringBrahms Waltz in G-sharp Minor, Op. 39, No. 3
Strauss Freundliche Vision, Op. 48, No.1

FINALE: ReconciliationSchubert Licht und Liebe, NachtgesangBrahms “Es rauschet das Wasser” from Vier Duette, Op. 28, No. 3
Schubert Die Geselligkeit, D. 609 (“Conviviality”)

CODA: Make love, not warOltra Eco*Please note this performance contains mature themes and language.*


Join us following the performance for an All-Audience Reception.
Learn more about Schwab Vocal Rising Stars and view a list of program alumni.

Be transported for a day amid Caramoor’s architecture and sprawling grounds with the characteristic dance and song of Spain, bursting with passion, color, and rhythm. Our Wednesday Morning Concerts feature a 45-minute concert, followed by a tour of the Mediterranean-style Rosen House and its collection of fine and decorative art amassed by our founders, Walter and Lucie Rosen, and an optional buffet lunch inspired by Spanish cuisine. Save time afterward to explore the lush and expansive gardens!


Isabel del Día, dancer
Sara Erde, dancer
Cristian Puig, guitar and vocals

(add-on lunch to your concert ticket)

Mediterranean Chicken — Sautéed Chicken with Artichoke Hearts, Mushrooms, Cherry Tomatoes, and Olives in a Light Wine Sauce
Roast Pork Loin with a Sherry Wine Sauce
Vegetable Paella
Roasted Green Beans with Slivered Carrots
Patatas Bravas
Ensalada Mixta (greens with asparagus and greens with tomatoes, peppers, Spanish olives and red wine vinaigrette)
Assorted Rolls and Herbed Butter
Magdelena Cupcakes and Quesitos Chocolata (Chocolate Turnover)
Coffee and Tea (Iced and Hot)

What makes great music great? Distinguished and engaging composer/conductor Rob Kapilow presents a program that delves into Mozart’s “Dissonance” String Quartet with our current Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence. Kapilow will deconstruct, dissect, slow down, and reassemble Mozart’s final quartet dedicated to his friend, Joseph Haydn. Discover why “Dissonance” has come to be considered one of the most famous of his 26 quartets.

“Because Kapilow is so good at what he does, knowledge about how music actually works, how it is put together–as opposed to dry facts about composers’ lives — doesn’t fly away with the whirlwind, but instead lodges in the memory, where they can grow.” — Boston Globe

Rob Kapilow, speaker
Mason Yu and Erica Tursi, violins
Jinsun Hong, viola
Alex Cox, cello


Mozart String Quartet in C Major, K. 465, “Dissonance”

Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence

One extremely promising string quartet is chosen each year to complete a year-long residency at Caramoor. This group lends their time and talents to Caramoor’s Student Strings program in secondary schools with a classroom-based program of concerts, conversations, and performance clinics. The Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence performs at Caramoor throughout their residency, enabling the public to experience these exciting young players in an intimate setting. The Omer Quartet is the 19th Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence at Caramoor. They will be visiting schools as music mentors in the fall and spring, and performing concerts at Caramoor in the fall, spring, and summer.

View a list of program alumni.

Be transported for a day amid Caramoor’s architecture and sprawling grounds with the characteristic dance and song of Spain, bursting with passion, color, and rhythm. Our Wednesday Morning Concerts feature a 45-minute concert, followed by a tour of the Mediterranean-style Rosen House and its collection of fine and decorative art amassed by our founders, Walter and Lucie Rosen, and an optional buffet lunch inspired by Spanish cuisine. Save time afterward to explore the lush and expansive gardens!


Isabel del Dia, dancer
Alfonso Cid, vocals
Juan Pedro Jimenez, guitar and vocals

Our 11:00am Wednesday Morning Concerts include a 45-minute performance in the majestic Music Room followed by a tour of the historic Mediterranean-style Rosen House, an optional seasonally inspired buffet lunch, and freedom to explore the gardens. Come enjoy a day at Caramoor in the spring!

“Sparkling clean, airy tone, and pinpoint intonation, Huang is definitely an artist with the goods for a significant career.” — The Washington Post

“Danbi Um eschewed the commonplace muscular interpretation for a sinuous one with great horizontal movement. The layering of and transitions to the music’s alternating moods and intensities were expertly modulated…” — New York Classical Review

“Mika Sasaki strikes a happy medium between sensitivity of phrasing and boldness of attack. Her tone is rich and full with a wide range of dynamics and a judicious use of pedal.” — The Art Music Lounge


Paul Huang, violin
Danbi Um, violin
Mika Sasaki, piano


Spohr 3 Duos for 2 Violins, Op.67
Moszkowski Suite for Two Violins and Piano, Op.71
Amy Barlowe Hebraique ElegieSarasate Navarra, Op.33

(add-on lunch to your concert ticket)

Sesame Seared Salmon Chicken Piccata
Sautéed Spinach with Mushrooms and Caramelized Onions
Rice Pilaf
House Salad with Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumber, and Julienned Carrots
Assorted Rolls and Herbed Butter
Brownies and Cookies
Coffee and Tea (Iced and Hot)

Jolly Saint Nick comes to Caramoor to fill the Rosen House with holiday cheer. The little ones will be in for an adventure with I Spy a Santa or Two in the Music Room followed by a 30-minute concert of favorite holiday songs, then Santa Claus appears to delight the whole family. Santa’s favorite snack — milk and cookies — will be served in the Summer Dining Room. Bring your cameras and begin the festive season with joy!

Join us for an intimate benefit concert in our smallest venue — the 180-seat Music Room of the historic Rosen House to celebrate and support Caramoor’s Music Room programs. Jazz vocalist and Grammy-winner Cécile McLorin Salvant and pianist Sullivan Fortner return to Caramoor for this special evening.

As a not-for-profit cultural organization, Caramoor depends on the generosity of individual contributors to help underwrite the music we offer and this exceptional concert is a benefit to raise funds for our Music Room programming featured throughout the year.

By purchasing a ticket for this evening you will provide both vital financial support for Caramoor, and have the pleasure of experiencing a celebrated artist in a unique and personal setting.

We hope you can join us for this memorable evening. A cocktail and dessert reception follows the performance.

Tickets begin at $125 and all but $35 of each benefit ticket is tax-deductible, as provided by law. For more information and to reserve your seats, contact our Special Events Office: [email protected]  or 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.

“Ever since the earliest days of jazz music, the pairing of piano and voice has frequently attained a deeply personal level of communication. It’s evident in the distinct chemistry between two rising stars of their instruments: pianist Sullivan Fortner and singer Cécile McLorin Salvant.” — NPR Music

Cécile McLorin Salvant, vocalist
Sullivan Fortner, piano

We are delighted to welcome back soprano Julia Bullock for her first performance at Caramoor since her time as a Schwab Vocal Rising Star in 2013. With her expressive and captivating voice and a command of repertoire from art songs and opera to jazz, Bullock has been praised by The New York Times as a “fast-rising soprano … poised for a significant career.”

“This is the kind of great Schubert singing that were I not to hear another song sung this year, it wouldn’t be a wasted year.” — Los Angeles Times, Mark Swed

Julia Bullock, soprano
John Arida, piano


Schubert Suleika I, D. 720 (Op. 14/1)
Lachen und Weinen, D. 777Wandrers Nachtlied II, D. 768Seligkeit, D. 433Barber Hermit Songs, Op. 29
Fauré Selections from La chanson d’Ève, Op. 95
Williams Driftin’ Tide (arr. J. Siskind)
Pinkard You Can’t Tell the Difference After Dark (arr. J. Siskind)
Hunter, Austin Downhearted Blues (arr. J. Siskind)
Siskind Frog Tongue Stomp: A Lovie Austin TributeHoliday, White, Alba Our Love is Different (arr. J. Siskind)
Simone, Irvine RevolutionSimone Four Women (arr. J. Siskind)

This a cappella vocal quartet brings their exquisitely blended voices to the Music Room in Sing Thee Nowell, a program of sacred Christmas music spanning seven centuries. The Rosen House, splendidly decorated for the holidays, will be open for self-guided tours between the two performances. Ring in the holidays with New York Polyphony’s “rich, natural sound that’s larger and more complex than the sum of its parts” (NPR).

“The four singers perform with exquisite blend, spot-on intonation and penetrating tone.”
The Denver Post

Geoffrey Williams, countertenor
Steven Caldicott Wilson, tenor
Christopher Dylan Herbert, baritone
Craig Phillips, bass


Andrew Smith Veni, redemptor gentiumVerdelot Gabriel archangelusPalestrina Missa Gabriel archangelus: Kyrie eleisonPalestrina Missa Gabriel archangelus: Gloria in excelsis DeoByttering Nesciens MaterWillaert Ave MariaMichael McGlynn O Pia VirgoRitson Manuscript Lullay: I saw a swete semly syghtPeter Maxwell Davies The Fader of HevenRitson Manuscript Nowell: Out of your sleepAndrew Smith Ave Maris Stella/Noël NouveletHuron Carol T’was in the Moon of Wintertime (arr. Patrick Murray)
Traditional Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella (arr. Alexander Craig)
Saint-Saëns Sérénade d’hiver (“Winter Serenade“)
Manz E’en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly ComeGeoffrey Williams Adam lay yboundenNiles I Wonder as I Wander (arr. Geoffrey Williams)
Traditional The Darkest Midnight in December (arr. Alexander Craig)

Each year a core group of generous donors join our Membership family at the Rosen Society level ($2,500 and above), helping us to honor the history and legacy of Caramoor’s founders, Walter and Lucie Rosen. As a thank you, we invite this diverse group of music lovers for a complimentary dinner including great food, wine, a live performance by the Aizuri Quartet and Caroline Shaw, and a meet-and-greet with Caramoor’s Chairman and CEO.


Aizuri Quartet
Caroline Shaw

Are you ready to take your giving to the next level? Let us thank you!

Already a Rosen Society Member? We’ll be in touch!

For more information, please contact our Director of Individual Gifts, Jennifer Pace: [email protected] / 914.232.5035 ext.412