Join us to celebrate the rebirth of spring. Our Wednesday Morning Concert Series includes a 45-minute concert in the majestic Music Room followed by a tour of the stunning Mediterranean-style Rosen House, an optional seasonally inspired buffet lunch, and freedom to explore the gardens.
Andrew Armstrong, piano
Debussy Serenade for the Doll (from Children’s Corner Suite)
Beethoven Piano Sonata in E-Flat Major, Op. 81a, “Das Lebewohl,” (The Farewell)
I. Das Lebewohl (The Farewell)
II. Abwesenheit (Absence)
III. Das Wiedersehen (The Return)
Bruyères (“Heather”), from Preludes Book II
Chopin Nocturne in F-Sharp Major, Op. 15, No. 2
Liszt Waldesrauschen (Forest Murmurs)
Ravel “Alborada del Gracioso” (Jester of the Morning), from Miroirs
Be transported to the Mediterranean for a day amid Caramoor’s stunning architecture inspired by the Venetian painter Carpaccio. Our Wednesday Morning Concerts are accompanied 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, as well as an optional buffet lunch inspired by the Mediterranean cuisine. Be sure to explore the gardens too!
David Galvez, guitar
Giuliani Grand Overture Op. 61
Tárrega Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Tárrega Capricho Arabe
Lucia Monasterio de Sal
Reinhardt Nuages (arr. by Ronald Dyens)
Gillespie A Night in Tunisia (arr. by Ronald Dyens)
Roots Music in the Music Room returns this spring to continue infusing the historic Rosen House with the sights and sounds of a uniquely American tradition.
Darlingside (Don Mitchell, Auyon Mukharji, Harris Paseltiner, and David Senft) are a Massachusetts-based ensemble whose sound is an eclectic blend of 60s folk, clever wry wit, classical arrangements, soaring harmonies, and a modern indie-rock sensibility. The four vocalists and multi-instrumentalists construct every piece collaboratively, pooling ideas so that each song bears the imprint of four different writing voices. Playful vocal permutations swing from four-part unison to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young-inspired group harmonies, underpinned by rich, carefully crafted soundscapes.
“Exquisitely-arranged, literary-minded, baroque folk-pop” – NPR
The band’s penchant for merging electronic sounds with traditional acoustic textures–often bowed or plucked strings on a bed of ambient guitar swells and self-oscillating delays–shines on stage. Their music threads the collective memory of the four songwriters, nodding to the folk influences of their parents’ generation while establishing a sound that is all their own.
Lula Wiles opens for Darlingside, returning to Caramoor after capturing hearts at the 2016 American Roots Music Festival. This Boston by way of Maine band features closely woven harmonies, the chemistry of good friends, and musical prowess. All proficient multi-instrumentalists, the three women of Lula Wiles are each uniquely powerful in their own right, but combined, they are a force on the rise in the Roots Music scene.
After the Show
Join us after the performance for an All-Audience Afterglow in the Summer Dining Room.
Selected as Caramoor’s 2016-17 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence, the Argus Quartet brings exciting perspectives staunchly devoted to new music. These perspectives reimagine the chamber concert experience and enhance relationships with local students in Caramoor’s Student Strings mentorship program, who respond directly and enthusiastically to new music.
About a year ago, the Argus Quartet had the special privilege of seeing the new music ensemble Eighth Blackbird perform “Hand Eye,” a concert of works by the Sleeping Giant composers collective. They were so moved by the performance, that they had the idea to put together their own Sleeping Giant program.
The six members of the Sleeping Giant composers collective — all Yale alumni — are some of today’s most sought after young composers. Their works have been performed by the world’s most prestigious ensembles, including the Berlin Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, and the JACK Quartet. The pieces in this special program represent six distinct voices that challenge our notions of a string quartet’s sound and musical capacity in very different ways. The compositions extend over a vast artistic and emotional range: from the dark sonic immersion of Jacob Cooper’s “Bad Black Bottom Kind” to the sparse, brooding portrait of depression in Christopher Cerrone’s “How to Breathe Underwater,” to the playful wit of Andrew Norman’s “Peculiar Strokes.” The program runs approximately 75 minutes in length.
Sleeping Giant Collective
Cerrone How to Breathe Underwater
Andres Early to Rise
Cooper bad black bottom kind
– Intermission –
Hearne For David Lang
Norman Peculiar Strokes
After the Show
As part of our Student Strings program partnering with local schools, there will be a reception after the performance for students and their parents.
Give Mom (or Grandma) a special treat for Mother’s Day. 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. After the tour, a mini concert will take place in the Music Room right before the Afternoon Tea. Look forward to a delicious assortment of tea sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and preserves, mouthwatering desserts and a variety of aromatic teas, elegantly served in the cozy Summer Dining Room. Hurry and reserve your place now as this special tea musicale sells out every year!
Sarah Nelson Craft, mezzo-soprano
Derrick Goff, piano
Dvořák Songs My Mother Taught Me
Mahler From Des Knaben Wunderhorn
“Um schlimme Kinder artig zu machen”
“Lob des hohen Verstands”
Ives Songs My Mother Taught Me
Ives The Circus Band
Britten A Charm of Lullabies
“A Cradle Song”
“The Highland Balou”
“The Nurse’s Song”
Rachmaninoff Дитя, как цветок ты прекрасна (Child, You Are Beautiful like a Flower)
Tchaikovsky Первое свидание (The First Meeting)
Heggie Paper Wings
“A Route to the Sky”
Deafness is a hardship for anyone, but for a musician it is catastrophic. When Ludwig van Beethoven first experienced loss of hearing as a young man, he contemplated suicide, but he made the decision to resist his suicidal impulses and instead fulfill his artistic destiny. Harvard-trained psychiatrist and Juilliard-trained concert pianist Dr. Richard Kogan gives a lecture/concert that examines how Beethoven became a greater composer once locked inside the silent world of his imagination. Dr. Kogan explores the psychological basis of Beethoven’s creative life and will illuminate the discussion with performances of some of Beethoven’s most extraordinary music.
Enjoy pre-lecture refreshments in the Summer Dining Room from 6:00pm – 6:45pm.
“I came away from this extraordinary lecture and performance deeply moved by a fascinating presentation that only Dr. Kogan, psychiatrist and concert pianist, can deliver.” – Yo-Yo Ma
Richard Kogan has a distinguished career both as a musician and as a physician. Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and Artistic Director of the Weill Cornell Music and Medicine Program, he has been praised for his “exquisite playing” by the New York Times, and the Boston Globe wrote that “Kogan has somehow managed to excel at the world’s two most demanding professions.”
Dr. Kogan has gained renown for his lecture/recitals that explore the role of music in healing and the influence of psychological factors and psychiatric and medical illness on the creative output of composers such as Mozart, Chopin, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Ravel, Rachmaninoff, Gershwin, Bernstein, and Joplin. He has been a featured presenter at music festivals, medical conferences, and scholarly symposia throughout the world.
From Ireland to the West Indies and Madagascar to Manhattan, this musical excursion will bring these distinctive cultures to life with the songs of Ravel, Berlin, Traditional melodies, and many more.
Inaugurated in the spring of 2009, Vocal Rising Stars is Caramoor’s newest mentoring program, focusing on vocal chamber music and the art of song in recital. Singers at the advanced student and the beginning professional level participate in an intensive week-long residency of daily coaching, rehearsals, and workshops with mentors Steven Blier, Artistic Director for Vocal Rising Stars; Michael Barrett; and guest teaching artists; culminating in public performances.
The Schwab Vocal Rising Stars program provides singers with an opportunity to form collaborative partnerships with one another, the Caramoor staff, and the coaches/collaborative pianists who also participate in the residency.
Schwab Vocal Rising Stars
Christine Taylor Price, soprano
Hannah Dishman, mezzo-soprano
Jack Swanson, tenor
Benjamin Dickerson, baritone
HoJae Lee, piano
Steven Blier, Artistic Director of Schwab Vocal Rising Stars, coach, piano, arrangements
Michael Barrett, coach and piano
Marco Granados, flute and coach
Karen Ouzounian, cello
Traditional Siúl A Ghrá
Traditional The Palatine’s Daughter
Bax As I Came Over the Grey, Grey Hills
Traditional From Three Irish Folk Songs: The Foggy, Foggy Dew / She Moved Through the Fair (arr. John Corigliano)
Collisson Eileen Óg
Sánchez de Fuentes Tú
Lecuona Quiero ser hombre
Mauri Aria de Matilde, from La Esclava
Grenet Tú no sab ingle
Caturla Juego santo
Traditional Iga’ma lo Ta’ndo
Ravel Chansons madécasses
Villa-Lobos Manhattan Skyline
Weill One Life to Live, from Lady in the Dark
Robert Brown When You Come Home to Me, from The Last Five Years
Berlin Through a Keyhole
Porter I Happen to Like New York
Be inspired by the rhythm and passion of Flamenco dancing in the Spanish Courtyard. These programs also include 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 you will also learn about the Rosen family. An optional inspired buffet lunch inspired by the Spanish cuisine follows. Be sure to explore the gardens too!
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Isabel del Día, dancer
Alfonso Cid, vocals and flute
Cristian Puig, guitar
Edward Arron, recognized worldwide for his elegant musicianship, impassioned performances and creative programming, returns to Caramoor this spring with the good company of accomplished classical companions.
“Edward Arron is not only one of New York’s most exciting young cellists but also an inventive impresario.” – The New Yorker
Jeewon Park, piano
Jesse Mills, violin
Laura Frautschi, violin
Max Mandel, viola
Edward Arron, cello
Haydn Trio in G Major for Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 53, No. 1
Shostakovich Three Duets for Two Violins with Piano
Shostakovich Piano Quintet in G Minor, Opus 57
Brahms Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34
Caramoor warmly welcomes to the stage Pamela Frank, a music mentor and violin virtuoso with an outstanding international reputation, and the world-renowned Christian Tetzlaff, a deeply dedicated musician who understands that music is common ground for us all.
Pamela Frank is “one of the very best of our time.” – Baltimore Sun
Christian Tetzlaff is “one of the most brilliant and inquisitive artists of the new generation.” – The New York Times
Leclair Sonata in D Major, Op. 3, No. 6
Prokofiev Sonata in C Major, Op. 56
Beriot Sonata in G Minor, Op. 57, No. 1
Leclair Sonata in E Minor, Op. 3, No. 5
Bartók Duos, Sz. 98
Beriot Sonata in D Major, Op. 57, No. 3