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Lake Street Dive singer-songwriter Rachael Price and composer, singer, and guitarist Vilray turned their shared love for the jazz music of the 1930s and ’40s into a heart-warming collaboration between friends. After meeting at the New England Conservatory of Music, the duo later reunited for a performance that sparked songwriting inspiration. Performing a mixture of original songs and forgotten treasures, Rachael & Vilray welcome you to an evening rich with nostalgia for an era gone by.

“It’s a special kind of magic when two voices meet and immediately sound like they’ve never been apart. The voices of acoustic duo Rachael & Vilray are magical enough on their own, but when they blend in song the results are utterly sublime.” — Chronogram



Rachael Price

Continuing Caramoor’s spotlight on the Harlem Renaissance, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Classical Theatre of Harlem offer an innovative and magical evening through a musical and theatrical interpretation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. A Harlem Dream retells the classic story, celebrating the Harlem Renaissance with vivid allusions to New York City and this exciting cultural revolution. In addition to Mendelssohn’s glorious and beloved score, the works of Duke Ellington and other jazz greats are woven into the tale. The 22 musicians and eight actors play varied and imaginative roles throughout the performance.


Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
The Classical Theatre of Harlem
Peter Francis James, director


Mendelssohn Incidental music from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 21 and Op. 61 (arr. Tarkmann)

7:00pm Pre-concert conversation with Peter Francis James

We are excited to kick off our new collaboration with City Winery, an organization with multiple music venues around the nation, which excels at being a connoisseur of both wine and today’s best musicians. The American Roots Music Festival is a day overflowing with spectacular music located throughout our grounds, spanning the genres of blues, Americana, folk, zydeco, and bluegrass. Friends Field comes alive as the whole audience is invited to join in a singalong with Toronto’s Choir!Choir!Choir! This music-filled day ends with the three-time Grammy Award winner for Best Contemporary Blues Album and multi-instrumentalist, Taj Mahal, who has reshaped the definition of blues in his six-decades long career by incorporating the sounds of the Caribbean, Africa, and the South Pacific. Join us for a day of music discovery and explore the grounds, the Rosen House, and the sounds of Caramoor.



Evening Artist
Taj Mahal
with special guest Deva Mahal

Daytime Artists
Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas
Cynthia Sayer
Porch Stomp Revue
and many more!

Praised by The New York Times for its “deep reserves of virtuosity and irrepressible dramatic instinct,” the Calidore String Quartet, alumni of Caramoor’s Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence program, performs a program of chamber works by Bach and Beethoven alongside a new composition by contemporary Anna Clyne. Join this award-winning ensemble as they celebrate both their 10th anniversary and the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth during the 2019–20 season.

“Self-assured, mutually supportive, creative, grateful for all the guidance they have had: The Calidores would seem to have the resilience they need for a long and fruitful musical career.” — Strings



Calidore String Quartet
Jeffrey Myers, violin
Ryan Meehan, violin
Jeremy Berry, viola
Estelle Choi, cello


J.S. Bach Selections from The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080
Anna Clyne Breathing Statues
Beethoven String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat Major, Op. 130
Beethoven Große Fuge in B-flat Major, Op. 133

7:00pm Pre-concert conversation with members of the Calidore String Quartet

Caramoor welcomes renowned master of the Indian sarod Maestro Amjad Ali Khan and his sons Ayaan Ali Bangash and Amaan Ali Bangash, along with American classical guitarist Sharon Isbin, who has been hailed as “the pre-eminent guitarist of our time” (Boston Magazine). Together they bring Strings for Peace to Caramoor in the spirit of sharing the great unique treasures of their own musical traditions while also finding common ground in Ragas and Medieval modes.

“Crossed barriers of language, culture, uniting people through music and melody … The power of their performance rocked the hall.” — Times of India



Amjad Ali Khan, sarod
Ayaan Ali Bangash, sarod
Amaan Ali Bangash, sarod
Sharon Isbin, guitar


Sharon Isbin: Spanish Work for Solo Guitar
Amjad Ali Khan: Sacred Evening
Amjad Ali Khan: By the Moon
Anonymous: Raga and Folk Music
Amjad Ali Khan: Romancing Earth

Returning to Caramoor after a breathtaking performance of John Luther Adams’ songbirdsongs in our Sunken Garden last summer, the “utterly mesmerising to watch” (The Guardian) Sandbox Percussion invites you to experience 21st-century works by some of today’s most exciting composers, including a world premiere by Christopher Cerrone in which they are joined by Conor Hanick on prepared piano. Hanick’s “technical refinement, color, crispness and wondrous variety of articulation … would benefit works by any master.” — The New York Times

“Sandbox Percussion are clearly an energetic ensemble with imagination, integrity and courage in their music making. … Sandbox’s mix of solid technique, musicality and showmanship ensured it was a hugely enjoyable evening all around.” — I Care If You Listen



Sandbox Percussion
Conor Hanick, piano


Andy Akiho Haiku 2
Juri Seo VV
Amy Beth Kirsten May The Devil Take Me
David Crowell Music for Percussion Quartet
Andy Akiho Pillar IV
Christopher Cerrone Piano Concerto for solo prepared piano and percussion quartet (World Premiere)

Friends’ Garden Party for all Membership levels

Applauded by The Washington Post as “a perfect encapsulation of today’s trends in chamber music,” and by The New Yorker as “independent-minded,” PUBLIQuartet’s modern interpretation of chamber music makes them one of the most dynamic artists of their generation. Their two sets include works by Astor Piazzolla, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Jessie Montgomery, Vijay Iyer, George Walker, John Corigliano, and their unique genre-bending MIND|THE|GAP creations.

“a respectful acknowledgment of the past and confident step into the future…the adventurous PUBLIQuartet” — The New York Times




Schedule & Program

5:30pm Family Set
Jessie Montgomery Voodoo Dolls
Villa-Lobos Bachianas brasileiras No. 5
Piazzolla Libertango (arr. by Curtis Stewart)
PUBLIQuartet Mind | The | Gap Project: “Nina!”
PUBLIQuartet Mind | The | Gap Project: “A Tiskit A Tasket”
7:00pm Evening Program
Vijay Iyer Dig The Say – for James Brown 1933-2012
Walker String Quartet No. 1 (In Memory of My Grandmother M.K.)
John Corigliano Snapshot: Circa 1909
PUBLIQuartet Mind | The | Gap Project: “Antonin Dvořák: ‘What is American’”

Complimentary tickets for Members at the Family level and above (expires August 2020)

The tradition continues as alumni of our Evnin Rising Stars mentoring program serve up an afternoon of chamber music inside the newly air-conditioned Music Room of the Rosen House.


Paul Huang, violin
Tessa Lark, violin
Nicholas Cords, viola
Zoë Martin-Doike, viola
Edward Arron, cello
Alexander Hersh, cello


Mozart String Quintet in C Minor, K. 406
Shulamit Ran Lyre of Orpheus
Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70

The Knights are dedicated to transforming the orchestral experience and eliminating barriers between audience and music. The New York Times has described them as “an adventurous young orchestra that has established a strong reputation for polished performances and imaginative programming.” The ensemble performs the world premiere of a new work by Anna Clyne, and the N.Y. premiere of Nico Muhly’s Shrink with violinist Pekka Kuusisto. Also featured are two works by Janáček arranged for chamber orchestra.

“There’s every chance that Shrink will become a 21st-century classic.” — Limelight Magazine, Australia



The Knights
Eric and Colin Jacobsen, Artistic Directors
Pekka Kuusisto, violin


Anna Clyne New Work for Chamber Orchestra (World Premiere)
Nico Muhly Shrink (New York Premiere) with Pekka Kuusisto, violin
Janáček “The Kreutzer Sonata,” arr. for Chamber Orchestra from the original string quartet (arr. Michael Atkinson and Eric Jacobsen)
Traditional Songs and Dances of Moravia and Slovakia (arr. The Knights)

3:00pm Pre-concert conversation with Nico Muhly, Pekka Kuusisto, and Eric Jacobsen

Complimentary Garden Listening tickets for Members at the Family level and above

The finest musicians in jazz today kick off Caramoor’s 2020 Summer Season led by world-renowned trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis. Join us in a high-energy opening celebration!


Wynton Marsalis, Music Director, trumpet
Ryan Kisor, trumpet
Kenny Rampton, trumpet
Marcus Printup, trumpet
Chris Crenshaw, trombone
Vincent Gardner, trombone
Elliot Mason, trombone
Sherman Irby, alto and soprano saxophones, flute, clarinet
Ted Nash, alto and soprano saxophones, flute, clarinet
Victor Goines, tenor and soprano saxophones, clarinet, bass clarinet
Paul Nedzela, baritone and soprano saxophones, bass clarinet
Camille Thurman, saxophones and vocals
Dan Nimmer, piano
Carlos Henriquez, bass


Program to be announced from the stage


Elevate your Evening

Upgrade your ticket to After Dark! The After Dark post-performance party lets you extend the celebration with dessert and dancing under the stars. Your participation helps support Caramoor’s fundraising goals. With this upgrade, you will also get the convenience of using our valet services for the evening.