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Open your ears to the elevated sound of three Avery Fisher Career Grant recipients playing together in the relatively rare chamber combination of violin, viola, and piano. Violinist Paul Huang is already recognized for his highly expressive and distinctive sound, receiving praise from the the Washington Post proclaiming: “Huang is definitely an artist with the goods for a significant career.” Matthew Lipman has risen as one of the most sought after and promising violists. The Chicago Tribune advises: “Mark well Matthew Lipman’s name: You’ll be hearing a lot more of him in the years to come.” Pianist Michael Brown, known both for his compositions and his virtuosic skill, was described by The New York Times as possessing a “…powerful technique and a vivid imagination.” Huang and Lipman are alumni of Caramoor’s Evnin Rising Stars mentoring program.

Beethoven  Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 8 in G major, Op. 30, No. 3
Brahms Sonata, Op. 120, No. 1
Mozart Kegelstatt Trio, K. 498 (arr. for violin, viola and piano)

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Paul Huang, violin

 

Matthew Lipman, viola

 

Michael Brown, piano

“Pianist Wu Han, violinist Philip Setzer and cellist David Finckel gave their sold-out audience an exuberant, eddying account of the B-flat, then turned the screws tighter for the E-flat, grabbing listeners, as it were, by the throats. ” –Mercury News (San Jose)

One of today’s most prominent trios formed when Co-Artistic Directors of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han, were joined by violinist Philip Setzer, a founding member of the prestigious and Grammy-award winning Emerson String Quartet. Together they bring you an exhilarating all-Beethoven program.

In chamber music, the number of piano trios Beethoven produced is only exceeded by his quartets. This program brings a sampling of his early, middle, and late compositions, including one of his most acclaimed chamber music masterpieces, “Archduke.”

Beethoven  Trio in G major, Op. 1, No. 2
Beethoven  Trio in E-flat major, Op. 70, No. 2
– Intermission –
Beethoven  Trio in B-flat major, Op. 97, “Archduke”

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Former Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence (2001-02) the Pacifica Quartet makes an exuberant return to Caramoor with a program of works by some of the most prolific quartet composers of all time, including one of three late quartets by Beethoven being performed this summer (see also the Danish String Quartet and current Quartet-in-Residence the Aizuri). Bookended by Beethoven is Shulamit Ran’s String Quartet No. 3 titled Glitter, Shards, Doom, Memory. Written for the Pacifica Quartet, this moving piece takes inspiration from the life and work of German-Jewish painter, Felix Nussbaum eliciting “admiration more than emotion” throughout its four movements (New York Times).

Beethoven  Quartet in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4
Shulamit Ran  String Quartet No. 3: Glitter, Shards, Doom, Memory
– Intermission –
Beethoven  Quartet in F major, Op. 59, No. 1

“…remarkable expressive range and tonal beauty” – New York Times
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After opening the first of our chamber ensemble performances (Pamela Frank’s June 19 Father’s Day tribute) with a Brahms quartet, we close the last with the composer’s longest chamber work, Piano Quartet in A major. Artist-in-Residence Jonathan Biss brings to the table an incredible group of musicians with whom he shares a personal connection, not least of whom is his mother, the gifted violinist Miriam Fried.

Janáček Sonata for violin and piano
Brahms Piano Quartet in A major, Op. 26

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Tony Award-winning Broadway golden girl Kelli O’Hara joins Orchestra of St. Luke’s led by Rob Fisher for a season opener full of glitz and glamour! Recently delighting audiences in the award-winning Bridges of Madison County, Light in the Piazza, and revivals of The King and I and South Pacific, Kelli O’Hara brings a mid-western warmth to the stage and screen. Together with famed conductor and pianist Rob Fisher – known for his collaborations with other leading ladies and as music director of productions from New York City Center’s Encores! series – this beloved star kicks off the summer season with an evening of Broadway showstoppers and familiar favorites from the Great American Songbook.

Looking for a full evening of wining, dining, and dancing? Experience our Opening Night Gala, an annual benefit event supporting music performance, musician mentoring, and music education at Caramoor. Gala tickets include prime concert seating!

 

This concert was broadcast live on Classical 105.9 WQXR and Classical 90.3 FM Ossining and is now archived and can be streamed below and at www.wqxr.org.

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Recently hailed by the New York Times for “illuminating essential truths about the music,” the Music from Copland House ensemble returns to Caramoor in Songs America Loves to Sing, a vibrant, wide-ranging program featuring concert works inspired by the sounds of country, jazz, folk, ragtime, tango, and spirituals. Includes music by Aaron Copland (selections from Old American Songs) Pulitzer Prize-winner John Harbison (Songs America Loves to Sing), Mark O’Connor (selections from Poets and Prophets, inspired by Johnny Cash), Pierre Jalbert (Crossings, a Copland House commission), John Mackey (Breakdown Tango), Hale Smith (his classic setting of Amazing Grace), and Florence Price (Gonna Wake Up Singin’), as well as the pioneers of ragtime (Scott Joplin) and jazz (W. C. Handy).

“Excellent musicians in vital performances… Copland would have been proud of all of them.” – Chicago Tribune

Copland  Old American Songs (selections)
O‘Connor  Poets and Prophets (selections)
Harbison  Songs America Loves to Sing
– Intermission –
Jalbert  Crossings
Songs by W.C. Handy, Scott Joplin, Hale Smith, and Hall Johnson
Mackey  Breakdown Tango

Jorell Williams, baritone
Carol Wincenc, flute
Meighan Stoops, clarinet
Gary Levinson, violin
Alexis Pia Gerlach, cello
Michael Boriskin, piano

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Award winning multi-instrumentalist Larry Campbell and powerhouse vocalist Teresa Williams return to Caramoor this summer with a special show featuring their friend and collaborator, keyboardist Marco Benevento. We had to invite them back after their crowd pleasing, joyous performance at our 2015 American Roots Music Festival! Steeped in the sounds of the Delta blues, gospel, Alabama soul, Nashville country, traditional folk, and classic rock music, this married musical duo has been winning over fans with their palpable chemistry and talent.

After years of experience playing with others (including Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Emmylou Harris, Levon Helm, and Phil Lesh), and fresh off their tour with Jackson Brown, Larry and Teresa–together with special guest Marco Benevento (a prolific pianist, songwriter, and producer known for his forays in experimental jazz), and bandmates Jeff Hill and Justin Guip–weave an eclectic mix of influences and textures to create a memorable and uplifting music experience.

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Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams

Marco Benevento / If I Get To See You At All

Artist-in-Residence Jonathan Biss is serious about his Beethoven. “Beethoven’s sonatas have been a constant presence in my life for nearly as long as I have been playing the piano,” he writes. “‘Presence’ is too mild a word, though: ‘force’ comes a bit closer to conveying the space he occupies in my heart and head.”

Through Beethoven/5, a new commissioning project inviting composers to react to Beethoven’s concertos, a 9-year commitment to record each of the composer’s 32 sonatas, and a groundbreaking Coursera class entitled “Exploring Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas,” Biss continues his exploration of the intensity, rigor, and profundity of one of the world’s greatest composers.

In his latest appearance at Caramoor, a solo recital in 2013, the pianist played an entirely different slate of Beethoven’s sonatas to a rapt audience. The player and public both found themselves surrounded by torrential downpour, but it didn’t matter: “Coming back to places where I have history, where the audience and I know each other, where I’ve played a wide variety of repertoire — that always feels deeper to me. And since I have a longer history with Caramoor than I do just about any other place, it’s really very exciting to know that I have this extended visit coming up…”

Witness the passion, dedication, and mastery of a man obsessed.

“Time and hard work have made Beethoven’s vision of the infinite … feel more and more accessible to me when I play.” – Jonathan Biss, excerpt from Beethoven’s Shadow

Beethoven  Sonata in E flat major, Op. 7
Beethoven  Sonata in D minor, Op. 31 no. 2 (“Tempest”)
– Intermission –
Beethoven  Sonata in G major, Op. 79
Beethoven  Sonata in F minor, Op. 57 (“Appassionata”)

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Aureliano Andrew Owens, tenor
Zenobia Georgia Jarman, soprano
Arsace Tamara Mumford, mezzo-soprano
Will Crutchfield, conductor
Orchestra of St. Luke’s

As two warring armies brace for battle over this exquisite city in present-day central Syria, Aureliano in Palmira explores the contentious love triangle of an invading Roman emperor (tenor Andrew Owens), a bold Palmyran queen (soprano Georgia Jarman), and her ally, the dashing Prince of Persia (mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford). Queen Zenobia and Prince Arsace seek victory, but in defeat, find love; Aureliano seeks love, but in victory, learns statesmanship. Acclaimed as “Best Rediscovered Work” at last year’s International Opera Awards, this long-forgotten jewel takes the Bel Canto at Caramoor stage in its first-ever American performance.

After encountering many obstacles in its first production (La Scala, 1813-14), Aureliano was all but abandoned, with its stunning libretto and sweeping overture – later repurposed for The Barber of Seville – virtually scattered to the wind. Over the course of a year, Caramoor’s Director of Opera, Will Crutchfield, worked with the Rossini Foundation and its Editorial Coordinator Daniele Carnini to assemble its disparate parts and rediscover the extraordinary opera Rossini wrote – never heard in its original form between the Scala performances and the triumphant 2014 revival at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro. And now, as the world turns its eyes to war-torn Syria, this sublime score has garnered new meaning: in a tribute to the respected archaeologist Khaled al-Asaad, slain in Palmira in 2015, Italy’s prime minister Matteo Renzi honored the fallen hero with an excerpt from Crutchfield’s recording of Aureliano.

“I have not forgotten that great day of victory;” Queen Zenobia cries, “that day will come again.”

A host of daytime pre-opera events, delicious picnics, tours of the historic Rosen House, and more make for an unforgettable day at Caramoor.

 

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Imaginative pianist, prolific writer, MacArthur “genius grant” winner, and newly-minted librettist Jeremy Denk makes his first Caramoor appearance following a season of high-profile collaborations from Saint Paul to San Diego.

“… clear focus and tingly zest … that lifts up, transforms …” – Mercury News
Program

Bach English Suite No. 3 in G minor, BWV 808
Syncopation Set
Joplin & Hayden  “Sunflower Slow Drag”
Stravinsky Piano-Rag-Music
Byrd  The Passinge Mesures: the Nynthe Pavian from Lady Nevell’s Booke of Virginal Music
Hindemith “Ragtime” from Suite “1922”
Bolcom Graceful Ghost Rag
Mozart  Gigue in G major, K. 574
Nancarrow Canon
Lambert “Pilgrim’s Chorus” from Tannhäuser (after Wagner)
– Intermission –
Schubert Sonata No. 21 in B-flat major, D 960

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