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In its four short years of existence, the Los Angeles-based Argus Quartet, this season’s Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence, has performed everywhere from Carnegie Hall and the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ in Amsterdam to the Hear Now Music Festival in Los Angeles and New Orleans’ Birdfoot Festival. As part of their residency at Caramoor, in addition to their public performances throughout the year, Argus serves as music mentors, lending their time and talents to Caramoor’s Student Strings program in secondary schools with a classroom-based program of concerts, conversations, and performance clinics.  Their varied program today contains masterworks by two prolific proponents of the string quartet—Haydn and Beethoven—and a world premiere by Donald Crockett, commissioned by Caramoor specifically for the Argus Quartet as part of our dedication to building “A String Quartet Library for the 21st Century.”

“They played with supreme melodic control and total authority.” – Calgary Herald
Program

Haydn  String Quartet in C major, Op. 74 No. 1
Crockett  String Quartet No. 4, Traveling Symphony (World Premiere Commissioned by Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts) Beethoven  String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, Op. 132

“This new string quartet, my fourth, is written especially for the young and highly talented Argus Quartet, and with their style, sound and sense of drama very much in mind.  It is a narrative piece, essentially a compact opera (mostly) without words, set in a post-civilization era and based loosely on recent end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it works of literary fiction.  And Shakespeare.  At times somber and agitated in tone, this ‘opera’ for string quartet is nonetheless ultimately optimistic, a collection of impressions and recollections about finding a way forward in a darkening landscape.” – Donald Crockett

Friends’ Garden Party

Members at all levels are invited to attend the Friends’ Garden Party and enjoy pre-concert refreshments.
To reserve your spot, add up to two tickets (Friends Level Members) or four tickets (Partner Level Members and above) to your cart and the complimentary price will be reflected at checkout once you’ve logged in to your account.
For more information or to RSVP, please email Jennifer Pace at [email protected].



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Vivaldi’s Four Seasons has enchanted generations of music lovers with its vivid musical images of the natural world. Caramoor’s bucolic surroundings is the ideal setting to experience this work. The legendary tango composer, Astor Piazzolla was inspired by Vivaldi’s masterpiece to create his own “Four Seasons of Buenos Aires,” which Artist-in-Residence, Jason Vieaux will perform with bandoneonist Julien Labro. Vieaux has chosen Vivaldi’s beloved Guitar Concerto in D Major to open this program.

“Vieaux opened ears with his rhythmic clarity and remarkable left-hand facility … He made the single guitar seem like a body of instruments at work in music full of the emotion of loss.” – The Philadelphia Inquirer
Artists

Jason Vieaux, guitar
Julien Labro, bandoneon
Krista Bennion Feeney, violin
Orchestra of St. Luke’s

Program

Vivaldi Guitar Concerto in D Major, RV 93
Piazzolla Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas for Guitar and Bandoneon
– Intermission –Vivaldi  The Four Seasons, Op. 8


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Before the Show

3:00pm Pre-concert conversation in the Venetian Theater with Jason Vieaux, Julien Labro, and Krista Bennion Feeney.

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

Members, to redeem your complimentary tickets, add up to four Garden Listening tickets (per member and per event) to your cart and the complimentary price will be reflected at checkout once you’ve logged in to your account.



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Gabriel Kahane is a Brooklyn songwriter, composer, pianist, and theater artist.  Known for his intriguing collaborations with an array of artists in varied genres–including Chris Thile, Brooklyn Rider, Rob Moose, Sufjan Stevens–Kahane returns to Caramoor with the adventurous indie-classical ensemble yMusic for an eclectic program of thought-provoking music. This concert features the world premiere of Kahane’s new work, co-commissioned by Caramoor.

“Mr. Kahane fused art-song and pop-ballad conventions into something new and entrancing.” – The New York Times
Artists

Gabriel Kahane, vocalist, piano, and guitaryMusic
Rob Moose, violin
Nadia Sirota, viola
Gabriel Cabezas, cello
Hideaki Aomori, clarinets
Alex Sopp, flutes
CJ Camerieri, trumpet

Program

To include Caramoor Commission written by Gabriel Kahane

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Due to inclement weather, fireworks will be postponed until Sunday, July 2 at 9:30pm.

The concert will proceed as scheduled. Safety considerations required that this decision be made at 2:00pm Saturday afternoon, based on weather forecasts available at that time.

The weather looks good for Sunday and the grounds will open at 8:00pm with the fireworks display beginning at 9:30pm. Please hold onto your tickets for admission. We apologize for any inconvenience caused. Your safety – and that of the fireworks crew – is our paramount concern.

Please contact the Box Office at 914.232.1252 or [email protected] if you have any questions.


Grab your family and friends, and get in the spirit of ’76 by celebrating the Fourth with us a bit early. Caramoor favorite and Broadway baritone Ryan Silverman serves up classic songs from the Great American Songbook while trumpet soloist Amy McCabe and the Westchester Symphonic Winds salute the stars and stripes. This patriotic evening properly ends with a bang—in the sky and on the ground—with fireworks and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.

Artists

Westchester Symphonic Winds
Curt Ebersole, conductor
Ryan Silverman, baritone
Amy McCabe, trumpet
Robert Sherman, host and narrator

Program

Smith The Star Spangled Banner (arr. John Philip Sousa & Walter Damrosch)
Galante Resplendent Glory
Styne Overture to Gypsy (arr. Barton Green)
Broughton Excursions for Trumpet and Band
Sousa Manhattan Beach March (arr. Frederick Fennell)
Burns “I Loved Well Those Cities”
Rodgers & Hammerstein “This Nearly Was Mine” from South Pacific (arr. Matt Podd)
Porter “Were Thine That Special Face” from Kiss Me, Kate (arr. Matt Podd)
Leigh and Darion “Impossible Dream” from Man of La Mancha (arr. Matt Podd)
Belsterling March of the Steel Men (arr. Harry S. Alford)
Tchaikovsky Overture, “1812” (arr. Mayhew L. Lake)
Sousa The Stars & Stripes Forever (arr. Keith Brion & Loras Schissel)

In the case of inclement weather, this concert will go on as scheduled. The Venetian Theater is a fully-covered, tented venue. The fireworks show will be postponed until July 2nd at 9:30pm. You will be notified in advance.
Getting to Caramoor

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Covered Picnicking for All Membership Levels in the Members’ Reception Tent

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The Big Easy comes to Caramoor when New Orleans pianist Henry Butler teams with trumpeter/arranger Steven Bernstein and The Hot 9 for a tour through the classic early songbooks of Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton, and many more. Featuring tunes from their 2014 album, Viper’s Drag, Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9 will deliver once again “a scintillating set in which the earliest roots of jazz were transported to the age of 21st-century postmodernism.” (Houston Press)

“Henry Butler, Steven Bernstein and the Hot 9 delivered a scintillating set in which the earliest roots of jazz were transported to the age of 21st-century postmodernism.” – Rick Mitchell, Houston Press
Artists

Henry Butler, piano, vocals
Steven Bernstein, trumpet, slide trumpet, alto horn
Curtis Fowlkes, trombone
Charlie Burnham, violin
Doug Wieselman, Bb clarinet, Eb clarinet, tenor saxophone
Peter Apfelbaum, tenor & soprano saxophone
Erik Lawrence, baritone & soprano saxophone
Matt Munisteri, guitar
Luques Curtis, bass
Donald Edwards, drums

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Let us pack your picnic for you! For heartier options, no lines, and the ease of ordering a picnic in advance this summer, consider choosing from our special picnic boxes offered by our caterer, Great Performances. View the menu and order by noting how many of each option you would like after selecting your seats for Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9. Confirm by selecting "Add to Cart."

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A recent top prizewinner in the George Enescu International Cello Competition and Beverly Hills National Auditions, Evnin Rising Star alumna cellist Sarah Rommel is indeed a star on the rise. She has been the recipient of several awards and grants, including the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artists Award, which led to a subsequent appearance on NPR’s From the Top. Pianist Xiaohui Yang joins Rommel for a varied program that pairs cello works from neighboring Germany and Czechoslovakia, including Martinů’s brooding variations on a Slovak theme and Beethoven’s delightful variations on Papageno’s aria from Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte.

Artists

Sarah Rommel, cello
Xiaohui Yang, piano

Program

Beethoven  12 Variations on “Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen,” Op. 66
Janáček PohádkaStrauss Cello Sonata, Op. 6
Martinů  Slovak Variations, H. 378

Evnin Rising Stars

The Evnin Rising Stars program is one of Caramoor’s four mentoring programs for emerging professionals. Each fall, Pamela Frank, Artistic Director for the  mentoring program, selects six to eight young classical musicians for a week long chamber music residency. The Rising Stars spend the week in workshops, reading sessions, and ensemble rehearsals, culminating in live performances in the Music Room with their mentors. This mentoring program, named in honor of Judy Evnin, Caramoor’s Chairman Emerita, has identified some of the finest musicians of the next generation and helped them cross the threshold from their student years into the early stages of a professional career.

The Evnin Rising Stars mentoring program relies, in part, on special gifts to Caramoor’s Endowment and Annual Fund from donors interested in identifying and developing promising classical musicians.

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The Westerlies, a self-described “accidental brass quartet” formed by four childhood friends from Seattle, are known for their adventurous explorations with jazz, roots, and chamber music influences. Going against chamber music tradition, the group performs without sheet music to create a unique, visceral connection with audiences. “Skilled interpreters who are also adept improvisers” (NPR’s Fresh Air), this concert will feature original music from The Westerlies’ self-titled sophomore album, released in 2016.

“…the New York City-based, Seattle-born brass band occupies a lively territory between jazz, Steven Foster-styled folk and chamber music with bracing melodies and, crucially, an undeniable sense of fun.” – Chris Barton, LA Times
Artists

The Westerlies
Riley Mulherkar, trumpet
Zubin Hensler, trumpet
Andy Clausen, trombone
Willem de Koch, trombone

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Join us – together with Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O’Donovan – to support Caramoor’s American Roots Music program.

These 3 talented and charming musicians are on the road constantly with their busy individual projects, except for those exceedingly rare and magical times when they come together as their band I’m With Her. I’m With Her, fresh off several shows with Chris Thile on A Prairie Home Companion, returns to Caramoor for one night to raise funds to support Roots Music programming at Caramoor.

Sara, Sarah, and Aoife each has a special relationship with Caramoor, and this will be a deeply personal – and memorable – evening.

“I’m With Her is no casual jam session or songwriters’ round table. Each song in the trio’s generous set was meticulously arranged to make the most of the many ways the musicians could blend.” – The New York Times

This is a limited and exclusive performance. I’m With Her is not officially touring again until 2018 so your ticket gets you one of only 100 seats to hear a band The New York Times hailed as “an alliance of Americana virtuosos.”

The audience is invited to an Afterglow Reception following the performance to enjoy refreshments and to spend time chatting with Aoife, Sarah, and Sara. And your ticket is a tax deductible donation too (see below).

Thank you for helping keep Roots Music thriving at Caramoor. We hope to see you on December 3 for this extraordinary night of music.

For more information or to make reservations, please call 914.232.1252 or email [email protected]


Proceeds from this benefit support Caramoor’s American Roots Music Program.

Tickets are $500 and all but $35 of each ticket is tax-deductible, as provided by law. The purchase of Caramoor special events tickets does not count toward Membership. For more information and to purchase your tickets, please contact our Box Office: [email protected] 914.232.1252


I’m With Her on Prairie Home Companion

 

I’m With Her at Caramoor

The American Songbook opens up on the Music Room stage for this annual Benefit Concert, welcoming New York City-born actress, singer, recording artist and writer Melissa Errico. A star performer, Errico shined in leading Broadway musical roles as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady and in Kurt Weill’s One Touch of Venus. She was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her work in Michel Legrand’s Amour. Errico’s performance this spring offers a rare opportunity to enjoy her magic up close in the intimate Music Room. There will be a champagne and dessert reception with Ms. Errico after the performance.

Melissa Errico has the power to take a sumptuous Broadway ballad to the moon and back!
– Stephen Holden, New York Times
Artists

Melissa Errico, soprano
Tedd Firth, musical director
Phil Palombi, bass

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: [email protected]  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.

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 seasonally inspired buffet lunch. Be sure to explore the gardens too!

Dietary Needs If you or a member of your group have any special dietary needs please contact the Box Office as soon as possible at [email protected].

Artists

Kelsey Robertson, mezzo-soprano
Derrick Goff, piano

Program

Schubert An die MusikSchubert Im FrühlingBrahms Die MainachtBrahms FeldeinsamkeitIves FeldeinsamkeitCopland Nature, the gentlest motherBeach The year’s at the springBerlioz La villanelleDuparc Chanson tristePoulenc FleursFauré L’hiver a cesséRossini La regata veneziana 1. “Anzoleta avanti la regata”2. “Anzoleta co passa la regata”3. “Anzoleta dopo la regata”