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This evening brings together a vivacious, witty and fun program along with a group of musicians to match. After meeting twenty years ago at Caramoor, the exquisite cellist Edward Arron reunites with violin virtuoso Jennifer Frautschi and the technically brilliant pianist Andrew Armstrong. Tchaikovsky ensures thrilling piano playing while Stravinsky promises movements that are tuneful and amusing.

Artists

Andrew Armstrong, piano
Jennifer Frautschi, violin
Edward Arron, cello

Program

Stravinsky  Suite Italienne for Violin and Piano
Glière Eight Pieces for Violin and Cello, Op. 39
Schnittke Musica Nostalgica for Cello and Piano (1992)
Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50

Experience the characteristic dance and song of Spain, bursting with passion, color, and rhythm! This series includes a concert in the Spanish Courtyard followed by a tour of the Mediterranean-style Rosen House, a buffet lunch inspired by Spanish cuisine, and a self-guided garden stroll.

Artists

Isabel del Día, dancer
Alfonso Cid, vocals and flute
Cristian Puig, guitar

The magic of the season is visible throughout the Rosen House! Take part in Caramoor’s great holiday tradition of sing-alongs with charismatic musicians, festive decorations, and tea service in the majestic Music Room of the Rosen House. Enjoy an assortment of finger sandwiches, scrumptious holiday treats and a variety of teas (hot chocolate with marshmallows for the little ones!).

Dietary restrictions? Please call 914.232.5035 ext. 221 a week in advance.

Events throughout December are known to fill up, so be sure to book early!

VIP Tour, Concert, and Tea

Make the afternoon even more splendid by purchasing the VIP option. In addition to all the above you will have preferred seating, Prosecco and artisanal chocolates from La Tulipe of Mount Kisco, NY.  Only six VIP tickets are available per tea. Call the Box Office at 914.232.1252 or email [email protected] to reserve this option.

December 1  Thursday
SOLD OUT

Michael Axtell, baritone
Brent Funderburk, piano

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December 7  Wednesday

Kimberly Hawkey, vocals
Assaf Gleizner, piano

December 8  Thursday

Kimberly Hawkey, vocals
Assaf Gleizner, piano

December 9  Friday
SOLD OUT

Brent Funderburk, piano
Michael Axtell, baritone
Kayla Berghoff, soprano

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December 10*  Saturday
SOLD OUT

Courtney Ruckman, soprano
Derrick Goff, piano

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December 11  Sunday
SOLD OUT

Shea Owens, baritone
Brent Funderburk, piano

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December 14  Wednesday
SOLD OUT

Courtney Ruckman, soprano
Derrick Goff, piano

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December 15  Thursday
SOLD OUT

Kimberly Hawkey, vocals
Assaf Gleizner, piano

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December 16  Friday
SOLD OUT

Kimberly Hawkey, vocals
Assaf Gleizner, piano

Wait List

*Tour begins at 2:00pm, Concert at 3:00pm, and Tea at 3:50pm

The Evnin Rising Stars program is an incubator for leaders in classical music performance. Distinguished artist/mentors pass on the great masterworks of the chamber music repertoire to a new generation of outstanding talent. The culmination of this week of intense collaboration and musical discovery is an opportunity for the public to witness musicians on their way to becoming legends themselves. Esteemed alumni of this program include Edward Arron, Jonathan Biss, Frank Huang, and Alisa Weilerstein.

Evnin Rising Stars

Eunice Kim, violin
Paul Huang, violin
In Mo Yang, violin
Sung Jin Lee, viola
Haeji Kim, viola
Sarah Rommel, cello
Oliver Herbert, cello

Distinguished Artists

Pamela Frank, violin
Nobuko Imai, viola
Ralph Kirshbaum, cello

Program

Mozart  String Quintet No. 5 in D major, K. 593
Hindemith  String Quartet No. 4, Op. 22
Brahms  String Sextet No. 1 in B-flat major, Op. 18

The Argus Quartet begins their residency at Caramoor with a program curated to entice chamber music lovers. With two Theofanidis pieces: Visions & Miracles, which is almost blindingly light and ecstatic, and the darkly brooding piano quintet, along with compositions from exciting and accomplished 20th century composers, the Argus Quartet invite listeners to broaden their knowledge of the string quartet library. The cutting-edge Argus Quartet collaborated Knox’s Satellites through a commissioning project by the Kronos Quartet devoted to the most contemporary approaches to the string quartet.

Program

Theofanidis  O vis Aeternitatis (O Power of Eternity), for Piano Quintet (performed with David Fung, pianist)Livengood This Is My Scary Robot VoiceDi Castri Quartet No. 1 (American Premiere)
– Intermission –Theofanidis  Visions & MiraclesKnox  Satellites, for String Quartet

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 Argus is the 17th 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.

Inspired by improvisational gypsy music and way of life, jazz vocalist Cyrille Aimée fearlessly embraces the unknown to create unique moments with every performance. Aimée ties her joie de vivre with “a voice like fine whiskey – oaky and smooth, with a hint of smokiness” (Washington Post). Let her exuberant spontaneity lead you to a one-of-a-kind performance at her Caramoor debut this fall.

“Astonishingly creative….with a brilliant sound, fresh ideas, impeccable rhythm and an overall approach that honors tradition without being shackled to the past.”
The Wall Street Journal

[email protected] is a unique collaboration between two of the region’s most vital cultural resources that showcases early- to mid-career artists in a variety of genres. This series of performances takes place in the Katonah Museum of Art’s beautiful outdoor Sculpture Garden – a brief two-mile trek up the street from Caramoor – and are an ideal early-evening experience for families, picnickers, and adventurous music lovers. Complimentary wine and beer will be available.

Cole Quest and The City Pickers are a group of New York City musicians connected by friendship and a love of bluegrass. Cole Quest, grandson of the folk icon Woody Guthrie, has brought together a collection of eclectic pickers who have gained recognition on the local scene. Performing both Quest’s original tunes as well as traditional favorites, The City Pickers bring their special brand of high-spirited talent to the stage, with up-beat, knee slapping energy and a high lonesome sound that’ll leave you wanting more.

All seating is available on a “first come, first served” basis, so claim your domain early! For more information, please contact Katonah Museum of Art at 914.232.9555.

[email protected] is a unique collaboration between two of the region’s most vital cultural resources that showcases early- to mid-career artists in a variety of genres. This series of performances takes place in the Katonah Museum of Art’s beautiful outdoor Sculpture Garden – a brief two-mile trek up the street from Caramoor – and are an ideal early-evening experience for families, picnickers, and adventurous music lovers. Complimentary wine and beer will be available.

Guitar Player is calling him“…the blazing wunderkind” and “one of the finest young jazz guitarists on the scene”. Award-winning jazz-rock guitarist and composer, Jake Hertzog, has just released his sixth studio album entitled Well Lit Shadow, which is a suite for solo electric guitar celebrating themes and images in particle physics.  Jake most recently headlined at the world famous Blue Note Jazz club in New York, and has performed across the US and Europe.

All seating is available on a “first come, first served” basis, so claim your domain early! For more information, please contact Katonah Museum of Art at 914.232.9555.

[email protected] is a unique collaboration between two of the region’s most vital cultural resources that showcases early- to mid-career artists in a variety of genres. This series of performances takes place in the Katonah Museum of Art’s beautiful outdoor Sculpture Garden – a brief two-mile trek up the street from Caramoor – and are an ideal early-evening experience for families, picnickers, and adventurous music lovers. Complimentary wine and beer will be available.

Ethos Percussion Group is America’s premier percussion quartet presenting an energetic potpourri of musical genres from around the globe.  Highly regarded for their Western chamber music expertise, individual members are also virtuosos on exotic instruments from Indonesia, West Africa, India, and the Middle East.

All seating is available on a “first come, first served” basis, so claim your domain early! For more information, please contact Katonah Museum of Art at 914.232.9555.

When is the last time you referred to yourself as creative? Whether you identify as creative or think you have misplaced your creativity somewhere along the way, author and creative thinking professional Kathryn Haydon has worked with Jane Harvey to create a simple and fun way to boost your creativity to it’s fullest potential. Creativity for Everybody truly is for everyone: parents, teachers, businesspeople, and artists can all benefit from grasping a deeper understanding of their creative strengths and supporting the creativity of those around them.

Meet and chat with Kathryn Haydon while sipping a variety of aromatic teas and eating scrumptious tea sandwiches and desserts in the intimate open air of the Spanish Dining Room. Every ticket guarantees a copy of Creativity for Everybody with the opportunity to have it signed by the author. Take an optional tour of the Rosen House at 1:30pm and open up your mind while getting a glimpse into the life of Caramoor’s founders, Lucie and Walter Rosen, who filled their home with music and treasures collected from all over the world and time.

“The more hands we can get Creativity for Everybody into – the better – to help fan the flames of the movement to a more enlightened, creative, brave way of being human.”
– Peter H. Reynolds, Author of The Dot