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The lavish soirées hosted by our founders in the 1930s and ’40s are reimagined today with A Summer Evening at the Rosens’. The night begins with a social cocktail hour in the bucolic Sense Circle Garden. After cocktails, enjoy a brief presentation on the Rosen Family and Caramoor’s origins, surrounded by exotic works of fine and decorative art in the historic Music Room. A theremin (one of the earliest electronic instruments; a favorite of Lucie Rosen’s) mini concert and talk with singer, thereminst, and Theater World Award winner Sarah Rice follows, after which guests will head to the open-air East Porch for an elegant catered dinner. The evening closes with Songs America Loves to Sing, a vibrant, wide-ranging program of works based on or inspired by the sounds of Americana – from jazz to spirituals to rock – with Music from Copland House. As a guest of the Rosens, prime concert seating awaits you!

An annual summer tradition, Dancing at Dusk brings families and those who simply like to experience joyful sounds together on Caramoor’s spacious Friends Field. Learn about, and dance to, tunes from around the globe, enjoy family-friendly food & drink, and take in the rollicking fun of music that moves you!

This week, we dance to Kinding Sindaw Melayu Heritage, a group bringing movement, song, and storytelling from the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, and South Thailand! Through exhilarating, high-energy performances, Kinding Sindaw’s dancers infuse traditional stories with bursts of color, begging the young and young-at-heart to leave their seats and move their feet. With authentic Filipino instruments in tow such as the kulintang or gamelan (a tuned bronze kettle drum set), hanging gongs, and the dabakan (cylindrical drums), little ones are sure to be delighted.

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“Polyrythmic! Murmurous! You thought of an island, standing by the shore and hearing ancestral voices in the breeze.” – The Village Voice

Stamford Symphony’s Erica Kiesewetter, concertmaster; Molly Morkoski, piano; and Caroline Stinson, principal cellist; pay tribute to this French national holiday and its revolutionary origins with a program of works by prolific French composers. Delight in the poetry of Ravel, the passion of Fauré, and much more with this incendiary chamber ensemble.

Boulanger “D’un matin de printemps”
Fauré Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 120
Ravel  Piano Trio in A minor (1914)

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Experience the “rampaging energy” of one of the world’s most sought-after chamber ensembles, the Danish String Quartet. David Finckel, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center co-artistic director (appearing on our stage as well, on June 26), shared his experience of auditioning the Danish with Mercury News:

“My introduction to this group was as dramatic as one could have … we had this panel of judges sitting there, all incredible musicians; been through it all. And these guys walked out to play, and they looked like Scandinavian or Old West bandits. They were wearing vests and white shirts, and they had this wild, spiky blond hair. We looked at them and thought, ‘Wow, this is really off the wall.’ I think they started with Haydn and then they went to Beethoven, Op. 127, the slow movement, one of the most profound pieces. And they started to play it, and I looked down the length of this long table of judges; there wasn’t a pencil moving. They were all just sitting there, transfixed; one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever heard.”

“…rampaging energy” – Alex Ross, The New Yorker

There’s no doubting the Danish String Quartet’s firmly-rooted position within the realm of classical music – “we are simply your friendly neighborhood string quartet,” the group writes on its website, “with above average amounts of beard” – but it’s their understanding of and respect for a different sort of social music, folk music, that’s helping this pioneering ensemble stand even taller. Their love of traditional Scandinavian folk, on exquisite display with their latest release, Wood Works (2014), is as vital to their on-stage presence as the quartet’s masterful, invigorating performances of works from the classical canon. Those new to the realm of roots and folk music – as well as those unfamiliar with the classical world – will both find inspiration and meaningful listening with this high-octane group of Brooklyn-styled savants.

Janáček String Quartet No. 2, “Intimate Letters”
Folk music from the Nordic countries
– Intermission –Beethoven String Quartet No. 12, Op. 127

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An annual summer tradition, Dancing at Dusk brings families and those who simply like to experience joyful sounds together on Caramoor’s spacious Friends Field. Learn about, and dance to, tunes from around the globe, enjoy family-friendly food & drink, and take in the rollicking fun of music that moves you!

In this thrilling exploration of Ba Ban (translated as “Eight Beats”, the structural basis for traditional Chinese folk music) classical and modern dancer Ling Tang takes young listeners on an interactive musical journey. As the sounds of dizi (flutes), sheng (organ), pipa (lute), guzheng (zither), huqin (fiddles), and yangqin (dulcimer) fill the air, little ones will experiment with diverse movements from martial arts, acrobatics, Tai-Chi, Chinese Opera, and more.

Complimentary Tickets for Family Level Members

An annual summer tradition, Dancing at Dusk brings families and those who simply like to experience joyful sounds together on Caramoor’s spacious Friends Field. Learn about, and dance to, tunes from around the globe, enjoy family-friendly food & drink, and take in the rollicking fun of music that moves you!

Join Lei Pasifika as they bring music and culture of the Polynesian islands to northern Westchester! This costumed group, comprised of educators and entertainers with extensive Polynesian heritage, shares performances that embody the varied spirits of the islands and transport listeners to the glistening South Pacific.

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Pack a picnic and join us for our annual romp exploring an eclectic mix of folk, country, bluegrass, gospel, blues, creole, singer/songwriter, string band, old time, and everything in-between. Enjoy memorable tunes, great eats, good friends, comfortable bathrooms, free parking, and 90 acres of historic gardens and architectural treasures ripe for exploration.

This season, the all-ages American Roots Music Festival offers up several riveting headline artists on the verge of stardom. Hurray for the Riff Raff – led by the charismatic Alynda Segarra – hails from New Orleans and mixes doo-wop, blues, and honky-tonk into unforgettable, effortlessly catchy performances garnering praise from the New Yorker, Rolling Stone, NPR, CMT, and elsewhere. Returning fan favorite John Fullbright brings his deeply personal, gripping song writing and playing, joining “the lineage of terse Southwestern songwriters like Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark … reaching for unassailable clarity.” (New York Times) After a sold out I’m With Her performance here last summer, Sara Watkins (also of Nickel Creek fame) shares her new band and new tunes with us in an early preview.

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Hurray for the Riff Raff

 

John Fullbright

 

Sara Watkins

The lavish soirées hosted by our founders in the 1930s and ’40s are reimagined today with A Summer Evening at the Rosens’. The night begins with a social cocktail hour in the bucolic Sense Circle Garden. After drinks, enjoy a brief presentation on the Rosen family and Caramoor’s origins, surrounded by exotic works of fine and decorative art in the historic Music Room. A theremin (one of the earliest electronic instruments; a favorite of Lucie Rosen’s) mini concert and talk with singer, thereminst, and Theater World Award winner Sarah Rice follows, after which guests will head to the open-air East Porch for an elegant catered dinner. The evening closes with a stirring performance by 2015-16 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence, the Aizuri Quartet. As a guest of the Rosens, prime concert seating awaits you!

In this moving Father’s Day tribute, violinist Pamela Frank hosts a performance with her renowned father’s final student, pianist Andrew Tyson playing alongside fellow Evnin Rising Star alumni Benjamin Beilman and Ayane Kozasa, and ERS mentor Peter Wiley to honor the great musician’s life, work, and legacy.

Schubert  Trio in B-flat major for violin, viola and cello, D.471
Mozart  Piano Quartet in G minor, K.478
– Intermission –Schumann  Piano Quartet in E-flat major, Op.47

Pamela Frank, host
Benjamin Beilman, violin
Ayane Kozasa, viola
Peter Wiley, cello
Andrew Tyson, piano

“Claude allowed each student to develop a special musical personality and I’m sure that most of them still hear his fatherly comments when they play the repertoire which they studied at Curtis, Yale, or during masterclasses that he gave around the world. I know that some of them are already continuing Claude Frank’s legacy through their own teaching – Robert Fitzpatrick, Former dean at Curtis, 1986-2009
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Leonore  Elza van den Heever, sopranoFlorestan Paul Groves, tenorMarzelline Georgia Jarman, sopranoRocco Kristinn Sigmundsson, bassJaquino Andrew Owens, tenorDon Pizarro Alfred Walker, bass-baritone
Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor
Orchestra of St. Luke’s

Beethoven’s Fidelio – the master’s only opera – explores themes common to his “middle period”: of personal sacrifice, of heroism, and of delayed triumph. The story follows the efforts of a determined wife in disguise (soprano Elza van den Heever), the struggles of her imprisoned political-activist-husband (tenor Paul Groves), and a host of players from the reigning municipality who seek to keep him in chains. Fidelio was the fruit of Beethoven’s decade-long struggle to bend operatic forms to his personal vision. Its first version, Leonore, had met with mixed success in 1805. The revision, debuting in the same season as Rossini’s Aureliano, became an instant classic, and is now a cornerstone of the repertory. Its stunning synthesis of German and Italian operatic traditions with Beethoven’s unique force and nobility has challenged the greatest interpreters for two centuries, revealing new secrets in each generation.

Caramoor welcomes Pablo Heras-Casado, principal conductor of Orchestra of St. Luke’s, in his first turn at the Bel Canto opera stage.

Fidelio seemed to me the perfect choice for welcoming Pablo Heras-Casado to the Bel Canto podium. Beethoven has been a specialty of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s throughout its life, and the rapport with its new principal conductor in his symphonies has been electrifying.” – Will Crutchfield, Director of Opera

A host of pre-opera events, delicious picnics, tours of the historic Rosen House, and more make for an unforgettable day at Caramoor!Caramoor Coach GraphicCatch the Caramoor Coach to and from Manhattan (single-ride and round-trip available), take the train (Metro-North Katonah Station, Harlem Line), or take a scenic drive and enjoy free parking – it’s easy to get here.

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