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We’re taking chamber music on the road!

Caramoor@Waveny is a unique opportunity to discover exceptional artists in a special setting – the charming 19th-century Carriage Barn at Waveny Park in New Canaan, CT. Formerly home to the Waveny Chamber Music Society (WCMS) for over thirty years, the Carriage Barn offers divine acoustics and intimate seating – a perfect environment for cozy chamber listening – and has hosted programs by past Quartets-in-Residence the Linden Quartet and the Dover Quartet, and Caramoor’s own Edward Arron and Jeewon Park, among others.

Caramoor continues the WCMS’ legacy by presenting our 2014-15 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence, the Calidore String Quartet.

The Calidore String Quartet (Caramoor’s 15th Quartet-in-Residence) continues its year-long residency with a program that responds to a period in time that transformed the world. The quartet writes:

One hundred years ago the “Great War” consumed Europe. World War I had a profound impact on all forms of art, especially music, and this program explores how composers expressed themselves amidst mass devastation. Darius Milhaud’s Fourth String Quartet brings the audience to a simpler time, incorporating popular tunes in a simple and clear texture. In contrast, Bela Bartok’s Second Quartet contains beginnings of Bartok’s revolutionary tonal language, as he explores rustic Eastern European folk idioms while reacting to the desolation of the war. This program also includes Ravel’s masterwork, his Quartet in F major, though it predates the war era. Ravel contributed to the war effort as a truck driver on the Verdun Front. The elegance of this quartet captures and exalts a national style, yet it was this same nationalistic fervor that sparked the “Great War.”

Milhaud  Quartet No. 4, Op. 46
Bartók  Quartet No. 2, Op. 17
– Intermission –
Ravel Quartet in F major

This concert is generously sponsored by the Waveny Chamber Music Society Fund.
 


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Experience what it was like to be a guest of the Rosens at one of their celebrated soirées. Enjoy a social cocktail hour in the Sense Circle Garden before entering the magnificent Music Room for a brief presentation on the Rosen Family. A short theremin concert and demonstration follows with singer, thereminst and Theater World Award winner Sarah Rice, topped off by an elegant and delicious dinner on the East Porch. The evening ends with an uplifting performance in the Venetian Theater with pianist and 2015 Artist-in-Residence Hélène Grimaud. As a guest of the Rosens, you are entitled to excellent seating!

Experience what it was like to be a guest of the Rosens at one of their celebrated soirées. Enjoy a social cocktail hour in the Sense Circle Garden before entering the magnificent Music Room for a brief presentation on the Rosen Family and acclaimed thereminist Rob Schwimmer presents a short theremin concert and demonstration (yes, you will have your chance to give it a try!), followed by an elegant and delicious dinner on the stunning East Porch. The evening ends with an uplifting performance in the Spanish Courtyard by Edward Arron and Friends. As a guest of the Rosens, you are entitled to excellent seating! 

Alumni of Caramoor’s Rising Stars mentoring program join cellist and Artistic Director Edward Arron for inspiring chamber music in the Spanish Courtyard open to the summer evening air. Arron is recognized worldwide for his elegant musicianship, impassioned performances, and creative programming.

Hummel Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 87
Strauss  Metamorphosen (version for String Septet)
Beethoven  Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55 ‘Eroica,’ arranged for Piano Quartet by Ferdinand Ries

Leigh Mesh, bass
Jeewon Park, piano
Arnaud Sussmann, violin
Tessa Lark, violin
Nicholas Cords, viola
Mark Holloway, viola
Edward Arron, cello
Alice Yoo, cello

This event will be held at Caramoor’s Reception Tent instead of at KMA, due to predicted rain. Capacity is limited so buy your tickets now!

Caramoor@KMA 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.

The Swingaroos are NYC’s underground jazz band. With a suitcase full of original songs and Hit Parade covers from the ’20s to the 2010s, the ‘Roos continue the tradition of the swing-era Territory Bands. Fronted by award-winning vocalist/multi-instrumentalist/lyricist, Kimberly Hawkey, and pianist/arranger, Assaf Gleizner, this sextet of swingin’ hot noise has been heard in the seediest roadhouses and the stateliest of halls of the Empire City and beyond.

All seating is available on a “first come, first served” basis, so claim your domain early! In the event of rain, this performance will be held at Caramoor in our covered Reception Tent. For more information, please contact Katonah Museum of Art at 914.232.9555.

Kick off the Summer Festival in style and experience all that an evening at Caramoor has to offer! This year’s Gala festivities will include a pre-performance cocktail reception and dinner, premium concert seating in the Venetian Theater, and an After Dark post-performance party with desserts, specialty cocktails, and dancing.

For more information and to make a reservation, please contact our Special Events office: events@caramoor.org / 914.232.1492

 

 

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Caramoor@KMA 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.

The rollicking Roots outfit Spuyten Duyvil has become a staple of Caramoor’s annual American Roots Music Festival and an audience favorite. Taking cues from Olde Time, Blues, Bluegrass, and Folk Rock, their performances have been compared to “throwing a cherry bomb into a lake” (Rich Warren, WFMT) – an elaborate mix of electrifying riffs, dance-worthy stompin’ beats, and soaring vocals of the talented Beth Kaufman.

All seating is available on a “first come, first served” basis, so claim your domain early! In the event of rain, this performance will be held at Caramoor in our covered Reception Tent. For more information, please contact Katonah Museum of Art at 914.232.9555.

It’s a warm June evening. Lush, tranquil gardens embrace a stone relic of generations past, the Medieval Mount, as the last of the day’s sunlight filters through a tall stand of cedars beyond, falling quietly among the grasses and greenery. You’ve entered the Sunken Garden, a placid retreat at the southeast corner of this Italianate campus and the setting for Guitar in the Garden, a serene and intimate listening experience offered each summer at Caramoor.

A stylistically gifted performer, Ana Vidovic returns to Caramoor for her second Guitar in the Garden appearance with works by Bach, Torroba, Takemitsu, and others. Praised for her eloquent communicative abilities and fluid virtuosity, Vidovic has presented over 1,000 recital programs since launching her classical guitar career to much acclaim more than twenty-five years ago.

Audiences relish the free-flowing synergy with artists this peaceful outdoor series allows. Experience pastoral listening at its finest with us.

“Vidovic’s playing is nuanced and intensely personal, both deeply felt and deeply thought.”
The Washington Post

Sor Introduction and Variations on a Theme by Mozart, Op. 9
Torroba Sonatina, Allegretto, Andante, Allegro
Mangore Una Limosna por el Amor de Dios
Albeniz Granada, Asturias
Intermission
Bach Prelude, Fugue and Allegro, BWV 998 (Edited for Guitar by Frank Koonce)
Takemitsu From 12 Songs for Guitar, Yesterday
Mangore  La Catedral, Preludio saudade, Andante religioso, Allegro solemne
Lauro  El Marabino, Vals Venezolano No. 2, Vals Venezolano No. 3

Caramoor’s 70th anniversary, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s 40th anniversary, smashing choral symphonies, and an exciting, co-commissioned world premiere ensure that this year’s Summer Music Festival will start with a bang.

The Orchestra of St. Luke’s, conducted by Peter Oundjian, will perform the new composition by Christopher Theofanidis. Known for his intense and rhythmically complex work, Theofanidis’ new piece commemorates Caramoor’s longstanding and fruitful collaboration with Orchestra of St. Luke’s and celebrates their milestone anniversaries.

Rebecca Nash, soprano
Jennifer Feinstein, mezzo-soprano
Noah Baetge, tenor
Jeffrey Beruan, bass
Peter Oundjian, conductor
Orchestra of St. Luke’s
The Collegiate Chorale
Ted Sperling, Artistic Director

Theofanidis Making Up for Lost Time (world premiere)
Beethoven  Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125


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Described as “a miracle of unified thought…” (La Presse) and “nothing short of a revelation” (Calgary Herald), the Calidore String Quartet has established an international reputation for its informed, polished and captivating performances. Debuted in such prestigious festivals as Verbier, Ravinia, and the Schneider Concert Series (NYC) and featured as “Young Artist-in-Residence” on American Public Media’s national radio program “Performance Today”, the Calidore marks their fourth concert appearance as Caramoor’s 2014-15 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence with a program steeped in historical drama.

“…nothing short of a revelation.” – Calgary Herald

Mozart Divertimento in F major, K. 138/125c
Harlin  String Quartet, Birdsongs for the City Dweller (world premiere)
I. Reverence/Irreverence
II. Static
III. Ecstatic
Intermission
Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 6, Op. 80