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Widely considered an ‘American Songster’ for the modern age, Dom Flemons delights with tunes crossing regions, instruments, and centuries. Calling on traditional southern folk riffs, ragtime, blues, jugband music, and a fair dose of humor, Flemons harkens back to a time when ‘roots’ meant wherever one planted his or her feet, and plays with storytelling and traditional musical forms to create new soundscapes suitable for the 21st century American roots listener. As a founding and former member of GRAMMY-winning string band the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Dom has performed at a variety of festivals and venues such as Newport Folk, Bonnaroo, and the Grand Ole Opry.

The harmony-rich duo Kristin Andreassen & Jefferson Hamer will open for Dom.

“One of the most enjoyable and enlightened concerts of the year.”

–Clive Davis, The Times (UK)

Dom Flemons performing I Can’t Do It Anymore

Dom Flemons performing But They Got It Fixed Right On for Folk Alley Sessions

Dom Flemons demonstrating how to play the bones

Kristin Andreassen performing The New Ground (with Jefferson Hamer on guitar)

When the members of the Horszowski Trio – Jesse Mills, Raman Ramakrishnan, and Rieko Aizawa – played together for the first time, they immediately felt the spark of a unique connection. Many years of close friendship had created a deep trust between the players, which in turn led to exhilarating expressive freedom.

Two-time Grammy-nominated violinist Jesse Mills first performed with Raman Ramakrishnan, founding cellist of the prize-winning Daedalus Quartet, at the Kinhaven Music School over twenty years ago, when they were children. In New York City, they met pianist Rieko Aizawa, who, upon being discovered by the late violinist and conductor Alexander Schneider, had made her U.S. debuts at the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. Their musical bonds were strengthened at various schools and festivals around the world, including the Juilliard School and the Marlboro Festival.

Ms. Aizawa was the last pupil of the legendary pianist, Mieczysław Horszowski (1892-1993), at the Curtis Institute. The Trio takes inspiration from Horszowski’s musicianship, integrity, and humanity. Like Horszowski, the Trio presents repertoire spanning the traditional and the contemporary. In addition, they seek to perform works from the trove of composers with whom Horszowski had personal contact, such as Ravel, Saint-Saëns, Fauré, Martinu, Villa-Lobos, and Granados. Based in New York City, the members of the Horszowski Trio teach at Columbia University and the Longy School of Music of Bard College.

Grammy award-winning composer Joan Tower, one of the most important living American composers of today, will make a special appearance to discuss her piece, “For Daniel.” Tower’s career spans more than 50 years and her works have been performed by the New York Philharmonic, National Symphony, Chicago Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and others.

Faure Trio in D minor, Op. 120
– Live introduction by composer Joan Tower –
Tower “For Daniel”
– Intermission –
Schubert Trio No. 2 in E-flat major, Op. 100

“Destined for great things.” – The New Yorker 

Horszowski Trio plays Schubert Trio No. 2 in E-flat, Op. 100, D. 929

Horszowski Trio plays Brahms Trio No. 3 in C Minor Op. 101 (Allegro Energico)

 

Horszowski Trio plays Dvorak’s Trio in F Minor Op.65 (Poco Adagio)

Let four young voices take you on an exploration of Italian song from the lyricism of the Romantic era to the drama of the verismo operatic tradition, paired with songs by Italian-Americans. Songs, arias, and ensemble pieces all by Italian composers including Verdi, Pizzetti, Musto, Corigliano, Argento, Busoni, and Harry Warren (the composer of 42nd Street, born Salvatore Guaragna).

Artistic Director Steven Blier selects four promising singers for a week-long residency that includes daily coaching, rehearsals, and workshops, culminating in a performance in the Music Room. Assisted by Michael Barrett, Associate Artistic Director of the New York Festival of Song (NYFOS), and developed in conjunction with NYFOS, this program focuses on art song interpretation and has a lasting impact on the growth, development, and professional practices of young artists.

Since its inception in 2009, the Schwab Vocal Rising Stars have received vital funding from the Terrance W. Schwab Endowment Fund for Young Vocal Artists. Created in memory of former Caramoor Trustee Terrance W. Schwab by his family, the fund is designed to nurture and support the artistic development and careers of young vocalists.

2015 Vocal Rising Stars: 

Chelsea Morris, soprano
Julia Dawson, mezzo-soprano
Alec Carlson, tenor
Shea Owens, baritone
Chris Reynolds, pianoWith Distinguished Artists:

Steven Blier, Artistic Director, coach and piano
Michael Barret, coach and piano
Giuseppe Mentuccia, guest coach and piano
Karen Holvik, guest coachProgram: Catalani In riva al mare
Verdi  Brindisi (2nd version)
Bellini  La ricordanza
Rossini  Bolero (“Mi lagneró tacendo”)
Donaudy  Vaghissima sembianza
Donizetti  A consolarmi affrettisi from Linda di ChamounixAlfano  Non nascondere il segreto
Pizzetti  I pastori
Busoni  Wer hat das erste Lied erdacht?
Tedesco  Ulai laze yihie li ometz
Refice  Ombra di nube
Leoncavallo  Sérénade napolitaine
– Short Pause –Argento  Spring
Joio  There is a lady sweet and kind
Musto  Penelope’s Song
Musto  Some Last Words
Corigliano  Irreverent Heart
Corigliano  As summer brings a wistful breeze from The Ghosts of VersaillesAdamo  This Much is New
Warren  I Only Have Eyes for You
Warren  The Girlfriend of the Whirling Dervish

The Calidore String Quartet continues its year-long residency at Caramoor with a program that recalls 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.”

One extremely promising string quartet is chosen each year to complete a year-long residency at Caramoor. The quartet-in-residence lends their time and talents to Caramoor’s Student Strings program in the secondary schools with a classroom-based program of concerts, conversations, and performance clinics. The Ernst Stiefel Quartet-in-Residence performs at Caramoor throughout their residency, enabling the public to experience these exciting, young players in an intimate setting.  The Calidore Quartet is the 15th Ernst Stiefel Quartet-in-Residence at Caramoor.  They will be visiting schools in the fall and spring and performing concerts at Caramoor in the fall, spring, and summer.


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

 

Listen to the Calidore String Quartet perform works from programs earlier in their year as the Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence:

 

Calidore String Quartet, Hindemith Quartet No. 4

 

Calidore String Quartet, Beethoven Quartet in e (Allegro)

 

Calidore String Quartet, Schubert on a Helipad

Spend time relaxing with friends and enjoying a formal tea service in the grand setting of the Summer Dining Room of the historic Rosen House, overlooking the romantic Spanish Courtyard.  Tea service includes a variety of tea sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and preserves, delicious desserts and a variety of fragrant teas all served in the most exquisite vintage china. The Tea is preceded by a tour of the historic Rosen House. As they take you through the mansion, the docents describe the Rosen family, their much loved country home and its art collection. Leave yourself time after the Tea & Tour to stroll through Caramoor’s dazzling gardens and bucolic grounds.

Why are we so obsessed with age in the classical music industry?

Joined by the promising Horszowski Trio, Max Mandel explores the phenomenon of composers dying young and our fascination with performers in their youth. On the flip side, he’ll also talk about the longevity of composer Joan Tower, who will make an appearance at the Horszowski’s April 19 concert to introduce her piece “For Daniel”.

Mandel, an alum of Caramoor’s Evnin Rising Stars mentoring program and an accomplished viola player, breaks chamber music down for you with style, charm, and wit. This entertaining salon-style series, with live music and conversation from artistic, historical, political, and insider perspectives, is designed for the chamber novice as well as seasoned concert-goers. You’ll leave with a true sense of how and why the music works.

Join us for a casual, elegant evening of modern American cuisine with farm-to-table rusticity, preceding a performance by The Knights with special guest The Joshua Redman Quartet.

 

elm_logoFood by Elm Restaurant and Chef Brian Lewis.

“Chef Lewis’s creativity and originality are indisputable.” –The New York Times

 

For more information or to make reservations, please call 914.232.1492 or email [email protected].

Join us for a glamorous night of dinner, drinks, and dancing as the historic Rosen House lights up in celebration of its 75th Anniversary. This elegant evening is inspired by Truman Capote’s legendary 1966 Ball. Masks and fans are encouraged and, of course, formal black or white attire.

Proceeds will benefit Caramoor, the historic Rosen House, and the Young Artists Mentoring and Arts-in-Education Programs.

Honoring Michael and Nina Stanton for their generous support to the Rosen House and its new initiatives

Lena Olin and Lasse Hallström, Honorary Chairs

Mia Farrow and Frank Sinatra

Mia Farrow and Frank Sinatra

Truman Capote’s Black & White Ball

“The Black and White Ball was a work of performance art. It was a work that was every bit as important to Truman Capote as everything that he wrote.” says Deborah Davis, the author of Party of the Century. Her book attempts to capture Capote’s Black and White Ball held on November 28, 1966 at the Plaza Hotel in New York.

This year’s Soirée has been inspired by this elaborate celebration. Capote’s celebration honored The Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham. The eclectic 540-person guest list consisted of Frank Sinatra and his then-wife Mia Farrow, Andy Warhol, Greta Garbo, the Kennedys and Rockefellers; just to name a few. Capote’s social circle included several lovely ladies, such as Babe Paley, which he referred to as ‘swans’. Men were asked to dress in black and wear black masks and the ladies to dress in either black or white with white masks and fans. The original menu wasn’t as chic as the guests’ masks and outfits. The midnight buffet featured chicken hash, spaghetti Bolognese, scrambled eggs, sausages, pastries and coffee. To drink, Capote laid in 450 bottles of Taittinger champagne. In addition to adopting highlights from the menu, our décor emulates Capote’s original ball. The Peter Duchin Orchestra, who will be performing after dinner this evening, played the original ball. Capote spent a total of $16,000 on the ball.


GuyMintus2-295x180Guy Mintus, pianist and composer

Young up-and-coming, Israeli pianist and composer, Guy Mintus, has performed on stages such as the Kennedy Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Apollo Theater, and Symphony Space, and at the Red Sea Jazz Festival and the Israel Festival. He has appeared with such luminaries as Grammy-winner Howard Levy, Grammy-nominated Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, jazz legend Sheila Jordan, and many more.

Mr. Mintus’s interest in, and passion for, world music and connecting with people through cultural understanding has led him to interact with masters of several musical traditions including: Persian Santur master Qui Hagigi; Turkish neyzen player Volkan Incüvez; Greek bouzouki master Yannis Loulourgas; African kora icon Yacouba Sissoko; and virtuoso Tabla player Pandit Samir Chatterjee, and many more.

Mr. Mintus’s recent awards include The ASCAP Foundation’s Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award and the Fran Morgenstern Davis Scholarship, as well as two Down Beat Magazine Student Awards for Outstanding Jazz Performance and Arrangement. His recent appearances include a solo concert, entitled the “Mediterranean Piano,” at the Samos Young Artists Festival in Greece, and a performance at the Boulder Jewish Festival in Boulder, Colorado with the Offlines Project, a cross-borders ensemble co-led with Turkish-Israeli percussionist, Oudist, and composer Yinon Muallem.

Spend time relaxing with friends and enjoying a formal tea service in the grand setting of the Summer Dining Room of the historic Rosen House, overlooking the romantic Spanish Courtyard.  Tea service includes a variety of tea sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and preserves, delicious desserts and a variety of fragrant teas all served in the most exquisite vintage china. The Tea is preceded by a tour of the historic Rosen House. As they take you through the mansion, the docents describe the Rosen family, their much loved country home and its art collection. Leave yourself time after the Tea & Tour to stroll through Caramoor’s dazzling gardens and bucolic grounds.

Spend time relaxing with friends and enjoying a formal tea service in the grand setting of the Summer Dining Room of the historic Rosen House, overlooking the romantic Spanish Courtyard.  Tea service includes a variety of tea sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and preserves, delicious desserts and a variety of fragrant teas all served in the most exquisite vintage china. The Tea is preceded by a tour of the historic Rosen House. As they take you through the mansion, the docents describe the Rosen family, their much loved country home and its art collection. Leave yourself time after the Tea & Tour to stroll through Caramoor’s dazzling gardens and bucolic grounds.