Richard Kogan, MD
Juilliard-trained concert pianist and Harvard-educated psychiatrist Dr. Richard Kogan will give a lecture/concert that explores the psychological factors and medical and psychiatric illnesses that influenced the creative output of the great American composer George Gershwin (1898-1937). The program will include performances of Gershwin masterpieces such as Rhapsody in Blue and Porgy and Bess. (pre-lecture light refreshments)
This is one of the Cultural Katonah interdisciplinary programs that showcase Katonah as a cultural destination.
Give Mom (or Grandma) a special treat for Mother’s Day. Take a docent-led tour of the extraordinary Rosen House, a Mediterranean-style villa, and be inspired by the fine and decorative arts the Rosens amassed throughout their lives for their beloved Country home, Caramoor. After the tour, a mini concert will take place in the Music Room with Kristin Gornstein, mezzo-soprano and Jamison Livsey on the piano, performing a program of songs celebrating spring, mothers and children. Then enjoy the Afternoon Tea, consisting of a delicious assortment of tea sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and preserves, mouthwatering desserts and a variety of aromatic teas, elegantly served in the cozy Summer Dining Room. Hurry and reserve your place now as this special tea musicale always sells out!
Do you love the idea of being surrounded by beautiful music, arts and gardens?
Do you have the desire to enrich your community?
Then come join the amazing team of Caramoor volunteers!
Being a Caramoor volunteer offers you the opportunity to work at a beautiful historic landmark, explore lifelong or new interests, serve your community, and expand your cultural knowledge. Learn all about the historic Rosen House as a docent and lead curious visitors on tours. Attend musical performances as an usher and give audience members a warm, welcoming experience. Share your enthusiastic and friendly personality as a gift shop volunteer and help visitors take home their perfect memento.
Caramoor’s volunteers help make our programming happen, so we invite our volunteers to attend our world-class programs at a free or discounted price. We provide training for all positions and welcome volunteers of all levels of skill and availability.
Come and find out what you can offer your community while you explore a rich dose of culture and artistic offerings.
Click here to learn more about being a Caramoor volunteer and the positions available, or call the Box Office at 914.232.1252.
Since winning the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition in 2010, Cécile McLorin Salvant has rapidly risen to the top of Jazz presenters’ “must have” lists. Her 2014 recording, “WomanChild” was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album. Share the music and magic of a spectacular summer night in Club Caramoor’s Spanish Courtyard.
“If anyone can extend the lineage of the Big Three — Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, and Ella Fitzgerald — it is this 23-year-old virtuoso. Ms. Salvant has it all: perfect pitch and enunciation, a playful sense of humor, a rich and varied tonal palette, a supple sense of swing, exquisite taste in songs and phrasing, and a deepconnection to lyrics.”
—The New York Times
“I heard/met her at Abysinnian only a little over a year ago (with Aaron on piano), and had some sense of the explosive future awaiting her, but I don’t think anyone could have anticipated the level of enthusiasm she has created. She seems to be the hottest musician in jazz in the country. When the Abyssinian concert was over (“John Henry” was the last piece), my legs would not work.”
—Gray Smith, Caramoor Member
Let us pack your picnic for you! For delicious dining and the ease of ordering a picnic in advance, consider the special picnic menu offered by our caterer, Great Performances. Picnic tables are available, and you may bring your own blankets and lawn chairs if you like. This service is only available Thursday through Sunday on performance days during the summer. Ordering Picnics for this event is now closed.
Watch Cécile perform at the 2013 Detroit Jazz Festival below.
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. Guests will be able to join the artists for dessert, specialty cocktails and dancing.
For reservations please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 914.232.1492
Orchestral collective The Knights join with jazz sax visionary Joshua Redman and his Quartet for an evening of music partly based on Redman’s orchestral album, Walking Shadows, which references the lush Hollywood sound of recordings like Charlie Parker with Strings but also includes music as diverse as Bach and The Beatles. Redman joins The Knights on original songs by singer/songwriter and Knights violinist Christina Courtin as well. The rhythms and melodies of Brazil will be represented through Joao Gilberto’s hypnotic “Undiu” and Darius Milhaud’s surrealist ballet Le Boeuf Sur Le Toit, based on Brazilian popular tunes of the 1920s and influenced by jazz, classical, and Brazilian music.
This concert is part of our Fall Festival – a three-day romp that brings American Roots, Jazz, and Classical music together in unique and unexpected ways. The performances are dynamic, adventurous, emotionally compelling – and sure to inspire the culturally curious!
Come early and explore the sound art exhibition In the Garden of Sonic Delights, tour the historic Rosen House, stroll the gardens and grounds, grab dinner at our Caramoor Café (or view the picnic menu and order your picnic supper in advance), AND hear some extraordinary music! For an extra special evening, join us for the Farm Dinner.
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Two of today’s brightest presences in the world of guitar. This program includes solos, duos, and trios from China and the Western World with works of the Chinese composers Tan Dun and Chen Yi, as well as the music of J.S. Bach and Brazilian composer Sergio Assad.
Yi / China West Suite
Bach / Sonata in G, BWV 1019
Dun / Eight Memories in Watercolor
Turina / Sonata Op. 61
Assad / The Enchanted Island
Piazzolla / Fuga y Misterio
Watch Manuel Barrueco and the Beijing Guitar Duo below.
Manuel Barrueco playing a piece by Isaac Albeniz in 1993
The Beijing Guitar Duo playing a rendition of a Scarlatti piano sonata
Manuel Barrueco and the Beijing Guitar Duo together in 2013
“I can’t wait to come back to Caramoor. Making music in such a beautiful atmosphere, with one of my favorite orchestras in the world, is such a treat.” – Joshua Bell
Joshua Bell, violin; Cristian Macelaru, conductor; Orchestra of St. Luke’s
Two dramatic and colorful works —Sibelius’ Violin concerto, in the hands of Joshua Bell, and Ligeti’s Concert Românesc—shimmer and dazzle at Caramoor’s Opening Night. Bizet’s Symphony No. 1, written at age 17, is a boisterous masterpiece of sophistication beyond the composer’s years.
Ligeti / Concert Românesc
Sibelius / Violin Concerto in d, Op. 47
Bizet / Symphony in C
The concert was broadcast live on Classical 105.9 WQXR and Classical 90.3 FM Ossining and via live stream at www.wqxr.org.
Copland / Appalachian Spring (Suite for 13 Instruments)
Shostakovich / Chamber Symphony in D, Op. 83a (arr. by Barshai from String Quartet No. 4)
Beethoven / Piano Concerto No. 1 in C, Op. 15
Wistful lamentations, wild episodes, and exotic flavors in Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony contrast with Copland’s picture of the American countryside in Appalachian Spring. Jeffrey Kahane leads OSL and doubles as soloist in Beethoven’s bold Piano Concerto No. 1 to bring this wide-ranging program to a close.
Enjoy the sounds of the concert from the Picnic Lawn with an Al Fresco ticket for only $10. Picnic tables are available, and you may bring your own blankets and lawn chairs if you like.
Al Fresco Tickets
Symphony Court, Caramoor’s dining pavilion, is open to all ticket buyers. Enjoy a casual prix fixe buffet dinner among the beautiful gardens in the Reception Tent and Italian Pavilion. Reservations must be placed by Tuesday at 5:00 P.M. for the upcoming weekend’s concerts, at which time reservations are non-refundable. Reservations are now closed for this event. Take a look at the menu and order form here.