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Spooky Tea at CaramoorCome with your little one to a riveting performance in the Music Room with award-winning storyteller Laura Simms. This interactive event will offer young children spooky (but not scary) stories of goblins, ghosts, and happy witches. The performance is followed by a special brew (hot cider) and other ghostly treats (cookies) served in the Summer Dining Room. Costumes encouraged & prizes given to the best costumes (for all).

Laura Simms, one of America’s favorite storytellers, delights children with classic ghost and witchy tales from throughout the world.  Tailored just right for kids, these stories make you jump, lean in for more, squeal and laugh out loud. This event includes a classic American tale of The Big Toe, a Korean spirit story Woodcutter and the Snake, and zany participation in The Squeaky Door about a boy who was afraid of the dark.

Laura Simms is an internationally acclaimed storyteller and author.  She has been telling ghost stories for all ages since 1969.  For twenty years she told “spooky” tales for children in the American Museum of Natural History Theater and received the Sesame Street Sunshine Award for her work with children worldwide. Her most recent collection for children is Stories to Nourish the Hearts of Our Children. She encourages nonviolence through narrative projects for Rutgers University, Newark.

Spooky Tea at Caramoor

“Irresistible…Laura Simms is a major force in the renaissance of storytelling in America.” –The New York Times 

 

Experience Caramoor’s latest project, In the Garden of Sonic Delights, with an Expert Tour led by Guest Experts and Guides. Each tour is designed to focus on the Guest Expert’s area of interest and its relationship to In the Garden of Sonic Delights. This tour is for the socially curious looking for a different perspective and ever-interesting conversation.

“Open your ears and your mind will follow.” – Trimpin, Sonic Delights artist

 

Alyson Baker

Alyson Baker is the Executive Director of The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Prior to this appointment, she served as Executive Director of Socrates Sculpture Park for more than 11 years.

With over twenty-six years of experience in the arts, Alyson Baker has worked on more than 200 exhibitions with over 600 artists including both emerging artists and world-renowned figures such as Richard Serra, Cy Twombly, Mark di Suvero, Chris Burden and Damien Hirst and historical exhibitions of work by Henry Moore, Alexander Calder, Joan Miró, and Andy Warhol.

As a Curator and Project Coordinator, Baker has authored and edited numerous publications on contemporary art, writing about artists such as Kiki Smith and Andrea Zittel. She was the co-editor and a contributing writer for the first major publication about Socrates Sculpture Park – a book that chronicles the Park’s remarkable history of artistic innovation and community engagement.

She has lectured on subjects such as cultural models for community development, public art, artist workspaces, arts administration, non-profit management, and curatorial practice at institutions across the country including the Museum of Modern Art, the Rhode Island School of Design, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Brown University, The Noguchi Museum, the Arts & Business Council, and Cranbrook Academy of Art and has served on juries, panels and committees for such institutions as Yale University School of Architecture, PS1 Center for Contemporary Art, the International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York Grantmakers in the Arts, the College Art Association, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Program.

Baker is a co-founder and former President of the Long Island City Cultural Alliance. She was on the Executive Committees of the Guggenheim Museum’s Young Collector’s Council, and the New York chapter of ArtTable; and served on the community board for Long Island City, Queens, NY and as an ex officio member of New York State Artist Workspace Consortium.

In 2009, Baker founded an annual craft and design fair called Makers Market in partnership with American Craft Magazine, The Noguchi Museum, and R 20th Century; and in 2011, she established ‘Folly’ – a studio residency and exhibition program for architects at Socrates Sculpture Park in collaboration with The Architectural League of New York

Born in Newport, Rhode Island, she graduated magna cum laude from Brown University, and attended classes and summer sessions at the Rhode Island School of Design, earning a dual degree in Art History and Studio Art.

Experience Caramoor’s latest project, In the Garden of Sonic Delights, with an Expert Tour led by Guest Experts and Guides. Each tour is designed to focus on the Guest Expert’s area of interest and its relationship to In the Garden of Sonic Delights. This tour is for the socially curious looking for a different perspective and ever-interesting conversation.

Expert Guide Suzanne Thorpe created Listening is as Listening Does, a sound artwork featured in the In the Garden of Sonic Delights exhibition.

“Open your ears and your mind will follow.” – Trimpin, Sonic Delights artistSuzanne Thorpe. Photo by Shimpei Takeda

Suzanne Thorpe

Suzanne Thorpe is a musician/composer who works in a spectrum of modalities, fixed and improvised, installed and recorded. She plays electro-acoustic flute through an ever-evolving array of analog and digital effects, incorporating laptop upon whim. Her way is to listen for just-the-right sounds and timbres, and the appropriate moments to introduce them to each other.

Her composed works tend to be site-specific sound pieces that speak of, and with, their environment with an amalgam of sound sources, bringing forth moments of possibility and multiplicity. Her work has been shown and performed internationally, including All Tomorrow’s Parties (UK and U.S.), Roskilde (DK), The New Museum (NYC), Issue Project Room’s Floating Points Festival (NYC), Activating the Medium Festival (San Francisco), No Idea Festival (Austin), High Zero Festival (Baltimore), and exhibited at Klieo Gallery (NYC), Exit Art (NYC), Mills College (Oakland), California College of the Arts (Oakland) and more.

As an improviser she has enjoyed performing with Pauline Oliveros, Zeena Parkins, Gino Robair, Chris Brown, Zbigniew Karkowski, Anti-matter, Ulrich Krieger, Miguel Frasconi, Jenny Walsh, Miya Masaoka, Nate Wooley and Mazen Karbaj among others. She also has recurring collaborations with Philip White, Stephan Moore, and Bonnie Jones.

She has released over 20 recordings on labels such as Sony, V2, Beggars Banquet, Geffen, Specific Recordings, and Tape Drift, and was a founding member of critically acclaimed Mercury Rev, with whom she performed, recorded and toured from 1989–2001, earning a gold record for 1998’s Deserter’s Songs. She can more recently be heard on J Mascis’ solo record Several Shades of Why (Sub Pop) and Pauline Oliveros’ Primordial Lift (Lovely Records).

Ms. Thorpe has been the recipient of residencies and fellowships from Harvestworks Digital Media Foundation, Meet the Composer, and NYFA. She also was awarded the Frog Peak Collective Award for innovative research in the electronic music field. Currently, she is pursuing a Ph.D. in Music/Integrative Studies at University of California San Diego.

www.suzannethorpe.comtechnesound.org/

Experience Caramoor’s latest project, In the Garden of Sonic Delights, with an Expert Tour led by Guest Experts and Guides. Each tour is designed to focus on the Guest Expert’s area of interest and its relationship to In the Garden of Sonic Delights. This tour is for the socially curious looking for a different perspective and ever-interesting conversation.

“Open your ears and your mind will follow.” – Trimpin, Sonic Delights artist

 

Thom_Holmes_1Thom Holmes

Thom Holmes is an author, music historian, and book editor living in New York City. Holmes studied composition with Paul Epstein at Temple University and was a member of Epstein’s improvisation group in the early 1970s. He was the publisher and editor of the magazine Recordings of Experimental Music from 1979 to 1985. Working with John Cage, Holmes created and maintained the only discography of Cage’s music authorized by the composer. His experience in composing electronic music began with tape composition when he was a teenager, extended to real-time performance works on the Moog Modular synthesizer and currently encompasses works created using software synthesis. A student of contemporary music history, he has written books about the history of electronic music, jazz, rock, classical music and music technology.  His current research includes The Sound of Moog project, the archiving and study of every commercial recording made using the Moog Modular Synthesizer. In addition to his own blog, Holmes contributes a regular blog for the Bob Moog Foundation called Moog: A History in Recordings.

thom_holmes@yahoo.com

Twitter: Thom_Holmes

Blogs: Noise and NotationsBob Moog Foundation

Caramoor@KMA is a collaboration between Caramoor and the Katonah Museum of Art to showcase the variety of cultural resources in the area.   This is an outdoor concert in the Katonah Museum of Art’s beautiful Sculpture Garden. Complimentary wine and beer will be available and picnicking is encouraged!

In the event of rain, the performance will be held at Caramoor in the covered Reception Tent. All seating (at KMA or Caramoor) is available on a “first come, first served” basis.

Award-winning vocalist Stravelli has garnered critical acclaim and a loyal following through her original songs and her unique take on material from the New American Songbook as well as classic standards by artists as varied as Pink Floyd and Duke Ellington, Dolly Parton and Johnny Mercer.  She has won rave reviews for her current performances of sold-out shows at New York City’s Metropolitan Room. “As she dipped and swooped, twirling notes and phrases with a confidence and playfulness that recalled Ella Fitzgerald in her prime, Mr. Stravelli began interpreting lyrics with a ferocity that her vocal pyrotechnics accentuated…” – Stephen Holden, New York Times

Stravelli toured the US with Wynton Marsalis in 2013 and sang with him in the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra performing Marsalis’s Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration. A trained actor, Gabrielle has a soulful sensitivity for storyline in song and was called “a powerhouse of individual expression” by David Finkle of the Village Voice.  She has appeared as a soloist with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra and the Cincinnati Pops, sang the role of Anita in West Side Story with the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, and performed the role of Jeannie in the European tour of HAIR. She sings with a “forceful, emotional presence and a versatile, well-shaded voice,” says Adam Feldman of Time Out New York, and Peter Haas of Cabaret Scenes, describes her voice as “clear and clean, expressive, supple, with unforced power.”

For more details, go to the www.katonahmuseum.org

 

 

Caramoor@KMA is a collaboration between Caramoor and the Katonah Museum of Art to showcase the variety of cultural resources in the area.   This is an outdoor concert in the Katonah Museum of Art’s beautiful Sculpture Garden. Complimentary wine and beer will be available and picnicking is encouraged! Advance reservations are highly recommended.

In the event of rain, the performance will be held at Caramoor in the covered Reception Tent. All seating (at KMA or Caramoor) is available on a “first come, first served” basis.

PROJECT Trio is a passionate, high energy chamber music ensemble comprised of three virtuosic composer/performers from Brooklyn, New York who blend their classical training with an eclectic taste in musical styles. PROJECT Trio is a musical experience not to be missed!

Caramoor@KMA continues with a performance on July 30. Please join us for a delightful summer evening!

 

PROJECT Trio at Interlochen

 

Beatboxing Flute – Inspector Gadget Remix

Caramoor@KMA is a collaboration between Caramoor and the Katonah Museum of Art to showcase the variety of cultural resources in the area.   This is an outdoor concert in the Katonah Museum of Art’s beautiful Sculpture Garden. Complimentary wine and beer will be available and picnicking is encouraged!

In the event of rain, the performance will be held at Caramoor in the covered Reception Tent. All seating (at KMA or Caramoor) is available on a “first come, first served” basis.

Cricket Tell the Weather is a five-piece string band whose members share love of American traditional music. Their seamless blend of traditional mountain music and indie pop sensibilities is hauntingly melodic and exuberant. Award-winning songwriters Andrea Asprelli (fiddle) and Jason Borisoff (guitar) are joined by NYC native Doug Goldstein on banjo and Jeff Picker on bass from Portland, OR.  The band has twice been awarded the Neighborhood Arts & Heritage Grant from the City of Bridgeport and are also winners of the 2013 FreshGrass Award.

Caramoor@KMA continues with performances on July 16 and July 30. Please join us for a delightful summer evening!

Check out the first track to their debut album Cricket Tell the Weather, titled “Remington”

 

In the Garden of Sonic Delights is a major exhibition of sound art woven into the fabric of Westchester County, NY. Centered at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, the exhibition spans six of the region’s most dynamic cultural institutions and features fifteen commissioned, site-specific artworks by some of the world’s most sought-after artists working in the medium of sound. Each artist has drawn inspiration from their chosen location, creating work that is mindful of the natural and human-made sounds and systems already present in the environment, while engaging each site’s unique characteristics, be they acoustic, historic, architectural, or aesthetic. Over the five-month duration of the exhibition, the artworks will be transformed in their context, in tandem with the passing of the day and the change in seasons, rewarding many return visits. In the Garden of Sonic Delights reveals the power of sound to galvanize our perceptions, encourage participation, elevate awareness, and foster reflection.

Open June 7 through November 2.

Caramoor is located at 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah, New York 10536 in Westchester County, 40 miles northeast of New York City. Visit Caramoor.

 

Caramoor thanks the generous individual donors who made this project possible:

Mimi and Barry J. Alperin
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin R. Davis
Angela and William Haines
Peter and Katherine Kend
Faith Rosenfeld and Jaime Castro
Sara and Axel Schupf
Nina and Michael Stanton
The Gaines and Annie Wehrle Foundation
Bob and Alicia Wyckoff

Caramoor thanks the generous institutional donors who made this project possible:

The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc.
The Enoch Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
New Music USA
New York State Council on the Arts

Special Thanks to the following:

Chris Anderson
Faust Harrison Pianos and Yamaha Artist Services, Inc.
Ford Pianos, Peekskill, NY
Mary Ann and Robert W. Hawley
Horseneck Wines & Liquors
David and Sandra Joys
Sarah Pike

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In the Garden of Sonic Delights is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

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In the Garden of Sonic Delights is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

 

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In the Garden of Sonic Delights is supported by New Music USA. To follow the project as it unfolds, please continue to visit this page.

In the Garden of Sonic Delights is a major exhibition of sound art woven into the fabric of Westchester County, NY. Centered at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, the exhibition spans six of the region’s most dynamic cultural institutions and features fifteen commissioned, site-specific artworks by some of the world’s most sought-after artists working in the medium of sound. Each artist has drawn inspiration from their chosen location, creating work that is mindful of the natural and human-made sounds and systems already present in the environment, while engaging each site’s unique characteristics, be they acoustic, historic, architectural, or aesthetic. Over the five-month duration of the exhibition, the artworks will be transformed in their context, in tandem with the passing of the day and the change in seasons, rewarding many return visits. In the Garden of Sonic Delights reveals the power of sound to galvanize our perceptions, encourage participation, elevate awareness, and foster reflection. Open June 7 through November 2. Caramoor is located at 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah, New York 10536 in Westchester County, 40 miles northeast of New York City. Visit Caramoor.

 Open from June 7 – November 2  Thursday – Sunday 10:00am – 3:00pm.

 

Caramoor thanks the generous individual donors
who made this project possible:

Mimi and Barry J. Alperin
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin R. Davis
Angela and William Haines
Peter and Katherine Kend
Faith Rosenfeld and Jaime Castro
Sara and Axel Schupf
Nina and Michael Stanton
The Gaines and Annie Wehrle Foundation
Bob and Alicia Wyckoff

Caramoor thanks the generous institutional donors
who made this project possible:

The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc.
The Enoch Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
New Music USA
New York State Council on the Arts

Special Thanks to the following:

Chris Anderson
Faust Harrison Pianos and Yamaha Artist Services, Inc.
Ford Pianos, Peekskill, NY
Mary Ann and Robert W. Hawley
Horseneck Wines & Liquors
David and Sandra Joys
Sarah Pike

 

NationalEndowmentfortheArts

In the Garden of Sonic Delights is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

 

 

 

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BARREL_NewMusicUSA_logo-rainbowIn the Garden of Sonic Delights is supported by New Music USA. To follow the project as it unfolds, please continue to visit this page.

Venue Change: The David Grisman concert this evening has been moved to the Spanish Courtyard. Join us!

David Grisman returns to Caramoor! For nearly half a century, mandolinist / composer / bandleader / producer David Grisman has been a guiding force in the evolving world of acoustic music. His musical range is wide and deep – embracing many styles, genres and traditions.

An acoustic pioneer and innovator, Grisman forged a unique personal artistic path, skillfully combining elements of the great American music/art forms — jazz and bluegrass with many international flavors and sensibilities to create his own distinctive idiom – “Dawg” music (the nickname given him by Jerry Garcia.) In doing so, he’s inspired new generations of acoustic string musicians, while creating his own niche in contemporary music.

With influences ranging from hot jazz to bluegrass to classic rock to folk, the David Grisman Sextet is a unique and dynamic experience.

 

Photo by Gabe Palacio 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.

 

 

 

Check out this full length performance of the David Grisman Sextet.