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The world-renowned Juilliard String Quartet will grace us with a wide variety of chamber music, from Bach’s Art of the Fugue to Alban Berg’s haunting Lyric Suite to Beethoven’s classic Op. 59, No. 3 (Razumovsky).

Bach / Contrapunctus I – IV from Art of Fugue, BWV 1080
Berg / Lyric Suite
Beethoven / String Quartet in C major, Op. 59 No. 3

 

Photo by Gabe Palacio

Enjoy the sounds of the concert from the Picnic Lawn with an Al Fresco ticket for only $10.

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The Juilliard String Quartet play selections from Beethoven’s Quartet in B Flat Major, Op. 130 and discuss their relationship with it.

 

 

 

Caramoor’s Bel Canto Young Artists team up with Edward Arron & Friends to share the wonderful songs and chamber ensembles of Gaetano Donizetti, one of the great masters of Bel Canto Opera.

Bel Canto Young Artists; Edward Arron and Friends
Tessa Lark, violin; Jesse Mills, violin; Max Mandel, viola; Kyle Armbrust, viola; Edward Arron, cello & Artistic Director, Alice Yoo, cello; Leigh Mesh, bassProgram:Miserere (for voices and strings)
String Quartet No. 18 in e
Songs and Vocal Ensembles

Post-Concert: Please linger after the show to meet the artists. Free wine and nibbles!

The Liepāja Symfoniorkester, based in the western Latvian city of Liepāja, plays a stunning rendition of Donizetti’s Miserere with the Latvija Statlige kor (Latvia State Chorus).

Dancing at Dusk is a Caramoor summer tradition, enjoyed by families and those who simply like to experience joyful sounds. Held on the spacious lawn of Friends Field, D@D offers you a chance to learn about and dance to music from around the globe.

Hailed as the “real deal of Eastern European virtuosity,” accordion player Ivan Milev has been described as someone who “shreds like a rock god.” Joined by violinist Entcho Todorov and percussionist Seido Salifoski, Milev’s band will dazzle with its dizzying rhythms and high-energy performing style.

Ivan Milev and his band bust out a funk-heavy rendition of Bulgarian folklore music, and it absolutely rocks!

D@D features free arts and crafts activities, plenty of space for kids to run around, spacious picnic lawns, free and convenient parking, and real restrooms (with baby changing areas).

The characteristic dance and song of Spain, bursting with passion color and rhythm. Isabel del Dia, dancer; Cristian Puig, vocals, Raphael Brunn, guitar. The day starts with a concert in the intimate and lovely Spanish Courtyard, followed by a docent-led tour of the stunning Rosen House.  A delicious buffet lunch with foods inspired by the Spanish cuisine follows (almost sold out).

Be transported for a day to the Mediterranean amidst the Caramoor architecture.  The day starts with a concert in the majestic Music Room featuring composers from the Mediterranean region, followed by a docent-led tour of the stunning Rosen House.  A buffet lunch with specialties from the Mediterranean region follows, while you are serenaded by a guitarist. After lunch, stroll our gardens which will also remind you of the Mediterranean.

Performances by Leann Osterkamp, solo pianist and 2014 Vocal Rising Star

Named a “Young Steinway Artist” in 2010, American pianist, Leann Osterkamp, has performed at the Kennedy Center, Prosels Castle in Italy, The Baryshnikov Center, Opera America, Zipper Hall, Boettcher Concert Hall, Watercourt Stage at The California Plaza, Carnegie’s Weill Hall, and as a featured soloist with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. The LA Times described her as a “strong” collaborator with “the desired flashiness” during her Stern Fellowship at “Songfest at Colburn.” She has garnered numerous accolades starting with her first competitive win at age 8. She was named a U.S. Presidential Scholar of the Arts through the United States Department of Education as well as earning first prize awards in the Schlern International Music Festival/Competition in Italy, the Wells/Steinway Concerto Competition, and the Music Teachers National Association at state and regional levels. She received a Silver Award at NFAA YoungArts and most recently received The Pearla Despot Award at the 2013 Wideman International Piano Competition. She has performed a series of solo recitals for the Stecher and Horowitz Foundation in New York.

She is an alumnus of the Banff, Schlern, Bowdoin, Songfest, and Yellow Barn Music-YAP Festivals. Leann has performed publicly in more than 25 master classes for world famous pianists/musicians. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from The Juilliard School and is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree there. At Juilliard, she is a Teaching Fellow in the Piano Minor Department as well as a Teaching Assistant for Piano Literature. She was recently awarded the Gary J. Amsterdam Piano Scholarship. Chamber music studies at The Juilliard School have been with Margo Garrett, Joseph Kalichstein, Lewis Kaplan, Yoheved Kaplinsky, and Julian Martin. Her principal solo teachers have been Doris Pridonoff Lehnert and Julian Martin. Recently, Leann made her debut with the New York Festival of Song in the NYFOS Next series. In the 2014 NYFOS Emerging Artists series, she has been named a Caramoor Vocal Rising Star Pianist, making her the first pianist to ever receive this residency.

 

Yamaha piano courtesy of Faust Harrison Pianos and Yamaha Artist Services, Inc.

A joyful 45-minute concert in the majestic Music Room of the Rosen House is followed by a tour of the Mediterranean-style mansion and the vast collection of fine and decorative art Walter Rosen and his wife, Lucie, amassed throughout the years. A luncheon is offered at an additional cost (SOLD OUT). The luncheon selections depend on the theme of the day. A self-guided tour of the Caramoor gardens is available with the purchase of a Wednesday Morning Concert ticket.

Cesar Franck Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano (transcribed for viola)
Allegretto ben moderato
Allegro
Recitativo-Fantasia
Allegretto poco mosso

Xiaofeng Zhang & Xiaogu Zhu / Newlywed’s Departure

Celebrate the momentous anniversary of the completion of the Rosen House with a performance featuring the Rosens’ own instruments of choice, the theremin and piano! Rob Schwimmer will be playing both instruments. The program will be announced from the stage. Following the concert, tour the magnificent Rosen House filled with the Rosens’ treasures. Be sure to take a self-guided tour of the very same magnificent gardens the Rosens fell in love with when they chose Caramoor as their country home.

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.