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Our summer season comes to a close with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s led by their Principal Conductor Bernard Labadie and violinist Christian Tetzlaff. The program includes one of the most popular violin concertos in the repertoire, Mendelssohn’s E Minor, alongside his Hebrides concert overture and Beethoven’s First Symphony. Christian Tetzlaff is an “exceptional soloist … with soaring tone making every note sound with absolute clarity.” — Boston Classical Review

“Tetzlaff is, for my money, the finest violinist performing before the public today: he can invest a composition with a rich inner life while keeping the outward details of performance – intonation, power of projection, consistency of phrasing – completely invulnerable.” — The New Yorker, Russel Platt

Orchestra of St. Luke’s
Bernard Labadie, principal conductor
Christian Tetzlaff, violin


Mendelssohn The Hebrides, Op. 26 (“Fingals Cave”)
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64
— Intermission —
Beethoven Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21

2:00pm – 3:00pm Musicians from the National Youth Orchestra of the USA perform chamber music around the Caramoor grounds (Free)

3:00pm Pre-concert conversation with Bernard Labadie and Christian Tetzlaff.

Complimentary Garden Listening tickets for Members at the Family level and above

New! Summer Series

This performance is part of the Orchestra Series.
Save 15% on tickets to this performance when you add tickets to Orchestra of St. Luke’s with Jonathan Biss and A Far Cry.

Crowned “the king and queen of the banjo” by Paste Magazine, the husband-and-wife duo of Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn build upon the folk tradition to create a distinct style pulling inspiration from Chinese atonal music, the banjo’s rich American heritage, and more to stretch “their sound beyond bluegrass, across continents, and into everything from prog-rock to Eastern instrumentation” (NPR).

“Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn are two American musical treasures … But together they are a timeless power that must be witnessed.” — NPR

Béla Fleck
Abigail Washburn

Russian piano phenomenon Daniil Trifonov — “without question the most astounding pianist of our age” (The Times, London) — returns to Caramoor with a solo recital of Beethoven, Schumann, and Prokofiev, following up on his rapturously received Caramoor performance of 2017. Since that time, besides receiving raves from every corner of the globe, he has won Gramophone’s 2016 Artist of the Year award and added two albums to his discography: Transcendental — a double album of Liszt’s works that won the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Solo Album in 2018 — and this season’s Destination Rachmaninov: Departure. Now is not the time to miss the performance of this once-in-a-lifetime pianist!

“Few artists have burst onto the classical music scene in recent years with the incandescence of the pianist Daniil Trifonov.” — The New York Times

Daniil Trifonov, piano


Beethoven Andante in F Major, WoO 57 (“Andante favori”)
Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 18 in E-flat Major, Op. 31, No. 3
Schumann Bunte Blätter, Op. 99
Schumann Presto passionato, WoO 5
— Intermission —
Prokofiev Piano Sonata No. 8 in B-flat Major, Op. 84

The Omer Quartet returns for their final performance capping its yearlong residency which included classroom-based instruction and performance clinics in Caramoor’s educational outreach program, as well as concerts in Caramoor’s fall and spring seasons. First Prize Winner in the 2017 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, the Omer presents the World Premiere of a Caramoor- commissioned quartet by Gabriella Smith, whose work has recently been performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Argentinian composer Osvaldo Golijov’ Yiddishbuk, and Brahms’s lighthearted and cheerful Third String Quartet.

“Last year was a big one for the Omer Quartet. The group took second prize in the Trondheim Competition in Norway and first prize in the auditions held by Young Concert Artists. These four musicians, who came together at the Cleveland Institute of Music, certainly rose to the occasion.” — The New York Times

Mason Yu and Erica Tursi, violins
Jinsun Hong, viola
Alex Cox, cello


Osvaldo Golijov Yiddishbbuk
Gabriella Smith Porcupine Wash (World Premiere, commissioned by Caramoor)
Brahms String Quartet No. 3 in B-flat Major, Op. 67


Friends’ Garden Party for all Membership levels

World-renowned cellist Alisa Weilerstein, a 2011 MacArthur Fellow and alumna of our Evnin Rising Stars mentoring program, returns to Caramoor for Dvorak’s Cello Concerto — called one of the greatest of all cello concertos — with our resident Orchestra of St Luke’s conducted by former Caramoor Artistic Director Peter Oundjian. The 2019 season opener also features Stravinsky’s breathtaking Firebird and a curtain raiser by Canadian composer Gary Kulesha.

“With her knack for inhabiting a work, she always seems to invest whatever she plays with freshness and directness of expression.” — The New York Times

Orchestra of St. Luke’s
Peter Oundjian, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cello


Gary Kulesha Torque
Dvořák Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op. 104
Stravinsky The Firebird Suite (1919 version)


Elevate your Evening

Upgrade your ticket to After Dark! The After Dark post-performance party lets you extend the celebration with dessert and dancing under the stars. Your participation helps support Caramoor’s fundraising goals. With this upgrade, you will also get the convenience of using our valet services for the evening.

To access this ticket option, select seats in the orange “Level 1” section. On the next screen, select “With After Dark Party” on the “Type” dropdown field.

American mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux has a rich history with Caramoor, having first come to the attention of NY audiences and critics with her performance in Rossini’s La Cenerentola here in 1996. Now, for the first time since 2009, she is back in the Venetian Theater with the dynamic, conductorless period-instrument orchestra, New York Baroque Incorporated. Genaux’s incredible command of coloratura shows off the vocal athleticism and emotional prowess which has made her one of the top operatic singers performing today. Join us for this rare US appearance by the mezzo-soprano in arias by Handel, Vivaldi, and Hasse.


New York Baroque Incorporated
Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano


Corelli Concerto Grosso in D Major, Op. 6, No. 4
Handel “Brilla nell’alma un non inteso ancor” from Alessandro
Handel “Lascia la spina” from Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno
Vivaldi Violin Concerto in F Minor, RV 297, “Winter”
Vivaldi “Gelido in ogni vena” from Farnace, RV 711
Hasse “Come nave in mezzo all’onde” from Viriate
— Intermission —
Geminiani Concerto Grosso in E Major, No. 11, H.142
Handel Armida abbandonata, HWV 105

Complimentary Garden Listening tickets for Members at the Family level and above

New! Summer Series

This performance is part of the Early Music Series and the Vocal Series.
Save 15% on tickets to this performance when you add tickets to two or more performances within that series.


Grammy-nominated for Best World Music Album in 2018, and named as one of the world’s “50 Great Voices” (NPR), Spanish singer BUIKA captivates audiences from all over the world, regardless of any language barrier. Her genre-transcending music is heavily influenced by flamenco, imbuing her singing with a raw and powerfully emotive sound.

“Though compared to Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, and Edith Piaf, she sounds like no one but herself.” — Los Angeles Times



New! Summer Series

This performance is part of the World Music Series.
Save 15% on tickets to this performance when you add tickets to Tribu Baharú and Russian Renaissance.

This performance will be moved to The Music Room due to inclement weather.

Contact the Box Office at 914.232.1252 or boxoffice@caramoor.org if you have any questions.

Join us for a special family performance with Decoda — a collective of dynamic young classical musicians — as they put on an interactive performance based on the music from a lost ballet about the highs and lows of the circus. Explore thematic elements and listen for Prokofiev’s subtle humor and insistent rhythms.

“A new collective of some of the brightest young classical musicians in the world.”
Time Out NY

ToniMarie Marchioni, oboe
Moran Katz, clarinet
Anna Elashvili, violin
Nathan Schram, viola
Evan Premo, double bass


Prokofiev Quintet in G Minor, Op. 39

This Grammy-winning experimental vocal project explores the possibilities of the human voice by studying with masters of singing technique around the world, from Tuvan throat singing to yodeling to Hindustani music to Broadway belting. The program includes Caroline Shaw’s Partita for 8 Voices, the work which made her the youngest-ever recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in Music and brought her to international prominence. “Experimentation may be this group’s calling card, but its essence is pure joy.” — The Boston Globe

“Gleefully dismantling the traditional definition of ensemble singing right before our ears.” — NPR

Roomful of Teeth


Caroline Shaw Partita for 8 Voices
— Intermission —
Merrill Garbus Ansa Ya
Merrill Garbus There Will Be
Ted Hearne “Your People” (From Coloring Book)
William Brittelle High Done No Why To
Missy Mazzoli Vesper Sparrow

7:00pm Pre-concert conversation with Caroline Shaw and members of Roomful of Teeth.

New! Summer Series

This performance is part of the New Music Series, the Vocal Series, and the Caroline Shaw Series.
Save 15% on tickets to this performance when you add tickets to two or more performances within one of those series.

King Louis XIV transformed his father’s pastoral hunting lodge at Versailles into a lavish palace that served as the seat of government and culture in France. Enjoy a musical feast with two chamber operas exalting the splendor and majesty of the palace and its gardens, alongside divertissements from Atys. The refined elegance and expressive drama is brought to life by the all-star BEMF Vocal and Chamber Ensembles in a production featuring gorgeous costumes, Baroque dance, and sumptuous staging.

Produced in collaboration with the Boston Early Music Festival, in partnership with the Centre de Musique Baroque Versailles.

“No other organization on the East Coast performs Baroque music with the mastery and elegance of this distinguished series.” — The New Yorker

Boston Early Music Festival
Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, Musical Directors
Gilbert Blin, Stage Director
Robert Mealy, Concertmaster
Melinda Sullivan, Dance Director
Carlos Fittante, Choreographer
Kelly Martin, Lighting Designer
Kathleen Fay, Executive Producer

Boston Early Music Festival Vocal Ensemble
Jesse Blumberg, Olivier Laquerre, Marjorie Maltais, Jason McStoots, Sophie Michaux, Molly Netter, Margot Rood, Aaron Sheehan, Teresa Wakim, John Taylor Ward, Virginia Warnken, Zachary Wilder

Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble
Boston Early Music Festival Dance Company


Charpentier Les Plaisirs de Versailles
Lully Atys (two divertissements)
Lalande Les Fontaines de Versailles

3:00pm Pre-concert conversation with Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs.

Complimentary Garden Listening tickets for Members at the Family level and above

New! Summer Series

This performance is part of the Early Music Series and the Vocal Series.
Save 15% on tickets to this performance when you add tickets to two or more performances within one of those series.