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All events will take place, rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, necessary safety precautions will be taken.

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Aimee Mann, named one of the top-10 living songwriters by NPR Music, headlines the American Roots Music Festival, now in its 8th year. Rising star multi-instrumentalist Valerie June brings her unique blend of Appalachian tradition, gospel, and blues. Many other artists round out this day-long celebration of folk, country, bluegrass, gospel, blues, Old Time, and intriguing folk fusion performances held throughout Caramoor’s lawns and gardens. Come for a day of discovery and good ole’ fashioned leisurely family-friendly listening.


Evening Performers 7:30pm
Aimee Mann
Valerie June

Daytime Performers beginning at noon
The Alexis P. Suter Band
Front Country
Anthony da Costa
Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons
Night Tree
Amythyst Kiah
Ali Dineen
Feral Foster
Lily Henley

Getting to Caramoor

Taking the train? We’ll give you a lift! Free Metro-North Katonah Shuttle beginning at 10:00am.

For Day-Only admission you can also take advantage of our Metro-North Getaway package offering discounted round-trip rail fare and admission. Purchase at Metro-North kiosks.
Metro North

Other Daytime Events

Historic House Tours  3:15pm, 4:15pm, 5:15pm, 6:15pm. Sign up at the Festival.

I Spy Tours (for kids!) 1:00pm, 1:45pm

Family-friendly Sound Art Tours  2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm. Meet at Stone Song.

Music & Arts Instrument Petting Zoo Kids can play and try out a selection of instruments.

Raffles  win free tickets to upcoming shows

We invite you to this year’s Chamber Feast, featuring a host of exceptional musicians and Caramoor familiars. Come to the Caramoor grounds by 2:00pm to hear performances by the National Youth Orchestra of the USA and NYO2, two incredible programs built to select and sustain talented and diverse musicians for the future (Free).


Pamela Frank, violin
Alexi Kenney, violin
Jesse Mills, violin
Ayane Kozasa, viola
Vicki Powell, viola
Oliver Herbert, cello
Karen Ouzounian, cello
Moran Katz, clarinet
Roman Rabinovich, piano


Mozart String Quintet in D Major, K. 593
Bartók Contrasts
— Intermission —
Dvořák String Sextet in A Major, Op. 48

2:00pm Musicians from the National Youth Orchestra of the USA and NYO2 perform chamber music around the Caramoor grounds (Free)
Complimentary Garden Listening Tickets for Members at the Family Level and above

A quartet of Brooklyn percussionists with a passion for new music, artistic collaborations, community service and engagement, and artistic education, Sō Percussion makes their Caramoor debut this summer with pieces ranging from 20th-century “classics” to contemporary works including the World Premiere of Vijay Iyer’s Mallet Quartet, TORQUE. Join us before the performance for a pre-concert talk with members of the quartet.

“…exhilarating blend of precision and anarchy, rigor and bedlam” — New Yorker

Eric Cha-Beach
Josh Quillen
Adam Sliwinski
Jason Treuting


Steve Reich Mallet Quartet
Paul Lansky Springs
Donnacha Dennehy Broken Unison
– Intermission –
Caroline Shaw Taxidermy
Vijay Iyer TORQUE (World Premiere)
Cage Third Construction

7:00pm Pre-concert conversation with members of Sō Percussion and Vijay Iyer

Marc-André Hamelin is an accomplished and unrivaled virtuoso when it comes to the renowned works of the established repertoire for piano. He brings to his Caramoor debut one of Schumann’s greatest works for solo piano, central to the early Romantic period, and Schubert’s elegant masterpiece – the last sonata for piano he would ever write. In “Schubert’s Piano Sonata in B-flat … Hamelin’s virtuoso piano technique was fully harnessed in the service of Schubert’s unvirtuosic music, allowing soft playing to make a more penetrating impression than usual” (David Patrick Stearns, The Philadelphia Inquirer).

“One of the most adventurous and certainly the most courageous pianists of recent times.” — International Piano Quarterly

Marc-André Hamelin, piano


Schumann Fantasy in C Major, Op. 17
Schubert Piano Sonata in B-flat Major, D. 960

Complimentary Garden Listening Tickets for Members at the Family Level and above

Join Broadway stars Mikaela Bennett (The Golden Apple), Alysha Umphress (On the Town), Bryce Pinkham (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder), and Ben Davis (Violet) in celebrating Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday! Tony Award winner Ted Sperling is Music Director and host for this evening of songs from Bernstein’s musicals, including West Side Story, Candide, Wonderful Town, Peter Pan, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and On the Town.

“Music makes life more enjoyable, more exalted — more bearable.” — Leonard Bernstein

Ted Sperling, Music Director and Host
Alysha Umphress
Ben Davis
Mikaela Bennett
Bryce Pinkham
Aaron Heick, reeds
Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf, cello
Michael Thurber, bass
Kory Gossman, percussion

Rainbow Slash
Join us at the Sense Circle for a complimentary Pride & Prosecco pre-concert reception for concert goers at 6:00pm.
Make it a weekend!

We’ve teamed up with Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival to host a full weekend of arts experiences and LGBTQ+ celebrations. Purchase your LGBTQ+ Arts Weekend Pass below for only $90 for an evening of Bernstein’s Broadway followed by Sunday’s 7:30pm performance of The Heart of Robin Hood at HVSF.


LGBTQ+ Arts Weekend Pass

This ticket package includes:

  • [1] Rear Center ticket to “Bernstein’s Broadway” on 7/14 at 8:00pm
  • [1] Side ticket to The Heart of Robin Hood on 7/15 at 7:30pm
  • Access to both pre-show receptions.

This pass may change in price, depending on availability from either organization. You will be contacted by each venue’s Box Office to confirm seat assignments.

Celebrate July 4th the Caramoor way as we pay tribute to Leonard Bernstein alongside other grand symphonic works with the esteemed Westchester Symphonic Winds and two stellar alumni from Caramoor’s Schwab Vocal Rising Stars. Then, stick around for a proper ending to the evening with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, and of course — fireworks!


Westchester Symphonic Winds
Curt Ebersole, conductor
Meredith Lustig, soprano
Miles Mykkanen, tenor


Smith The Star Spangled Banner (arr. by Damrosch and Sousa)
Bernstein Candide: Overture (arr. by Clare Grundman)
Willson Selections from The Music Man (arr. by Barton Green)
Markowski Famishus Fantasticus
Fillmore Americans We March (arr. by Fennell)
Sheldon Metroplex: Three Postcards from Manhattan
Bernstein Selections from West Side Story (arr. by Matt Podd)
Ward America the Beautiful (arr. by Phillip Rothman)
Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture, Op. 49 (arr. by Mayhew L. Lake)
Sousa Stars and Stripes Forever (arr. by Brion and Schissel)

Covered Picnicking for All Membership Levels in the Pavilion

In the case of inclement weather, the concert will be held as planned on Wednesday, July 4 and the fireworks will be held at 9:00pm Thursday, July 5.

Become entangled in the storytelling of The Secret Gardener (La finta giardiniera) as performers and audience members meet in the beautiful setting of Caramoor’s Sunken Garden. Written by an 18-year-old Mozart, The Secret Gardener is a story of love, madness, and redemption that unfolds in the lush grounds of a beautiful garden. Disguises and mistaken identities abound in Mozart’s charming tale of a triple love triangle! Enjoy a summer evening outdoors with this lighthearted comic opera, performed in English. Seating is extremely limited for this unique performance, so be sure to book well in advance!

Produced in collaboration with On Site Opera.

“It was the kind of unique, immersive, site-specific production that is OSO’s bread and butter … all in all, it was the perfect entertainment for a spring evening.” — Broadway World

Ashley Kerr (Sandrina)
Emalie Savoy (Arminda)
Katrina Galka (Serpetta)
Kristin Gornstein (Ramiro)
Spencer Viator (Belfiore)
Michael Kuhn (Podesta)
Jorell Williams (Nardo)

Grand Harmonie
Geoffrey McDonald, conductor
Eric Einhorn, director
Kelley Rourke, English translation & dialogue
Yoni Kahn & Thomas Carroll, chamber orchestration
Beth Goldenberg, costume designer

This production of The Secret Gardener was originally co-produced by On Site Opera and The Atlanta Opera.

Afterglow Reception for All Audience Members

Caramoor’s 2018 Summer Season comes to a close with Orchestra of St. Luke’s led by Nicholas McGegan and the inimitable mezzo-soprano Susan Graham. Performing selections from the roles that brought her renown, the first half of the program feature selections from Handel’s Ariodante and Alcinia followed by Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro and La Clemenza di Tito. Join us in celebrating a summer full of music and be sure to come early for a pre-concert conversation with Nicholas McGegan.

“Graham’s mezzo-soprano is a voice without regrets, healthy, rounded, ineffably musical, and eager for a challenge.” — The New Yorker

Orchestra of St. Luke’s
Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano


Handel Overture, Gavotte, and Bourrée from Ariodante
Handel “Dopo notte” from Ariodante
Handel “Scherza infida” from Ariodante
Handel Overture to Alcina
Handel “Sta nell’ Ircana” from Alcina
— Intermission —
Mozart Overture to Le Nozze di Figaro
Mozart “Non so più” from Le Nozze di Figaro
Mozart “Voi che sapete” from Le Nozze di Figaro
Mozart Symphony No. 36 “Linz”
Mozart “Deh per questo” from La Clemenza di Tito

3:00 pm Pre-concert conversation with Nicholas McGegan
Complimentary Garden Listening Tickets for Members at the Family Level and above

Featuring selections from the 4:00pm performance, this hour-long family-friendly concert is the perfect opportunity for a younger audience to engage with and get excited about music both familiar and new. Brooklyn-based orchestral collective The Knights and steel pan virtuoso Andy Akiho interact with the audience to inspire curiosity, encourage musical discoveries, and — of course — have fun.

“A fellowship of young musicians of diverse and accomplished backgrounds who come together for the shared joy of musical exploration. You had the feeling of being with musicians, not just observing them.” — The New York Times

The Knights
Eric Jacobsen, conductor
Andy Akiho, steel pans
Alex Sopp, flute

Time magazine has called her “Africa’s premier diva.” Beninese singer, songwriter, activist, and Grammy-award winner Angélique Kidjo makes her Caramoor debut, bringing her “canyon-filling voice” (Billboard) and an energy that can’t help but inspire you to get up and dance! “The power of Kidjo’s unflappable voice, the range of her emotional expression, the stellar, genre-bending musicians who back her and the infectious, activist energy that courses through her songs all transcend any native tongue” (NPR Music).

“Village traditions, cosmopolitan transformations, female solidarity, African pride and perpetual energy have been constants in Ms. Kidjo’s recording career.” — The New York Times

Angélique Kidjo, vocals
Dominic James, guitar/vocals
Michael Olatujo, bass/vocals
Magatte Sow, percussion/vocals
Edgardo Serka, drums