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Guitar in the Garden with Jason Vieaux, Summer 2014

2017 Summer Season


Think of Caramoor as your summer home filled with music. The Rosens have left you the keys and the gates are open for you to enjoy the gardens, the Mediterranean architecture, and especially the music. You feel the excitement right when you enter, just before settling in for an evening of masterpieces performed by the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, or a day discovering artists amid the grounds at a Jazz or American Roots Music Festival, or a tour taking you back to the Renaissance in the historic Rosen House. Caramoor is made for you to explore.

About Caramoor Founded in 1945 by Walter and Lucie Rosen, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts is a destination in the New York metro area for outstanding music, captivating educational programs, spectacular gardens and grounds, and valuable memories with friends and family. Explore our lush 90 acres, tour the Rosen House, enjoy a pre-concert picnic, and discover beautiful music in the relaxed settings of the Venetian Theater, Spanish Courtyard, and the magnificent gardens.


2017 Artists-in-Residence: Angela Meade and Jason Vieaux

A Voice Built for Drama and an Astonishingly Versatile Guitarist June 17 / Opening Night Concert, Angela Meade June 30 / Jason Vieaux with Escher String Quartet July 8 / Bel Canto at Caramoor presents Il pirata by Bellini, Angela Meade July 16 / Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Jason Vieaux July 27 / Guitar in the Garden, Jason Vieaux

“Angela Meade has exceptional dynamic control, able to move from floating pianissimos to sudden dramatic swells.” —New Yorker

“Jason Vieaux is perhaps

the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation.” —NPR


June 17

Opening Night Gala

Abbondanza di Primavera: An Italian Evening at Caramoor Saturday, 5:30pm / Gala Tent Celebrate the arrival of the 2017 Summer Season with our annual benefit event—Caramoor’s biggest and grandest night of the year! La Primavera brings forth abundance for us to enjoy into the new season ahead. This year’s Gala festivities include a preperformance cocktail reception and an elegant Italian dinner al fresco, premium concert seating in the Venetian Theater for A Night of Italian Opera, and the After Dark post-performance party with desserts and dancing. For more information and to make a reservation, please contact our Special Events office: events@caramoor.org / 914.232.1492

“Under Crutchfield, Caramoor has become an operatic paradise” — Alex Ross, The New Yorker (following a performance of Semiramide by Meade and Crutchfield)

June 17

Opening Night Concert

Celebrating 20 years of Bel Canto at Caramoor with A Night of Italian Opera Saturday, 8:30pm / Venetian Theater / Tickets start at $20 Angela Meade, soprano Santiago Ballerini, tenor Bel Canto Young Artists Will Crutchfield, conductor Orchestra of St. Luke’s

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Angela Meade, worldwide soprano superstar and 2017 Caramoor Artistin-Residence, headlines a program of Bel Canto fireworks and beloved Romantic melodies, backed by tenor Santiago Ballerini, the Bel Canto Young Artists, Will Crutchfield, and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. Opera at its most intoxicating, from Rossini’s exhilarating William Tell to Verdi’s immortal Aida.


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Adam Gopnik

Franz Schubert

June 18

Schubert and Gopnik: A Musical Dialogue

St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble with Adam Gopnik, writer and speaker Sunday, 4:00pm / Venetian Theater Tickets start at $20 Schubert, Octet in F Major, D. 803 This innovative and touching program presents the music of Schubert’s Octet in dialogue with one of New York’s most distinctive literary voices, Adam Gopnik, who happens to be a great fan of Schubert. In between movements of the exhilarating Octet, Gopnik will read an original narrative about the intersection of music and life.

Edward Arron

June 22

June 23

Thursday, 7:00pm / Spanish Courtyard Tickets start at $15

Friday, 8:00pm / Spanish Courtyard / Tickets start at $15

Roman Rabinovich, piano

Chopin, Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23 Haydn, Sonata No. 20 in B-flat Major, Hob. XVI:18 Chopin, Ballade No. 2 in F Major, Op. 38 Rabinovich, Metamorphosis (World Premiere) Chopin, Ballade No. 3 in A-flat Major, Op. 47 Haydn, Sonata No. 61 in D Major, Hob. XVI:51 Chopin, Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52

Post-concert discussion with Adam Gopnik Complimentary Garden Listening Tickets for Members at the Family Level and Above See page 18 for icon key

Roman Rabinovich

Winner of the 2008 Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition, Israeli pianist Roman Rabinovich brings a “warm and generous tone and supple touch” (The Cleveland Plain Dealer) to his Caramoor debut.

Edward Arron & Friends

Andrew Armstrong, piano Jeewon Park, piano Jesse Mills, violin Arnaud Sussmann, violin and viola Max Mandel, viola Edward Arron, cello Shawn Conley, double bass Mendelssohn, Overture to The Hebrides, Op. 26, (arr. for Piano Four Hands, Violin, and Cello) Vaughan Williams, Piano Quintet in C Minor (1903) Purcell, Selected Fantasias for Strings Mendelssohn, Sextet in D Major for Piano and Strings, Op. 110 Celebrate a musical summer evening under the stars as cellist Edward Arron offers another of his popular chamber music concerts. Joined by his colleagues and companions—many of whom are Caramoor’s Evnin Rising Stars alumni—this evening promises a diverse program of quintets, sextets, and much more, spanning over 200 years of music. Champagne Toast for Composer’s Circle Members 5


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June 24

American Roots Music Festival Saturday, All Day / Multiple Locations Tickets start at $30 / Day Only $25 Grounds Open 11:00am Evening Headliners:

Rhiannon Giddens Sarah Jarosz Daytime Artists: The Mammals (feat. Mike + Ruthy) River Whyless The Lonely Heartstring Band Michaela Anne Kaia Kater Spuyten Duyvil Cole Quest and the City Pickers Eddie Barbash Band  The Brother Brothers The annual American Roots Music Festival offers a day full of folk, country, bluegrass, gospel, blues, singer/songwriter, string band, old time, and everything in between. Multiple award winning banjo and fiddle player Rhiannon Giddens headlines with her masterful blend of Americana genres and dazzling vocal prowess. Sarah Jarosz, Grammy® winner and five-time nominee, Texas songwriter and multiinstrumentalist, returns with her new trio. Join us for an enchanting day of exploration and discovery.

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Sarah Jarosz


June 25

A Chamber Feast in Three Courses Honoring Caramoor’s longtime Managing Director Paul Rosenblum Sunday, 3:00pm / Venetian Theater Tickets start at $20 Stewart Rose, horn Andrew Armstrong, piano Jeewon Park, piano Pamela Frank, violin Jennifer Frautschi, violin Laura Frautschi, violin Alexi Kenney, violin Jesse Mills, violin Arnaud Sussmann, violin Ayane Kozasa, viola Max Mandel, viola Edward Arron, cello Alexis Pia Gerlach, cello Karen Ouzounian, cello

Wolf, Italian Serenade Schubert, Piano Trio in E-flat Major, D. 897 “Notturno” Mozart, Quintet for Horn, Violin, two Violas and Cello in E-flat Major, K. 407 Dvořák, Miniatures (Trio for two Violins and Viola, Op. 75a) Beethoven, Piano Trio, Op. 70, No. 1 "Ghost" Mendelssohn, Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20 All chamber music gourmands are invited to join us for a “chamber feast” celebrating twenty-five years of music and friendship, inspired by the voracious appetite for chamber music displayed by these artists. This specially curated smorgasboard features tuneful appetizers and a meaty main course— Mendelssohn's Octet—that is sure to feed your soul and leave you feeling satisfied. Complimentary Garden Listening Tickets for Members at the Family Level and Above

June 28

Dancing at Dusk: A Voyage to Japan

Wednesday, 5:00pm / Friends Field / Child $5, Adult $10 An annual summer tradition, Dancing at Dusk turns the spacious Friends Field into a world music dance party for children and their families. Featuring a beautiful panorama of folk dances, Sachiyo Ito and Company will introduce beginners to the delicate elegance of Japanese dance. Accompanied by traditional instruments this event is sure to intrigue and enchant. Complimentary Tickets for Family Level Members June 29

Un avvertimento ai gelosi by Manuel García

Thursday, 7:00pm / Spanish Courtyard / Tickets start at $15 Bel Canto Young Artists Timothy Cheung, piano Manuel García, Rossini’s opening night tenor in Il barbiere di Siviglia, was also a prolific composer and singing teacher. In 1830–31 he wrote a series of brilliant one-act “operettas” with piano accompaniment, to be performed by his students. Un avvertimento ai gelosi (“Advice to the Jealous”) showcases the bel canto virtuosity and expressive flair that were García’s hallmarks as a performer and instructor.

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Bernard Labadie

Orchestra of St. Luke's

July 1

Pops, Patriots, & Fireworks

Saturday, 8:00pm / Venetian Theater / Tickets start at $30

Jason Vieaux and Escher String Quartet

June 30

Jason Vieaux, guitar with Escher String Quartet

Friday, 8:00pm / Spanish Courtyard Tickets start at $15 Haydn, Quartet Op. 76, No. 6 Shostakovich, Quartet No. 9 Ginastera, Sonata, Op. 47 Boccherini, Quintet G. 448 “Fandango” Artist-in-Residence Jason Vieaux teams with former Ernst Stiefel Quartet-in-Residence, the Escher String Quartet, for an exceptional evening of chamber music. Vieaux performs Ginastera’s only original composition for guitar, while the Escher String Quartet finds the historical through-line connecting the seemingly disparate Quartets of Haydn and Shostakovich. Vieaux joins the Quartet for the Boccherini Quintet, which they recorded as part of the  Music@Menlo: Bridging the Ages album series.

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Ryan Silverman, vocalist Amy McCabe, trumpet Curt Ebersole, conductor Westchester Symphonic Winds Robert Sherman, host Bring your family and friends, and get in the spirit of ’76 by celebrating the Fourth with us a bit early. This patriotic evening properly ends with a bang— in the sky and on the ground—with fireworks and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. In the case of rain, the concert will be held as planned on Saturday, July 1 and the fireworks will be held at 9:30pm Sunday, July 2. Covered Picnicking for all Membership Levels in the Reception Tent July 2

Orchestra of St. Luke’s All-Mozart

Sunday, 4:00pm / Venetian Theater / Tickets start at $30 Bernard Labadie, conductor Elizabeth Mann, flute Emmanuel Ceysson, harp Mozart,  Symphony No. 17 in G Major, K. 129 Mozart,  Concerto for Flute and Harp in C Major, K. 299 Mozart, Symphony in D Major, K.196/121 “La finta giardiniera” Mozart,  Symphony No. 29 in A Major, K. 201 Mozart’s joyful genius infuses this Sunday afternoon concert featuring the elegant Concerto for Flute and Harp. In his Caramoor debut, French-Canadian conductor, Bernard Labadie, an internationally recognized expert in 18th-century music, brings his effervescent style to a program of youthful Mozart works. Pre-concert conversation with Bernard Labadie, Elizabeth Mann, and Emmanuel Ceysson, 3:00pm


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July 5

Dancing at Dusk: Hoedown in the USA

Wednesday, 5:00pm / Friends Field / Child $5, Adult $10 What better way to wrap up the July 4th holiday than with square and line dancing? Pat Cannon’s Foot and Fiddle Dance Company help us celebrate these great American traditions and learn about the diverse cultures that made them what they are today. Little ones will learn the joy and fellowship of country dancing ... and no partners required! Complimentary Tickets for Family Level Members July 6

The Westerlies

Thursday, 7:00pm / Spanish Courtyard / Tickets start at $15 Riley Mulherkar, trumpet Zubin Hensler, trumpet Andy Clausen, trombone Willem de Koch, trombone The Westerlies, a self-described “accidental brass quartet,” are known for their adventurous explorations with jazz, roots, and chamber music influences. The group performs without sheet music to create a unique, visceral connection with audiences. NPR’s Fresh Air touts them as “skilled interpreters who are also adept improvisers.” July 7

Gabriel Kahane & yMusic

Friday, 8:00pm / Spanish Courtyard / Tickets start at $15 The Westerlies

Gabriel Kahane and Rob Moose

Gabriel Kahane, vocalist, piano, and guitar yMusic: Rob Moose, violin Nadia Sirota, viola Gabriel Cabezas, cello Hideaki Aomori, clarinets Alex Sopp, flutes CJ Camerieri, trumpet Gabriel Kahane is a Brooklyn songwriter, composer, pianist, and theater artist. Known for his intriguing collaborations with an array of artists in varied genres–including Chris Thile, Brooklyn Rider, Sufjan Stevens– Kahane returns to Caramoor with the adventurous indie-classical ensemble yMusic for an eclectic program of thought-provoking music. Both pioneers in the indie/folk/classical/chamber fields, Kahane and yMusic join forces out of “mutual admiration, human and musical.” This concert features the world premiere of a new work by Kahane, co-commissioned by Caramoor. 9


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Dancing at Dusk: A Voyage to Japan 5:00pm / Friends Field

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Wednesday

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Un avvertimento ai gelosi by Manuel García Bel Canto Young Artists 7:00pm / Spanish Courtyard

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Jason Vieaux, guitar with Escher String Quartet 8:00pm / Spanish Courtyard

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Edward Arron & Friends 8:00pm / Spanish Courtyard

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Roman Rabinovich, piano 7:00pm / Spanish Courtyard

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Pops, Patriots, & Fireworks Ryan Silverman, vocalist Amy McCabe, trumpet Curt Ebersole, conductor Westchester Symphonic Winds Robert Sherman, host 8:00pm / Venetian Theater

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American Roots Music Festival Rhiannon Giddens, Sarah Jarosz,  and more! All Day / Multiple Locations

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Opening Night Concert: A Night of Italian Opera with Angela Meade, soprano, Santiago Ballerini, tenor, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and Will Crutchfield, conductor 8:30pm / Venetian Theater

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Orchestra of St. Luke’s Bernard Labadie, conductor All-Mozart 4:00pm / Venetian Theater

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A Chamber Feast in Three Courses Honoring Caramoor’s longtime Managing Director Paul Rosenblum 3:00pm / Venetian Theater

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Schubert and Gopnik: A Musical Dialogue St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble with Adam Gopnik, writer and speaker 4:00pm / Venetian Theater

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Opening Night Gala 5:30pm

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2017 Summer At-a-Glance


Guitar in the Garden Jason Vieaux, guitar 7:00pm / Sunken Garden See pg. 16 for details

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Sarah Rommel, cello Xiaohui Yang, piano Evnin Rising Star Showcase 7:00pm / Spanish Courtyard

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The Intimate Bellini Bel Canto Young Artists 7:00pm / Spanish Courtyard

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The Westerlies 7:00pm / Spanish Courtyard

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Dancing at Dusk: Traditional Russia 5:00pm / Friends Field

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Dancing at Dusk: Celebrating Mexico 5:00pm / Friends Field

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Dancing at Dusk: Hoedown in the USA 5:00pm / Friends Field

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An Evening with Sutton Foster 8:00pm / Venetian Theater

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Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9 Presented in Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center 8:00pm / Spanish Courtyard

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Emmylou Harris 8:00pm/ Venetian Theater

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Jazz Festival Presented in Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center McCoy Tyner, Pedrito Martinez Group, and more! All Day / Multiple Locations

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Bel Canto at Caramoor presents Il pirata by Bellini 7:30pm / Venetian Theater

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John Fullbright 8:00pm / Spanish Courtyard

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Argus Quartet 2016–17 Ernst Stiefel String Quartetin-Residence 8:00pm / Spanish Courtyard

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Gabriel Kahane & yMusic 8:00pm / Spanish Courtyard

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Summer Season Finale Orchestra of St. Luke’s Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor Jean-Yves Thibaudet,  piano 4:00pm / Venetian Theater

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Bel Canto at Caramoor presents Petite Messe Solennelle by Rossini Bel Canto Young Artists Rachelle Jonck, conductor 4:00pm / Venetian Theater

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Orchestra of St. Luke’s Jason Vieaux, guitar, Julien Labro, bandoneon, Krista Bennion Feeney, violin The Four Seasons of Vivaldi and Piazzolla 4:00pm / Venetian Theater

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Daniil Trifonov, piano 4:00pm / Venetian Theater

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July 8

Bel Canto at Caramoor Presents Il pirata by Bellini Saturday, 7:30pm / Venetian Theater / Tickets start at $20 Imogene / Angela Meade, soprano Gualtiero / Santiago Ballerini, tenor Ernesto / Harold Wilson, bass Will Crutchfield, conductor Orchestra of St. Luke’s Bel Canto Young Artists This season’s operatic centerpiece is a semi-staged production of Bellini’s 1827 breakthrough opera Il pirata (“The Pirate”). Artist-in-Residence Angela Meade, whose revelatory Caramoor performance of the same composer’s Norma was hailed as “a truly perfect night at the opera” by Das Opernglas, takes on the demanding role of Imogene for the first time in her stellar career. Tenor Santiago Ballerini, who triumphed here two seasons ago in La favorite, returns as Gualtiero, joined by the brilliant young bass Harold Wilson in his Caramoor debut.

Will Crutchfield and Angela Meade

Pre-opera events and conversations begin at 2:30pm Intermission Reception for all Membership Levels July 9

Daniil Trifonov, piano

Sunday, 4:00pm / Venetian Theater / Tickets start at $20 Schumann, Kinderszenen Schumann, Toccata, Op. 7 Schumann, Kreisleriana Shostakovich, Prelude and Fugue in E Minor, Op. 87, No. 4 Shostakovich, Prelude and Fugue in A Major, Op. 87, No. 7 Shostakovich, Prelude and Fugue in A Minor, Op. 87, No. 2 Shostakovich, Prelude and Fugue in D Major, Op. 87, No. 5 Shostakovich, Prelude and Fugue in D Minor, Op. 87, No. 24 Stravinsky, Three Movements from Pétrouchka Winner of the Tchaikovsky and Rubinstein competitions, 26-year-old Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov has astounded audiences around the world. Now Caramoor audiences have a chance to experience this “brilliant, uncommonly poetic soloist” (The New York Times). With “monstrous technique and lustrous tone” (The New Yorker), Trifonov tackles a challenging program, including Schumann’s Kinderszenen and the composer’s “favorite work,” Kreisleriana, as well as works from two Russian giants—Stravinsky and Shostakovich. Complimentary Garden Listening Tickets for Family Level Members and Above 12

Bel Canto Young Artists

July 13

The Intimate Bellini

Thursday, 7:00pm / Spanish Courtyard Tickets start at $15 Bel Canto Young Artists

Daniil Trifonov

“There are long, long, long melodies such as no-one had ever made before,” wrote Giuseppe Verdi of Bellini’s unique gift. Bellini poured his melody also into the intimate vessel of pianoaccompanied songs—sometimes developing ideas that later found their way into his operas. The Bel Canto Young Artists join Director of Opera Will Crutchfield in this tribute to the father of modern melody.


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July 15

2016-17 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence Friday, 8:00pm / Spanish Courtyard Tickets start at $15

Saturday, All Day / Multiple Locations Tickets start at $30 / Day Only $25 / Grounds Open 11:00am

Argus Quartet

Haydn, String Quartet in D Major, Op. 76, No. 5 Donald Crockett, World Premiere — String Quartet No. 4, Traveling Symphony Beethoven, String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, Op. 132 The Argus Quartet’s varied program contains masterworks by two prolific proponents of the string quartet—Haydn and Beethoven— and a world premiere by Donald Crockett, commissioned by Caramoor specifically for the Argus Quartet as part of our dedication to building “A String Quartet Library for the 21st Century.” Friends’ Garden Party for all Membership Levels

Jazz Festival Presented in Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center

Evening Headliner:

Echoes with a Friend: McCoy Tyner Trio with Special Guests Geri Allen & Craig Taborn Daytime Artists: Pedrito Martinez Group Zaccai Curtis Quartet featuring Little Johnny Rivero Christian Sands Trio Camille Thurman with the Darrell Green Trio Michael Mwenso and the Shakes Monk Centennial Celebration with Sullivan Fortner, Christian Sands, and Helen Sung Riley Mulherkar: In the Land of Oo-Bla-Dee Vibes in the Garden with Joseph Doubleday and Simon Moullier The Westerlies Mary Halvorson and Stephan Crump Citizens of the Blues Fernando Saci Mariel Bildsten Trio Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra Ensembles The Mini Shakes (Members of Michael Mwenso and the Shakes)

Pedrito Martinez Group

Riffin’ with Riley (children’s program) Swingin’ with Camille Thurman (children’s program) Curated by our friends at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Caramoor’s 24th annual Jazz Festival is for music enthusiasts of all ages. Headlined by legendary jazz pianist McCoy Tyner, the day-long festival throughout the grounds will feature a wide range of music from interactive sessions for the kids to a centennial celebration of beloved jazz genius Thelonious Monk.

Argus Quartet

Camille Thurman

Jazz Chat with Seton Hawkins: McCoy Tyner and the Past, Present and Future of Jazz Piano, 5:15pm Members’ Jazz Lounge available for all Membership levels.

Fernando Saci

McCoy Tyner

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John Fullbright

July 16

Orchestra of St. Luke’s The Four Seasons of Vivaldi and Piazzolla

Sunday, 4:00pm / Venetian Theater Tickets start at $25 Jason Vieaux, guitar Julien Labro, bandoneon Krista Bennion Feeney, violin Vivaldi, Guitar Concerto in D Major, RV 93 Piazzolla, Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas for Guitar and Bandoneon Vivaldi, The Four Seasons, Op. 8, Nos. 1-4 Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons has enchanted generations of music lovers with its vivid musical images of the natural world. Caramoor’s bucolic setting is the ideal environment in which to experience this work. The legendary tango composer, Astor Piazzolla was inspired by Vivaldi’s masterpiece to create his own “Four Seasons of Buenos Aires,” which Artist-in-Residence, Jason Vieaux will perform with bandoneonist Julien Labro.

July 19

Dancing at Dusk: Celebrating Mexico Wednesday, 5:00pm / Friends Field Child $5, Adult $10

Hailed by the New York Times as “terrific,” The Calpulli Mexican Dance Company celebrates the rich diversity of Mexican and Mexican-American cultural heritage. With an evening that will explore traditional dances from a 100-year-old wedding dance of Veracruz to the popular “La Bamba,” this fun, interactive event will transport children and their families to a colorful world of inspiring music and movement.

Complimentary Tickets for Family Level Members Sarah Rommel

Sarah Rommel, cello Xiaohui Yang, piano

Evnin Rising Star Showcase Thursday, 7:00pm / Spanish Courtyard Tickets start at $15 Beethoven, 12 Variations on “Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen,” Op. 66 Janáček, Pohádka Strauss, Cello Sonata, Op. 6 Martinů, Slovak Variations, H. 378 A recent top prizewinner in the George Enescu International Cello Competition and Beverly Hills National Auditions, Evnin Rising Star alumna cellist Sarah Rommel is indeed a star on the rise. Pianist Xiaohui Yang joins Rommel for a varied program that pairs cello works from neighboring Germany and Czechoslovakia, including Martinů’s brooding variations on a Slovak theme and Beethoven’s delightful variations on Papageno’s aria from Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. July 21

John Fullbright

Friday, 8:00pm / Spanish Courtyard Tickets start at $40 John Fullbright returns with an evening featuring the Oklahoma singer/ songwriter’s pungent lyrical imagery and Americana sound. Winner of the ASCAP Harold Adamson Lyric Award, the Los Angeles Times said Fullbright writes songs that are “impressively and potently economical, mostly stripped to the emotional essence through poetically concise lyrics and heart-rending musical settings.”

Pre-concert conversation with Jason Vieaux and Julien Labro, 3:00pm Complimentary Garden Listening Tickets for Family Level Members and Above Xiaohui Yang

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July 22

Emmylou Harris

Saturday, 8:00pm / Venetian Theater / Tickets start at $30 A true music legend, 13-time Grammy® Award-winner Emmylou Harris returns to Caramoor with her unique blend of folk, country, and roots music. Whether singing the songs of Seeger, Dylan, Baez, or a lyrical masterpiece from her own pen, Harris infuses her singing with pathos, crystalline beauty, and emotional honesty. No matter the genre, hers is one of the most distinctive voices in American music, conjuring images of wide open spaces and the lonely, dusty roads that connect us all. July 23

Bel Canto at Caramoor Presents Petite Messe Solennelle by Rossini

Sunday, 4:00pm / Venetian Theater / Tickets start at $20 Bel Canto Young Artists Rachelle Jonck, conductor Derrick Goff, piano Timothy Cheung, piano Lucy Tucker Yates, organ The final concert celebrating Bel Canto at Caramoor features a choral gem from one of opera’s greatest composers. Rossini surprised the musical world by retiring from the theater when he was only 37; he astonished it by emerging at nearly twice that age to compose “the last mortal Sin of my Old Age,” his Petite Messe Solennelle (1864), containing some of his most beautiful and expressive music. Pre-opera events and conversations begin at 2:00pm

Emmylou Harris

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July 27

Guitar in the Garden Jason Vieaux, guitar

Thursday, 7:00pm / Sunken Garden / $25 Giuliani, Handel Variations Ponce, Sonatina Meridional Morel, Choro, Danza in E Minor, Danza Brasilera Martin, Quatre Pieces Breves Ellington, In a Sentimental Mood (arr. Vieaux) Jobim, A Felicidade (arr. Roland Dyens) Gramophone magazine placed Artist-inResident Jason Vieaux “among the elite of today’s classical guitarists.” In his final concert of the season, Vieaux returns to the intimate natural beauty of the Sunken Garden with a solo recital of classical and contemporary guitar music that spans the globe—from Italy and Argentina to Mexico, Brazil, and the US—including selections from his 2014 Grammy® Award-winning album, Play. Jason Vieaux

July 26

Dancing at Dusk: Traditional Russia Wednesday, 5:00pm / Friends Field Child $5, Adult $10

Premier folk artists of Ensemble Barynya will present an evening of dances, songs, and virtuoso performances from the Russian tradition. Accompanied by instruments such as the Balalaika and Garmoshka, the energetic style of this amazing company will excite and thrill little ones and their families. Complimentary Tickets for Family Level Members

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Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9

July 29

An Evening with Sutton Foster Saturday, 8:00pm / Venetian Theater / Tickets start at $30 Two-time Tony Award-winner Sutton Foster brings her crystal-clear voice and vivacious personality to Caramoor for a dazzling cabaret evening of song. Equally at home with show tunes, pop, and country, the star of Thoroughly Modern Millie and Anything Goes can belt effortlessly to the back of the Venetian Theater or draw you in closer to capture the very essence of a lyric.

July 28

Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9 Presented in Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center Friday, 8:00pm / Spanish Courtyard Tickets start at $40 The Big Easy comes to Caramoor when New Orleans pianist Henry Butler teams with trumpeter/arranger Steven Bernstein and The Hot 9 for a tour through the classic early songbooks of Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton, and many more. Featuring tunes from their popular release, Viper’s Drag, Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9 will deliver once again “a scintillating set in which the earliest roots of jazz were transported to the age of 21st-century postmodernism.” (Houston Press)

Sutton Foster


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July 30

Summer Season Finale Orchestra of St. Luke’s Sunday, 4:00pm / Venetian Theater / Tickets start at $25 Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano Liszt, Les préludes Liszt, Piano Concerto No. 2 in A Major Schumann, Symphony No. 2 Two titans of the Romantic repertoire close out our 2017 Summer Season. Liszt’s tone poem Les préludes opens the program followed by French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet’s characteristic “fiery account” (The Washington Post) of the composer’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Schumann’s Second Symphony tells the story of his personal triumph over adversity. Set in the bright key of C Major, this uplifting symphony brings the Caramoor summer season to a properly sunny close. Pre-concert conversation with Pablo Heras-Casado, 3:00pm Complimentary Garden Listening Tickets for Family Level Members and Above

Pablo Heras-Casado and Orchestra of St. Luke's

Jean-Yves Thibaudet

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Experience the Rosen House A Summer Evening at the Rosens’

Experience what it was like to be a guest at one of the Rosens’ famed soirées! These evenings include cocktails in the Sense Circle and a presentation in the Music Room followed by a scrumptious dinner before an 8:00pm concert in the Spanish Courtyard. June 30 / Jason Vieaux with Escher String Quartet July 29 / An Evening with Sutton Foster

Sunday Afternoon Teas

Sundays at Caramoor are the best for Afternoon Tea! After a tour of the historic Rosen House, enjoy prosecco and chocolates, tea sandwiches, delicious desserts and fragrant teas, as well as the concert in the Venetian Theater (optional). June 18 / Schubert and Gopnik: A Musical Dialogue July 2 / Orchestra of St. Luke’s July 9 / Daniil Trifonov, piano July 30 / Summer Season Finale

Family Fun. Caramoor is a place for the entire family. Look for the Family Fun icon for concerts at which children of all ages are welcome. Children 18 and under are free. Garden Listening. Introduce your family to Caramoor and enjoy the sounds of the concert from the Picnic Lawns. Tickets $10 Take the NYC Coach and ride comfortably in a luxury, air-conditioned coach from Grand Central Terminal/Lexington Avenue to Caramoor. Round Trip: $35; One Way: $22. Symphony Court, Caramoor’s dining pavilion, is open to all ticket buyers (reservations required). Enjoy a casual prix fixe buffet dinner, among the beautiful gardens in the Reception Tent and Italian Pavilion. Available on select evenings. Pricing starts at $66 per person inclusive of tax.

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Rosen House events. Afternoon Teas: June 18 – July 30. Special Sunday Teas include prosecco and chocolate! A Summer Evening at the Rosens’ (cocktails, Music Room presentation, dinner, and concert): June 30 & July 29. Tours of the Rosen House are offered Thursday to Sunday. Visit our website at caramoor.org for details and ticket prices. Pre/post-concert conversations or recitals. Free to ticket-holders. Caramoor Commission

Caramoor appreciates the generous support of our sponsors: The Summer Season is made possible, in part, by ArtsWestchester with funds from Westchester County Government. The Summer Season 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.

The 2017 Bel Canto Young Artists program is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.


Learn more & buy tickets at caramoor.org or call 914.232.1252 For regular updates, photos, and all the latest Caramoor news Like us on Facebook. Facebook.com/Caramoor

Support Caramoor: Elevate your Experience! Membership begins at the $100 Friend Level (or $8.33 a month) and Members receive: • Access to Members’ Pre-sales • Invitations to Intermission and Post Concert Receptions • Discounts on Great Performances Concessions Other Membership Levels include perks such as: • Complimentary Tickets to Dancing at Dusk and Garden Listening Concerts • VIP Parking • Prime Concierge Seating at Concerts • Artist Meet & Greets and much more ... Events in green text throughout the brochure are open to Members, respective of Membership level. To join, renew, increase or give the gift of Membership, please visit caramoor.org/support or call Jennifer Pace at 914.232.5035 ext. 261.

Eat, Drink, & Listen!

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Symphony Court Dining

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This tented summer dining pavilion, offering a relaxed experience with tables, chairs and a casual prix fixe buffet dinner with an open bar, is presented on July 2, July 8, July 16, and July 30. Advance reservations required; see caramoor.org for details.

Pre-Order Picnic Boxes

Let us pack your picnic for you! For heartier options, no lines, and the ease of ordering a picnic in advance this summer, consider choosing from our special picnic boxes offered by our caterer, Great Performances. View the menu and order online at caramoor.org or call the Box Office at 914.232.1252. Order by Tuesday at 5:00pm for the upcoming week's performances.

On-Site Food + Drink Options

Photos from past performances at Caramoor are by Gabe Palacio Photography. Brochure design by Adam Neumann / aanstudio.com

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914.232.1252

At the Box Office

Monday through Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm Caramoor is located at: 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah, New York 10536 in Westchester County, 40 miles northeast of New York City and is easily accessible by car or Metro-North. Take the free shuttle from Metro-North's Katonah station to and from Caramoor! The shuttle runs on select days. Check caramoor.org for details.

We offer picnic tables, café-style seating, or space for you to spread out on the grassy lawns where you can enjoy these treats! • Tap Tent and Concessions • Katchkie Food Truck (Friday – Sunday) • Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Want to receive 10% off at concessions? Become a Member today!

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts is a registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Thank you for your support.

Photo credits: Daniil Trifonov © Dario Acosta / Angela Meade © Marty Sohl / Adam Gopnik © Lacombe / Roman Rabinovich © Balazs Barocz / Rhiannon Giddens © Tanya Rosen Jones / Bernard Labadie © Francois Rivard / Jason Vieaux and Escher Quartet © Lilian Finckel / Daniil Trifonov © Dario Acosta, Deutsche Grammophon / Argus Quartet © Ben Gibbs / McCoy Tyner © John Abbott / Pedrito Martinez Group © Danielle Moir / Emmylou Harris © Mark Seliger

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Group Sales All artists, programs, membership events, and prices are subject to change without notice. We’re covered — we don’t cancel because of rain. All parking is free. Sign up for our e-newsletter and be the first to know about performances and special events at Caramoor www.caramoor.org

For a group of 10 or more, please call Alex Cutrone at 914.232.5035 x246 or email Alex@caramoor.org Give the Gift of Music: When buying your tickets, buy some for a friend or purchase a gift certificate. All sales are FINAL. There are no refunds or exchanges. A $5.00 processing fee applies for online and phone orders, and a $1.00 facility fee applies for all tickets sold. Fees are per ticket.

Order now for the best value! Ticket prices are subject to change.

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Sonic Innovations

Discover sound art at Caramoor this summer!

Newly-commissioned sound art works by Margaret Noble, Taylor Deupree, and Hugh Livingston will draw inspiration from their chosen locations on the Caramoor grounds. Open during Box Office hours and on concert days. Visit caramoor.org to learn more.

2017 Summer Season

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