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2018 Summer Season

Audra McDonald

Music keeps moving.

Artists build new sounds from the gifts of tradition, tastes and trends evolve, and inspiration sparks new creative connections. Caramoor keeps tempo with these changes, celebrating our past while looking toward the future. This summer, we present fresh pathways for connecting to music in a personal and meaningful way — from Baroque music on a summer afternoon, to an opera performed in a garden, to music from far corners of the globe, to music by living composers and site-specific sound art. This is your music journey. See where it takes you. About Caramoor

We believe that music opens hearts and minds, igniting curiosity and joy within ourselves and each other. 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 magnificent gardens. / 914.232.1252

Saturday, June 16

Opening Night Gala 5:30pm / Gala Tent

Celebrate the arrival of the 2018 Summer Season at our annual benefit event — Caramoor’s biggest and grandest night of the year! This year’s Gala festivities honor longtime trustee Susie Freund and her husband John for their 25 years of shared efforts and insights, helping make Caramoor what it is today. The evening begins with a preperformance cocktail reception and dinner Enjoy premium concert seating in the Venetian Theater for the concert. Stay for the After Dark post-performance party for dessert and dancing under the stars. Tickets for the Gala start at $750, inclusive of the concert. Individual and Table options are available. A portion of the tickets is tax-deductible, as provided by law. Contact our Special Events Office at 914.232.1492 or

Opening Night Concert Audra McDonald

The Knights

8:30pm / Venetian Theater

Orchestra of St. Luke’s Andy Einhorn, Music Director Audra McDonald — record-breaking winner of six Tony Awards — returns to Caramoor bringing her unparalleled talents to the Opening Night of our Summer Season. Celebrate the American Songbook as brought to life by the inspiring force of a Broadway legend and Caramoor's exceptional orchestra-in-residence.

Sunday, June 17

Tickets start at $45

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.

Family Concert: The Knights

1:00pm / Venetian Theater

Child $10, Adult $20

Sunday, June 17

The Knights

4:00pm / Venetian Theater Eric Jacobsen, conductor Andy Akiho, steel pans Alex Sopp, flute Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin Andy Akiho: Fantasy for Steel Pans and Orchestra Fauré: Pavane, Op. 50 Judd Greenstein: Flute Concerto Bernstein: Three Dance Episodes from On the Town Tickets start at $30 Complimentary Garden Listening Tickets for Members at the Family Level and above

Audra McDonald

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Thursday, June 21

Friday, June 22

2017–18 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence 7:00pm / Venetian Theater

8:00pm / Venetian Theater

Verona Quartet

Dvořák: Selections from Cypresses, B. 152 Julia Adolphe: New Work (World Premiere, commissioned by Caramoor) Janáček: String Quartet No. 2, “Intimate Letters” Tickets start at $25 Friends’ Garden Party for all Membership Levels

Sō Percussion

Steve Reich: Mallet Quartet Paul Lansky: Springs Jason Treuting: Mallet Quartet Caroline Shaw: Taxidermy Vijay Ayer: Mallet Quartet (World Premiere) Cage: Third Construction 7:00pm / Pre-concert conversation with members of Sō Percussion Tickets start at $25


The exhilarating and diverse world of percussion comes to the forefront in three programs at Caramoor this summer. Discover John Luther Adams’ epic Inuksuit, performed outdoors by 60+ percussionists, watch the innovative Brooklyn-based quartet Sō Percussion in their Caramoor debut, and hear Andy Akiho, composer and virtuoso steel pan player, perform his own concerto with The Knights. June 17 / The Knights / pg. 3 June 22 / Sō Percussion / pg. 4 July 1 / Inuksuit / pg. 8

“Through a mix of consummate skill and quirky charm, this mercurial quartet has helped to ignite an explosive new enthusiasm for percussion music old and new.” — The New York Times

Sō Percussion


Saturday, June 23

American Roots Music Festival All Day / Multiple Locations Evening Performers:

Aimee Mann Valerie June

Daytime Artists: The Alexis P. Suter Band Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons Night Tree and many more artists to be announced!

Aimee Mann

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 multiinstrumentalist 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. Full Festival Tickets start at $35 / Day Only $30

Valerie June



Caramoor is presenting music from one of the richest and most diverse periods in music history in several concerts this summer: The Baroque era, spanning the end of the 16th century through about 1750. Our programs include music by J.S. Bach (including Brandenburg Concerto No. 5), Handel (opera arias sung by mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, selections from Water Music and the opera Atalanta) and Vivaldi, performed on both period and modern instruments.  June 24 / Apollo’s Fire / pg. 6 July 22 / Handel’s Atalanta / pg. 13 July 29 / Orchestra of St. Luke's / pg. 15

Wednesday, June 27

Dancing at Dusk: Reena Shah

5:00pm / Friends Field Dancing at Dusk highlights music and dance from cultures around the world for children of all ages to explore with their families. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of this series, we’ve invited back some of our favorite artists including Reena Shah, who will lead the instruction of dances from Bhangra to Bollywood, accompanied by Dhol, Indian Flutes, and more! Move to the intricate rhythms of Indian music while learning the celebratory dances to accompany them. Child $7, Adult $14

Sunday, June 24

Complimentary Tickets for Members at the Family Level and above

Apollo’s Fire

4:00pm / Venetian Theater Jeannette Sorrell, Artistic Director Uccellini: Aria sopra “La Bergamasca” (arr. J. Sorrell) Handel: Selections from Water Music J.S. Bach: Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C Minor, BWV 1060 Vivaldi: Concerto for Two Cellos in G Minor, RV 531 J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050 Handel: Il pastor fido: Terpsicore, HWV 8b: Chaconne Vivaldi: Trio Sonata in D Minor, RV 63 (Variations on “La Folia”) (arr. J. Sorrell) 3:00pm / Pre-concert conversation with Jeannette Sorrell Tickets start at $35 Complimentary Garden Listening Tickets for Members at the Family Level and above


Apollo's Fire

Isabel Leonard & Sharon Isbin / 914.232.1252

Thursday, June 28

Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano Sharon Isbin, guitar 7:00pm / Spanish Courtyard

Join us for a Spanish program performed by Metropolitan Opera star Isabel Leonard and renowned classical guitarist Sharon Isbin in the perfectly-suited setting of the enchanting Spanish Courtyard of the historic Rosen House. Featuring works by Enrique Granados, Manuel de Falla, Xavier Montsalvatge, Federico García Lorca, and others. Tickets start at $25 Friday, June 29

Kronos Quartet

8:00pm / Spanish Courtyard Traditional: The House of the Rising Sun (arr. J. Garchik, after Everly Brothers) Gershwin: Summertime (arr. J. Garchik, after Janis Joplin) Meeropol: Strange Fruit (arr. J. Garchik, after Billie Holiday) Mingus: Children’s Hour of Dream (arr. Sy Johnson) Wiley: Last Kind Words (arr. J. Garchik) Terry Riley: Salome Dances for Peace: Good Medicine Aleksandra Vrebalov: My Desert, My Rose Rhiannon Giddens: At the Purchaser’s Option with Variations (arr. J. Garchik) Laurie Anderson: Flow (arr. J. Garchik) Steve Reich: Triple Quartet 7:00 pm / Pre-concert conversation with David Harrington Tickets start at $25

Benjamin Beilman

Saturday, June 30

Orchestra of St. Luke’s 8:00pm / Venetian Theater Ludovic Morlot, conductor Benjamin Beilman, violin Smetana: Dance of the Comedians Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 Matthew Aucoin: Evidence (New York Premiere) Tchaikovsky: Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture 7:00 pm / Pre-concert conversation with Ludovic Morlot and Benjamin Beilman Tickets start at $25

Kronos Quartet


“One of the most rapturous experiences of my listening life” — Alex Ross, The New Yorker

Wednesday, July 4

Pops, Patriots, and Fireworks FREE Special Event Sunday, July 1


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

1:00 pm Sonic Innovations panel discussion with Walter Kitundu, Paula Matthusen, Ranjit Bhatnagar, and Stephan Moore

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!

4:00pm / Gardens and Grounds

2:00 pm Rhythm Rumpus — interactive percussion family fun! 3:00 pm Pre-concert conversation with Doug Perkins Caramoor throws open its gates and invites you to discover John Luther Adams’ Inuksuit, an epic outdoor piece performed by more than 60 percussionists and other instrumentalists, directed by Doug Perkins. Inuksuit calls for the audience to wander outside among musicians playing an incredible array of instruments including conch shells, sirens, gongs, bells, drums, cymbals, and glockenspiels, dispersed throughout the landscape. In addition to exploring Caramoor’s alluring gardens and grounds, take the opportunity to hear more about our sound art exhibition in a panel discussion at 1:00pm with the artists, moderated by curator Stephan Moore. Bring the kids for an interactive percussion activity at 2:00pm. Hear more about Inuksuit in a pre-concert talk at 3:00pm. It’s a day-long listening adventure for all ages and tickets are FREE!


8:00pm / Venetian Theater

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. Tickets start at $30 Covered Picnicking for All Membership Levels in the Pavilion Friday, July 6

Jasper String Quartet 8:00pm / Spanish Courtyard

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 18, No. 2 Ted Hearne: Law of Mosaics: 1. Excerpts from the middle of something Missy Mazzoli: Death Valley Junction Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 44, No. 2 Tickets start at $25 / 914.232.1252

Saturday, July 7

Friday, July 13

8:00pm / Spanish Courtyard

7:00pm / Sunken Garden

I’m With Her

Mozart’s The Secret Gardener

Sara Watkins Sarah Jarosz Aoife O’Donovan These charismatic vocalists and instrumentalists (fiddle, mandolin, guitar) are on the road constantly with their busy individual projects, except for those rare and magical times when they come together as the Americana supergroup I’m With Her, whose debut album, See You Around, releases February 2018. “The harmonies couldn’t have been purer, or the picking more precise.” — The New York Times Tickets start at $30

Ashley Kerr (Sandrina) Emalie Savoy (Arminda) Kristin Gornstein (Ramiro) Michael Kuhn (Podesta) Jorell Williams (Nardo) Additional artists TBA Grand Harmonie Geoffrey McDonald, conductor Eric Einhorn, director Kelley Rourke, English translation & dialogue Yoni Kahn & Thomas Carroll, chamber orchestration

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. Tickets start at $50 Afterglow Reception for All Audience Members

Sunday, July 8

Marc-André Hamelin, piano 4:00pm / Venetian Theater Schumann: Fantasy in C Major, Op. 17 Schubert: Piano Sonata in B-flat Major, D. 960 Tickets start at $35

Marc-André Hamelin

Complimentary Garden Listening Tickets for Members at the Family Level and above Thursday, July 12

Michael Brown, piano 7:00pm / Spanish Courtyard

Haydn: Fantasia in C Major, H. XVII: 4, Capriccio Medtner: Second Improvisation for Piano, Op. 47 Michael Brown: 100 Chords for Bernstein Bernstein: Four Movements from West Side Story (arr. L. Smit) Copland: El salón México (arr. L. Bernstein) Tickets start at $25 Champagne Toast with Caramoor's CEO for Members at the Composer's Circle Level and above

Ashley Kerr


Leonard Bernstein, whose 100th birthday is being celebrated this year, was a composer, conductor, educator, and icon who fused classical, jazz, liturgical traditions, and Tin Pan Alley to forge a fresh and distinctly American style of music. You can hear some of his most popular and beloved works, especially those from the Broadway stage, at these concerts: June 17 / The Knights / pg. 3 July 4 / Pops, Patriots, and Fireworks / pg. 8 July 12 / Michael Brown, piano / pg. 9 July 14 / Bernstein's Broadway / Family Concert: Bridge to Broadway / pg. 10

Saturday, July 14

Sunday, July 15

11:00am / Spanish Courtyard

4:00pm / Venetian Theater

Family Concert: Bridge to Broadway

Bridge to Broadway takes audiences on a journey all the way from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to Lin-Manuel Miranda! Families will experience the evolution of musical storytelling with colorful characters and interactive musical games. Host Katie Kresek is joined by soprano Natalie Bergeron, baritone Steven Herring, and pianist Beata Moon to explore the music of Schubert, Verdi, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, and more! Child $7, Adult $14

Caramoor’s 2nd Annual Chamber Feast 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 Bartok: Contrasts 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) Tickets start at $25

Bernstein’s Broadway 8:00pm / Venetian Theater

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

Ted Sperling, Music Director and Host 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.  Tickets start at $30

Bryce Pinkham


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Thursday, July 19

Friday, July 20

Guitar in the Garden 7:00pm / Sunken Garden

8:00pm / Spanish Courtyard

Derek Gripper, guitar Caramoor continues its long-standing tradition of Guitar in the Garden with Derek Gripper, a South African guitarist whom London’s Evening Standard hailed as “opening a whole new repertoire of classical guitar music.” The program, including his captivating transcriptions of works written for the 21-string kora (harp lute) by African composers Toumani Diabaté, Ballaké Sissoko, and Madosini — alongside Brazilian Egberto Gismonti and J.S. Bach — transcends time, place, and culture.

Brentano Quartet Todd Palmer, clarinet Gesualdo: Madrigals (selections) Beethoven: String Quartet No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 18, No. 4 Brahms: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B Minor, Op. 115 Tickets start at $25

Tickets start at $25 Afterglow Reception for All Audience Members

Derek Gripper

Wednesday, July 18

Dancing at Dusk: Hammerstep with special musical guest Deoro 5:00pm / Friends Field

With an innovative mix of dance forms including Irish step, tap, hip hop, break dance, African stepping, and even martial arts, Hammerstep delivers a fresh and exciting dance experience. Accompanied by special musical guest Deoro, Hammerstep exposes kids and their families to the exciting new possibilities that come from reimagining traditional forms of creative movement.   Child $7, Adult $14 Complimentary Tickets for Members at the Family Level and above Brentano Quartet


Saturday, July 21

Jazz Festival

Presented in Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center All Day / Multiple Locations Evening Performer:

Dianne Reeves Daytime Artists: Benny Green Trio with special guest Veronica Swift Jane Bunnett and Maqueque Shenel Johns and Vuyo Sotashe — A Revolutionary Friendship: The Music of Miriam Makeba and Nina Simone Ulysses Owens, Jr. THREE Leonardo Sandoval and Eduardo Belo Paul Nedzela Quartet Patrick Bartley Presents The Mighty Cannonball Adderley Mariel Bildsten Septet Joel Ross and Immanuel Wilkins

Dianne Reeves


Now in its 4th year in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center, Caramoor’s annual Jazz Festival is back with exceptional talent and music for you to enjoy throughout the stunning gardens and historical venues within Caramoor. Join us for a full day of jazz, interactive activities for the kids, and evening headliner five-time Grammy winner, Dianne Reeves — we guarantee you will be talking about it for days to come. Full Festival Tickets start at $35 / Day Only $30 Members’ Jazz Lounge in the Pavilion Available for All Membership Levels / 914.232.1252

Sunday, July 22

Handel’s Atalanta

4:00pm / Venetian Theater Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra Nicholas McGegan, conductor Sherezade Panthaki (Atalanta) Amy Freston (Meleagro) Cécile van de Sant (Irene) Isaiah Bell (Aminta) Philip Cutlip (Nicandro) Davóne Tines (Mercurio) TENET Jolle Greenleaf, Artistic Director Composed for a royal wedding celebration, Handel’s Atalanta is a tale full of hidden love and disguise, complete with vocal Sherezade Panthaki fireworks. Long dormant since its 1736 premiere, Atalanta’s lively overtures, festive melodies, and favored arioso, “Care selve,” were revived in 1970 and are now the perfect accompaniment to a summer evening at Caramoor. We are delighted to welcome back Nicholas McGegan, whose expertise in this repertoire covers a dozen Handel oratorios and close to twenty of his operas, along with America’s leading period-instrument ensemble, for its Caramoor debut.

Wednesday, July 25

Dancing at Dusk: Grupo Ribeiro

5:00pm / Friends Field Prepare for a high-energy evening of festivities that will have you celebrating like they do in Rio de Janeiro! Featuring traditional dances from the Samba to the Capoeira and Maculele, Grupo Ribeiro will educate, entertain, and inspire with dance instruction accompanied by Afro Brazilian folkloric music. Children are invited to meet the artists after the performance. Child $7, Adult $14

Thursday, July 26


7:00pm / Spanish Courtyard Three-time Grammy-winning vocal group Chanticleer makes their Caramoor debut in our stunning Spanish Courtyard. Celebrating their 40th Anniversary, they will perform works by Palestrina, Lassus, Gibbons, Byrd, Steven Stucky, Chen Yi, Matthew Aucoin, Ellington, Rodgers & Hart, Berlin, and other classics from their extensive and varied repertoire. Hear why The New Yorker calls this San Francisco-based group “the world’s reigning male chorus.” Tickets start at $25

Complimentary Tickets for Members at the Family Level and above

3:00 pm / Pre-concert lecture with Ellen T. Harris, MIT professor emeritus and Handel scholar Tickets start at $30 Complimentary Garden Listening Tickets for Members at the Family Level and above



Friday, July 27

Joey Alexander Trio

Presented in Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center 8:00pm / Spanish Courtyard

Returning after his Caramoor debut at the 2015 Jazz Festival, Joey Alexander brings an original swing and improvisational style that is unmatched at his age, along with an artistic maturity well beyond his years. He is the youngest jazz artist to ever be nominated for a Grammy (twice), and as a rising international star, his performance at Caramoor is not to be missed. Joey Alexander

“This is the performance of an old soul, not just a quick-fingered one.” — The Guardian Tickets start at $40 Saturday, July 28

Angélique Kidjo

8:00pm / Venetian Theater 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 Angélique Kidjo Tickets start at $25 14 / 914.232.1252

Sunday, July 29

Summer Season Finale Orchestra of St. Luke’s 4:00pm / Venetian Theater

Bernard Labadie, Principal Conductor Designate Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano Handel: Overture, Gavotte and Bourrée, “Dopo notte”; “Scherza infida” from Ariodante; Overture; “Stà nell’Ircana pietrosa tana” from Alcina Mozart: Overture; “Non so più cosa son”; “Voi che sapete” from The Marriage of Figaro; Symphony No. 36 in C Major, K. 425 Linz; “Deh per questo istante” from La Clemenza di Tito 3:00pm / Pre-concert conversation with Bernard Labadie Tickets start at $25 Complimentary Garden Listening Tickets for Members at the Family Level and above

Susan Graham


Family Fun! Open your ears

New Artists for 2018

Music and Fun for Families

Sonic Innovations continues to expand Caramoor’s programming with an annual exhibition of sound art, curated by Stephan Moore, from artists working with sonic materials outside the traditions of concert music. 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 natural. 

Walter Kitundu Kitundu creates kinetic sculptures and sonic installations, develops public works, builds (and performs on) extraordinary musical instruments, while studying and documenting the natural world. In 2008, he received a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship in recognition of his work and creative potential. His piece Nafasi Yako Ni Ya Kijani (Your Place is Green) will live this summer at Caramoor as an invitation for reflection and introspection.

Enjoy family concerts, our popular Dancing at Dusk series with interactive performances and crafts, acres of play space among our gardens and grounds, outdoor scavenger hunts during day-long festivals, and much more. Caramoor is a place for the whole family! 

Paula Matthusen Matthusen is a composer who writes both electroacoustic and acoustic music and realizes sound installations. In addition to writing for a variety of ensembles, she collaborates with choreographers and theater companies. She has written for diverse instrumentations, such as “run-on sentence of the pavement” for piano, ping-pong balls, and electronics, which Alex Ross of The New Yorker called “entrancing.” She is creating a new installation work for Caramoor, appearing this summer. Free and open during Box Office hours and on concert days this summer. Learn more and see all of Caramoor's sound art pieces at:

J O I N U S F O R F R E E O N J U LY 1 for Sonic Innovations presentations with the artists and other activities accompanying John Luther Adams’ epic outdoor percussion piece Inuksuit. Details on page 8. 16

June 17 Family Concert: The Knights pg. 3 June 23 American Roots Music Festival pg. 5 June 27 Dancing at Dusk: Reena Shah pg. 6 July 1 FREE Special Event Inuksuit pg. 8 July 4 Pops, Patriots, and Fireworks pg. 8 July 14 Family Concert: Bridge to Broadway pg. 10 July 18 Dancing at Dusk: Hammerstep pg. 11 July 21 Jazz Festival pg. 12 July 25 Dancing at Dusk: Grupo Ribeiro pg. 13 / 914.232.1252

Key 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

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:

Picnic Plus Dining Enjoy our delicious picnic menu, but let us save you a seat! Have a relaxed dining experience seated under the Pavilion tent at a set table with waitstaff helping you settle in.

• Complimentary Tickets to Dancing at Dusk and Garden Listening Concerts • VIP Parking • Prime Concierge Seating at Concerts • Artist Meet & Greets

Symphony Court Enjoy a delectable prix fixe buffet dinner with an open bar for a relaxing meal after the concert. Advance reservations required.

and much more ...

Afternoon Tea Enjoy Afternoon Tea and a tour of the historic Rosen House at 1:30pm on Wednesdays & Sundays all summer. (except July 1).

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 or call Jennifer Pace at 914.232.5035 ext. 412.

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts is a registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. We depend on the generosity of individuals like you to keep the music playing at Caramoor. Contributions of all sizes are welcomed and greatly appreciated.

Pre-concert conversations or lectures. Free to ticket-holders.

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.

Tour the Historic Rosen House Encounter the treasures of a home built for music. Tours of the Rosen House are geared towards adults and children (12 years and up). Tours are $10 per person, free for Members and children, and occur Thursdays through Sundays during the Summer Season. Abbreviated free tours and I Spy tours (for children) are available during the Roots Festival, Jazz Festival, and on July 1 for FREE Special Event Inuksuit. Book your tour online at or contact the Box Office at or 914.232.1252. 17

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Caramoor is located at: 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah, New York 10536

On-Site Food + Drink Options

Take the FREE shuttle from Metro North’s Katonah station to and from Caramoor! The shuttle runs on Thursdays – Sundays and on Wednesday, July 4.



Box Office

149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah, NY 10536


Monday through Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm, plus Saturdays and Sundays during the Summer Season


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.

Group Sales

Westchester County

New This Year! Picnic Plus Dining

Students & Children

Students under 18 can receive free tickets for select Katonah events. Look for the to get your free tickets. Guests under the age of 18 receive a 50% discount on select tickets. Please call or visit the Box Office to purchase. $20 student rush tickets may be available on the day of a Westchester performance, based on availability. Rush tickets may only County be purchased in person — call in advance to confirm availability.


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We’re covered — since Caramoor has multiple venues, we do not cancel because of rain. Photo credits: Audra McDonald © Autumn de Wilde / Sō Percussion © Claudia Hansen / Aimee Mann © Sheryl Nields / Valerie June © Jacob Blickenstaff / Apollo’s Fire © Sally Brown / Isabel Leonard & Sharon Isbin / Kronos Quartet © Jay Blakesberg / Benjamin Beilman © Giorgia Bertrazzi / Inuksuit © Bill Ryan / Marc-Andre Hamelin © Sim Canetty-Clarke / Secret Gardener © Fay Fox / Bryce Pinkham © Nathan Johnson / Derek Gripper © Simon Attwell / Brentano Quartet © Jürgen Frank / Dianne Reeves © Jerris Madison / Sherezade Panthaki © David Fung / Chanticleer © Lisa Kohler / Joey Alexander © Carol Friedman / Angelique Kidjo © Pierre Marie Zimmerman / Susan Graham © Dario Acostar Photos from past performances at Caramoor are by Gabe Palacio Photography. Brochure design by Adam Neumann /

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• Tap Tent • Katchkie Food Truck (Friday – Sunday) • Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Become a Member today and receive 10% off at concessions!

Venue Box Offices open two hours before performances. Group rates and service options are available for select performances. For a group of 10 or more guests, please call Lindsey Partelow at 914.232.5035 x300 or email

We offer picnic tables, café-style seating, or space for you to spread out on the grassy lawns where you can enjoy these treats!

Enjoy the same delicious picnic menu, but let us save you a seat! Have a relaxed dining experience seated under the Pavilion at a set table with waitstaff helping you settle in. Help yourself to unlimited soda, iced tea, lemonade, water, coffee and tea, or wine and beer for purchase.

Symphony Court

Enjoy a delectable prix fixe buffet dinner with an open bar for a relaxing meal after the concert. Reserve a table with friends or revel with other concertgoers under the Pavilion.

Afternoon Teas

Wednesdays and Sundays at Caramoor are the best for Afternoon Tea! After a tour of the Historic Rosen House, enjoy tea sandwiches, delicious desserts, and fragrant teas inside the Rosen’s Summer Dining Room. View menus and order at or call the Box Office at 914.232.1252. Order Picnic options or Symphony Court Dining by Tuesday at 4:00pm for the upcoming week’s performances.

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June 16 /

17 / Family Concert:

Opening Night Concert: Audra McDonald

The Knights

Opening Night Gala

The Knights

20 /

21 / Verona Quartet

22 / Sō Percussion

23 / American Roots Music

24 / Apollo’s Fire

27 / Dancing at Dusk:

28 / Isabel Leonard,

29 / Kronos Quartet

30 / Orchestra of St. Luke’s

July 1 / Inuksuit

6 / Jasper String Quartet

7 / I’m With Her

8 / Marc-André Hamelin,

13 / Mozart’s

14 / Family Concert:

15 / Caramoor’s 2nd Annual

Reena Shah

mezzo-soprano Sharon Isbin, guitar

4 / Pops, Patriots, and Fireworks

11 /

12 / Michael Brown, piano

The Secret Gardener

Festival: Aimee Mann, Valerie June, and more!

Ludovic Morlot, conductor Benjamin Beilman, violin

Bridge to Broadway

FREE Special Event / Sound art / Artist talks / Family fun


Chamber Feast

Bernstein’s Broadway

18 / Dancing at Dusk:

19 / Derek Gripper, guitar

20 / Brentano Quartet

21 / Jazz Festival

22 / Handel’s Atalanta

25 / Dancing at Dusk:

26 / Chanticleer

27 / Joey Alexander Trio

28 / Angélique Kidjo

29 / Summer Season Finale


Grupo Ribeiro

Guitar in the Garden

Todd Palmer, clarinet

Dianne Reeves, and more!

Orchestra of St. Luke's Bernard Labadie, conductor Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano


2018 Summer Season

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“...the ultimate environmental piece” — The New York Times

A day to explore Caramoor — FREE! 60+ percussionists performing outdoors/ Sound art / Artist talks / Kids events / Details on page 8

Sunday, July 1, 2018



P.O. Box 816 Katonah, NY 10536

Begin a Fresh Journey to Music

2018 Summer Season Brochure  

Caramoor's full 2018 Summer Season. June 16–July 29

2018 Summer Season Brochure  

Caramoor's full 2018 Summer Season. June 16–July 29