2021–22 FALL–SPRING SEASON
RETURN TO LIVE MUSIC Following a jubilant summer season — and a highly anticipated return to live music — we’re pleased to announce our 2021–22 Fall–Spring Season. This season offers an array of artistic masters and emerging talents spanning classical, American roots, jazz, and Broadway, to fill your year with excitement and inspiration. Tea services and family fun round out the vibrant schedule. We hope you’ll join us all season long.
FALL ’21–SPRING ’22
Members Pre-Sale: Tuesday, July 27 / General Sale: Tuesday, August 3
Presented in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center
Music Room / A Benefit Event
Marcy Rosen, Guest Artistic Director Daniel Phillips, Viola
2021–22 Ernst Stiefel String Quartetin-Residence
Presented in collaboration with City Winery
Evnin Rising Stars
Isaiah J. Kate Baldwin Thompson Quartet Cabaret in the
Stephen Hough, piano
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Celebrate Día de Muertos
The English Concert
Harry Bicket, Artistic Director
A Benefit Concert
New York Polyphony
Schwab Vocal Rising Stars Steven Blier, Artistic Director
Danish String Quartet
Michelle Cann, piano
Presented in Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center
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Santa Visits the Rosen House
2021–22 Ernst Stiefel String Quartetin-Residence
Dan + Claudia Zanes
Holiday Tea Musicales
Brad Mehldau, piano
AFTERNOON TEAS 2021: Fridays / September 3, 10, 17, 24 2022: Fridays / May 6, 13, 20, 27 / June 3, 10
RAUL MIDÓN Presented in Collaboration with City Winery
“ ... a one-man band who turns a guitar into an orchestra and his voice into a chorus.” — The New York Times Friday, October 1
8:00pm / Music Room / Tickets start at $30 Ever since being told when he was a child that his blindness meant that “you can’t do this, you can’t do that,” Raul Midón has lived a life devoted to beating the odds and shattering stereotypes. Midón has an incredible signature combination of silky voice and percussive guitar, which has led this soulful singer/songwriter to release 11 studio albums, two of which have been nominated for a Grammy Award. Raul Midón doesn’t need to be labeled by genre; he simply sings with his soul, connecting with audiences far and wide. Tap here to watch a video
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ISAIAH J. THOMPS ON QUARTET Presented in Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center
Friday, October 15
8:00PM / Music Room / Tickets start at $30 A frequent collaborator with contemporary jazz luminaries, Isaiah J. Thompson has emerged as a powerful pianist, bandleader, and composer. As a performer, he emits joy and conveys his personal experiences and everlasting love of jazz through the music itself. A recent graduate of The Juilliard School, he’s the recipient of the 2018 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award and won second place in the 2018 Thelonious Monk (now Herbie Hancock) Institute of Jazz International Piano Competition. Tap here to watch a video
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B E N E F I T
KATE BALDWIN CA B A R ET I N T H E M U S I C R O O M
“Kate Baldwin … is an absolute knockout.” — The Wall Street Journal
Saturday, October 23
8:30pm / Music Room / Tickets start at $75 Tony Award-nominated Kate Baldwin makes her Caramoor debut in a dazzling evening filled with music from the American Songbook. Her Broadway appearances have included Finian’s Rainbow, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Big Fish, and the 2017 revival of Hello, Dolly! in which her role as Irene Molloy earned her a Tony nomination. Stay for a champagne and dessert reception following the performance. Caramoor thanks The Adela and Lawrence Elow Fund for The Great American Songbook: 1900 to 1960 for preserving and sustaining classic American songs through live performances. Tap here to watch a video
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C O N C E R T
E VN I N RI SI N G STAR S Distinguished Artists: Marcy Rosen, Guest Artistic Director Daniel Phillips, viola Evnin Rising Stars: Claire Bourg, violin Stephanie Zyzak, violin TBA, viola Nathan Chan, cello Janice Carissa, piano
Sunday, October 31
3:00pm / Music Room / Tickets start at $30 One of three mentoring programs at Caramoor, Evnin Rising Stars serves as an incubator for the next generation of classical musicians. Renowned cellist Marcy Rosen serves as this year’s Guest Artistic Director, working with violist Daniel Phillips to mentor five young instrumentalists. The weeklong residency concludes with a concert in the Music Room, giving the public the opportunity to hear these exciting artists on their way to becoming leaders in the field.
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Mendelssohn: Viola Quintet in A Major, Op. 18 Bridge: Sextet In E-flat Major, Op. 107 Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44
2021–22 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence
Sunday, November 7
3:00pm / Music Room / Tickets start at $30 Praised for their “intensity and bravado” (Third Coast Review), the Callisto Quartet’s Ernst Stiefel residency continues this year with two appearances that spotlight emerging composers and the classic works that influenced them. In this performance, you’ll hear a world premiere by Nathaniel Heyder, who was inspired by Brahms’ Third String Quartet, which was itself modeled after the Mozart Quartet also on the program. Above all else, the three works share an unmistakable joy of life and nature. Tap here to watch a video
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Mozart: String Quartet in B-flat Major, K. 458, “Hunt” Nathaniel Heyder: New Work (World Premiere) Brahms: String Quartet No. 3 in B-flat Major, Op. 67
“A superlative hour of virtuoso music-making from Britain’s top pianist ...” — The Times
STEPHEN H O U G H , PIANO Sunday, November 14
3:00pm / Music Room / Tickets start at $30 World-renowned pianist and composer Stephen Hough brings his exceptional artistry to Caramoor for a program that includes the music of Schumann, Chopin, 20th-century British composer Alan Rawsthorne, and Hough himself. Widely regarded as one of the most important and distinctive pianists of his generation, Hough has earned a multitude of prestigious awards and a long-standing international following. Tap here to watch a video
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Rawsthorne: Bagatelles Schumann: Kreisleriana, Op. 16 Stephen Hough: Partita Chopin: Nocturne in F-sharp Major, Op. 15, No. 2 Chopin: Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 31
THE ENGLISH Harry Bicket, CONCERT Artistic Director
“One of the world’s finest early-music ensembles”— Observer Friday, November 19
8:00pm / Music Room / Tickets start at $30 The English Concert performs a breathtaking all-Vivaldi program on authentic period instruments, including selections from the composer’s string concerti collection, L’Estro Armonico (The Harmonic Inspiration). Led from the harpsichord by Harry Bicket, the ensemble has established a worldwide reputation for the expressive vitality and technical quality of their music-making. Come hear the virtuosic fireworks from one of Britain’s finest period instrument ensembles. Tap here to watch a video T A P H E R E to B U Y T I C K E T S 10
Selections from Vivaldi’s L’Estro Armonico Op.3
B E N E F I T
C O N C E R T
Saturday, December 4
8:00pm / Music Room / Tickets start at $125 Join us for an exceptional benefit concert and dessert reception to celebrate and support Caramoor’s Music Room programming featured throughout the year. With her captivating voice and richly detailed songwriting, Sarah Jarosz has emerged as one of the most compelling musicians of her generation. Her latest album, World on the Ground (2020), was nominated for two Grammy Awards and won in the category of Best Americana Album. Amidst her current projects, including co-founding the all-female supergroup, I’m With Her, the singer/ songwriter returns to Caramoor with her own band for an intimate performance. Tap here to watch a video
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NEW YORK POLYPHONY “... Four male singers of superb musicianship and vocal allure.” — The New Yorker
Saturday, December 11
5:00pm & 7:00pm / Music Room / Tickets start at $30 Sing Thee Nowell This a cappella vocal quartet brings their exquisitely blended voices back to the Music Room in Sing Thee Nowell, a program of sacred Christmas music spanning seven centuries. The Rosen House, splendidly decorated for the holidays, will be open for viewing one hour prior to each performance. Ring in the holidays with New York Polyphony’s “rich, natural sound that’s larger and more complex than the sum of its parts” (NPR). Tap here to watch a video
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HOLIDAY TEA MUSICALES 1:00pm / Music Room Adults: $65, Children: $32 Wednesday, December 15 Thursday, December 16 Friday, December 17 Saturday, December 18 Sunday, December 19
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Get in the holiday spirit at Caramoor’s historic Rosen House! Take part in our annual holiday tradition and enjoy charismatic musicians, festive decorations, and tea service in the majestic Music Room. Enjoy an assortment of finger sandwiches, scrumptious holiday treats, and a variety of teas (or hot chocolate with marshmallows for the little ones). These events are popular and will quickly fill up. Act fast to secure your tickets!
S C HWA B VOCAL RI SI N G STARS Steven Blier, Artistic Director Rising Star Artists to be announced
Sunday, March 13
3:00pm / Music Room / Tickets start at $30 Love Songs in 176 Keys: 4 hands, 4 voices, 4 cultures This program features four young singers and a pianist selected by Artistic Director Steven Blier for a week-long residency at Caramoor. The week will include daily coaching, rehearsals and workshops, and culminate in this performance featuring the results of their intensive work. Get your tickets soon to watch these young musicians explore the bounds of song.
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MICHELLE C A N N, P I A N O
“ Michelle Cann … is exquisite in both the Liszt-like technical sparkle and probing humanity of Price’s writing.” — The Philadelphia Inquirer
Sunday, March 20
Chopin: Ballade No. 3 in A-flat Major, Op. 47
Pianist Michelle Cann made her orchestral debut at age 14 and has been sought-after as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician ever since. A champion of the music of Florence Price, Cann makes her Caramoor recital debut with two works by the composer: Sonata in E minor and Fantasie Negre No. 1. The program also includes works by Chopin, Brahms, and Margaret Bonds.
Price: Sonata in E Minor
3:00pm / Music Room / Tickets start at $30
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Brahms: Ballade in D Major, Op 10, No. 2 Brahms: Intermezzo in A Major, Op. 118, No. 2 Price: Fantasie Negre No. 1
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Bonds: Troubled Water
“ Callisto Quartet found warmth and severity ... both searching and genial, with a tremendous variety of color.”
2021–22 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence
Sunday, April 3
3:00pm / Music Room / Tickets start at $30 The Callisto Quartet concludes their extended residency with works by Beethoven and Mendelssohn, as well as the world premiere of a new work — commissioned by the Callisto Quartet — by the young composer Harriet Steinke. All three works share similar temperaments of introspection, suffering, and deliverance. Tap here to watch a video
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— The Strad
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, Op. 132 Harriet Steinke: New Work (World Premiere) Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 13
“... A force that moves in mysterious ways.” — NPR
BRAD M E H L D A U,
P I A N O
Thursday, April 14
8:00pm / Music Room / Tickets start at $30 World-renowned jazz pianist and composer Brad Mehldau performs an intimate solo concert. An improviser first and foremost, he greatly cherishes the surprise and wonder that can occur from a spontaneous musical idea, but he also has a deep fascination for the formal architecture of music and it informs everything he plays. The two sides of Mehldau’s personality — the improviser and the formalist — play off each other, and the effect is often something like controlled chaos. Tap here to watch a video
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DANISH ST R I N G Q UA RT ET Friday, April 22
8:00pm / Music Room / Tickets start at $30 Time after time, the Grammy Award-nominated Danish String Quartet receives critical acclaim for their powerful performances. As “one of the best quartets before the public today” (The Washington Post), the group brings a unique expressivity to the music, whether it be Haydn, Shostakovich, or a contemporary score. In this performance, they play works by Britten and Schubert as well as a specially curated suite of dances by John Adams, Charpentier, and Felix Blumenfeld. Tap here to watch a video
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Britten: Three Divertimenti Various Composers: ‘An alleged suite,’ a curated suite of dances by John Adams, Charpentier, and Felix Blumenfeld Schubert: String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, “Death and the Maiden”
JAZZMEIA HORN Presented in Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center
“ A singer of ironclad capability, creative drive, and irrepressible panache” — NPR
Saturday, April 30
8:00pm / Music Room / Tickets start at $30 Sublime vocalist Jazzmeia Horn brings her finely tuned vocal skills to Caramoor, showcasing her songs of daring musicality, emotional power, and social relevance. Having emerged as one of the brightest stars on the rise in the jazz scene, the aptly named singer has earned the adoration of audiences around the world with her unique spin on the jazz tradition, touched by hints of R&B and hip hop. If Ella or Billie were alive today, they might just sound like Jazzmeia! Tap here to watch a video
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FA M I LY E V E N T S
Celebrate Día de Muertos Sunday, October 24
2:00pm / Caramoor Grounds FREE Caramoor collaborates with Mexico Beyond Mariachi to celebrate the Mexican holiday Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead. The afternoon includes several traditional and regional dance performances around Caramoor’s grounds, leading to the main event on Friends Field. Appropriate for all ages, the event includes crafts and snacks.
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Santa Visits the Rosen House Sunday, December 12 12:00pm & 3:00pm / Music Room / Adults: $20, Children: $10
Jolly Saint Nick comes to fill the Rosen House with holiday cheer! Bring the little ones and enjoy a 30-minute concert of holiday favorites before Santa Claus makes his appearance. Santa’s favorite snack — milk and cookies — will be served in the cloisters. Bring your cameras and begin the festive season with joy!
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Dan + Claudia Zanes Sunday, May 22
3:00pm / Spanish Courtyard Adults: $20, Children: $10 Grammy Award-winning children’s performer Dan Zanes and HaitianAmerican music therapist / jazz vocalist Claudia Zanes have been making music with each other since they met in 2016. With a commitment to accessibility and sharing the joys of music, the now married duo brings to Caramoor an all-ages, sensory-friendly concert of love-infused folk.
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TOUR THE ROSEN HOUSE Caramoor founders Lucie and Walter Rosen believed music and art were meant to be shared, and they curated and cultivated their Mediterranean-style home specifically for that purpose. Today, we honor the Rosens’ legacy by caring for this historic gift. In 2019 we completed a five-year plan to restore and revitalize the Rosen House both inside and out, preparing the home to receive visitors for years to come. We’ve also added additional exhibitions to better tell the family’s story and share their passion for music.
Contact our box office to reserve your private tour. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 914.232.1252. Summer 2021–October 8, 2021: Friday through Sunday, 11:00am–3:00pm October 9, 2021–Summer 2022: Monday through Friday, by appointment only
AFTERNOON TEAS Spend time relaxing with friends and enjoying a formal tea service in the grand setting of the Rosen House, including a variety of tea sandwiches, scones with crème fraiche and preserves, delicious desserts, and a variety of fragrant teas. Before the tea service, enjoy a marvelous tour of the historic Rosen House and take time afterwards to stroll through our bucolic gardens. 21
1:00pm Summer Dining Room & Spanish Courtyard 2021 Fridays / September 3, 10, 17, 24 2022 Fridays / May 6, 13, 20, 27 / June 3, 10
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