Summer 2024 Brochure

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2024 SUMMER SEASON June 9 – August 16

WELCOME

to Caramoor’s 2024 Summer Season!

Caramoor, a place where nature and music intertwine, promises a summer like no other. We have curated a spectacular lineup, including chamber music, orchestras, opera, dance, jazz, Broadway, American roots, global music, and so much more, most taking place on our open-air concert stages, lush gardens, and wide-open fields. We invite you to lounge on our green lawns and be serenaded (or inspired to dance!) by some of the world’s most exceptional musicians. Whether it’s a romantic evening under the stars, a lively day of family fun, or an exploration of our captivating gardens and art collection. Caramoor offers a delightful escape for everyone. It’s a perfect place to relax, enjoy the power of live music, and connect with others while celebrating the beauty of life.

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Support the joy of music

Combining world-class music performances, the rich history of the Rosen House, and the natural beauty of our gardens, Caramoor is “really a great little slice of heaven in New York,” as pianist Conrad Tao described it after his recent concert here. As a not-for-profit organization that relies on members and donors to support our artistic presentations, expand our education and mentoring programs, and maintain our beautiful gardens and grounds, we ask that you consider becoming a member to help support Caramoor and be a part of a community of like-minded art and music lovers. When you support Caramoor, you are giving the gift of an unparalleled musical experience to audience members and performers. Share the joy of music by making your gift to Caramoor today.

Celebrate Pride on June 13th with a very special performance in the Music Room! In partnership with The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center, Caramoor presents Jasmine Rice LaBeija, followed by a postevent party. Read more inside and join us for this special celebration of the LGBTQ+ community!

ARTS EDUCATION LIVES HERE

Caramoor is thrilled to announce the return of our Juneteenth celebration! Join us on Friends Field on June 16th for a free event featuring music from Charles Turner & Uptown Swing.

Caramoor proudly supports arts education for all people from age 0–100 and beyond! Because everyone, everywhere deserves to have access to the inspiration and enlightenment that the arts can provide.

Caramoor Kids

Our Education team and our dedicated Teaching Artists work year-round to provide opportunities for students to visit Caramoor for curriculum-based educational programs designed to develop and nurture a love of art and music.

Music Mentorship

Our Rising Stars mentoring programs offer young professional musicians a chance to immerse themselves in week-long residencies at Caramoor to study, practice, and perform alongside distinguished guest artists.

The Rosen House is introducing a new Focus Tour experience, with a spotlight on pieces in the collection by female artists. Drawing on new research, these docent-led tours offer a chance to learn about selected works through a fresh lens. Whether it’s your first tour or your 10th, this tour will offer a wealth of information.

Family & Community Programming

Caramoor offers familyoriented programming, select discounted tickets for children and young adults, and several annual free events for the community.

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Sunday, June 9

Soundscapes

12:00pm–4:00pm / Caramoor Grounds

Majel Connery, vocals, keyboards with Felix Fan, cello

Darian Donovan Thomas, violin with Kalia Vandever, trombone and Mike Haldeman, guitar

Sound Artists: Stephan Moore, Senem Pirler, Liz Phillips, Trimpin, Walter Kitundu, Taylor Deupree, Annea Lockwood, Bob Bielecki, Ranjit Bhatnagar

Our grounds are open! Come open your ears at Caramoor’s Soundscapes, a day to explore our sound art collection and discover a world of aural fascinations. Listen to Rivers are our Brothers, an electronic song cycle on ecological responsibility told from the point of view of the land, composed by Majel Connery. Experience Darian Donovan Thomas’ Safe Space installation, as well as a live set from the genre-bending composer and multiinstrumentalist. Try your hand at the theremin during workshops with the New York Theremin Society. Wander through our lush, enchanted gardens with your ears awakened anew. While you explore Caramoor’s innovative sound art collection, our distinguished sound artists will be on hand to share their creations for a deep sensory experience the whole family will enjoy. This event is FREE

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Thursday, June 13

CELEBRATING PRIDE

Jasmine Rice LaBeija

Presented in Collaboration with The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center 7:00pm / Music Room

Jasmine Rice LaBeija is a Juilliard-trained tenor and renowned drag artist, possessed of a devastating wit, razorsharp timing, and a commanding voice, all of which she will bring to Caramoor’s Music Room for a night of sensational music-making and entertainment. The International Godmother of the Royal House of LaBeija — recently shouted out by Beyoncé in the “Break My Soul (Queens Remix)” — has sold out the Guggenheim Museum, Lincoln Center, and countless queer clubs around the world. She has been a host of Dragged, which won a Shorty Award in Diversity and Inclusion, and was the face of New York City’s 2020 Pride celebrations. Following the concert, stay for our rainbow-lit, DJ-energized after-party in our breezy Spanish Courtyard.

Sunday, June 16

CELEBRATING JUNETEENTH

Charles Turner & Uptown Swing

4:00pm / Friends Field

Join Caramoor as we celebrate African American freedom and achievement! Known as our country’s second Independence Day, Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans and honors their families, heritage, and resilience. Millions celebrate this nationally and globally significant American holiday. Channeling the spirit of Harlem with vibrant swing and vital blues, Charles Turner & Uptown Swing perform music from the 1920s to the present day. Family-friendly activities complete this annual June jubilee steeped in tradition and joy. All are welcome!

This event is FREE.

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Saturday, June 22

Summer Gala

5:00pm / Friends Field Tent

Welcome summer with an extraordinary evening at Caramoor! Celebrate our 10-year collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center and help us honor virtuoso jazz trumpeter, composer, bandleader, and longtime Caramoor friend Wynton Marsalis. Gather with your Caramoor community to sip cocktails before you settle into your premium concert seating in the Venetian Theater, where the joyful sound of big band jazz — performed by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra — will envelop you. After the concert, finish your memorable evening with an elegant dinner and dessert under a canopy of twinkling stars.

Individual and table options are available. A portion of each ticket is tax deductible.

For tickets or additional details, contact events@caramoor.org / 914.232.1492

Saturday, June 22

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

7:00pm / Venetian Theater

Join us for this high-energy celebration guided by the maestro himself, the iconic trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis! This exhilarating night of grand-scale jazz features some of today’s most extraordinary jazz virtuosos — the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

“Marsalis, a superb technician, welds classic jazz references into a modal jazz palette. As his solo unfolded, he injected the growls, slurs and blares of jazz’s formative years into a stream of modernist lines, holding the audience in his palm.”

— Financial Times

‘Exceptional’ really is the word: down to a player, this group’s musicianship is and

ASTONISHING RARE

— The Upcoming (UK)

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Sunday, June 23

Chamber Feast

4:00pm / Venetian Theater

Claire Bourg, violin

Stephanie Zyzak, violin

Tanner Menees, viola

Zhanbo Zheng, viola

Oliver Herbert, cello

Janice Carissa, piano

Felix Mendelssohn:

String Quintet No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 87

Johannes Brahms:

Piano Quartet No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 60

Indulge in the timeless melodies, rich harmonies, and profound depth of chamber music by Mendelssohn and Brahms, two composers who span the range of the Romantic era, performed by alumni of Caramoor’s Evnin Rising Stars mentoring program.

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Thursday, June 27

Abeo Quartet

2023–24 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence 7:00pm / Spanish Courtyard

Joaquin Turina: La Oración del Torero, Op. 34

Erwin Schulhoff: 5 Pieces for String Quartet

Rhiannon Giddens: At the Purchaser’s Option

Jessica Mays: New Work

(World Premiere, Commissioned by Caramoor)

Sergei Prokofiev: String Quartet No. 2, Op. 92 in F Major

The Abeo Quartet caps off its year-long residency at Caramoor by delving into a diverse program of string quartets, including the world premiere of a new string quartet by Jessica Mays, commissioned by Caramoor. Formed in 2018, Abeo is swiftly sweeping up the competition prizes and garnering critical praise worldwide. You’ll understand why their name (“ahbey-oh”) — an expression of joy in a Nigerian dialect — perfectly encapsulates the group’s love for playing chamber music and sharing it with others.

Friday, June 28

Roomful of Teeth

concert on the lawn 7:30pm / Friends Field

Caroline Shaw: The Isle

Leilehua Lanzilotti: On Stochastic Wave Behavior

Angelica Negrón: Math, the one which is sweet Peter S. Shin: GaNaDaRaMaBaSa AJaChaKaTaPaHa from Bits torn from words

William Brittelle: Psychedelics

The extraordinary vocal acrobatics of of Teeth will expand your understanding of what the human voice can achieve! This Grammy-winning octet and self-described “vocal band” will take you on a mind-bending journey, blending diverse vocal techniques and styles in works written for (and with) them by some of today’s most exciting composers, including three from their most recent recording, Rough Magic

“Experimentation may be this group’s calling card, but its essence is pure joy.”

— The Boston Globe

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NEW SPIN

on West Coast folk-rock, with classical tendencies, electric guitars, jazz-school chord changes and alt-rock strut all living under the same roof.

Rolling Stone Magazine on Madison Cunningham

Saturday, June 29

American Roots Music Festival

Presented in Collaboration with City Winery

12:30pm / Caramoor Grounds

Evening Performance at 7:30pm by:

Madison Cunningham

Daytime performers include:

Lizzie No

Solomon Hicks

Fantastic Cat

Poor Monroe

Family Concert: Hopalong Andrew More artists to be announced!

Caramoor’s annual American Roots Music Festival is back with a day overflowing with spectacular music performed throughout our grounds spanning the genres of blues, Americana, folk, and bluegrass. Spend the day exploring each of our concert venues and discover the next artist for your playlist. This day features multiple artists and ends with Madison Cunningham, a singer-songwriter of exceptional depth and versatility, joined by her touring band to perform songs from her recent Grammy-winning album Revealer.

Sunday, June 30

The Knights & Aaron Diehl

4:00pm / Venetian Theater

Eric Jacobsen, conductor

Aaron Diehl, piano

Mary Lou Williams: Zodiac Suite

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral”

Embark on a celestial journey with The Knights and pianist Aaron Diehl as they bring to life Zodiac Suite by Mary Lou Williams, one of the most influential jazz composers of the 20th century. Last year, The Knights and Diehl released the first fully-fledged professional recording of this incredible arrangement, and this concert marks their first live full performance of it. Williams composed each movement of her suite after an astrological sign and as a reflection of her jazz colleagues who shared that sign, like Billie Holiday (Aries), Duke Ellington (Taurus), and Thelonious Monk (Libra).

The evening concludes with Beethoven’s “Pastoral” Symphony, paying homage to the composer’s deep love of nature. Whether you lean more classical or more jazz, this performance promises a convergence of genres that will leave you starry-eyed and inspired.

3:00pm / Pre-concert conversation with Aaron Diehl, Eric Jacobsen, and Colin Jacobsen

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Thursday, July 4

Pops, Patriots, & Fireworks

8:00pm / Venetian Theater

Westchester Symphonic Winds

Curt Ebersole, conductor/music director Shelén Hughes, soprano

César Andrés Parreño, tenor

Caramoor’s Independence Day fireworks show returns this summer! The Westchester Symphonic Winds, joined by alumni soloists from our Schwab Vocal Rising Stars program, perform a selection of works that pay tribute to America’s independence including rousing renditions of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever. This evening concludes with a spectacular fireworks display on the Caramoor grounds.

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

Friday, July 5

Saturday, July 6

Calidore String Quartet

Bridget Kibbey, harp 7:30pm / Spanish Courtyard

The Sacred and the Profane

Claude Debussy: Danse sacrée et danse profane

Claude Debussy: Arabesque No. 1 (Trans. by Kibbey)

Claude Debussy: Prélude from Suite bergamasque

Gabriel Faure: Une châtelaine en sa tour, Op. 110 Maurice Ravel: String Quartet in F Major André Caplet: Conte Fantastique

Delight in the harp’s dramatic entrance to the concert stage via masterworks from 19th-century France … the French Belle Époque! With virtuosic sweeps, opulent arpeggiations, and the most intimate sonorities, Bridget Kibbey and the Calidore String Quartet team up to share tales of love, death, and the macabre, via masters of color Claude Debussy, Gabriel Fauré, Maurice Ravel and André Caplet. From behind the harp and the microphone, Kibbey will illustrate how Debussy changed the way we hear harmony, how Fauré and Caplet were watching and responding, and how the harp turns itself from the most sacred of personas to the harbinger of death ... via Edgar Allen Poe’s infamous story, the Mask of the Red Death, which inspired this program’s finale. The Calidore Quartet also brings their signature sound and virtuosity to a Ravel masterpiece.

Duo Kayo music & meditation in the garden 11:00am / Sunken Garden

Titilayo Ayangade, cello Edwin Kaplan, viola

Jennifer Llewellyn, meditation coach

Time to ghost your meditation app and be professionally guided into your most peaceful state in an utterly serene setting. The experience continues with live music performed by Duo Kayo, a unique violist-cellist team comprised of Edwin Kaplan and Titilayo Ayangade, on a mission to be a vessel for new and exciting music and to challenge traditional thinking about the genre. You’ll see why they are fast becoming well-known for their vibrant energy and joyous musical expression.

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Saturday, July 6

Kiki Valera y su Son Cubano concert on the lawn

7:30pm / Friends Field

Son Cubano is a musical genre that originated in the mountains of eastern Cuba and rose in popularity throughout the 20th century. With its Spanish and African origins, call-and-response format, and infectious percussion beats, Son Cubano was a major influence on many other styles, from mambo and salsa to jazz and chacha-chá. But you can’t talk about Son Cubano without talking about Kiki Valera. Born the oldest son in the famous multigenerational musical family, Valera quite literally grew up living and breathing the deep-rooted musical traditions of eastern Cuba and is known as one of the world’s greatest players of the Cuban cuatro, a mid-size, eight-stringed guitar.

Top-notch … MORE ESSENTIAL at this moment THAN EVER

a vibrant, assured performance … — The New York Times

Sunday, July 7

Sphinx Virtuosi

4:00pm / Venetian Theater

Tommy Mesa, cello

Quenton Xavier Blache: Habari Gani

Javier Favias: Abran Paso

Andrea Casarrubios: Herencia Adolphus Hailstork: “Dona Nobis Pacem” and “Exultate” from Sonata da Chiesa

Jessie Montgomery: Divided Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson: Sinfonietta No. 2: Generations

Sphinx Virtuosi is a dynamic and inspiring self-conducted string orchestra that serves as the flagship performing entity of the Sphinx Organization, the leading social justice non-profit dedicated to transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts. Comprised of young Black and Latinx professional musicians, Sphinx Virtuosi serves as a cultural and diversity ambassador around the United States and abroad. Their Caramoor debut includes music by some of today’s most compelling Black and Latinx composers.

3:00pm / Pre-concert conversation with members of Sphinx Virtuosi

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Thursday, July 11

Owls

7:00pm / Spanish Courtyard

Chick Corea: Children’s Song No. 12

Paul Wiancko: Vox Petra

Franghiz Ali-Zadeh: Rəqs

François Couperin: Les Barricades Mystérieuses

Trollstilt (Monica Mugan and Dan Trueman): Ricercar

Paul Wiancko: When The Night

Terry Riley: Good Medicine

Owls are an exciting new quartet collective (violinist Alexi Kenney, violist Ayane Kozasa, cellist Gabriel Cabezas, and cellist-composer Paul Wiancko) that shatters all expectations and throws labels out the window with their unmissable, lively, and deeply personal performances. The New York Times dubs them a “dream group,” and you'll see why as they perform originals and arrangements ranging from the 1600s to today. With their unique instrumentation and exhilarating new sounds, you are guaranteed a performance that is unique and limitless.

Friday, July 12

Lost Bayou Ramblers concert on the lawn

Presented in Collaboration with City Winery 7:30pm / Friends Field

Treat yourself to a taste from the Cajun music melting pot with the Lost Bayou Ramblers. This Grammywinning band stirs the unique energy of Louisiana’s music and culture in with the modern sounds and rhythms of punk and psychedelia, serving up a musical gumbo sure to please all palettes. With a recent feature on Jack White’s American Epic documentary, as well as opening spots on tour with Arcade Fire and the Violent Femmes, Lost Bayou Ramblers effortlessly straddles the lines between traditional and progressive … while putting on a foot-stomping, two-stepping, partnertwirling good time of a live show every time they hit the stage.

Saturday, July 13

Kevin Zhu, violin

Maxim Lando, piano

5:00pm / Music Room

Émigrés

Maurice Ravel: Violin Sonata in G major

Eugène Ysaÿe: Poème élégiaque , Op. 12

Lili Boulanger: Deux morceaux

Franz Waxman: Carmen Fantasie

American violinist Kevin Zhu has amassed an outstanding record of concert performances and competition wins since he began playing violin at age three. This Paganini Competition and Avery Fisher Career Grant winner has been praised for his “awesome technical command and maturity” (The Strad) and “absolute virtuosity, almost blinding in its incredible purity” (L’ape musicale). He regularly performs on the world’s largest stages, astonishing audiences with his peerless technical mastery and inimitable artistic voice. Joining him is Maxim Lando, a young pianist fast gaining international recognition for his remarkable virtuosity and musical sensitivity.

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The intimacy that Foster brought the audience

CANNOT BE PRAISED ENOUGH.

It was a rare evening with a rare talent that must be appreciated.

— Broadway World

Saturday, July 13

Sutton Foster

7:30pm / Venetian Theater

The astonishing Tony Award winner Sutton Foster brings her irresistible show-stopping talent and effusive charm back to Caramoor for a spectacular concert in our Venetian Theater. Broadway has seen this award-winning leading actor, dancer, and singer in more than 11 shows including Man, Shrek the Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Anything Goes Drowsy Chaperone, Sweeney Todd (Spring 2024!), and so many others.

Every generation has that super special guitarist, one with star quality and universal appeal, praised for their effortless technique and musical integrity. We have Miloš —

THE

HOTTEST GUITARIST IN THE WORLD.

Sunday, July 14

Orchestra of St. Luke’s & Miloš

4:00pm / Venetian Theater

Xian Zhang, conductor

Miloš, guitar

Nokuthula Ngwenyama: Primal Message

Joaquín Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 39 in E-flat Major, K. 543

Caramoor proudly hosts the return of the conductor Xian Zhang and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s for an afternoon of exquisite music. One of the most celebrated classical guitarists of all time, Miloš, joins the orchestra for the miraculous and beloved Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquín Rodrigo, one of the leading Spanish composers of century. Opening the program is Primal Message, a meticulously crafted reverie by American composer Nokuthula Ngwenyama. The evening concludes with symphony, a masterful and exuberant work that the composer wrote in the final years of his life. Pre-concert conversation with Miloš

Members are invited to a pre-concert Friends Garden Party and will enjoy a 20% discount on tickets to this performance.

Miloš Xian Zhang Sutton Foster
— The Sunday Times

Thursday, July 18

René Marie & Experiment In Truth

Jump in the Line:

The Music and Life of Harry Belafonte

Presented in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center

7:00pm / Friends Field

René Marie, vocals

Etienne Charles, trumpet and percussion

Andrae Murchison, trombone

Xavier Davis, piano

Dan Wilson, guitar

Rodney Jordan, bass

Quentin E. Baxter, drums

This concert, led by René Marie on vocals, intersperses the most-beloved calypso selections of Harry Belafonte with lesser-known facts about his use of music to effect social change. Each musical selection (arrangements by trumpeter Etienne Charles) is curated to engage the heart and mind of both long-time fans of Belafonte and more recent acolytes.

Friday, July 19

Joyce Yang, piano 7:30pm / Spanish Courtyard

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Selections from Les saisons Sergei Rachmaninoff: Prelude in B Minor, Op. 32, No. 10; Prelude in G-sharp Minor, Op. 32, No. 12; Prelude in E Minor, Op. 32, No. 4 Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

Grammy-nominated pianist Joyce Yang is hailed for her “poetic and sensitive pianism” (Washington Post) and a “wondrous sense of color” (San Francisco Classical Voice). Take a mesmerizing journey through the passionate and intense world of three Russian composers, as Yang's virtuosity, lyricism, and interpretive sensitivity collide in a spellbinding performance that will leave your heart racing with excitement.

“The sound is bold and modern, yet restrained. The precision of the fingerwork is astounding.”

— BBC Music Magazine

Saturday, July 20

Geneva Lewis, violin music & meditation in the garden 11:00am / Sunken Garden

Jennifer Llewellyn, meditation coach

Center yourself within the tranquility of the Sunken Garden in full mid-summer bloom, as a solo violin gently guides you into a state of serenity amidst the summer breeze. Following an expert-led meditation, the experience continues with music performed by New Zealand-born violinist Geneva Lewis (2022 Evnin Rising Star), who has forged a reputation as a musician of consummate artistry whose performances speak from and to the heart.

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Fairy Queen connects the dots between PURCELL AND STREET DANCE.

— The New York Times

Music and movement blended TO STUNNING EFFECT

Saturday, July 20

Purcell’s The Fairy Queen

7:30pm / Venetian Theater

Les Arts Florissants

William Christie, music director Mourad Merzouki, choreographer Soloists from Les Jardin des Voix Dancers from Compagnie Käfig and The Juilliard School

Henry Purcell: The Fairy Queen

Les Arts Florissants’ new production of Purcell's masterpiece invites us to plunge into an enchanting and playful universe — an enchanted forest where reality mingles with dreams, illusion, and the supernatural, as young people gather to indulge in the magic of nature. As the tunes and dances unfold, the boundaries between dancers, singers, and musicians become blurred … leading to the creation of an egalitarian and fraternal community, united by the joy of music. Renowned for his fusion of classical influence and contemporary innovation, French-Algerian choreographer Mourad ’s staging promises a unique, visually spectacular, and emotionally

Sunday, July 21

THE JUMP UP!

Sandbox Percussion

4:00pm / Sunken Garden

Douglas J. Cuomo: THE JUMP UP! (World Premiere)

THE JUMP UP! is a celebration of the joy of communal music making, composed by Douglas J. Cuomo (Doubt, Arjuna's Dilemma) for Sandbox Percussion and volunteer percussionists from the local community. This free outdoor performance will have the musicians roaming through Caramoor's beautiful Sunken Garden, with the audience encouraged to freely move about the players, each listener navigating their own interaction with the music.

Percussionists interested in taking part should register at caramoor.org and will have a two-hour rehearsal with Sandbox the morning of the concert.

Says Cuomo, “Making music together, and particularly drumming, creates such deep and powerful connections for everyone involved. The whole point of this piece is to have as many people as possible experience that connection, by bringing together Sandbox, the volunteer players, and the audience, so that some joyful magic can happen.”

3:00pm / Pre-concert conversation with Douglas J. Cuomo This event is FREE.

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Thursday, July 25

Our Song, Our Story:

The New Generation of Black Voices

7:00pm / Spanish Courtyard

Damien Sneed, music director and piano

Jacqueline Echols McCarley, soprano

Justin Austin, baritone

Griot String Quartet

This vibrant showcase will highlight some of the world’s best-known operatic arias, art songs, and spirituals, paying homage to the eternal legacies of operatic legends Marian Anderson and Jessye Norman. Created and directed by composer, conductor, and multi-genre musician Damien Sneed, this powerful program symbolically passes the torch to two of today’s most exciting operatic voices, Justin Austin and Jacqueline Echols McCarley, and features works by African American composers past and present — including Margaret Bonds, Harry T. Burleigh, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, Wynton Marsalis, Terence Blanchard, and Damien Sneed — plus works by Copland, Mozart, Puccini, Gershwin, and Strauss.

Friday, July 26

Time for Three

concert on the lawn

7:30pm / Friends Field

Time for Three, the self-proclaimed “classically trained garage band” — comprised of three musicians who are equally instrumentalists and singers — is rocking the music scene with mind-bending mashups that toss classical, modern pop, jazz, bluegrass, and gypsy vibes into a musical blender using their strings and vocals. They’ll leave you grateful you took Time for Three!

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Matthew Whitaker is music. To see and hear him play is to know that divine talent exists. Beyond his innate musical abilities is a

SHEER JOY AND PASSION

to create music. — WBGO

Saturday, July 27

Jazz Festival

Presented in Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center 12:30pm / Caramoor Grounds

Evening performance at 7:30pm by Matthew Whitaker

Daytime performers include:  Francesca Tandoi

Charles Overton

Ekep Nkwelle

More artists to be announced!

This highly anticipated event of the summer is filled with the many facets of the jazz genre performed by phenomenal talent amid lush gardens and distinctive venues throughout Caramoor’s expansive grounds. Bring the family for the day and treat yourself to the headlining evening performance by piano sensation Matthew Whitaker, one of the most exciting and prodigious young talents to emerge in recent years. This award-winning composer and bandleader is now one of the biggest and brightest stars in jazz, due in no small part to his charming and joyous live performances.

Sunday, July 28

Apollo’s Fire

4:00pm / Venetian Theater

Jeannette Sorrell, Artistic Director

Alan Choo, violin

Amanda Forsythe, soprano

STORMS AND TEMPESTS:

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons & Tempestuous Arias

Antonio Vivaldi: Dell’ aura al sussarrar, from Dorilla in Tempe

Antonio Vivaldi: Le Quattro Stagioni

Antonio Vivaldi: Siam navi all’onde algenti, from L’Olimpiade

Marin Marais: Tempête et Marche de Matelots, from Alcione

George Frideric Handel: Da Tempeste il legno infranto, from Giulio Cesare

Apollo's Fire, the esteemed Baroque Orchestra of Cleveland, graces Caramoor for an extraordinary summer afternoon featuring an enchanting rendition of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. Led by distinguished conductor/harpsichordist Jeannette Sorrell, this exceptional ensemble weaves a tapestry of beautiful, captivating, and haunting melodies, guiding you through the vivid seasons of Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter, all on authentic period instruments. Lyric soprano Amanda Forsythe (alumna of Caramoor’s Bel Canto Young Artist program) joins the ensemble for arias by Handel and Vivaldi, promising an afternoon of unparalleled artistry.

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Thursday, August 1

Mark Morris Dance Group

7:00pm / Venetian Theater

Italian Concerto (music by J.S.Bach) Candleflowerdance (music by Igor Stravinsky) Excursions (music by Samuel Barber) Words (music by Felix Mendelssohn)

One of the world’s leading contemporary dance companies, the Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble, has expanded the boundaries of movement and artistic expression since its inception in 1980. Led by the visionary choreographer Mark Morris, the group seamlessly blends his extraordinary choreography, live music, and compelling storytelling, creating a captivating performance that will leave you inspired by the sheer brilliance of dance as an art form. The performance will feature music for violin and piano performed live by the MMDG Music Ensemble.

“...the pre-eminent modern dance organization of our time.” — Yo-Yo Ma

Friday, August 2

Richard Goode, piano

7:30pm / Venetian Theater

All Beethoven Program:

Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109

Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Op. 110

Piano Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111

Caramoor is thrilled to welcome once again Richard Goode , revered globally as one of today's foremost interpreters of Beethoven. Renowned for his extraordinary ability to infuse each note with profound power, depth, and expressiveness, Goode offers an exquisite showcase of artistry as he gracefully navigates Beethoven's three monumental final piano sonatas.

“It is virtually impossible to walk away from one of Mr. Goode’s recitals without the sense of having gained some new insight, subtle or otherwise, into the works he played or about pianism itself.” — The New York Times

Saturday, August 3

Clayton Stephenson, piano

5:00pm / Music Room

Isaac Albéniz: Iberia, Book I

Igor Stravinsky: Trois mouvements de Petrouchka

George Gershwin (arr. by Fazıl Say): “Summertime” Variations

George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue Art Tatum: “Tea for Two”

Hiromi Uehara: “Green Tea Farm” from The Tom and Jerry Show

American pianist Clayton Stephenson’s love for music is immediately apparent in his joyous charisma on stage, expressive power, and natural ease at the instrument. The first Black finalist at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2022 and hailed for his “extraordinary narrative and poetic gifts” and interpretations that are “fresh, incisive and characterfully alive” (Gramophone), he is committed to making an impact on the world through his music-making.

Few artists are SO FEARLESS and SO RAVENOUS in their exploration. — Pitchfork
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Saturday, August 3

Rhiannon Giddens

Presented in Collaboration with City Winery 7:30pm / Venetian Theater

Pulitzer Prize winner and MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient Rhiannon Giddens’s lifelong mission is to lift up those whose contributions to American musical history have previously been erased. With her spectacular banjo and fiddle playing, passionate vocals, and perceptive songwriting, she embodies a boundless curiosity that explores untold stories and reclaims American musical traditions. As Pitchfork says, “few artists are so fearless and so ravenous in their exploration,” and Smithsonian Magazine calls her “an electrifying artist who brings alive the memories of forgotten predecessors, white and black.” Giddens and her band

Some of the best Beethoven I've experienced recently — a commanding performance of the concerto, with Denk offering an emotionally penetrating interpretation full of technical skill and deeply involving TWISTS AND TURNS.
— Minnesota Star-Tribune

Sunday, August 4

Orchestra of St. Luke’s & Jeremy Denk

4:00pm / Venetian Theater

Thomas Wilkins, conductor

Jeremy Denk, piano

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Ballade, Op. 33

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58

Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 8

Caramoor’s summer season makes an electrifying crescendo as the Orchestra of St. Luke’s collaborates with the brilliant Jeremy Denk on the pinnacle of piano concertos, Beethoven’s fourth, and symphonic masterpieces by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Antonin Dvořák. Thomas Wilkins, the dynamic Principal Conductor of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and Music Director Laureate of the Omaha Symphony Orchestra, takes the helm for his Caramoor debut on this sensational evening that promises to be a celebration like no other.

“An artist you want to hear no matter what he performs.”

— The New York Times (on Jeremy Denk)

3:00pm / Pre-concert conversation with Thomas Wilkins

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Saturday, August 10

Lun Li, violin

Hanzhi Wang, accordion music & meditation in the garden 11:00am / Sunken Garden

Jennifer Llewellyn, meditation coach

Our season-long search for inner peace concludes with one final Music & Meditation in the Garden ... We hope that after this event, all will be centered, present, and enlightened until this delightful series returns next summer! Following a coach-led meditation, enjoy music performed by violinist Lun Li (2023 Evnin Rising Star) and virtuoso accordionist Hanzhi Wang, a dynamic combination that is sure to create a rich, harmonious blend of melodic and rhythmic textures and musical synergy.

Friday, August 16

Mokoomba

concert on the lawn 7:00pm / Friends Field

Get ready to be captivated by Mokoomba, the sensational six-piece band hailing from Zimbabwe. With their Afrofusion sound blending traditional rhythms and contemporary Zamrock, Mokoomba is a musical force that has gained global acclaim since their groundbreaking album Rising Tide in 2012. With songs from their latest album TUSONA and led by the mesmerizing vocals of Mathias Muzaza, this concert promises a night of electrifying beats, driving rhythms, and unmatched harmonies that will keep you dancing on our open field. Don't miss out on the party as Mokoomba takes you on a musical journey from Zimbabwe, across Africa, and beyond.

Hanzhi Wang
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Sunday, June 9

Soundscapes

12:00pm–4:00pm / Caramoor Grounds

Majel Connery, vocals, keyboards with Felix Fan, cello

Darian Donovan Thomas, violin with Kalia Vandever, trombone and Mike Haldeman, guitar

Our grounds are open! Come open your ears at Caramoor’s Soundscapes, a day to explore our sound art collection and discover a world of aural fascinations. Listen to Rivers are our Brothers, an electronic song cycle on ecological responsibility told from the point of view of the land, composed by Majel Connery. Experience Darian Donovan Thomas’ Safe Space installation, as well as a live set from the genre-bending composer and multi-instrumentalist. Try your hand at the theremin during workshops with the New York Theremin Society. Wander through our lush, enchanted gardens with your ears awakened anew. While you explore Caramoor’s innovative sound art collection, our distinguished sound artists will be on hand to share their creations for a deep sensory experience the whole family will enjoy.

Experience Sonic Innovations, Caramoor’s annual campus-wide exhibition of sound art, curated by artist, composer, and Northwestern University professor Stephan Moore. These nine diverse sound installations aim to re-interpret the Caramoor grounds and inspire alternative ways of listening.

Learn more about Caramoor’s Sonic Innovations exhibition at caramoor.org/sonic-innovations

Explore Caramoor’s Grounds & Gardens for FREE!

Thursday–Sunday / 10:00am–4:00pm / and two hours before concerts

New Works for 2024

Promenade by Stephan Moore

Seismic Grief by Senem Pirler

Returning Works

Dyning in the Dovecote by Liz Phillips in“C” by Trimpin

Nafasi Yako ni ya Kijani (Your Place is Green) by Walter Kitundu

t(ch)ime by Taylor Deupree

Wild Energy by Annea Lockwood & Bob Bielecki

Stone Song by Ranjit Bhatnagar

Piano Garden by Annea Lockwood

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CONCERTS FOR LITTLE ONES

Ages 2–6

Movement and musical discovery take flight in this series for the littlest Caramoor attendees. Located in our flexible and accessible Education Center, these programs geared for children ages 2–6 (and their caregivers) bring in top-level artists who will invite children to sing, wiggle, and dance to diverse styles of music.

Friday, July 5

Mariel Bildsten Trio

11:00am / Education Center

Join us for a delightful musical journey tailored for young hearts as trombonist Mariel Bildsten takes the stage. Called “irrepressibly spontaneous” by Downbeat Magazine, Mariel is a passionate educator and frequent jazz headliner who promises to captivate young audiences in an experience filled with joy and wonder.

Friday, July 12

Lucy Kalantari

11:00am / Education Center

When Lucy Kalantari won the first of her two Grammy awards, she shared the award with a distinguished cellist in her band: her five-year-old son Darius. This summer, she shares her jazz age-inspired music with Caramoor’s youngest audience. Children and caregivers of all ages are invited to sing along (in English and Spanish!) to classic children’s songs, swinging originals, and music that highlights the joys of life, community, and resilience.

Friday, August 2

Gabriel Globus-Hoenich

11:00am / Education Center

Percussionist and Educator Gabriel Globus-Hoenich is well known for his creative and joyful music-making approach. In addition to his performance career across genres, working with artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Arturo O’Farrill, and Yuja Wang, he also remains committed to his work as a teaching artist, performing children’s shows and working with budding young musicians around the world. Join him and his friends in a lively jam session, where children can play percussion instruments and dance along to the beat!

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TOUR THE ROSEN HOUSE AFTERNOON TEAS

Select Fridays and Sundays, May–August / 1:00pm / Music Room

Adult $50 / Child (suitable for ages 4–12) $30

Afternoon Tea was one of the English traditions Lucie Rosen, founder of Caramoor, enjoyed during her time living in England in the early 1910s. She kept up the practice of inviting friends and guests to tea for many years, using the time for conversation and for planning concerts and other social events.

Tea is served in the Music Room, a unique opportunity for you to relax with friends and family in a breathtaking historic setting. The service includes a variety of tea sandwiches, scones with créme fraiche and preserves, delicious desserts, and a selection of fragrant teas.

Following the tea, you will also have a chance to visit select rooms of the Rosen House until 4:00pm. The rooms showcase fine examples of decorative arts from Europe and China including jade, porcelain, and textiles that the Rosens admired and collected. Additionally, prior to tea, guided tours are available for purchase in advance.

May–August

Discover the eclectic home that Caramoor founders Lucie and Walter Rosen built for music! Explore select rooms for free during one of our Open House sessions, or schedule a docent-guided tour for a fully immersive experience of all of the period rooms. Book guided tours online at caramoor.org; by emailing boxoffice@caramoor.org; or by calling 914.232.1252.

Rosen House Tour Schedule:

DOCENT-GUIDED TOURS

Approx. 45-minutes

Select Fridays & Sundays / 11:00am & 12:00pm

Adults: $15 / Children and Members are FREE.

Advanced Registration Required.

Tours outside of these days and times can be requested in advance by appointment only.

OPEN HOUSE

Select Fridays–Sundays / FREE

Friday / 2:00pm–4:00pm and 5:30pm–7:30pm

Saturday / 5:30pm–7:30pm

Sunday / 2:00pm–4:00pm

New for Summer 2024: Introducing a Focus Tour experience, with a spotlight on pieces in the collection by female artists.

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ONLINE PHONE BOX OFFICE

caramoor.org 914.232.1252 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah, NY 10536

HOURS

By Phone

Tuesday–Friday, 10:00am–4:00pm / Now through June

Tuesday–Sunday, 10:00am–4:00pm / June–August

In Person

Thursday–Sunday, 10:00am–4:00pm / June –August

Venue Box Offices open two hours before performances.

GROUP SALES

Group rates and service options are available for select performances. For a group of 10 or more guests, please call the Box Office at 914.232.1252 or email BoxOffice@caramoor.org

CHILDREN

Our ‘Child’ ticket is intended for youth 18 and under. Most concerts have tickets available at a discounted rate up to 50%. Visit caramoor.org or call the Box Office to learn more.

ACCESSIBILITY

For questions regarding the accessibility of the grounds, venues, Rosen House, or any event, please call the Box Office or visit caramoor.org/accessibility.

Caramoor appreciates the generous support of our sponsors:

All sales are final — there are no refunds or exchanges. If you cannot use your tickets, they may be donated back to Caramoor as a taxdeductible contribution. Please call the Box Office up until the start of the concert.

All ticket prices are subject to change without notice — any prices listed in this brochure reflect the prices when events were put on sale. All artists, programs, and Membership events are subject to change without notice. We’re covered — since Caramoor has multiple venues, we do not cancel because of rain.

Caramoor will continue to monitor local COVID-19 trends and enforce protocols mandated by local governments. By purchasing tickets to this event, unless prohibited by law, you agree to abide by the health and safety measures in effect at the time of the event, which may include, but not be limited to, wearing masks, providing proof of vaccination status and/or providing proof of negative COVID-19 test. Check caramoor.org often for updates as guidelines are subject to change.

We offer picnic tables and plenty of space on our multiple grassy lawns for you to spread out and indulge in these treats!

ON-SITE CONCESSIONS

Enjoy a daily selection of seasonal salads, sandwiches, or something hot off the grill. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options are always available! Snacks and sundries are on hand to supplement your picnic, and a variety of ice cream, alcoholic, and non-alcoholic beverages are stocked to keep you cool. Open two hours before every afternoon and evening concert.

Members receive 10% off on-site concessions!

PRE-ORDER PICNIC BOXES

Let us pack your picnic for you! Skip the lines and pre-order a special picnic box from our caterer, Great Performances, for an easy and delicious dining option. You can pre-order online or by calling the Box Office.

ADDRESS: 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah, New York 10536

Take the FREE shuttle from Metro North’s Katonah station to and from Caramoor!

The shuttle runs before and after every afternoon and evening concert.

Parking is always free. Find detailed driving directions at caramoor.org/getting-to-caramoor

Photo credits:

Darian Donovan Thomas © Bria Woods / Majel Connery © Shawn Poynter / Jasmine Rice LaBeija © David Ayllon / Jazz at Lincoln Center © Luigi Beverelli / Wynton Marsalis © Lawrence Sumulong / Abeo Quartet © Harrison Truong / Roomful of Teeth © Anja Schütz / Madison Cunningham © Claire Marie Vogel / Solomon Hicks © Doug Hardesty / Lizzie No © Cole Nielsen / The Knights, Bridget Kibbey © Shervin Lainez / Aaron Diehl © Maria Jarzyna / Calidore String Quartet © Marco Borggreve / Kiki Valera y su Son Cubano © David Becker / Sphinx Virtuosi © Scott Jackson / Tommy Mesa © Lisa Marie Mazzucco / Owls © Ashley Gellman / Lost Bayou Ramblers © Zack Smith / Kevin Zhu © Fred R Conrad / Maxim Lando © Matt Dine / Sutton Foster © Jenny Anderson / Miloš © Christoph Kostlin / Xian Zhang © B Ealovega / René Marie © Antonio Porcar / Joyce Yang © KT Kim / Geneva Lewis © Motti Fang-Bentov / The Fairy Queen © Lawrence Sumulong / Sandbox Percussion © Kjell van Sice / Damien Sneed © Starlic / Jacqueline Echols McCarley © Arielle Doneson / Justin Austin © Gillian Riesen / Time for Three, Mariel Bildsten © Lauren Desberg / Matthew Whitaker © Chris Drukker / Apollo’s Fire © Hillary Scott / Mark Morris Dance Group © Jim Coleman / Richard Goode © Steve Riskind / Rhiannon Giddens © Ebru Yildiz / Jeremy Denk © Josh Goleman / Thomas Wilkins © Courtesy of the Omaha Symphony Orchestra / Lun Li © Kevin Condon / Mokoomba © Kundai Taz / Lucy Kalantari © Jose Soto / Poor Monroe, Duo Kayo, Clayton Stephenson, Hanzhi Wang, Gabriel Globus Hoenich © courtesy of artist

Photos from past performances at Caramoor are by Gabe Palacio Photography.

Brochure design by Adam Neumann / aanstudio.com

Caramoor Publications Editor: Laura Schiller

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GARDEN LISTENING

For those who prefer a more casual concert environment, Caramoor offers Garden Listening as an option for selected concerts that take place in the Venetian Theater. Listen to the concert broadcast onto Friends Field (audio only) while enjoying your picnic and relaxing with friends and family.

Tickets / $20 and FREE for Members and children under 18 years old

PRE-ORDER YOUR PICNIC

Pre-ordering picnic boxes just got easier: visit caramoor.org/picnic to place your picnic box orders at least three days in advance of the performance. Your picnic will be ready upon arrival on show day!

NEW SEATING OPTIONS

Select events in the Venetian Theater and the Spanish Courtyard will be general admission, with an option to purchase a limited amount of premium reserved seating. These events are:

June 30 / The Knights

July 7 / Sphinx Virtuosi

July 11 / Owls

July 25 / Our Song, Our Story

August 1 / Mark Morris Dance Group

RAIN OR SHINE!

All events at Caramoor take place rain or shine. In the event of bad weather, our outdoor events will move under the Venetian Theater tent or into the Music Room.

Five premier arts organizations — Jacob Burns Film Center, Storm King Art Center, Historic Hudson Valley, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, and Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival — have joined together to create a unique New York experience: the Hudson Valley Summer Arts Pass. With an abundance of offerings across the five partner organizations, the Pass helps consumers plan a vibrant and diversified season of arts and culture — all within a short drive. Customize your summer the way you want it with this amazing discounted bundle of tickets!

More information and details at caramoor.org.

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Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Order online at caramoor.org or call 914.232.1252 / Follow us: 6.9 12:00pm: Soundscapes

7:00pm:

Celebrating Pride Jasmine Rice LaBeija 6.13

Summer Gala 7:00pm: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

4:00pm: Celebrating Juneteenth Charles Turner & Uptown Swing

4:00pm: Chamber Feast

7:00pm: Abeo Quartet 4:00pm: The Knights & Aaron Diehl

Roomful of Teeth American Roots Music Festival: Madison Cunningham and more!

11:00am: Mariel Bildsten Trio

8:00pm: Pops, Patriots, & Fireworks 4:00pm: Sphinx Virtuosi

Owls

Lucy Kalantari

Joyce Yang,

7:00pm: Mark Morris Dance Group 7.25 8.1

7:00pm: Our Song, Our Story: The New Generation of Black Voices

7:30pm: Time for Three 11:00am:

Gabriel Globus-Hoenich 7:30pm: Richard Goode,

piano

7.27 8.3 8.10

11:00am: Duo Kayo 7:30pm: Kiki Valera y su Son Cubano

5:00pm: Kevin Zhu, violin Maxim Lando, piano

7:00pm:

The Fairy Queen

Jazz Festival: Matthew Whitaker and more!

5:00pm: Clayton Stephenson, piano

11:00am: Lun Li, violin

Hanzhi Wang, accordion

7.28 8.4

4:00pm:

THE JUMP UP! Sandbox Percussion

Afternoon Teas select Fridays and Sundays

6.27 6.28 6.29 6.30 7:30pm:
6.16
7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 6.22 5:00pm:
6.23
7:30pm: Calidore String Quartet Bridget Kibbey, harp 27
7:00pm:
4:00pm:
7.11 7.12 7.13 7.14 11:00am:
7:30pm:
SEASON AT A GLANCE
Orchestra of St. Luke’s & Miloš
Lost Bayou Ramblers
7.18 7.19 7.20 7.21 7:30pm:
piano 11:00am:
7:30pm: Sutton Foster 7:00pm: René Marie & Experiment In Truth
Geneva Lewis, violin
7:30pm: Purcell’s
4:00pm: Apollo’s Fire 4:00pm: Orchestra of St. Luke’s & Jeremy Denk 7.26 8.2 8.16
Mokoomba
7:30pm: Rhiannon Giddens

MEMBERS’ PRE-SALE:

March 5–11

GENERAL PUBLIC SALE:

March 12

METRO NORTH SHUTTLE

Take the FREE shuttle from Metro North’s Katonah train station to and from Caramoor! The shuttle runs before and after every afternoon and evening concert.

P.O. Box 816 Katonah, NY 10536
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