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Fall–Spring Season 2017–2018

Bria Skonberg

Noam Pikelny

Takács Quartet


Connect to What You Love. As the seasons rhythmically continue, so does Caramoor. Our Fall – Spring Season promises more inspiring concerts and events to extend the excitement beyond the summer. Enjoy worldclass artists and new discoveries in the exquisite and intimate Music Room of the Rosen House (or the fresh air of the Spanish Courtyard), Teas, family fun and the many ways to connect with Caramoor throughout the year.Â

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Fall / Winter 2017

Takács Quartet

October 15 Takács Quartet Sunday, 3:00pm / Music Room Founded in Budapest in 1975, the Takács Quartet have since won countless awards around the world and have become known for their innovative programming and outstanding technical expertise. For their Caramoor debut, this preeminent quartet presents a program ranging from one of Haydn’s most ambitious chamber works to the sinister mood of Shostakovich to Brahms’ — in his own words — “very dainty, but brilliant” string quartet. Haydn / String Quartet in D Major Op. 76, No. 5 Shostakovich / String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor, Op. 122 Brahms / String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 67

October 21 Noam Pikelny

Roots Music in the Music Room Saturday, 8:00pm / Music Room Noam Pikelny is one of the world’s greatest banjo talents. Perhaps best known for his work in the forward-thinking bluegrass band Punch Brothers, Pikelny made a name for himself as a solo artist after receiving the inaugural (and prestigious) Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo & Bluegrass. Now, for the first time in his career, Pikelny is going completely solo leaving the accompaniment behind and letting his own striking baritone voice lead the way. Tickets starting at $20

Tickets starting at $30

Noam Pikelny

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Fall / Winter 2017

Evnin Rising Stars

Pamela Frank, Artistic Director The Evnin Rising Stars program began in 1992 and has been led since 2008 by violinist Pamela Frank. Distinguished artist/mentors work alongside a new generation of outstanding young instrumentalists on the great masterworks of the chamber music repertoire. The culmination of this week of intense collaboration and musical discovery is an opportunity for the public to witness musicians on their way to becoming legends themselves.

October 28 Saturday, 8:00pm / Music Room

November 4 Bria Skonberg

Presented in Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center Saturday, 8:00pm / Music Room The dazzling Canadian trumpet player and singer Bria Skonberg returns to Caramoor with her quintet to fill the Music Room with alluring hot jazz. Winner of the 2017 JUNO award for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year, she “has become the shining hope of hot jazz, on the strength of a clarion trumpet style indebted to Louis Armstrong, a smooth purr of a singing voice inspired by Anita O’Day and the wholesome glow of youth.” — Nate Chinen, The New York Times Tickets starting at $20

Haydn / String Quartet in F Major, Op. 50, No. 5, Hob. III:48 Mozart / String Quartet No. 20 in D Major, K. 499 Prokofiev / Toccata (arrangement by Atar Arad) Schoenberg / Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night), Op. 4

October 29 Sunday, 3:00pm / Music Room Haydn / String Quartet in C Major, Op. 50, No. 2, Hob. III:45 Mendelssohn / String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 44, No. 2 Brahms / Viola Quintet in F Major, Op. 88 Distinguished Artists: Pamela Frank, violin Atar Arad, viola Gary Hoffman, cello Evnin Rising Stars: Ben Baker, violin Eunice Kim, violin In Mo Yang, violin Sung Jin Lee, viola Zhanbo Zhang, viola Alexander Hersh, cello Coleman Itzkoff, cello Tickets starting at $15

Concerts and events good for children Free tickets for students 18 and under

Bria Skonberg

November 5 Verona Quartet

2017–18 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence Sunday, 3:00pm / Music Room Verona Quartet inaugurates their residency at Caramoor with a program of spirited classics of the string quartet repertoire by Ravel and Beethoven, as well as a new work by American composer Sebastian Currier which they premiered earlier this year. Recognized by The New York Times as an “outstanding ensemble of young musicians,” and having won numerous competitions worldwide, the Verona are one of today’s most compelling young string quartets. Ravel / String Quartet in F Major (1903) Sebastian Currier / Etude 2: Interactions, Lullaby 1: Pulsing Beethoven / Quartet Op. 59, No. 2 “Razumovsky” Tickets starting at $15

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Richard Thompson

December 2 Richard Thompson

American Roots Fall Benefit Concert Saturday, 8:00pm / Music Room Join us this fall to celebrate and support Caramoor’s American Roots Music programs by enjoying an intimate benefit concert with British folk rock legend Richard Thompson. Hailed as one of the top 20 guitarists of all time by Rolling Stone magazine and widely recognized as one of the world’s most critically acclaimed songwriters, Richard Thompson returns for a unique solo acoustic performance in the Music Room.  For more information or to make reservations, please call 914.232.1492 or email events@caramoor.org. Benefit tickets: $500

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Fall / Winter 2017

TENET

December 16 TENET

Jolle Greenleaf, Artistic Director Saturday, 5:00pm / Music Room This December, one of New York’s preeminent vocal ensembles, TENET, brings light and joy to one of the longest nights of the year in a heartfelt program of intimate carols to celebrate the season. A vocal quintet joins together with lute to perform poignant and lovely renditions of carols — both new and old — with some surprising arrangements to warm the heart. The Rosen House, decorated for the holidays, will be open from 4:00pm for self-guided tours and complimentary refreshments. Tickets start at $20

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Spring 2018

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Colin Jacobsen

Nicholas Cords

March 11 Schwab Vocal Rising Stars Steven Blier, Artistic Director Sunday, 3:00pm / Music Room Join us as we travel the British Isles! Artistic Director Steven Blier selects four young voices and a pianist for a week-long residency which includes daily coaching, rehearsals, and workshops, culminating in a Music Room performance to bring these songs to life. Assisted by Michael Barrett, Associate Artistic Director of the New York Festival of Song (NYFOS), and developed in conjunction with NYFOS, this bracing survey of British song will offer four centuries of musical elegance, razorsharp wit, and refined sentiment. Tickets start at $15

Edward Arron

March 29 Colin Jacobsen, violin Nicholas Cords, viola Edward Arron, cello Thursday, 7:30pm / Music Room Caramoor favorites Colin Jacobsen (founding member of The Knights and Brooklyn Rider), Nicolas Cords and Edward Arron (both Evnin Rising Star alumni) join forces for a special performance of Bach’s iconic and beloved Goldberg Variations, arranged for string trio. Opening the program will be Biber’s haunting Passacaglia from his Mystery Sonatas, for solo violin. Biber / Passacaglia in G Minor for Solo Violin, C. 105 Bach / Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, transcribed for string trio by Dmitry Sitkovetsky Tickets start at $20

April 7 Roots Music in the Music Room Artist to be announced

Saturday, 8:00pm / Music Room The American roots music tradition thrives in the Music Room of the Rosen House. Save the date for this uniquely Caramoor night out and sign up for our e-newsletter at caramoor.org to be among the first to hear artist announcements. Tickets start at $20 Schwab Vocal Rising Stars

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April 14 Wycliffe Gordon and His International All-Stars Presented in Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center Saturday, 8:00pm / Music Room We are thrilled to welcome Trombonist of the Year (Jazz Journalists Association 2016) Wycliffe Gordon and his International All-Stars to Caramoor. Gordon, a former member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Wynton Marsalis Septet, has built an impressive career touring the world performing hard-swinging, straight-ahead jazz. His unmatched modern mastery of the plunger mute, his exceptional technique, and his signature sound have solidified his place in musical history. Tickets start at $20

Wycliffe Gordon

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Spring 2018

Anthony Roth Costanzo

April 15 Richard Goode, piano Sunday, 3:00pm / Music Room We invite you to the Music Room for an intimate piano recital by the incomparable Richard Goode, hailed as one of the “finest pianists in the world” (The Washington Post). Goode, known in particular for his interpretations of Beethoven, will offer one of the composer’s late masterpieces, the Sonata Op. 101, together with Debussy’s enchanting Preludes, Book II. The program begins with Renaissance and Baroque masters Byrd and J.S. Bach. Byrd / 2 Pavians and Galliardes from My Ladye Nevills Booke Bach / English Suite No. 6 in D Minor Beethoven / Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101 Debussy / Préludes, Book II

April 22 Anthony Roth Costanzo, countertenor with Ruckus Sunday, 3:00pm / Music Room Join us for a captivating concert of cantatas by Scarlatti, Handel and Vivaldi featuring the “utterly riveting” (The New York Times) and indemand American countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo. Appearing with the newly-minted period instrument ensemble Ruckus, this “bona-fide star” (New Yorker) is sure to leave you breathless with every word and note. The program will also include instrumental works by Couperin, Saint Colombe and Marais. Tickets start at $20

Photo by Steve Riskind

Tickets start at $30

Richard Goode

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April 29 Verona Quartet

2017–18 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence Sunday, 3:00pm / Music Room Continuing their residency at Caramoor, the Verona Quartet returns to perform works of great emotional depth by Beethoven, Shostakovich, and Brahms. The New York Times praises the quartet as “cohesive yet full of temperament…vibrant, intelligent…” Equipped with robust experience mentoring young musicians, the Verona Quartet will provide music education in local schools through Caramoor’s Student Strings program this spring. Beethoven / String Quartet, Op. 18, No. 4 Shostakovich / String Quartet No. 3 Brahms / String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 51, No. 2

May 3 The Mind and Music of Leonard Bernstein Lecture & Concert by Richard Kogan, MD

Tuesday, 7:00pm / Music Room Caramoor favorite and esteemed scholar Richard Kogan returns to continue his series diving into the Mind & Music of the composers and musicians whose works we know and love but whose minds tell us a a deeper story. Marking Leonard Bernstein’s centenary, Dr. Kogan, a Juilliard-trained pianist, will combine his lecture with performance examples that are as relevant as they are technically masterful. Tickets start at $30

Tickets start at $15

Richard Kogan

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Verona Quartet


Spring 2018

May 5 Mandy Gonzalez

Cabaret in the Music Room A Benefit Evening Saturday, 8:30pm / Music Room The American Songbook opens up on the Music Room stage for this annual Benefit Concert, which welcomes the powerful and versatile vocalist Mandy Gonzalez, star of the hit Broadway musical Hamilton. To reserve tickets, email events@caramoor.org or call 914.232.1492

Mandy Gonzalez

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Advance Ticket Sales

Access to Members-only Events

Use of Caramoor’s grounds for a wedding/family photo session

Complimentary tours of the historic Rosen House

10% discount on concessions

Reserved VIP parking on Friends’ Field

Caramoor Branded ... and much more! Merchandise

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Visit the Rosen House

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he Rosen House is the heart of Caramoor and the center of its musical origins. When founders Walter and Lucie Rosen opened their doors to share their love of music and art, they created a world where people could pause, think, dream, and

feel joy and hope for humankind. The Rosen House lives on as a site for these possibilities — as a venue for concerts that enrich and enlighten, a home for art and architecture from other worlds and times, a place to make holiday memories with family, and a pleasant spot for afternoon tea with friends. We welcome you to take part in the Rosens’ beautiful legacy and visit the Rosen House this season. Rosen House tours are Mondays through Fridays by appointment. Contact rosenhouse@caramoor.org or call 914.232.5035 ext. 221.

Wednesday Morning Concerts

Afternoon Teas

Our 11:00am Wednesday Morning Concerts include a 45-minute performance in the majestic Music Room or Spanish Courtyard followed by a tour of the historic Mediterraneanstyle Rosen House, an optional seasonally inspired buffet lunch, and freedom to explore the gardens. See what they are like in the fall and the spring!

Spend time relaxing with friends and enjoying a formal tea service in the grand setting of the Summer Dining Room, including a variety of tea sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and preserves, delicious desserts and a variety of fragrant teas. Before the Tea, enjoy a marvelous tour of the historic Rosen House, and leave yourself time afterwards to stroll through our bucolic gardens and grounds.

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September 8, Friday September 28, Thursday May 10, Thursday May 12, Saturday: Mothers and Others Tea Musicale May 17, Thursday May 24, Thursday June 1, Friday June 7, Thursday


December 17 Santa Visits the Rosen House Sunday, 2:00pm / Music Room

October 30 Spooky Tales

Jolly Saint Nick comes to Caramoor to fill the Rosen House with holiday cheer. The little ones will be in for an adventure with I Spy a Santa or Two in the Music Room, followed by a 30-minute concert of favorite holiday songs when Santa Claus will appear to delight the whole family. Santa’s favorite snack — milk and cookies — will be served in the cloisters. Bring your cameras and begin the festive season with joy!

Monday, 3:30pm / Music Room Come with your little ones to a riveting storytelling performance celebrating Halloween. Following the performance, a special brew (hot cider) and other ghostly treats (cookies) will be served in the Summer Dining Room. Come in costume! Prizes given to all!

December 6–14 Holiday Tea Musicales 1:00pm / Music Room The magic of the season is tangible throughout the Rosen House! Take part in Caramoor’s great holiday tradition of sing-alongs with 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 (hot chocolate with marshmallows for the little ones). For a more luxurious experience of the Holiday Teas, book the VIP option, which includes preferred seating, artisanal chocolates and more. December 6, Wednesday December 7, Thursday December 8, Friday December 9, Saturday December 10, Sunday December 13, Wednesday December 14, Thursday

2016 Holiday Tea Musicale with Courtney Ruckman

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The Argus Quartet-in-Residence with their Student Strings class in the Rosen House Music Room

Support Caramoor!

As a nonprofit, we depend on the generous support of donors— like you — to support our music performance, young artist mentoring, and arts-in-education programs at Caramoor and in the community.

H e r e a r e t h e way s y o u c a n h e l p :

A Gift to the Annual Fund Caramoor’s donor contributions account for 75% of our annual operating budget. Gifts of $100 and more qualify for a Caramoor Membership. Members enjoy yearround benefits including advance ticket sales, discounts on concessions, invitations to Members-only events, and special Members communications.

Give the Gift of Membership A perfect gift for any occasion! Give a gift of Membership and your recipient will experience the best Caramoor has to offer all year long.

A Gift to Caramoor’s Future Planned giving is a wonderful way to establish a legacy at Caramoor and make a lasting impact on the organization. The Encore Planned Giving Society recognizes individuals who have indicated their intent to include Caramoor in their estate planning. Take part in sustaining our mission by making a gift today online at cararmoor.org. For more information on ways to give call 914.232.5035 ext. 261.

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Tickets & Travel Online

At the Box Office

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Calls and walk-ups welcome Monday through Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm and 1 hour before event start times

Phone

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

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Taxi Service

Dietary Restrictions

Accessibility Accommodations

Car Service from the Katonah Train Station to Caramoor (5 minutes away) are available by calling On Time Taxi at 914.666.3535 or car service On Time Transportation at 914.666.5466.

If you’re purchasing tickets to an event that includes food, please let us know of any dietary restrictions you may have by emailing boxoffice@caramoor.org

If you or any member of your party requires accessibility accommodations, please let us know by emailing boxoffice@caramoor.org

Group Services Looking to create the perfect outing for your club, organization, or large group? Explore the lush grounds, historic house, and discover beautiful music at Caramoor. Groups enjoy specially discounted ticket plans on select performances.

10+ guests ➞ 10% off

15+ guests ➞ 15% off

20+ guests ➞ 20% off

No handling fees

To plan or book your visit: 914.232.1252 / groups@caramoor.org

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Fall–Spring 2017–2018 At-a-Glance

Fall–Spring 2017–2018 Announced July 10 / Members Pre-sale* July 17 / General public July 24 Call the Box Office at 914.232.1252 or order online at caramoor.org *Become a Member and gain access to pre-sale tickets and much more! Visit caramoor.org/membership

September

October 28

September 6

Saturday, 8:00pm / Music Room

Holiday Tea Musicale Friday, 1:00pm / Music Room

October 29

December 9

Flamenco in the Courtyard Wednesday Morning Concert Wednesday, 11:00am / Spanish Courtyard September 8

Afternoon Tea Friday, 1:30pm / Rosen House September 13

Wednesday Morning Concert Wednesday, 11:00am / Music Room September 20

Wednesday Morning Concert Wednesday, 11:00am / Music Room September 28

Afternoon Tea Thursday, 1:30pm / Rosen House

October October 15

Evnin Rising Stars Evnin Rising Stars

Sunday, 3:00pm / Music Room October 30

Spooky Tales Monday, 3:30pm / Music Room

November November 4

Bria Skonberg

Presented in Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center Saturday, 8:00pm / Music Room

December 8

Holiday Tea Musicale Saturday, 1:00pm / Music Room December 10

Holiday Tea Musicale Sunday, 1:00pm / Music Room December 13

Holiday Tea Musicale Wednesday, 1:00pm / Music Room December 14

Holiday Tea Musicale Thursday, 1:00pm / Music Room

November 5

December 16

2017–18 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence Sunday, 3:00pm / Music Room

Saturday, 5:00pm / Music Room

Verona Quartet

December

TENET

December 17

Santa Visits the Rosen House Sunday, 2:00pm / Music Room

Takács Quartet

December 2

March

American Roots Fall Benefit Concert Saturday, 8:00pm / Music Room

March 11

October 21

Sunday, 3:00pm / Music Room

Noam Pikelny

Roots Music in the Music Room Saturday, 8:00pm

Richard Thompson

December 6

Holiday Tea Musicale Wednesday, 1:00pm / Music Room December 7

Holiday Tea Musicale Thursday, 1:00pm / Music Room 18 14

Schwab Vocal Rising Stars

Sunday, 3:00pm / Music Room March 29

Colin Jacobsen, violin Nicholas Cords, viola Edward Arron, cello Thursday, 7:30pm / Music Room


Summer 2018 Announced February 5 / Members Pre-sale* February 12 / General public February 20

April

May 30

May 5

April 7

Mandy Gonzalez

Cabaret in the Music Room Saturday, 8:30pm / Music Room

Wednesday Morning Concert Wednesday, 11:00am / Music Room

Saturday, 8:00pm / Music Room

May 9

June 1

Roots Music in the Music Room April 14

Wycliffe Gordon and His International All-Stars

Presented in Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center Saturday, 8:00pm / Music Room April 15

Richard Goode, piano

Sunday, 3:00pm / Music Room April 22

Anthony Roth Costanzo, countertenor with Ruckus

Wednesday Morning Concert Wednesday, 11:00am / Music Room May 10

Afternoon Tea Thursday, 1:30pm / Rosen House May 12

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For special events, contact 914.232.1492 / events@caramoor.org

Free tickets for students 18 and under

2017–18 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence Sunday, 3:00pm / Music Room

Afternoon Tea Thursday, 1:30pm / Rosen House

May May 3

The Mind and Music of Leonard Bernstein Lecture & Concert by Richard Kogan, MD Thursday, 7:00pm / Music Room

Afternoon Tea Thursday, 1:30pm / Rosen House

Family Fun Concerts and events good for children

April 29

Verona Quartet

June 7

Mothers and Others Tea Musicale Saturday, 1:00pm / Rosen House Wednesday Morning Concert Wednesday, 11:00am / Music Room

Sunday, 3:00pm / Music Room

Afternoon Tea Friday, 1:30pm / Rosen House

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All artists, programs, membership events, and prices are subject to change without notice. A $5.00 processing fee applies for online and phone orders, and a $1.00 facility fee applies for all tickets sold. Fees are per ticket.

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May 24

Photos on pages 1–2,4,7–10, 13–16, & 18–19 by Gabe Palacio

Wednesday Morning Concert Wednesday, 11:00am / Music Room Afternoon Tea Thursday, 1:30pm / Rosen House

Brochure design by Adam Neumann aanstudio.com

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Caramoor 2017 Fall-Spring Season  

Join us indoors this upcoming season! Members' Pre-sale begins July 17. Public sale opens July 24.

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