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2020 SUMMER SEASON

2020 Summer Season


Music lives here.

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his summer has more than just a little excitement in store. For seven weeks, Caramoor’s grounds and gardens are transformed into a vibrant musical sanctuary, as artists from around the world come to perform and connect with our audiences. These performances take on special meaning in 2020, as we celebrate our 75th Summer Season and unveil the improvements and investments we have made to our campus as part of the Inspire capital campaign. From a new entrance into the Venetian Theater, a new box office, picnic areas, to benches, lighting, plants, and trees ... everything we have done has been with your comfort in mind, and we can’t wait to welcome you here to see the changes. As our campus evolves, what never changes at Caramoor is our focus on creating inspiring music experiences in an intimate and beautiful setting. This summer, you will find concerts representing a broad spectrum of music: orchestral, Latin jazz, opera performed sideways in the Rosen House, all-female Mariachi, a new American Roots collaboration with City Winery, and a fresh approach to Wednesdays with the roll-out of our Concerts on the Lawn series. You’ll dive into the Harlem Renaissance, celebrate a Broadway legend, hear the complete Brandenburg Concertos, and enjoy music from artists including The Knights, Taj Mahal, Danish String Quartet, Amjad Ali Khan, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Inon Barnatan, JIJI, Pekka Kuusisto, and Wynton Marsalis! If you have musical wanderlust, let us take you on an adventure!

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Saturday, June 20

Opening Night Gala 5:30pm / Gala Tent

Usher in Caramoor’s 75th Summer Season at the Opening Night Gala! Celebrating our rich history of public concerts and looking to the future of Caramoor, the evening begins with a cocktail reception and dinner. Enjoy premium concert seating in the Venetian Theater and stay for the After Dark party with dessert and dancing.  Tickets for the Gala start at $750, inclusive of the concert. Individual and Table options are available. A portion of the tickets is taxdeductible, as provided by law. Contact our Special Events Office at events@caramoor.org or 914.232.1492.

Saturday, June 20

Opening Night Concert Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Presented in Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center

Nicholas Cords

Edward Arron

8:30pm / Venetian Theater

The finest musicians in jazz today kick off Caramoor’s 2020 Summer Season led by world-renowned trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis. Join us in a high-energy opening celebration! Tickets start at $50

Sunday, June 21

4th Annual Chamber Feast 4:00pm / Music Room

Paul Huang, violin Tessa Lark, violin Nicholas Cords, viola Zoë Martin-Doike, viola Edward Arron, cello Alexander Hersh, cello

Alexander Hersh Zoë Martin-Doike

Mozart: String Quintet in C Minor, K. 406 Shulamit Ran: Lyre of Orpheus Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70 The tradition continues as alumni of our Evnin Rising Stars mentoring program serve up an afternoon of chamber music inside the newly air-conditioned Music Room of the Rosen House. Tickets start at $30 Wynton Marsalis

Paul Huang

Tessa Lark

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Thursday, June 25

Sandbox Percussion Conor Hanick, piano 7:00pm / Venetian Theater

Andy Akiho: Haiku 2 Juri Seo: VV Amy Beth Kirsten: May The Devil Take Me David Crowell: Music for Percussion Quartet Andy Akiho: Pillar IV Christopher Cerrone: Piano Concerto for solo prepared piano and percussion quartet (World Premiere) Returning to Caramoor after a breathtaking performance of John Luther Adams’ songbirdsongs in our Sunken Garden last summer, the “utterly mesmerising to watch” (The Guardian) Sandbox Percussion invites you to experience 21st-century works by some of today’s most exciting composers, including a world premiere by Christopher Cerrone in which they are joined by Conor Hanick on prepared piano. Hanick’s “technical refinement, color, crispness and wondrous variety of articulation ... would benefit works by any master.” — The New York Times Tickets start at $30 Friends’ Garden Party for all Membership levels

Friday, June 26

Calidore String Quartet 8:00pm / Spanish Courtyard

J.S. Bach: Selections from The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080 Anna Clyne: Breathing Statues Beethoven: String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat Major, Op. 130 Beethoven: Große Fuge in B-flat Major, Op. 133 7:00pm / Pre-concert conversation with members of the Calidore String Quartet Tickets start at $32

Full Festival Tickets start at $45 Day Only: Adult $35, Child $20 Ticket prices increase by $5 on the day

Saturday, June 27

American Roots Music Festival Presented in Collaboration with City Winery All Day / Multiple Locations

Sunday, June 28

Family Concert: Decoda 1:00pm / Music Room

Evening Artist:

Taj Mahal

with special guest Deva Mahal Daytime Artists: Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas Cynthia Sayer Porch Stomp Revue Choir!Choir!Choir! and many more! We are excited to kick off our new collaboration with City Winery, an organization with multiple music venues around the nation, which excels at being a connoisseur of both wine and today’s best musicians. The American Roots Music Festival is a day overflowing with spectacular music located throughout our grounds, spanning the genres of blues,

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Americana, folk, zydeco, and bluegrass. Friends Field comes alive as the whole audience is invited to join in a singalong with Toronto’s Choir!Choir!Choir! This music-filled day ends with the threetime Grammy Award winner for Best Contemporary Blues Album and multiinstrumentalist, Taj Mahal, who has reshaped the definition of blues in his six-decades long career by incorporating the sounds of the Caribbean, Africa, and the South Pacific. Join us for a day of music discovery and explore the grounds, the Rosen House, and the sounds of Caramoor.

THE COMPOSER’S TOOLBOX The wind players of Decoda present an interactive family event, bringing young people and parents alike inside the mind of a composer. Become musical detectives, investigating how a composer’s decisions affect the mood and the feeling of the music. Learn compositional concepts while exploring music by Nielsen, Schulhoff, and Balliett. By the end, you may even become composers for Decoda! This event is recommended for kids ages 5 and up. Adult $16, Child $8

Sunday, June 28

Rameau’s Dardanus

4:00pm / Venetian Theater The Choir of Trinity Wall Street Trinity Baroque Orchestra Avi Stein, conductor John La Bouchardière, director Zachary Wilder (Dardanus) Mirelle Asselin (Venus) Melissa Attebury (Iphise) Matt Boehler (Teucer) Tyler Duncan (Anténor) John Taylor Ward (Isménor) Magicians, monsters, and marriage are just a few of the characters and themes in Jean-Phillipe Rameau’s rousing opera, Dardanus, which loosely follows the story of the son of Zeus and Electra. Written by the eminent 18th-century French composer, this Baroque opera’s fantastical story is brought to life by one of New York’s own superb periodinstrument ensembles, led by Avi Stein, with internationally renowned soloists. 3:00pm / Pre-concert conversation with Benjamin Sosland, Administrative Director of Juilliard Historical Performance Tickets start at $30 Complimentary tickets for Members at the Family level and above


Decoda

Taj Mahal

Sandbox Percussion & Conor Hanick

Zachary Wilder Avi Stein

Calidore String Quartet

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New this year!

Concerts on the Lawn On four Wednesdays this summer, Friends Field is home to a casual listening experience for everyone to enjoy. With plenty of room to run, dance, or set up a picnic, enjoy this series featuring four high-energy artists pushing the boundaries of their genres. Each performance offers two concert experiences: an early set designed for families followed by a full set beginning at 7:00pm. Roll out your blanket, unfold your chair, and join us on the lawn.

Wednesday, July 1

Friday, July 3

Concerts on the Lawn 5:30pm Family Set 7:00pm Main Program / Friends Field

8:00pm / Spanish Courtyard

Flor De Toloache

The women of Flor De Toloache fuse together influences from diverse genres and cultures to produce a unique and powerful take on traditional Mariachi music. “They don’t just sing; they could blast through mountains with their wails and gritos (shouts), and melt glaciers with the warmth of their gorgeous harmonies” (NPR). The Family Set for this event is a sensory-friendly performance. Families and children can expect a relaxed, safe, and accepting environment.

July 1 / Flor De Toloache July 8 / Ljova and the Kontraband July 22 / PUBLIQuartet July 29 / Charles Turner & Uptown Swing

Adult $25, Child $13

Complimentary tickets for Members at the Family level and above (expires August 2020)

Complimentary tickets for Members at the Family level and above (expires August 2020)

Mendelssohn: Selections from Songs Without Words Thomas Adès: Concert Paraphrase on Powder Her Face Gershwin: Prelude No. 2 in C-sharp Minor Gershwin: I Got Rhythm (arr. Earl Wind) Schubert: Piano Sonata in B-flat Major, D. 960 “A breathtaking charisma that comes from gorgeously turned out technique, a masterly sense of color, and an expressiveness that can question, weep, or shout joy from the rooftops.” — Philadelphia Inquirer

Covered picnicking for all Membership levels in the Pavilion

Sunday, July 5

Saturday, July 4

Jeannette Sorrell, Artistic Director

8:00pm / Venetian Theater

J.S. Bach: The Complete Brandenburg Concertos

Pops, Patriots, and Fireworks

Still: Lyric String Quartette: I. The Sentimental One Paola Prestini: New Work (World Premiere, commissioned by Caramoor) Schubert: String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, “Death and the Maiden”

Celebrate Independence Day at Caramoor! The Westchester Symphonic Winds, joined by vocalists Candice Hoyes and Jorell Williams (both alumni of Caramoor’s Bel Canto Young Artist program), perform a selection of works that pay tribute to America’s independence. Hear a medley of works by George Gershwin arranged by talented young composer Matt Podd, the score of An Ellington Portrait as part of Caramoor’s exploration of the Harlem Renaissance, and rousing renditions of

Tickets start at $30

Tickets start at $30

Tickets start at $48

Thalea String Quartet 2019–20 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence 7:00pm / Spanish Courtyard

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

Apollo’s Fire The Complete Brandenburg Concertos

Westchester Symphonic Winds Curt Ebersole, conductor Candice Hoyes, soprano Jorell Williams, baritone

Thursday, July 2

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Inon Barnatan, piano

Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and Stars and Stripes Forever. This program of patriotic works for symphonic winds concludes with a spectacular fireworks display.

3:00pm / Venetian Theater

Few musical works are as loved as the six “Brandenburg” Concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach. Each concerto requires a different combination of instruments and virtuosic soloists. Cleveland’s period-instrument ensemble, Apollo’s Fire, follows up on their stunning 2018 Caramoor debut by taking on the impressive feat. “A swaggering version … brilliantly played.” — The Times, London Tickets start at $35 Complimentary Garden Listening tickets for Members at the Family level and above

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Apollo’s Fire

Inon Barnatan

Flor De Toloache

Thalea String Quartet

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Wednesday, July 8

Ljova and the Kontraband

Concerts on the Lawn 5:30pm Family Set 7:00pm Main Program / Friends Field Drawing influences from seemingly every type of music — Western classical, klezmer, tango, jazz, and Gypsy music — Ljova and the Kontraband defy musical boundaries. The musicians of this ensemble hail from Russia, Lithuania, the U.S., and Switzerland, each bringing their own unique energy and joy to the performance. With family backgrounds steeped in traditional folk music, Ljova and the Kontraband embrace the music of their ancestors while ushering these traditions into the future. Adult $25, Child $13 Complimentary tickets for Members at the Family level and above (expires August 2020)

Thursday, July 9

JIJI, guitar

Guitar in the Garden 7:00pm / Sunken Garden Sessa: Occhi io vissi di voi Gulli Bjornsson: Dynjandi Belinda Reynolds: Stories M. Marais: Les Voix humaines Krists Auznieks: Cor Hildegard von Bingen: Doom (arr. JIJI) Steve Reich: Electric Counterpoint (selections) “talented, sensitive ... brilliant” — Calgary Herald All-Audience Afterglow in the Sunken Garden Tickets start at $38 8

Thursday, July 9 / 7:30pm Friday, July 10 / 7:30pm Saturday, July 11 / 3:00pm

Paisiello’s The Barber of Seville Spanish Courtyard and Music Room

Jeni Houser (Rosina) David Blalock (Count Almaviva) Andrew Wilkowske (Figaro) Adelmo Guidarelli (Don Bartolo) Vartan Gabrielian (Don Basilio) Cristina María Castro (Giovinetta) Jay Chacon (Svegliato) Members of the American Modern Ensemble Geoffrey McDonald, conductor Eric Einhorn, stage director Candida K. Nichols, costume designer On Site Opera — known for presenting site-specific, immersive opera in some of the most exciting and unusual spaces in New York City and beyond — remounts its 2015 production of Giovanni Paisiello’s The Barber of Seville, for three special performances in the Spanish Courtyard and Music Room of Caramoor’s historic Rosen House. Updated for the early decades of the 20th century, Paisiello’s Barber stays true to its Beaumarchais roots, focusing faithfully on the love story between the Count and Rosina rather than the barber’s antics. After its premiere in 1782, the opera quickly became a staple of the repertoire and inspired a young Rossini to write his own version. Produced in collaboration with On Site Opera. Tickets start at $75

Saturday, July 11

Celebrating Stephen Sondheim’s 90th Birthday 8:00pm / Venetian Theater

Ted Sperling, Music Director and Host Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim celebrates his 90th birthday this year, and we invite you to join in on the party! Broadway stars Betsy Wolfe (Waitress, Falsettos), Scarlett Strallen and Bryce Pinkham   (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder), and Ben Davis (Violet) will be on hand, with Tony Award winner Ted Sperling as Music Director and host for this evening of songs from Company, Follies, Sweeney Todd, Merrily We Roll Along, Anyone Can Whistle, and more.    Complimentary pre-concert reception in celebration of LGBTQ Pride season at 6:00pm Tickets start at $30

Sunday, July 12

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

Ludovic Morlot, conductor Benjamin Grosvenor, piano Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467 Thomas Adès: Three Studies from Couperin Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93

“At only 25, the British pianist has blossomed into an artist of international renown for his expansive repertoire and probing musical mind.” — Boston Classical Review 2:00pm / Musicians from the National Youth Orchestra of the USA and NYO2 perform chamber music around the Caramoor grounds (Free) 3:00pm / Pre-concert conversation with Ludovic Morlot and Benjamin Grosvenor Tickets start at $30 Complimentary Garden Listening tickets for Members at the Family level and above

Thursday, July 16

Pekka Kuusisto, violin Nico Muhly, piano 7:00pm / Spanish Courtyard

In a special duo set, Finnish “one-ofa-kind” (The Globe and Mail, Toronto) violinist, Pekka Kuusisto, and celebrated American composer Nico Muhly team up for an evening of musical exploration, ranging from traditional Finnish music to works by Muhly, Glass, and Pärt, and contemporary works. Kuusisto brings a fresh approach to the concert experience with “the most personal sound of any classical violinist now alive” (The Telegraph, London). Muhly has written over 100 works as diverse as his musical influences in opera, concert, dance, and film. Tickets start at $26


Ted Sperling

On Site Opera

JIJI

Ljova and the Kontraband

Benjamin Grosvenor

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Friday, July 17

Saturday, July 18

Presented in Collaboration with City Winery

Presented in Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center

Watkins Family Hour 8:00pm / Spanish Courtyard

What began in 2002 as a musical variety show produced by siblings Sean and Sara Watkins, Watkins Family Hour has grown into a bluegrass collective embracing the power of shared music. In the duo’s latest project, they delve into the magic that can only come from creating as brother and sister. Join us in welcoming this family act to the heart of Caramoor’s home, the Spanish Courtyard, for this intimate evening. Tickets start at $42

Jazz Festival

All Day / Multiple Locations

Evening Artist:

Eliane Elias Daytime Artists: Sean Jones & Dizzy Spellz Sherman Irby and Momentum: Bird at 100 Jeremy Bosch Plays the Music of Cheo Feliciano Endea Owens & The Cookout Jon Thomas Quintet ft. Karlea Lynné: Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance Ruben Fox presents Ellingtonia: Duke Sings Alexa Tarantino Quartet Pasquale Grasso, guitar Kenny Banks, Jr. Trio Tatiana Eva-Marie Duo Felix Moseholm Quartet Summer Camargo Trio Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Summer Jazz Academy Big Bands with special guests Ingrid Jensen, Sean Jones, and Sherman Irby Music fills Caramoor’s grounds at the annual Jazz Festival in Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center. Bolstered by artist collaborations and tributes to celebrated jazz greats, this year’s festival once again invites you to explore the many facets of the genre while taking in the full breadth of Caramoor’s gardens and venues. Bring the whole family for the day and enjoy expanded food options, child-friendly activities, complimentary house tours, and outstanding talent. The day-long

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festival comes to a close in the Venetian Theater with bossa nova-inspired Brazilian pianist, vocalist, composer, and arranger, Eliane Elias. Full Festival Tickets start at $45 Day Only: Adult $35, Child $20 Ticket prices increase by $5 on the day Members’ Jazz Lounge in the Pavilion available for all Membership levels

Sunday, July 19

The Knights

4:00pm / Venetian Theater Eric and Colin Jacobsen, Artistic Directors Pekka Kuusisto, violin Anna Clyne: New Work for Chamber Orchestra (World Premiere) Nico Muhly: Shrink (New York Premiere) with Pekka Kuusisto, violin Janáček: “The Kreutzer Sonata,” arr. for Chamber Orchestra from the original string quartet (arr. Michael Atkinson and Eric Jacobsen) Traditional Songs and Dances of Moravia and Slovakia (arr. The Knights) “There’s every chance that Shrink will become a 21st-century classic.” — Limelight Magazine, Australia 3:00pm / Pre-concert conversation with Nico Muhly, Pekka Kuusisto, and Eric Jacobsen Tickets start at $30 Complimentary Garden Listening tickets for Members at the Family level and above

Wednesday, July 22

PUBLIQuartet

Concerts on the Lawn 5:30pm Family Set 7:00pm Main Program / Friends Field Applauded by The Washington Post as “a perfect encapsulation of today’s trends in chamber music,” and by The New Yorker as “independentminded,” PUBLIQuartet’s modern interpretation of chamber music makes them one of the most dynamic artists of their generation. Their two sets include works by Astor Piazzolla, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Jessie Montgomery, Vijay Iyer, George Walker, John Corigliano, and their unique genrebending MIND|THE|GAP creations. Adults $25, Child $13 Complimentary tickets for Members at the Family level and above (expires August 2020)


Watkins Family Hour

Pekka Kuusisto

Nico Muhly

The Knights

Eliane Elias

Sherman Irby

PUBLIQuartet

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Thursday, July 23

Amjad Ali Khan & Sharon Isbin 7:00pm / Spanish Courtyard STRINGS FOR PEACE Sharon Isbin: Spanish Work for Solo Guitar Amjad Ali Khan: Sacred Evening Amjad Ali Khan: By the Moon Anonymous: Raga and Folk Music Amjad Ali Khan: Romancing Earth Caramoor welcomes renowned master of the Indian sarod Maestro Amjad Ali Khan and his sons Ayaan Ali Bangash and Amaan Ali Bangash, along with American classical guitarist Sharon Isbin, who has been hailed as “the pre-eminent guitarist of our time” (Boston Magazine). Together they bring Strings for Peace to Caramoor in the spirit of sharing the great unique treasures of their own musical traditions while also finding common ground in Ragas and Medieval modes. Tickets start at $47

Friday, July 24

Rachael & Vilray

Presented in Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center 8:00pm / Spanish Courtyard Lake Street Dive singer-songwriter Rachael Price and composer, singer, and guitarist Vilray turned their shared love for the jazz music of the 1930s and ’40s into a heart-warming collaboration

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between friends. After meeting at the New England Conservatory of Music, the duo later reunited for a performance that sparked songwriting inspiration. Performing a mixture of original songs and forgotten treasures, Rachael & Vilray welcome you to an evening rich with nostalgia for an era gone by. Tickets start at $42

Saturday, July 25

Listening to Tom-Tom 5:00pm / Music Room

Candice Hoyes, soprano Markel Reed, baritone Kyle Walker, piano Fredara Hadley, panelist Caroline Jackson Smith, panelist Join us for an in-depth exploration of Shirley Graham Du Bois’ 1932 opera, Tom-Tom. Following an introduction of excerpts from the work, performers and panelists will discuss the opera's complex representations of race, gender, and history, as well as the opportunities and challenges of presenting Tom-Tom today. Tickets $15

Celebrating the Harlem Renaissance The Great Migration brought some of the greatest minds and brightest talents of the day — an array of African American artists and scholars — to Harlem. Between the end of World War I and the mid-1930s, they produced one of the most significant eras of cultural expression in the nation’s history: the Harlem Renaissance. The movement’s impact on America was indelible, bringing notice to the great works of African American art and inspiring and influencing future generations. Caramoor is proud to highlight the works of several of these figures in this summer’s programming: July 2 / Thalea String Quartet July 4 / Pops, Patriots, and Fireworks July 18 / Jazz Festival July 25 / Listening to Tom-Tom July 25 / A Harlem Dream July 29 / Charles Turner & Uptown Swing

Saturday, July 25

A Harlem Dream

8:00pm / Venetian Theater Orpheus Chamber Orchestra The Classical Theatre of Harlem Peter Francis James, director Mendelssohn: Incidental music from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 21 and Op. 61 (arr. Tarkmann) Continuing Caramoor’s spotlight on the Harlem Renaissance, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Classical Theatre of Harlem offer an innovative and magical evening through a musical and theatrical interpretation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. A Harlem Dream retells the classic story,  celebrating the Harlem Renaissance with  vivid  allusions to  New York  City and this exciting cultural revolution.  In addition to Mendelssohn’s glorious and beloved  score, the works of Duke Ellington and other jazz greats are woven into the  tale. The 22 musicians and eight actors play varied and imaginative roles throughout the performance.  7:00pm / Pre-concert conversation with Peter Francis James Tickets start at $30


Shirley Graham Du Bois

Amjad Ali Khan & Sharon Isbin

Candice Hoyes

The Classical Theatre of Harlem

Rachael & Vilray

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FREE SPECIAL EVENT Sunday, July 26

Field of Vision

2:00pm / Grounds Sound Artist Gathering Discover and explore this year’s Sonic Innovations exhibition alongside curator Stephan Moore, and artists including Trimpin, Taylor Deupree, Miya Masaoka, and more. 3:00pm / Venetian Theater Conversation with Michael Gordon 4:00pm / Sunken Garden

Michael Gordon’s Field of Vision (World Premiere)

Bang on a Can Percussion Ensemble Doug Perkins, music director Bang on a Can composer Michael Gordon has produced a strikingly diverse body of work, ranging from major orchestral commissions to site-specific works in the wilderness, to works conceived specifically for the recording studio. Transcending categorization, his music tells stories about place and memory. Field of Vision is a large-scale sitespecific work for Caramoor's Sunken Garden and the surrounding field. The work features 48 percussionists; 24 in a spatial chain of moving sound in dialogue with 24 other percussionists who come in and out of view. The percussionists perform on newly-created instruments made from recycled metals and wood. Catch the world premiere of this immersive outdoor concert experience, FREE and suitable for all ages.

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Wednesday, July 29

Charles Turner & Uptown Swing

Concerts on the Lawn 5:30pm Family Set 7:00pm Main Program / Friends Field A regular of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s  late-night dance sessions, Charles Turner & Uptown Swing make their way north bringing a lively evening for everyone to enjoy. Grab a picnic, a blanket, and your dancing shoes to Lindy Hop along to melodies from the Harlem Renaissance through to today’s swing music. This set is led by charismatic jazz vocalist and bandleader Charles Turner III and backed by his fivepiece rhythm and horn section. Adult $25, Child $13 Complimentary tickets for Members at the Family level and above (expires August 2020)

Thursday, July 30

Kitka

7:00pm / Spanish Courtyard The women in Kitka are fearless sonic explorers and you can hear their intrepid spirit in every haunting song. For over four decades, this vocal ensemble has developed a vast, breathtaking repertoire of traditional songs from Balkan, Caucasus, and Slavic lands, and has composed new material drawing on those ancient vocal practices as well. Tickets start at $32

Friday, July 31

Danish String Quartet 8:00pm / Spanish Courtyard

J.S. Bach: The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus XIX: “Fuga a 3 soggetti” Webern: String Quartet, Op. 28 J.S. Bach: Vor deinen Thron tert ich hiermit, BWV 668 Mozart: String Quartet in E-flat Major, K. 428 Nielsen: Quartet for Strings in E-flat Major, Op. 14 Tickets start at $30

Saturday, August 1

Josh Ritter

Presented in Collaboration with City Winery

Sunday, August 2

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

Karina Canellakis, conductor Leonidas Kavakos, violin Missy Mazzoli: Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres) Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61 Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551, “Jupiter” “I doubt if there is more than a handful of violinists alive who can match Kavakos in the tonal variety, accuracy and speed of his harmonics, or in the deft alternation of bowing and left-hand pizzicato.” — Gramophone

8:00pm / Venetian Theater

3:00pm / Pre-concert conversation with members of Orchestra of St. Luke’s

A BOOK OF GOLD THROWN OPEN

Season Finale Dinner Advance reservations required

Hailed as one of America’s greatest living songwriters, Josh Ritter makes his Caramoor debut as part of his A Book of Gold Thrown Open tour. In this intimate solo concert, he performs some of his quieter, more narrative songs often missing from his typical set lists, in addition to new music. “Harking back to Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and maybe a little Mark Knopfler, Mr. Ritter has always been a slinger of serious ideas and high-flown imagery.” — The New York Times Tickets start at $36

Tickets start at $30 Complimentary Garden Listening tickets for Members at the Family level and above


Kitka

Michael Gordon

Danish String Quartet

Charles Turner & Uptown Swing

Josh Ritter

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Summer Series Open your ears to Caramoor’s annual exhibition of sound art, curated by Stephan Moore. Discover new ways to listen beyond the traditional concert experience.

New Works for 2020 Trimpin: in“C” Taking the form of a 16-foot high double letter “C,” in“C” invites visitors to interact through both a motion sensor and push-buttons. You’ll activate the sculpture to play Caramoorcommissioned chime pieces by Trimpin, Christopher Cerrone, Anna Clyne, Missy Mazzoli, and Nico Muhly. Spencer Topel & Hana Kassem: New Work

Returning Works Taylor Deupree: t(ch)ime Ranjit Bhatnagar: Stone Song Annea Lockwood & Bob Bielecki: Wild Energy Miya Masaoka: Listen Ahead Walter Kitundu: Nafasi Yako ni ya Kijani (Your Place is Green) Free and open during Box Office hours and before concerts this summer. Family-friendly sound art tours will be available on select concert days. Learn more about Caramoor’s sound art at caramoor.org/sonic-innovations. Meet the Artists on July 26 at the Sound Artist Gathering before Michael Gordon’s Field of Vision. This event is free! Details on page 14.

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SAVE 15% ON TICKETS New Music

Harlem Renaissance

June 25 / Sandbox Percussion; Conor Hanick July 16 / Pekka Kuusisto; Nico Muhly July 19 / The Knights; Pekka Kuusisto July 22 / PUBLIQuartet

July 2 / Thalea String Quartet July 4 / Pops, Patriots, and Fireworks July 18 / Jazz Festival July 25 / Listening to Tom-Tom July 25 / A Harlem Dream July 29 / Charles Turner & Uptown Swing

Early Music

Orchestra

June 28 / Rameau’s Dardanus July 5 / Apollo’s Fire June 27 / American Roots Music Festival July 18 / Jazz Festival

July 12 / Orchestra of St. Luke’s; Benajmin Grosvenor July 19 / The Knights; Pekka Kuusisto July 25 / A Harlem Dream August 2 / Orchestra of St. Luke’s; Leonidas Kavakos

World Music

American Roots Music

Festivals

July 1 / Flor De Toloache July 8 / Ljova and the Kontraband July 23 / Amjad Ali Khan & Sharon Isbin July 30 / Kitka

Vocal

Listen Ahead

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June 28 / Rameau’s Dardanus July 9, 10, & 11 / Paisiello’s Barber of Seville July 11 / Celebrating Stephen Sondheim’s 90th Birthday July 25 / Listening to Tom-Tom July 30 / Kitka

June 27 / American Roots Music Festival July 17 / SC Watkins Family Hour August 1 / Josh Ritter

Jazz June 20 / Opening Night Concert; Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra July 18 / Jazz Festival July 24 / Rachael & Vilray July 29 / Charles Turner & Uptown Swing


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Tour the Historic Rosen House Encounter the history and treasures of the home that Caramoor founders Lucie and Walter Rosen built for music. Tours of the Rosen House are designed for adults and children 8 years and up, and are free for Members. Take a tour Thursdays through Sundays during the Summer Season. Abbreviated tours and family activities are available as part of American Roots Music Festival on June 27, Jazz Festival on July 18, and Michael Gordon’s Field of Vision on July 26.

Give and Get! Membership has its perks, including Members’ pre-sales. Get the best seats available during our 2020 Members-only ticket sales: Summer Season Pre-sale: February 10 – 17, 2020 Fall/Winter Pre-sale: July 7 – 13, 2020

Events listed in green text throughout this brochure are open to Members respective of Membership level. Membership begins at the $100-Friend level. To join, renew, increase, or give the gift of Membership, please visit, caramoor.org/support or call Jennifer Pace at 914.232.5035 ext. 412.

Caramoor Center for Music and Arts is registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions of any amount are welcomed and greatly appreciated.

Book your tour online at caramoor.org or contact the Box Office at boxoffice@caramoor.org or 914.232.1252.

Key Family Fun Concerts appropriate for children of all ages.

Picnic Plus Dining Enjoy our delicious picnic menu and let us save you a seat, too!

Students & Children Ages 18 and under are free.

Afternoon Tea Enjoy Afternoon Tea and a tour of the historic Rosen House at 1:30pm on Wednesdays and most Sundays all Summer Season.

Garden Listening Enjoy the sounds of the concert broadcast to the Picnic Lawns and save. Tickets $10 Summer Series Select three events within a Summer Series and save 15% on tickets.

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

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BOX OFFICE 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah, NY 10536

HOURS Monday through Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm, plus Saturdays and Sundays during the Summer Season 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 children 18 and under. Free tickets are available for select events — look for the icon. Most other events have tickets available at a discounted rate up to 50%. 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.

Eat, Drink, & Listen!

How to Get Here

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

CARAMOOR IS LOCATED AT: 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah, New York 10536

ON-SITE FOOD + DRINK OPTIONS • Tap Tent (daily) — Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, seasonal sandwiches, and snacks • Chef’s Extended Menu (Friday – Sunday) — Signature Burger, freshly made salads, and kid-friendly offerings • Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options are always available! Members receive 10% off on-site food +drink! 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 box offerings by our caterer, Great Performances. PICNIC PLUS DINING Enjoy the same delicious picnic menu, but let us save you a seat, too! On featured evenings, have a relaxed dining experience seated under the Pavilion at a set table with waitstaff helping you settle in. SEASON FINALE DINNER Enjoy a delectable prix fixe buffet dinner with wine and beer for a relaxing meal after the concert. Reserve a table with friends or revel with other concertgoers under the Pavilion. View menus and order at caramoor.org/food or call the Box Office at 914.232.1252. Order dining options by Tuesday at 4:00pm for the upcoming week’s performances.

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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 M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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 tax-deductible contribution. Please call the Box Office up to four hours prior to the concert. A $5.00 processing fee applies for online and phone orders, and a $1.00 fee applies for all tickets sold. Fees are per ticket. All ticket prices are subject to change without notice — any prices listed in this brochure reflect the prices when events were put on sale. We’re covered — since Caramoor has multiple venues, we do not cancel because of rain.

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

All artists, programs, and Membership events are subject to change without notice.

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

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Photo credits: 1960 Venetian Theater © Carl Samrock for OperaNews / Wynton Marsalis © Piper Ferguson / Nicholas Cords © Erin Baiano / Edward Arron © Hak-Soo Kim / Alexander Hersh © Dario Acosta / Zoë Martin-Doike © Grittani Creative / Paul Huang © Marco Borggreve / Tessa Lark © Lauren Desberg / Taj Mahal © Greg Gibson / Decoda © Caroline Bittencourt / Sandbox Percussion © Noah Stern Weber / Conor Hanick © Lauren Desberg / Zachary Wilder © Teddie Hwang / Avi Stein © Geoffrey Silver, Acis Productions / Apollo’s Fire © Roger Mastroianni / Flor De Toloache © Piero F Giunti / Inon Barnatan © Marco Borggreve / Thalea String Quartet © Titilayo Ayangade / Ted Sperling © Laura Marie Duncan / Ljova and the Kontraband © Allan Tannenbaum / On Site Opera © Rebecca Fay / Benjamin Grosvenor © Sophie Wright / Watkins Family Hour © Jacob Boll / Pekka Kuusisto ©  Felix Broede / Nico Muhly © Heidi Solander / The Knights © Shervin Lainez / Eliane Elias © Bob Wolfenson / Sherman Irby © Ayano Hisa / PUBLIQuartet © Lelaine Foster / Shirley Graham Du Bois © Carl Van Vechten / Candice Hoyes © Jessie Obialor / Strings for Peace © Suvo Das / The Classical Theatre of Harlem © Robert Day / Rachael & Vilray © Jonno Rattman / Michael Gordon © Peter Serling / Kitka © Vincent Louis Carrella / Charles Turner & Uptown Swing © Mr. Hollis King / Josh Ritter © Laura Wilson / Danish String Quartet © Caroline Bittencourt / Karina Canellakis © Mathias Bothor / Leonidas Kavakos © Marco Borggreve Photos from past performances at Caramoor are by Gabe Palacio Photography. Brochure design by Adam Neumann / aanstudio.com


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Flor De Toloache Concerts on the Lawn

Ljova and the Kontraband Concerts on the Lawn

PUBLIQuartet Concerts on the Lawn

Charles Turner and Uptown Swing Concerts on the Lawn

Sandbox Percussion with Conor Hanick, piano

Thalea String Quartet

7:00pm JIJI, guitar Guitar in the Garden 7:30pm Paisiello’s The Barber of Seville

Pekka Kuusisto, violin Nico Muhly, piano

Amjad Ali Khan & Sharon Isbin

Kitka

Calidore String Quartet

Inon Barnatan, piano

Paisiello’s The Barber of Seville

Watkins Family Hour

Rachael & Vilray

Danish String Quartet

American Roots Music Festival Taj Mahal, and more!

Pops, Patriots, and Fireworks

3:00pm Paisiello’s The Barber of Seville 8:00pm Celebrating Stephen Sondheim’s 90th Birthday

Jazz Festival Eliane Elias, and more!

5:00pm Listening to Tom-Tom 8:00pm A Harlem Dream

Josh Ritter

1:00pm Family Concert: Decoda 4:00pm Rameau’s Dardanus

Apollo’s Fire

Orchestra of St. Luke’s Ludovic Morlot, conductor Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

The Knights Eric Jacobsen, conductor Pekka Kuusisto, violin

2:00pm Sound Artist Gathering 4:00pm Michael Gordon's Field of Vision

Summer Season Finale Orchestra of St. Luke's Karina Canellakis, conductor Leonidas Kavakos, violin 19


Building on 75 years of great music

The Venetian Theater circa 1960

Explore more this summer! It’s back! Summer Series Select three events within a Summer Series and SAVE 15% ON TICKETS Pick your favorites from: • New Music • Early Music • Festivals

• World Music • Vocal • Harlem Renaissance

• Orchestra • American Roots Music • Jazz

New this year! Join us on select Wednesdays for Concerts on the Lawn offering a casual listening experience for the whole family! Details on page 6.

Members’ pre-sale begins February 10 General public sale begins February 18 caramoor.org / 914.232.1252

P.O. Box 816 Katonah, NY 10536

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