Caramoor 2022 Summer Season Brochure

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2022 Summer Season

June 18 – August 7

Welcome to Caramoor’s 77th Summer Season! This Season will be one of discovery, inspiration, and delight as we embrace and explore music from many cultures, styles, and traditions. Music has the power to transform lives. It provides a mirror into our humanity and reflects back to us who we are and who we aspire to be. Music connects us with our deepest emotions and to each other. This summer, we’re presenting world-class artists from a broad range of backgrounds, identities, and lived experiences. This includes seminal composers who have been forgotten or undervalued due to systemic forces, but whose works resonate as strongly as ever. Through these artists, we offer a richer view of music and of our world at large. Join us, where the grass is greener! Whether situated beneath a dreamy tent or under a starry summer sky, outdoor concerts at Caramoor offer the opportunity to break free of the confines of the day, take a breath, and experience the freedom inherent in the music.


This is Your Summer! Whether you want to hear the story behind the music, listen mindfully, or enjoy a concert over a picnic, we have you covered!

NEW! Talkbacks with Helga Davis

Music & Meditation in the Garden

Concerts on the Lawn

Join us on five Thursday evenings this summer as multi-disciplinary artist and WNYC host Helga Davis leads a series of talkbacks following select Spanish Courtyard performances. She’ll moderate thought-provoking conversations with the artists to uncover more about the music that has just been played, with an opportunity for the audience to ask questions.

Caramoor’s lush Sunken Garden provides a fitting setting to experience sound and silence as you learn to listen mindfully to music and nature. Each program begins with a meditation guided by Jennifer Llewellyn, and continues with live music performed by the next generation of classical music stars.

Already a prime location for picnicking before concerts, Friends Field now boasts its own permanent stage and provides a magical setting for our Concerts on the Lawn series. Throughout the summer season — and continuing into August — we invite you to bring a chair, throw down a blanket, or dance around as world-class musicians fill the air with music. These casual concerts are perfect for a date night, a family outing, or just another evening at Caramoor.

Davis is the host of the WNYC podcast Helga, as well as many live events for WQXR and Q2. Stay for a conversation with Helga Davis and the artists immediately following these concerts: June 30 July 7 July 14 July 21 July 28

Lara Downes, piano J’Nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano, and Bradley Moore, piano Imani Winds Caroline Shaw, Angélica Negrón, and Raquel Acevedo Klein Thalea String Quartet

Join us these Saturday mornings at 11:00am: July 9 July 16 August 6

Coleman Itzkoff, cello Emi Ferguson, flute, and Ashley Jackson, harp Boyd Meets Girl

Mark your calendars for these Concerts on the Lawn: June 23 July 1 July 8 July 23 July 29 August 12 August 17 August 19

Las Cafeteras Pedrito Martinez Kronos Quartet Rachael & Vilray Shemekia Copeland LADAMA Upstate Matthew Whitaker Quintet

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 a picnic, admiring a starry sky, or relaxing with the family. Tickets for Garden Listening are $20 (Free for Members and children under 18 years old) and are available for the following concerts: June 26 July 2 July 9 July 10 July 16 July 17 July 22 July 31 August 6 August 7

Inon Barnatan, piano Pops & Patriots Brian Stokes Mitchell The Chevalier Phoenix Rising: Silkroad Ensemble with Rhiannon Giddens Orchestra of St. Luke’s A Night at the Opera with Stephanie Blythe & Laquita Mitchell Handel’s Theodora Angélique Kidjo Summer Season Finale: Beethoven with Orchestra of St. Luke’s

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Caleb Teicher, Nic Gareiss

Yo-Yo Ma

Sunday, June 5

Saturday, June 18

12:00pm / Caramoor Grounds

5:30pm / Gala Tent


Caleb Teicher and Nic Gareiss, dancers Dominic “Shodekeh” Talifero, breath artist Dorit Chrysler, theremin Raquel Acevedo Klein’s “Polyphonic Interlace”, Trimpin, Mendi & Keith Obadike, Walter Kitundu, Taylor Deupree, Annea Lockwood & Bob Bielecki, Ranjit Bhatnagar, sound artists Open your ears to a day of sonic exploration! This free afternoon includes tap dance, beatboxing, and theremin performances, guided tours of our Sonic Innovations sound art exhibition, and more! This event is FREE.

Opening Night Gala Benefit Usher in Caramoor’s 2022 Summer Season with The Knights and Yo-Yo Ma! Join us to celebrate our 77th season with our annual Opening Night Gala. Benefit tickets — which include cocktails, concert, and gala dinner — start at $750. Individual and table options are available. A portion of each ticket is tax deductible. For tickets or additional details, contact / 914.232.1492

Saturday, June 18

Opening Night Concert: Yo-Yo Ma & The Knights 7:00pm / Venetian Theater The Knights Eric Jacobsen, conductor Colin Jacobsen, violin Yo-Yo Ma, cello Leonard Bernstein: Overture to Candide Scott Joplin (arr. The Knights): Rags Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 1 Zoltán Kodály: Dances of Galánta Johannes Brahms: Concerto for Violin and Cello Bob Haggart / Ray Bauduc (arr. Conley): The Big Noise from Winnetka Yo-Yo Ma, perhaps the greatest cellist of our time, kicks off Caramoor’s 2022 Summer Season in a festive performance with The Knights, a trailblazing group of young musicians that has developed “a strong reputation for polished performances and imaginative programming” (The New York Times). Tickets start at $75.


Sunday, June 19

Celebrate Juneteenth

Presented in collaboration with the Town of Bedford 4:00pm / Friends Field Tent 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. Jeremiah Abiah — international acclaimed recording artist, vocal coach, and songwriter — performs a soulful set. Family-friendly activities complete this annual June jubilee steeped in tradition and joy. All are welcome! This event is FREE.

Jeremiah Abiah

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Las Cafeteras

Thursday, June 23

Alexander Hersh

Anthony McGill

Janice Carissa

Maria Ioudenitch

Chamber Feast

Fusing spoken word and folk music with traditional Afro-Mexican music and dance, this Chicano band from East L.A. crosses musical borders and brings its high-energy eclectic sound to Friends Field!

Anthony McGill, clarinet Janice Carissa, piano Maria Ioudenitch, violin Rubén Rengel, violin Ayane Kozasa, viola Alexander Hersh, cello

Tickets $35. “Creative, socially conscious … it’s perfect.” — National Public Radio

Rubén Rengel

Friday, June 24

Las Cafeteras

concert on the lawn 7:00pm / Friends Field

Ayane Kozasa

8:00pm / Spanish Courtyard

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Quintet in F-sharp Minor for Clarinet and Strings, Op. 10 Antonín Dvořák: Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 8 Alumni of our Evnin Rising Stars mentoring program — joined by New York Philharmonic Principal Clarinetist Anthony McGill — serve up an evening of chamber treats! They perform works by Dvořák and Samuel ColeridgeTaylor, an English composer born in 1875 to an English mother and a Sierra Leonean father, who achieved international fame in his time but remains unfamiliar to today’s concertgoers. Tickets start at $40. “He (McGill) showed a whimsical, rhapsodic wit, and was able to paint in numerous hues, evoking both intimacy and distance.” — New York Classical Review


Saturday, June 25

American Roots Music Festival

Presented in collaboration with City Winery 1:00pm / Caramoor Grounds Evening performance by

Molly Tuttle

Daytime performers include: Black Opry Revue Kevin Burt Kittel & Co. More artists to be announced! The annual American Roots Music Festival is back with a day overflowing with Americana, blues, folk, and bluegrass! Molly Tuttle, a multi-award-winning guitarist / banjoist with a bluegrass vibe and gift for insightful songwriting, closes out the evening with a barn-burning set. Full Festival tickets start at $50. Day Only: Adult $45 / Child $20.

Inon Barnatan

Sunday, June 26

Inon Barnatan, piano 4:00pm / Venetian Theater TIME TRAVELER’S SUITE Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata in E Minor, BWV 914 George Frideric Handel: Allemande from Suite for Harpsichord in E Major, HWV 430 Jean-Philippe Rameau: Courante from Suite in A Minor François Couperin: L’Atalante Maurice Ravel: Rigaudon from Le Tombeau de Couperin Thomas Adès: Blanca Variations Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson: Toccata Samuel Barber: Fuga: Allegro con spirito from Piano Sonata in E-flat Minor, Op. 26 Johannes Brahms: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24 The incomparable Inon Barnatan, hailed as “one of the most admired pianists of his generation” (The New York Times), delivers a recital based on his recent album, Time Traveler’s Suite, which traces a musical lineage through the ages — from Baroque to modern masters — for a uniquely curated performance. 3:00pm / Toast Pride Month with LGBTQ+ friends, family, and allies at our annual Pride and Prosecco reception!

Molly Tuttle

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“Groundbreaking … [Pedrito] is at the top of his game. His fierce combination of deep Afro-Cuban folklore fused with the jazz, hip-hop, and funk elements have molded him into a unique talent with international appeal.” — Univision / 914.232.1252

Lara Downes

Thursday, June 30

Lara Downes, piano

7:00pm / Spanish Courtyard AMERICAN TAPESTRY Morton Gould: American Caprice Dana Suesse: American Nocturne Florence Price: Fantasie Nègre No. 1 Nathaniel Dett: The Place Where the Rainbow Ends from Magnolia Suite Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Deep River Margaret Bonds: Troubled Water Scott Joplin: Weeping Willow; Peacherine Rag; Solace; Maple Leaf Rag George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue Among the foremost American pianists of her generation, Lara Downes is a trailblazer dedicated to expanding the resonance and relevance of American music for all audiences, drawing inspiration from the legacies of history, family, and collective memory to explore her own mixed-race heritage as an interpreter of diverse American traditions. Talkback with Helga Davis / Stay for a conversation with Lara Downes immediately following the concert. Tickets start at $40.


Saturday, July 2

Pops & Patriots

4:00pm / Venetian Theater Westchester Symphonic Winds Curt Ebersole, conductor Christine Taylor Price, soprano Thomas West, baritone The Westchester Symphonic Winds return for their annual tribute to America’s independence with a program that includes Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture; Sousa’s The Stars and Stripes Forever; and a Sondheim medley performed by alumni of our Schwab Vocal Rising Stars program. Tickets start at $40.

Friday, July 1

Pedrito Martinez

Presented in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center concert on the lawn 8:00pm / Friends Field You’ll find it hard to resist dancing to the to the Grammy-nominated Pedrito Martinez and his cutting-edge band! As one of the most in-demand percussionists, Martinez’s unique and irresistible mix of Afro-Latin music fused with jazz and funk will leave you jumping with joy. Tickets $55.

Pedrito Martinez, center, with band


“Bridges is exemplary, a singer we will surely hear from in the future.” — Vancouver Sun

Kronos Quartet

Thursday, July 7

Friday, July 8

Saturday, July 9

J’Nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano Bradley Moore, piano

Kronos Quartet

Coleman Itzkoff, cello

Albert Hay Malotte: The Lord’s Prayer Maurice Ravel: Shéhérazade Franz Schubert: An die Musik Johannes Brahms: Die Mainacht, Von ewiger Liebe Margaret Bonds: Minstrel Man Carlos Simon: Prayer Shawn Okpebholo: Oh Glory John Carter: Cantata

Peni Candra Rini: Maduswara Jlin: Little Black Book Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté: Funtukuru from Tegere Tulon inti figgis-vizueta: branching patterns Terry Riley: Movement 3 from This Assortment of Atoms — One Time Only! Tanya Tagaq: Excerpt from Sivunittinni Angélique Kidjo: YanYanKliYan Senamido #2 Missy Mazzoli: Enthusiasm Strategies Nicole Lizée: Another Living Soul Aruna Naryana: Mishra Pilu

Jennifer Llewellyn, Meditation Coach

concert on the lawn 8:00pm / Friends Field

7:00pm / Spanish Courtyard

Mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges, known for her “plush-voice” (The New York Times) and “commanding stage presence” (The New Yorker), has been heralded as a rising star, gracing the world’s top opera and concert stages. Recently seen at the Metropolitan Opera as Nefertiti in Philip Glass’s Akhnaten, her Caramoor debut program lifts up new voices and celebrates the beauty of song.

Renowned for its fearless exploration, the Kronos Quartet presents a program of works drawn from its 50 for the Future project, in which the group has commissioned pieces from 50 composers from diverse backgrounds. This accessible, free online library provides a younger generation of string players with the tools to master techniques needed to perform contemporary repertoire.

Talkback with Helga Davis / Stay for a conversation with J’Nai Bridges immediately following the concert. Tickets start at $40.

Tickets $55. J’Nai Bridges


Coleman Itzkoff

“The Kronos Quartet has broken the boundaries of what string quartets do.” — The New York Times

music & meditation in the garden 11:00am / Sunken Garden Caramoor’s lush Sunken Garden provides a fitting setting to clear the mind and nourish the spirit with solo cello music performed by Evnin Rising Star alum Coleman Itzkoff, who has been hailed by The New Yorker for his “flawless technique and keen musicality.” Moderated by a mindfulness professional, the session explores the healing nature of sound and silence, leaving you feeling relaxed and peaceful. Tickets $25.

“The particular mission of this beautifully crafted stage show is to bring a talented composer of color back into the limelight he deserves.” — The Bay State Banner

Sunday, July 10

The Chevalier

4:00pm / Venetian Theater A Concert Theater Work About Joseph Bologne Written and Directed by Bill Barclay

Brian Stokes Mitchell

Saturday, July 9

Brian Stokes Mitchell 8:00pm / Venetian Theater

Caramoor’s Venetian Theater is the new Broadway! Join us in welcoming “the last leading man” (The New York Times) Brian Stokes Mitchell for his longanticipated Caramoor debut. Among the Tony Award-winner’s star turns are Kiss Me, Kate, Man of La Mancha, and Ragtime. He’ll perform a wide range of songs ranging from contemporary works to favorites from the American Songbook. Tickets start at $40.

Brendon Elliott, violin Harlem Chamber Players R.J. Foster (Joseph Bologne) Merritt Jansen (Marie Antoinette) David Joseph (Mozart) Bill Barclay (Pierre Choderlos de Laclos) This innovative work of concert theater honors the life of Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges — a prolific 18th-century composer, virtuoso violinist, the finest fencer in Europe, general of Europe’s first Black regiment, and a crusader for equality. The story of this extraordinary artist of color, overlooked in history, is bursting to be told! The Harlem Chamber Players are joined by four actors and violinist Brendon Elliott for this concert theater work exploring Bologne’s music, friendships with Mozart and Marie Antoinette, and his unknown contribution to the abolishment of slavery. 3:00pm / Join us before the concert for a conversation with Bill Barclay. Tickets start at $40.

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Imani Winds

Thursday, July 14

Imani Winds

7:00pm / Spanish Courtyard A WOMAN’S PERSPECTIVE Mongo Santamaría (arr. V. Coleman): Afro Blue Nathalie Joachim: Seen Reena Esmail: The Light is the Same Valerie Coleman: Afro-Cuban Concerto The Grammy-nominated Imani Winds lead the evolution of the wind quintet through their dynamic playing and adventurous programming, striving to push the classical repertory forward into inclusivity. Their Caramoor debut celebrates the diversity of four prominent, yet underrepresented, female composers. Talkback with Helga Davis / Stay for a conversation with Imani Winds immediately following the concert. Tickets start at $40. “Musicians have felt an increasing urgency over the past year to become engaged with issues of social justice. Imani Winds were already there well before most, having devoted themselves to giving a platform to marginalized voices since they started out in 1997.” — Gramophone Magazine

Brentano String Quartet

Ashley Jackson

Emi Ferguson

Friday, July 15

Saturday, July 16

8:00pm / Spanish Courtyard

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

Brentano String Quartet Dawn Upshaw, soprano DIDO REIMAGINED Henry Purcell: Oh, let me weep; Fantasias No. 5 and 7 Matthew Locke: Suite No. 2 John Dowland: Come again, sweet love doth now invite; Can she excuse my wrongs; Weep you no more, sad fountains Thomas Tomkins: Aleman William Byrd: Though Amaryllis Dance in Green Robert Johnson: The Witty Wanton Henry Purcell: When I am laid in earth (Dido’s lament) Melinda Wagner: Dido Reimagined The Brentano String Quartet joins soprano Dawn Upshaw for this special event! Early English works flow toward the famous Lament from Purcell’s opera Dido and Aeneas. Then, composer Melinda Wagner and librettist Stephanie Fleischmann breathe new life into Dido, reimagining her psyche and strength. This unique monodrama will probe a compelling character through the chamber music experience. 7:00pm / Join us for a conversation with Brentano violinist Mark Steinberg and composer Melinda Wagner. Tickets start at $40.


Dawn Upshaw

Emi Ferguson, flute Ashley Jackson, harp

Jennifer Llewellyn, Meditation Coach Our mindful listening series continues with another spirit-nourishing session of meditation, silence, and sound featuring flutist Emi Ferguson, hailed by critics for her “stellar” performances (New York Classical Review), and harpist Ashley Jackson, praised for her “soulful” and “eloquent” playing (Musical America). Tickets $25.

Saturday, July 16

Silkroad Ensemble with Rhiannon Giddens 8:00pm / Venetian Theater PHOENIX RISING Grammy Award-winning musician Rhiannon Giddens returns to Caramoor in her new role as Artistic Director of the Silkroad Ensemble. Phoenix Rising takes a cross-section of Silkroad’s award-winning compositions and arrangements and re-imagines them for today. Keeping an eye on the past, Silkroad and Giddens have also collaborated on new works that coalesce her unique worldview with the Ensemble’s collective experience during the pandemic. The program will include new commissions by Shawn Conley, Sandeep Das, Maeve Gilchrist, and Kaoru Watanabe as well as new arrangements by Giddens, Colin Jacobsen, Edward Pérez, and Mazz Swift.

Gemma New

Karen Gomyo

Sunday, July 17

Orchestra of St. Luke’s & Karen Gomyo Perform Brahms Violin Concerto 4:00pm / Venetian Theater Gemma New, conductor Karen Gomyo, violin Jessie Montgomery: Strum Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 35 in D Major, K. 385 (“Haffner”) Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77

Tickets start at $40.

New Zealand-born conductor Gemma New makes her Caramoor debut in this program including Jessie Montgomery’s Strum, which draws on American folk idioms and the spirit of dance and movement, Mozart’s “Haffner” Symphony, and Brahms’ epic Violin Concerto with violinist Karen Gomyo, an alumna of our Evnin Rising Stars program and deemed by The Chicago Tribune as a “first-rate artist of real musical command, vitality, brilliance and intensity.” 3:00pm / Join us for a conversation with Gemma New. Tickets start at $40.

Rhiannon Giddens, Silkroad Ensemble

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“Mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe … can do anything” — The New York Times

Caroline Shaw

Angélica Negrón

Raquel Acevedo Klein

Thursday, July 21

Caroline Shaw, Angélica Negrón & Raquel Acevedo Klein 7:00pm / Spanish Courtyard

Composers Raquel Acevedo Klein (voice, electronics), Caroline Shaw (voice, viola, electronics), and Angélica Negrón (voice, accordion, electronics) join forces for an evening of new music created in real-time in order to tap into the inherent power of natural moments, gestures, sounds, and silences in search of moments of musical surprise, consonance, and dissonance. Talkback with Helga Davis / Stay for a conversation with Caroline Shaw, Angélica Negrón, and Raquel Acevedo Klein immediately following the concert. Tickets start at $40.

Laquita Mitchell, Stephanie Blythe


Friday, July 22

A Night at the Opera with Stephanie Blythe & Laquita Mitchell

Produced in collaboration with On Site Opera 8:00pm / Venetian Theater Stephanie Blythe, mezzo-soprano (Alice Tommasso/Don José) Laquita Mitchell, soprano (Robinetta/Micaela) Maya Lahyani, mezzo-soprano (Carmen) Candace Chien, piano Eric Einhorn, director Rachel J. Peters: Lesson Plan (Based on Telemann’s Der Schulmeister) Georges Bizet: Excerpts from Carmen On Site Opera presents an evening of operatic comedy and tragedy featuring Stephanie Blythe. In Lesson Plan, Blythe stars as an acclaimed opera diva who mistakenly takes charge of students with little singing experience … or interest! Intercepted by a school administrator (Laquita Mitchell) who moonlights as amateur choir director, the pair clash over teaching, singing, and the meaning of art. Then, Blythe reprises her acclaimed tenor role of Don José in excerpts from Bizet’s Carmen, arranged for two piano accompaniment. 7:00pm / Join us before the concert for a conversation with Eric Einhorn and Rachel J. Peters. Tickets start at $40.

Rachael & Vilray

Michael Gordon

Saturday, July 23

Sunday, July 24

Presented in collaboration with City Winery concert on the lawn 8:00pm / Friends Field

(World Premiere)

Rachael & Vilray

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 heartwarming collaboration 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 $65. “The voices of acoustic duo Rachael & Vilray are magical enough on their own, but when they blend in song, the results are utterly sublime.” — Chronogram

Michael Gordon’s Field of Vision Presented in collaboration with Bang on a Can 4:00pm / Sunken Garden University of Michigan Percussion Ensemble & Guests of the Sō Percussion Summer Institute Doug Perkins, Music Director Bang on a Can composer Michael Gordon has produced a strikingly diverse body of work, ranging from major orchestral commissions and site-specific works in the wilderness, to surround-sound experiences like Decasia and Timber. Transcending categorization, his music tells stories about place and memory. Gordon’s Field of Vision is a large-scale site-specific work for Caramoor’s Sunken Garden and the surrounding field. The work features 40 percussionists; 20 in a spatial chain of moving sound in dialogue with 20 percussionists who come in and out of view. The percussionists perform on newly created instruments made from recycled metals and wood. Don’t miss the world premiere of this immersive outdoor concert experience, all ages are welcome. 3:00pm / Join us for a conversation with Michael Gordon. This event is FREE.

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Thalea String Quartet

Shemekia Copeland

Thursday, July 28

Friday, July 29

7:00pm / Spanish Courtyard

Presented in collaboration with City Winery concert on the lawn 8:00pm / Friends Field

Thalea String Quartet LEGACIES Daniel Bernard Roumain: “I made up my mind not to move” and Isorhythmiclationistic from String Quartet No. 5 (“Rosa Parks”) Gabriella Smith: Carrot Revolution Alex Vittal: The B-Side Antonín Dvořák: String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96, “American” As Caramoor’s 2019–20 Ernst Stiefel Quartet-inResidence, the Thalea String Quartet was slated to culminate their residency with a summer concert, but was thwarted by COVID closures. Finally, we are delighted to welcome them back with Legacies, a program exploring the American traditions of rap, rock, and bluegrass to tell stories of the Black experience. Talkback with Helga Davis / Stay for a conversation with Thalea String Quartet immediately following the concert. Tickets start at $40.


Shemekia Copeland

In the context of a divided America, Shemekia Copeland’s songwriting transmits a sense of solidarity and hope. Her latest album, Uncivil War, builds on the musically and lyrically adventurous territory she’s been exploring for over a decade, blending blues, R&B, and Americana into a sound that is now hers alone. Experience the unrelenting power of this award-winning vocalist who has become one of the most talented and passionately candid artists on today’s roots music scene. Tickets $55. “Shemekia Copeland is a powerhouse, a superstar … She can do no wrong.” — Rolling Stone

“Julian Wachner knows how to draw maximum drama from a score.” — The Washington Post Saturday, July 30

Sunday, July 31

Presented in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center 1:00pm / Caramoor Grounds

4:00pm / Venetian Theater

Jazz Festival

Evening performance by

Camille Thurman and the Darrell Green Quartet: Burt Bacharach Reimagined Daytime performers include: The Chick Corea Afro-Caribbean Experience with Elio Villafranca and Friends George Coleman Quartet Candice Hoyes & Damien Sneed: Duke Ellington’s On a Turquoise Cloud Benny Benack III Quartet Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Summer Jazz Academy Big Bands with Special Guests Summer Camargo Quintet More artists to be announced! Jazz fills Caramoor’s grounds at the annual Jazz Festival. Bolstered by artist collaborations and tributes to celebrated 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 venues and gardens.

Handel’s Theodora

Marie-Eve Munger, soprano (Theodora) Anthony Roth Costanzo, countertenor (Didymus) Daniela Mack, mezzo-soprano (Irene) Alek Shrader, tenor (Septimius) Tyler Duncan, baritone (Valens) Trinity Baroque Orchestra Choir of Trinity Wall Street Julian Wachner, conductor Composed in 1749 at the twilight of Handel’s career, Theodora was undervalued at the time but is now recognized as a masterpiece. An oratorio brimming with dramatic intensity (and often staged as an opera), Theodora traces the tragic tale of the eponymous Christian martyr facing persecution at the hands of the Romans. This concert performance — with Trinity Wall Street’s magnificent period-instrument Orchestra and Choir — features a stellar roster of soloists.

Anthony Roth Costanzo

3:00pm / Join us for a lecture with MIT professor emeritus and Handel scholar Ellen T. Harris. Tickets start at $40. Alek Shrader

Full Festival tickets start at $50. Day Only: Adult $45 / Child $20.

Tyler Duncan

Marie-Eve Munger

Daniela Mack

Camille Thurman

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“With a nearly four-decade career, Angélique Kidjo is a towering figure of crosscultural music. Her work, which extends from Afrobeat and jazz to Afro-pop and world fusion, grows only more inclusive and curious with time.” — The New Yorker


William Christie

Lea Desandre

Thomas Dunford

Boyd Meets Girl

Thursday, August 4

Friday, August 5

Saturday, August 6

7:00pm / Spanish Courtyard

8:00pm / Spanish Courtyard

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


STARDUST British vocal ensemble VOCES8 presents a wide-ranging program that connects natural and spiritual regeneration and recognizes loss, beauty, love, and joy. Music — from the Renaissance to the present day — comes from England, Scandinavia, Italy, Iceland, Russia, and the USA, alongside jazz standard arrangements. The concert takes its title from a new commission for the group by American composer Taylor Scott Davis. Tickets start at $40. “The singing of VOCES8 is impeccable in its quality of tone and balance. They bring a new dimension to the word ‘ensemble’ with meticulous timing and tuning.” — Gramophone Magazine


Les Arts Florissants Trio Lea Desandre, mezzo-soprano Thomas Dunford, lute William Christie, harpsichord Founded in 1979 by William Christie, Les Arts Florissants is one of the bestknown baroque-music ensembles in the world. For this special chamber performance, Christie will be joined by two young Baroque stars, French-Italian mezzo-soprano Lea Desandre and French lutenist Thomas Dunford, for a program of vocal works by William Lawes, Henry Purcell, Michel Lambert, Louis Couperin, Reynaldo Hahn, Fromental Halévy, Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber, Francis Poulenc, Maurice Ravel, and others. Tickets start at $40. “Lea Desandre brought life and beauty to everything she touched.” — The New York Times

Boyd Meets Girl

Rupert Boyd, guitar Laura Metcalf, cello Jennifer Llewellyn, Meditation Coach The guitar-and-cello duo Boyd Meets Girl will enchant you with their eclectic and engaging repertoire ranging from Bach to Beyoncé. In the serenity of Caramoor’s Sunken Garden, the concert begins with a meditative mindful listening session. Tickets $25. “They play like one, with a harmony of purpose as sure as their intonation.” — Gramophone Magazine

The Music Continues! Friday, August 12


concert on the lawn 7:00pm / Friends Field With rhythm and percussion driving their original compositions (sung in Spanish, Portuguese, and English) LADAMA combines disparate, traditional roots music with pop. The result is a sonic experience that spans continents and cultures. Marc-André Hamelin

Sunday, August 7

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

Bernard Labadie, conductor Marc-André Hamelin, piano All-Beethoven program: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36 Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73, “Emperor” Saturday, August 6

Angélique Kidjo

8:00pm / Venetian Theater “Africa’s premier diva” (TIME Magazine), Angélique Kidjo returns to the Caramoor stage, now with a fourth Grammy Award under her belt! Dance the night away as Kidjo and her band performs music from her childhood home of Benin mixed with the West African traditions with elements of R&B, funk, and jazz. Tickets start at $40.

Our Summer Season comes to a close with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s in an all-Beethoven program. Canadian pianist Marc-André Hamelin, known worldwide for his unrivaled blend of consummate musicianship and brilliant technique, performs Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, a work filled with imperial grandiosity, seemingly fitting its nickname: “Emperor.” 3:00pm / Join us for a conversation with Bernard Labadie. Tickets start at $40.

Tickets $35. Wednesday, August 17


Presented in collaboration with City Winery concert on the lawn 7:00pm / Friends Field Following their rousing performance at our 2021 American Roots Music Festival, Upstate returns to take you on a textured musical journey, weaving together traces of Americana, jazz, gospel, and R&B. With an ambition to write honest songs, play rich music, and “leave it all” on the stage, they’ve earned their reputation for their musicianship and powerfully dense harmony. Tickets $35. Friday, August 19

Matthew Whitaker Quintet

Presented in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center concert on the lawn 7:00pm / Friends Field Young piano and organ phenomenon Matthew Whitaker is one of the most exciting talents to emerge in recent years. A child prodigy, he has since shared the stage with some of the biggest and brightest stars in jazz. Whitaker also shines as an award-winning composer and an acclaimed bandleader whose unrelenting energy uplifts his bands and audiences alike. Tickets $35.

Angélique Kidjo

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Tour the Rosen House

Select Dates / June 5 – August 20

Open your ears to Caramoor’s campuswide exhibition of Sound Art, curated by artist, composer, and Northwestern University lecturer Stephan Moore. The works inspire new ways of listening beyond a traditional concert experience. Discover Caramoor’s Sonic Innovations for free on your own during Box Office hours and before concerts this summer. Tours for all ages — led by our team of teaching artists — are available on select concert days. Learn more about Caramoor’s Sound Art at sonic-innovations.

Join Us for Soundscapes! Sunday, June 5 / 12:00pm / Free

Open your ears to a day of sonic exploration! This free afternoon includes an installation by Raquel Acevedo Klein; theremin workshops and a performance by Dorit Chrysler; beatboxer, vocal percussionist, and breath artist Dominic “Shodekeh” Talifero; percussive dancing duo Caleb Teicher and Nic Gareiss; guided tours of our Sonic Innovations sound art exhibition; and more! Visit page 4 for more information.

New Works for 2022 Timbre and Frequency by Mendi + Keith Obadike

Returning Works In“C” by Trimpin Nafasi Yako ni ya Kijani (Your Place is Green) by Walter Kitundu t(ch)ime by Taylor Deupree Stone Song by Ranjit Bhatnagar Wild Energy by Annea Lockwood and Bob Bielecki Piano Garden by Annea Lockwood

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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 (10:00am - 1:00pm, Friday - Sunday and 2 hours before Saturday night concerts), or schedule a docent-guided tour. Book guided tours online at; by emailing; or by calling 914.232.1252. Open Houses are FREE. Docent-Guided Tour Tickets are $15; Children and Members are FREE.

Afternoon Teas

Select Fridays and Sundays, June 26 – August 19 / 1:00pm / Music Room

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Enjoy a lovely Afternoon Tea in the historic Music Room of the Rosen House. The service includes a variety of tea sandwiches, scones with crème fraiche and preserves, delicious desserts, and a selection of fragrant teas. Arrive between 10:00am – 1:00pm to explore select rooms of the Rosen House for free, or for an additional charge, book a guided tour at 3:00pm. Adult Tickets $45 / Child Tickets (12 and under) $20.

Our Membership donors make a big impact on Caramoor, allowing us to share live music and free community programs with our neighbors, and educate students of all ages and backgrounds. Each donation made to Caramoor is an investment in our work and a gift to your community: we hope you will join our generous group of music supporters today. Membership support begins at the $100 level, with corresponding thank-you benefits such as advance ticket sales. Donations of any amount are accepted and greatly appreciated.

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Caramoor appreciates the generous support of our sponsors: Caramoor is proud to be a grantee of ArtsWestchester with funding made possible by Westchester County government with the support of County Executive George Latimer. Caramoor’s outdoor performance of Michael Gordon’s Field of Vision with Bang on a Can was supported by New Music USA, made possible by annual program support and/or endowment gifts from Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, Helen F. Whitaker Fund, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc., New York State Council on the Arts. The Summer Season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor 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 M N the Box Office up to four hours prior to the concert. All ticket prices are subject to change without notice — any prices listed in this brochure O 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 often for updates as guidelines are subject to change.



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Opening Night Gala Opening Night Concert: Yo-Yo Ma & The Knights


Celebrate Juneteenth


Inon Barnatan, piano


Las Cafeteras


Chamber Feast


American Roots Music Festival: Molly Tuttle, and more!


Lara Downes, piano


Pedrito Martinez


Pops & Patriots


J’Nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano Bradley Moore, piano


Kronos Quartet


11:00am: Coleman Itzkoff, cello 8:00pm: Brian Stokes Mitchell


The Chevalier


Imani Winds


Brentano String Quartet Dawn Upshaw, soprano


11:00am: Emi Ferguson, flute Ashley Jackson, harp 8:00pm: Silkroad Ensemble with Rhiannon Giddens


Orchestra of St. Luke’s Gemma New, conductor Karen Gomyo, violin


Caroline Shaw, Angélica Negrón, and Raquel Acevedo Klein


A Night at the Opera with Stephanie Blythe & Laquita Mitchell


Rachael & Vilray


Michael Gordon’s Field of Vision


Thalea String Quartet


Shemekia Copeland


Jazz Festival: Camille Thurman and the Darrell Green Quartet, and more!


Handel’s Theodora




Les Arts Florissants Trio


11:00am: Boyd Meets Girl 8:00pm: Angélique Kidjo


Summer Season Finale: Orchestra of St. Luke’s Bernard Labadie, conductor Marc-André Hamelin, piano


Friday, August 12 LADAMA

Wednesday, August 17 Upstate

Friday, August 19

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