Caramoor Unveils a Jam-Packed Summer season Season

This summer time’s occasion season is shaping as much as be a shocking celebration of the vibrancy and variety of arts programming within the Hudson Valley. There’s no place the place that vitality is extra evident than at Caramoor Heart for Music and the Arts in Katonah.

This season, Caramoor’s sprawling 80-acre property, with the historic Italianate villa at its coronary heart, will host music lovers for a jam-packed season of greater than 40 curated performances throughout a variety of genres—from classical music to opera, world music, American roots, jazz, and extra.

An Arts Vacation spot All Its Personal

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Initially constructed because the nation property of distinguished banker and humanities patron Walter T. Rosen and his spouse Lucie Bieglow Rosen—a pioneering digital musician who traveled the world taking part in the theremin—Caramoor has advanced in recent times into one of many Hudson Valley’s most acclaimed music and artwork locations.

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The grounds alone are purpose to pay Caramoor a go to. Every efficiency is hosted in one of many property’s 5 attractive venues: the historic dwelling’s intimate Music Room, the romantic Spanish Courtyard, the flower-filled Sunken Backyard, the ethereal and spacious Venetian Theater tent, and the sprawling, picnic-perfect Buddies Area.

So as to add to Caramoor’s enchantment, friends are additionally invited to discover the picturesque property free of charge two hours earlier than every efficiency, and there’s ample house for pre-concert picnics with pals or household.

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Dorit Chrysler will carry out on the theremin and host a theremin workshop as a part of “Soundscapes” June 4.

Caramoor’s grounds formally open with “Soundscapes” (June 4), a free celebration of sound artwork that incorporates a full day of stay performances, workshops, and the opening of its famend Sonic Improvements sound artwork set up, whose items are unfold all through the property. New to the exhibit this 12 months is Liz Phillips’ “Dyning within the Dovecote,” a chunk whose radiating frequencies recall that of a theremin.

A Tremendous Summer season Lineup of Occasions

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Tony, Emmy, and Grammy award–profitable singer and actor Audra McDonald can be performing Broadway hits with Orchestra of St. Luke’s June 17

Caramoor’s live performance season will get underway with a stunning efficiency of beloved classics from the Nice American Songbook by Tony, Emmy, and Grammy award–profitable singer and actor Audra McDonald, accompanied by the Orchestra of St. Luke’s (June 17). Theater lovers additionally received’t wish to miss a night of songs honoring movie and TV composer Harold Arlen (“Someplace Over the Rainbow,” “Get Pleased,”) hosted by Ted Sperling and sung by Broadway stars Julie Benko, Aisha de Haas, Mikaela Bennett, and Nicholas Ward (July 8).

Opera followers can be thrilled for Caramoor’s manufacturing of pioneering Baroque opera composer Francesca Caccini’s “Alcina,” introduced in collaboration with the Boston Music Competition (June 25) in addition to Handel’s “Acis and Galatea” with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra (July 23). And for Modern Classical followers, there can be two Orchestra of St. Luke’s concert events that includes pianist Hélène Grimaud (July 16) and cellist Alisa Weilerstein (August 6).

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Cellist Alisa Weilerstein can be taking part in with Orchestra of St. Luke’s August 6

Caramoor can even be bringing again its two beloved full-day music festivals this 12 months: the American Roots Music Competition and the Jazz Competition.

The American Roots Music Competition (June 24), introduced in collaboration with Metropolis Vineyard, can be headlined by nation singer-songwriter Brandy Clark, a Grammy-nominee and rising solo star. Followers of the nation and people genres can even wish to snag tickets to see mega-singer/songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter, who can be performing along with her full band within the Venetian Theater (August 5).

The annual Jazz Competition (July 22), introduced in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Heart, can be headlined by vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant, and features a full day of artist collaborations and tributes to celebrated greats. Jazz aficionados additionally received’t wish to miss singing sensation Samara Pleasure (August 4), winner of the 2023 Grammy Awards for Finest Jazz Vocal Album and Finest New Artist.

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2023 Grammy Award winner and jazz vocalist Samara Pleasure can be performing August 4

Anybody tuned in to the boundary-pushing work of up to date composers will wish to catch Brooklyn percussion ensemble Sandbox Percussion’s efficiency of composer Andy Akiho’s largest-scale chamber music work, “Seven Pillars” (June 30). There can even be a free New York premiere of Ted Hearne’s “FARMING,” carried out by The Crossing choir (July 9), an unique composition that grapples with the affect of settler colonialism on present labor practices from tech to agriculture.

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Lately, Caramoor has additionally develop into recognized for bringing world musicians to the forefront of its programming. On back-to-back nights in July, there can be performances from the award-winning Ukrainian folk-meets-punk ensemble DakhaBrakha (July 14) and the Grammy Award-winning Malian Wassoulou musician Oumou Sangaré (July 15).

There’s loads of family-friendly programming available at Caramoor, too. Come swing dance to the large band sounds of the 17-piece Eyal Vilner Swing Band (June 18); have a good time Independence Day with Pops and Patriots that includes the Westchester Symphonic Wind (July 2); and revel in considered one of three Live shows for Little Ones for youths ages 2-6 (July 17, 14, and 21).

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Neal Francis closes out Caramoor’s season on August 18

Caramoor’s season closes on a spectacularly groovy observe with sensational singer-songwriter and piano rocker Neal Francis, who can be performing songs from his new album, “In Plain Sight” (August 18).

For the complete summer time season live performance schedule and to buy tickets, go to Caramoor.org.

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Caramoor Heart for Music and the Arts

149 Girdle Ridge Street, Katonah
June 5–August 20 / Thurs-Solar 10am-4pm
Grounds are open freed from cost two hours previous to live performance begin instances.
A free shuttle runs from the Katonah Prepare Station to Caramoor and again for all summer time concert events.
(914) 232-1252
[email protected]
Caramoor.org