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Caramoor Announces 72nd Summer Season: A Myriad of Musical Offerings on Picturesque Westchester Estate (June 17–July 30)

From world premieres of new commissions to canonical masterworks, from Argentinean tango to Independence Day fireworks, there’s something for everyone this summer at Caramoor. The celebrated Westchester cultural paradise represents a hub for musical and artistic exploration, comprising seven summer weeks of opera, orchestral, chamber, jazz, world and American Roots music, family programs, young artist showcases, and sound artwork. The 72nd Caramoor summer season (June 17–July 30) features two Artists-in-Residence: genre-straddling guitarist Jason Vieaux and show-stopping soprano Angela Meade. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Caramoor’s unparalleled Bel Canto at Caramoor series, Meade is featured in the opening-night gala and a semi-staged production of Bellini’s Il pirata. Under the expert leadership of Director of Opera Will Crutchfield, both events will be anchored by the resident Orchestra of St. Luke’s, which returns to close the season in company with Principal Conductor Pablo Heras-Casado and pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet. The orchestra also appears under the baton of Bernard Labadie, who is, like Russian piano phenomenon Daniil Trifonov and Broadway star Sutton Foster, one of three major artists making Caramoor debuts this season. The summer’s chamber lineup includes the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble in collaboration with the New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik; cellist Edward Arron; and the Escher String Quartet, while the Argus Quartet serves as the 2016-17 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence, and premieres a new Caramoor commission from composer Donald Crockett. Headlined by towering jazz pianist McCoy Tyner, the annual Caramoor Jazz Festival is now in the third year of its groundbreaking partnership with Jazz at Lincoln Center, which additionally presents a concert by Butler, Bernstein & the Hot 9. Grammy nominees Rhiannon Giddens and Sarah Jarosz headline the annual American Roots Music Festival, while other American Roots events include an evening with singer-songwriter John Fullbright and later a concert by country legend Emmylou Harris. Family-friendly Dancing at Dusk introduces music and culture from around the world, and participants and alumni from Caramoor’s numerous young artist programs perform in a variety of concerts. With 90 acres of picturesque Italianate architecture and gardens in Katonah, Westchester – just one hour’s drive from Manhattan – Caramoor gives day-trippers the perfect pastoral escape from the city, in what the New York Times dubs “bucolic, picnic-friendly settings with a programming philosophy that balances hedonism and exploration.” Click here for a video highlighting the Caramoor experience.

Opera: Angela Meade in Bellini’s Il pirata and opening night gala; plus Bel Canto Young Artists

In honor of this season’s 20th anniversary celebrations of the Bel Canto at Caramoor program, Caramoor presents five summer operatic offerings, two of them showcasing the exceptional artistry of 2017 Artist in-Residence Angela Meade. Subsequently recognized as “the most talked-about soprano of her generation” (Opera News), it was at Caramoor that Meade was first catapulted to prominence, as Semiramide in 2009, and the following year her “stunning Norma was the big news” (New York Times) of the festival. Thus established as a firm Caramoor favorite, the American soprano went on to win further accolades in festival presentations of Les vêpres sicilienne and Lucrezia Borgia.

This summer, Meade returns, both to headline Caramoor’s opening-night opera gala, and make her eagerly anticipated role debut in another Bellini opera: his rarely staged breakthrough masterpiece Il pirata. Caramoor’s Director of Opera Will Crutchfield explains,

“In 2000, [Il pirata] was the first Bellini title revived by Bel Canto at Caramoor, and everyone was bowled over by the depth and beauty of the work. … Bellini was helping to usher in a new kind of opera. The pain of love that cannot be crowned with union; the longings of an outcast for status and community; the hunger for affection by the un-loved – these are the themes of Il pirata, and they would be the themes of opera’s Romantic century, the era that produced the art-form’s most durable masterpieces.”

When Meade previewed excerpts from the opera in concert at Washington Concert Opera last fall, her performance was pronounced “incendiary” (Voix des Arts). Now, on July 8, she gives her first complete portrayal of Bellini’s Imogene in Caramoor’s semi-staged production of the opera, opposite tenor Santiago Ballerini, whose “lovely mezza voce in expressions of tenderness” (New York Times) graced La favorite at Caramoor two seasons ago. Meade and Ballerini also take center stage together at the festival’s season-opening concert, “Celebrating 20 years of Bel Canto at Caramoor with A Night of Italian Opera,” a program of favorite Italian arias, duets, and ensembles capped by the iconic overture and finale from Rossini’s William Tell, in which Meade has proven herself “a model of bel canto singing at its finest” (Chicago Tribune). The concert will be broadcast live on WQXR 105.9 and at  The concert is complemented by the opening-night gala, which includes a celebratory pre-concert cocktail reception and dinner, premium concert seating in the Venetian Theater, and an “After Dark” party for post-concert drinks, dancing, and desserts (June 17). Anchoring Il pirata and the opening-night concert will be the resident Orchestra of St. Luke’s led by Crutchfield, whose dedicated scholarship and expertise are key components of the Bel Canto series’ excellence and success, and whose “stylistic authority” is, as the Financial Times noted last season, “unmatched in this repertoire in the US.”

Caramoor is justly celebrated for nurturing young talent and offering sterling follow-up support, through young artist programs that include the Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence, Evnin Rising Stars, Schwab Vocal Rising Stars, and Bel Canto Young Artists. Each year, approximately twelve Bel Canto Young Artists and 30 Apprentice Artists receive training in vocal technique and interpretation, before demonstrating their development in a pair of summer performances. This season’s offerings are the American premiere of Manuel Garcia’s chamber opera Un avvertimento ai gelosi (“Advice to the Jealous”); “The Intimate Bellini,” a program of miniatures for soloists and ensemble; and Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle, an extended missa solemnis – with the original instrumentation of two pianos and harmonium – that the composer considered “the last of [his] sins of old age” (July 23). The young artists also take part in Il pirata and the opening-night celebration; as NPR notes, “Opera mavens flock to Caramoor, as the festival often gives plum roles to important young singers.”

Jason Vieaux: solo and chamber recitals, plus Vivaldi and tango with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s

Caramoor is also thrilled to present 2017 Artist-in-Residence Jason Vieaux, “perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation” (NPR). The winner of the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo, Vieaux is an omnivorous musician whose wide-ranging tastes – embracing the spectrum from Bach and Tárrega to Tears for Fears – are as inclusive as Caramoor’s own. Fittingly, then, the festival presents the guitarist in a trio of appearances that celebrate his superlative artistry as a recitalist, chamber musician, and orchestral soloist. In the popular Guitar in the Garden series, Vieaux takes listeners on a journey from early 19th-century Italy to the present day, by way of Mexico, Modernism, Brazilian bossa nova, and his own arrangement of Duke Ellington, all in the magical outdoor setting of Caramoor’s Sunken Garden (July 27). He also reunites with the Escher String Quartet – noted as having “an unusual affinity for fitting together, picture perfect” (Connecticut Post) after a concert with Vieaux last spring – in a chamber recital of Haydn, Boccherini, and Ginastera (June 30). One of the few chamber ensembles to have been awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant, the quartet is an alumnus of Caramoor’s Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence program. With the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Vieaux is featured in “The Four Seasons of Vivaldi and Piazzola,” an irresistible summertime mix of Baroque and tango, leading the orchestra from the guitar in Vivaldi’s Guitar Concerto in D and partnering with bandoneon virtuoso Julien Labro in the latter’s own orchestral arrangement of Piazzola’s Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas. Written in response to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, the Argentinean composer’s work features on the first of the two recordings Vieaux and Labro made together; it was welcomed by the Cleveland Plain Dealer as a “don’t-miss disc.” To round out the program, OSL concertmaster Krista Bennion Feeney plays the violin solo in Vivaldi’s beloved original (July 16).

Orchestra of St. Luke’s: Gopnik chamber collaboration, finale with Thibaudet

Hailed as “one of the most versatile and galvanic ensembles in the U.S.” (WQXR), the Orchestra of St. Luke’s was first formally founded at Caramoor 38 years ago, and has long made the idyllic estate its summer home. During its 2017 residency, the OSL not only anchors the opening-night concert, Il pirata, and the afternoon of Vivaldi and tango, but also an all-Mozart program representing the Caramoor debut of conductor Bernard Labadie, founding Music Director of both Les Violons du Roy and La Chapelle de Québec (July 2). Finally, as has become traditional, the OSL helps draw the season to a close. Led by Principal Conductor Pablo Heras-Casado, Musical America’s 2014 Conductor of the Year, this year’s Season Finale pairs Schumann’s ultimately triumphant Second Symphony with the music of Liszt. The concert opens with the Hungarian composer’s Les Préludes, and its centerpiece is his Second Piano Concerto, with Jean-Yves Thibaudet – one of only two classical pianists to be inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame – as soloist (July 30).

Members of the OSL can also be heard when the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble joins three-time National Magazine Award-winner Adam Gopnik, best known for his weekly contributions to the New Yorker, for a collaborative event on June 18. The famed author and essayist will read aloud from his own thoughts and reflections on Schubert’s music alongside a performance of the Viennese composer’s Octet in F, premiering the program that Gopnik looks forward to reprising with the ensemble at its upcoming Resonance Chamber Music Festival.

Caramoor debuts from Daniil Trifonov and Sutton Foster

Two more peerless artists also make their Caramoor debuts this season: Daniil Trifonov and Sutton Foster. Since taking First Prize at just 20 years old at both the 2011 Tchaikovsky and Rubinstein competitions, Daniil Trifonov has made a spectacular ascent to classical stardom, in performances that combine consummate technique with rare sensitivity and depth. For his first appearance at Caramoor, the young Russian pianist gives a solo recital program of Schumann, Shostakovich, and Liszt (July 9). Trifonov played the same program for the most recent of his four sold-out main-stage solo appearances at Carnegie Hall, when the New York Times raved that “the brilliant and poetic components of his artistry found ideal balance in his magnificent performance.”

Equally distinguished is Sutton Foster, the Broadway star best-known for her Tony Award-winning turns in Anything Goes and Thoroughly Modern Millie, as well as for originating roles in the premiere productions of The Drowsy Chaperone, Little Women, Young Frankenstein, and Shrek The Musical. Having graced the stages of Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and many more, she makes her first Caramoor appearance with “An Evening with Sutton Foster,” a program of Broadway showstoppers and favorites from the Great American Songbook, in which she will be accompanied by her trio (July 29).

Chamber recitals: Argus Quartet, Gabriel Kahane, Evnin Rising Stars, and more

This year’s Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence is the Argus Quartet. A prizewinner at the 2016 Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Argus is, as the Kronos Quartet’s David Harrington put it, “at the forefront of the new generation of string quartet groups, and they are finding fresh, thrillingly expressive possibilities and adding bold new colors to a canvas that has their clear signature on it.” Testifying to a deep-seated commitment to the creation of new work, in 2000 Caramoor inaugurated “String Quartet Library for the 21st Century,” an initiative for which it has commissioned no fewer than 17 new compositions to date. For this year’s contribution to the project, marking the initiative’s 18th commission, the Argus Quartet collaborated with composer Donald Crockett, whose honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship and an award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Bookended by Haydn and Beethoven, Crockett’s new Caramoor commission will receive its world premiere performance during the quartet’s summer recital (July 14), capping a yearlong residency that also sees the Argus give classroom-based instruction and performance clinics in Caramoor’s educational outreach program, as well as recitals in Caramoor’s fall and spring seasons.

Bridging the gap between the worlds of classical and pop, Gabriel Kahane – the composer, singer-songwriter, and Caramoor favorite whose recent recording was pronounced “one of the year’s very best albums” (Rolling Stone) – reunites with yMusic, an all-star sextet “that has really helped to shape the future of classical music” (NPR’s Fred Child), for a boundary-defying collaboration featuring the world premiere of a new composition by Kahane, co-commissioned by Caramoor especially for the event (July 7). The Westerlies, a brass quartet of “skilled interpreters who are also adept improvisers” (NPR), performs an eclectic mix of jazz and new music (July 6). This year’s Evnin Rising Stars Showcase presents recent alumna Sarah Rommel, a top prizewinner in the Enescu International Cello Competition, in a recital of Beethoven, Strauss, Janáček and Martinů (July 20), while Edward Arron appears with a host of chamber players, many of whom, like the cellist himself, are also Evnin Rising Stars alumni (June 23). Other chamber events include a recital by Israeli pianist Roman Rabinovich (June 22), the collaboration between Jason Vieaux and the Escher String Quartet (June 30), and the one between Adam Gopnik and the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble (June 18). This richly varied lineup is completed by “A Chamber Feast in Three Courses,” which pays tribute to Paul Rosenblum, Caramoor’s beloved Managing Director – now retiring after 25 years – in a program featuring Arron, violinist Pamela Frank, horn virtuoso Stewart Rose, and others, in works chosen by and of special personal significance to Rosenblum (June 25).

Jazz: McCoy Tyner headlines all-day Jazz Festival; plus Butler, Bernstein & the Hot 9

Now celebrating its 24th season, Caramoor’s annual day-long Jazz Festival will be presented, as it has been for the past two years, in collaboration with the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center. Crowned by an evening set from McCoy Tyner, the incomparable pianist who is, “without a doubt, one of the most important jazz figures of all time” (CBS News), the festival also boasts daytime performances from the Pedrito Martinez Quartet, Michael Mwenso and the Shakes, the Camille Thurman Quartet, the Zaccai Curtis Quartet featuring Little Johnny Rivero, Riley Mulherkar, Joseph Doubleday and Simon Moullier, Mary Halvorson and Stephan Crump, the Mariel Bildsten Trio, Fernando Saci, and The Westerlies, with two special sets – Riffin’ with Riley Mulherkar, and Swingin’ with Camille Thurman – for children (July 15). The festival will also include a special celebration of Thelonius Monk’s centennial with the Christian Sands Trio, Sullivan Fortner, and Helen Sung, all playing Monk’s music. Again in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center, on July 28 Butler, Bernstein & the Hot 9 – the group headed by New Orleans pianist Henry Butler and New York trumpeter Steven Bernstein – delivers one of its signature sets “in which the earliest roots of jazz [are] transported to the age of 21st-century postmodernism” (Houston Press).

Roots: Rhiannon Giddens headlines all-day American Roots Music Festival; plus John Fullbright and Emmylou Harris

Caramoor’s American Roots Music Festival returns with a full day of music spanning the spectrum from bluegrass to blues and folk and taking place throughout the idyllic 90-acre Caramoor estate. Headlining this summer’s festival are 2016 Grammy nominees Rhiannon Giddens and Sarah Jarosz, and The Mike + Ruthy Band, River Whyless, Michaela Anne, Kaia Kater, the Lonely Heartstring Band, and The Brother Brothers all make festival debuts, alongside sets from Cole Quest & The City Pickers and Spuyten Duyvil (June 24). Further roots music events take place on the summer’s penultimate weekend, which boasts back-to-back performances by fan favorite John Fullbright, known for his distinctive brand of Oklahoma soul (July 21), and country legend and 13-time Grammy Award-winner Emmylou Harris (July 22).

Last season, it was the popularity of Caramoor’s jazz and roots festivals that prompted The Record Review to note: “Attendance records were broken during several of the daytime jazz and roots shows by two to three times their previous highs. And, in a scene that embodies everything to which Caramoor aspires, multiple generations of families often enjoyed the music and surroundings together.”

Dancing at Dusk

A highlight of Caramoor’s family-friendly offerings, Dancing at Dusk takes place on the spacious lawn of Friends Field, where guests are treated to music forms from around the globe and invited to watch and learn the distinctive dance traditions that accompany them. This year’s series offers introductions to the music and culture of Japan, Russia, Canada, and Mexico (June 28; July 5, 19 & 26).

Pops, Patriots and Fireworks

Celebrating Independence Day in style, audience favorites Curt Ebersole and his 60-piece Westchester Symphonic Winds offer a family-friendly event steeped in American heritage. After appearances by Broadway star Ryan Silverman and trumpeter Amy McCabe, the evening’s festivities conclude with fireworks to celebrate the patriotic holiday (July 1).

Sonic Innovations

Building on the success of Caramoor’s sound-art exhibition In the Garden of Sonic Delights, the 2017 summer season presents Sonic Innovations. Three new site-specific sound installations commissioned from leading sound artists Hugh Livingston, Taylor Deupree, and Margaret Noble, Sonic Innovations will, like In the Garden of Sonic Delights, take place al fresco on the bucolic Katonah estate under the curatorship of Stephan Moore, and be open to visitors all summer long.

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About Caramoor

Caramoor is a performing arts center located on a unique 90-acre setting of Italianate architecture and gardens in Westchester County, NY. It enriches the lives of its audiences through innovative and diverse musical performances of the highest quality. Its mission also includes mentoring young professional musicians and providing educational programs for young children centered around music. Audiences are invited to come early to explore the beautiful grounds, tour the historic Rosen House, and on special Sundays enjoy a delicious Afternoon Tea or unwind with a pre-concert picnic, and discover beautiful music in the relaxed settings of the Venetian Theater, Spanish Courtyard, Music Room of the Rosen House, and the magnificent gardens. Summer concerts take place in two outdoor theaters: the acoustically superb Venetian Theater, which seats approximately 1,500, and the more intimate, romantic Spanish Courtyard, which seats around 470. In the fall and winter, concerts are presented in the magnificent Music Room in the Rosen House. Caramoor’s gardens, also used for concerts and the sound exhibition Sonic Innovations, are well worth the visit and include nine unique perennial gardens. Among them are a Sense Circle for the visually impaired, the Sunken Garden, a Butterfly Garden, the Tapestry Hedge, and the Iris and Peony Garden.

Getting to Caramoor

Getting to Caramoor is simple by car, train or public transportation. All parking is free and close to the performance areas. Handicapped parking is also free and readily available.

By car from New York City, take the Henry Hudson Parkway north to the Saw Mill River Parkway north to I-684 north to Exit 6. Go east on Route 35 to the traffic light (0.3 miles). Turn right onto Route 22 south, and travel 1.9 miles to the junction of Girdle Ridge Road where there is a green Caramoor sign. At the junction, veer left and make a quick right onto Girdle Ridge Road. Continue on Girdle Ridge Road 0.5 miles to the Caramoor gates on the right. Approximate drive time is one hour.

By train from Grand Central Station, take the Harlem Division Line of the Metro-North Railroad heading to Southeast, and exit at Katonah. Caramoor is a 3.5-mile drive from the Katonah station, where taxi service is always available and free shuttle service is available for select performances. For current information, check the Metro-North schedule.

For the performances of Il pirata and Petite Messe Solennelle, Caramoor offers ticketed, round-trip transportation from NYC on the Caramoor Coach, a luxury air-conditioned coach traveling from Grand Central/Lexington Ave to Caramoor’s front door and back. To learn more, contact the Box Office.


Caramoor: 72nd summer music season


Week 1

June 17
Opening Night Concert & Gala: Celebrating 20 years of Bel Canto at Caramoor with A Night of Italian Opera
Gala at 5:30pm
Concert at 8:30pm
Venetian Theater
Artist-in-Residence Angela Meade, soprano
Santiago Ballerini, tenor
Bel Canto Young Artists
Orchestra of St. Luke’s / Will Crutchfield, conductor

June 18
Schubert and Gopnik: A Musical Dialogue
St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble
Venetian Theater
Adam Gopnik, writer and speaker *
Schubert: Octet in F

Week 2

June 22
Roman Rabinovich, piano
Spanish Courtyard
Chopin: Ballade No.1 in G minor, Op. 23
Haydn: Sonata TBA
Chopin: Ballade No. 2 in F, Op. 38
Rabinovich: New piece (2017)
Chopin: Ballade No. 3 in A-flat, Op. 47
Haydn: Sonata TBA
Chopin: Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52

June 23
Edward Arron & Friends
Spanish Courtyard
Andrew Armstrong, piano
Jeewon Park, piano
Arnaud Sussman, violin
TBA, violin and viola
Max Mandel, viola
Edward Arron, cello
Shawn Conley, double bass
Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture, Op. 26, arranged for Piano Four Hands, Violin and Cello
Vaughan Williams: Piano Quintet in C minor (1903)
Purcell: Selected Fantasias for Strings
Mendelssohn: Sextet in D for Piano and Strings, Op. 110

June 24
American Roots Music Festival
All Day
Evening Headliners:
Rhiannon Giddens *
Sarah Jarosz
Daytime Artists:
The Mike + Ruthy Band *
River Whyless *
Michaela Anne *
Kaia Kater *
The Lonely Heartstring Band *
Spuyten Duyvil
Cole Quest & The City Pickers
The Brother Brothers *

June 25
A Chamber Feast in Three Courses
Honoring Caramoor’s longtime Managing Director Paul Rosenblum
Venetian Theater
Stewart Rose, horn
Pamela Frank, violin
Alexi Kenney, violin
Jesse Mills, violin
Arnaud Sussman, violin
Jennifer Frautschi, violin
Laura Frautschi, violin
Max Mandel, viola
Edward Arron, cello
Alexis Pia Gerlach, cello
Andrew Armstrong, piano
Jeewon Park, piano
Wolf: Italian Serenade
Schubert: Notturno in E-flat for Piano Trio, D. 897
Mozart: Quintet for horn, violin, 2 violas & cello in E-flat
Dvořák: Trio for two violins and viola, Op. 75a (“Miniatures”)
Beethoven: Piano Trio, Op. 70, No. 1 (“Ghost”)
Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat, Op. 20

Week 3
June 28
Dancing at Dusk
Friends Field

June 29
Bel Canto at Caramoor presents
Manuel Garcia: Un avvertimento ai gelosi (U.S. premiere)
Spanish Courtyard
Bel Canto Young Artists
Timothy Cheung, piano

June 30
Jason Vieaux with Escher String Quartet
Spanish Courtyard
Artist-in-residence Jason Vieaux, guitar
Escher String Quartet
Haydn: Quartet Op. 76, No. 6
Shostakovich: Quartet No. 9
Ginastera: Sonata, Op. 47 (guitar solo)
Boccherini: Quintet in D, G. 448 (“Fandango”)

Week 3
July 1
Pops, Patriots & Fireworks
Venetian Theater
Robert Sherman, host
Ryan Silverman, vocalist
Amy McCabe, trumpet
Westchester Symphonic Winds / Curt Ebersole, conductor

July 2
Orchestra of St. Luke’s
Venetian Theater
Bernard Labadie, conductor
Elizabeth Mann, flute
Emmanuel Ceysson, harp
Mozart: Symphony No. 17 in G, K. 129
Mozart: Concerto for Flute and Harp in C, K. 299
Mozart: Symphony No. 29 in A, K. 201

Week 4
July 5
Dancing at Dusk
Friends Field 
July 6
The Westerlies *
Spanish Courtyard
Riley Mulherkar and Zubin Hensler, trumpets
Andy Clausen and Willem de Koch, trombones

July 7
Gabriel Kahane & yMusic
Spanish Courtyard
Gabriel Kahane, voice and piano
Rob Moose, violin and guitar
Nadia Sirota, viola
Gabriel Cabezas, cello
Hideaki Aomori, clarinets
Alex Sopp, flutes
CJ Camerieri, trumpet and horn
Program to include:
Gabriel Kahane: new composition (world premiere; co-commissioned by Caramoor)

July 8
Bel Canto at Caramoor
Bellini: Il pirata
Venetian Theater
Artist-in-Residence Angela Meade, soprano (Imogene)
Santiago Ballerini, tenor (Gualtiero)
Harold Wilson, bass (Ernesto) *
Bel Canto Young Artists
Orchestra of St. Luke’s / Will Crutchfield, conductor

July 9
Daniil Trifonov, piano *
Venetian Theater
Schumann: Kinderszenen
Schumann: Toccata, Op. 7
Schumann: Kreisleriana
Shostakovich: Prelude and Fugue in E minor, Op. 87, No. 4
Shostakovich: Prelude and Fugue in A, Op. 87, No. 7
Shostakovich: Prelude and Fugue in A minor, Op. 87, No. 2
Shostakovich: Prelude and Fugue in D, Op. 87, No. 5
Shostakovich: Prelude and Fugue in D minor, Op. 87, No. 24
Stravinsky: Three Movements from Pétrouchka

Week 5

July 13
Bel Canto at Caramoor presents
The Intimate Bellini
Spanish Courtyard
Bel Canto Young Artists
Will Crutchfield

July 14
Argus Quartet
2016-17 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence
Spanish Courtyard
Haydn: String Quartet in D, Op. 76, No. 5
Donald Crockett: TBA (world premiere; commissioned by Caramoor)
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132

July 15
Jazz Festival Day
Presented in Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center
All Day
McCoy Tyner: “Echoes With A Friend”
Daytime Artists:
Pedrito Martinez Quartet *
Michael Mwenso and the Shakes *
Camille Thurman Quartet *
Zaccai Curtis Quartet featuring Little Johnny Rivero *
Christian Sands Trio *
Monk Centennial Celebration with Christian Sands *, Sullivan Fortner *, and Helen Sung
Riley Mulherkar: In the Land of Oo-Bla-Dee
Pre-Concert Lecture by Seton Hawkins
Vibes in the Garden with Joseph Doubleday and Simon Moullier *
The Westerlies *
Mary Halvorson and Stephan Crump *
Fernando Saci
Mariel Bildsten Trio *
Helen Sung *
Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra
Riffin’ with Riley Mulherkar (children’s program)
Swingin’ with Camille Thurman (children’s program)
Shakes Duos (Members of Michael Mwenso and the Shakes)

July 16
Orchestra of St. Luke’s
Venetian Theater
Jason Vieaux, Artist-in-residence, guitar
Julien Labro, bandoneon
Krista Bennion Feeney, violin
“The Four Seasons of Vivaldi and Piazzola”
Vivaldi: Guitar Concerto in D, RV 93
Piazzola (arr. Julien Labro): Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

Week 6

July 19
Dancing at Dusk
Friends Field
July 20
Sarah Rommel, cello
Xiaohui Yang, piano
Evnin Rising Stars Showcase
Spanish Courtyard
Beethoven: Twelve Variations on “Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen,” Op. 66
Janáček: Pohádka
Strauss: Cello Sonata, Op. 6
Martinů: Slovak Variations, H. 378

July 21
John Fullbright
Spanish Courtyard

July 22
Emmylou Harris
Venetian Theater
July 23
Bel Canto at Caramoor presents
Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle
Venetian Theater
Bel Canto Young Artists
Rachelle Jonck, conductor
Derrick Goff, piano
Timothy Cheung, piano
Lucy Tucker Yates, organ

Week 7

July 26
Dancing at Dusk
Friends Field

July 27
Guitar in the Garden
Artist-in-residence Jason Vieaux, guitar
Sunken Garden
Mauro Giuliani: Handel Variations
Ponce: Sonatina Meridional
Jorge Morel: Choro; Danza in E minor; Danza Brasilera
Frank Martin: Quatre Pièces Brèves
Duke Ellington (arr. Vieaux): In a Sentimental Mood
Antonio Carlos Jobim (arr. Roland Dyens): A Felicidade

July 28
Butler, Bernstein & the Hot 9
Spanish Courtyard
Presented in Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center
Henry Butler, piano and vocals
Steven Bernstein, trumpet, slide trumpet, alto horn
Curtis Fowlkes, trombone
Charlie Burnham, violin
Doug Wieselman, clarinets and tenor saxophone
Peter Apfelbaum, tenor and soprano saxophone
Erik Lawrence, baritone and soprano saxophone
Matt Munisteri, guitar
Brad Jones, bass
Donald Edwards, drums

Week 7

July 29
An Evening with Sutton Foster *
Venetian Theater
Sutton Foster

July 30
Summer Season Finale
Orchestra of St. Luke’s
Venetian Theater
Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Liszt: Les Préludes
Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 2
Schumann: Symphony No. 2

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