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Caramoor Announces Program Change on May 5, Welcoming Tony Nominee Emily Skinner for Annual Cabaret Benefit

Caramoor announces an artist change for its Cabaret in the Music Room event on May 5. Tony-nominated actress Emily Skinner will perform an evening of music titled “Broadway Her Way” at the annual Cabaret benefit. Skinner replaces Mandy Gonzalez, who is unable to perform due to a scheduling conflict with her current appearance in the Broadway production of Hamilton.

Emily Skinner has established herself as one of Broadway’s most engaging and versatile performers. In the Fall 2017 Broadway season, she had the honor of being directed by Hal Prince in his new show Prince of Broadway, at Manhattan Theatre Club. That same year she played Rosemary in the Transport Group’s Off-Broadway revival of Picnic, for which she received a Drama Desk Award nomination. She appeared previously on Broadway, starring in the acclaimed musical Billy Elliot. Handpicked by Oscar-nominated director Stephen Daldry, she was the first American to play the role of Billy’s dance teacher, Mrs. Wilkinson, and received a Broadway World Award for her performance. Emily was nominated for a Tony Award (along with Alice Ripley) and received a Drama League Award for her performance as Daisy Hilton in the brilliant but short-lived Side Show. Her other Broadway credits include Jekyll & Hyde, James Joyce’s The Dead (opposite Christopher Walken), The Full Monty and Dinner At Eight (Outer Critics Circle Nomination). She has appeared in numerous productions around the country and headlined with symphonies around the world, and her numerous recordings can be found on and iTunes. This fall Emily joins the cast of the new Broadway musical The Cher Show.

The Rosen House Music Room hosts a wealth of concerts throughout the year amidst its authentic Renaissance furniture, paintings dating from the 16th century (including Sibylla by Lucas Cranach), and tin-enameled terra cotta reliefs from the workshop of Andrea della Robbia. Originally designed and built to host private chamber evenings for the Rosen family and guests, this “grandly appointed music room of the treasure-filled home” (New York Times) makes for an intimate and uniquely appealing performance space.

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. In the fall and winter, concerts are presented in the magnificent Music Room in the Rosen House, an intimate setting with a maximum capacity of 160. Tours of the stunning Rosen House are available by appointment Monday to Friday.  In summer, concerts take place in two outdoor theaters: the acoustically superb Venetian Theater, which seats approximately 1,500, and the romantic Spanish Courtyard, which seats around 470. Caramoor’s gardens, also used for concerts and sound art exhibitions, 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. For current information, check the Metro-North schedule.

Caramoor: 2018 spring concerts in the Rosen House Music Room 

April 22
Anthony Roth Costanzo, countertenor; Ruckus
COUPERIN: Les Baricades mistérieuses (arr. by Ruckus)
SCARLATTI: O pace del mio cor, H. 495
VIVALDI: Sonata for Cello No. 9 in G minor, RV 42
VIVALDI: Qual per ignoto calle, RV 677
PURCELL: “’Tis Nature’s Voice” from Hail! Bright Cecilia, Z.328
D’INDIA: Infelice Didone
FORQUERAY: La Marella from Suite No.1 in D minor
HANDEL: “Pena tiranna io sento al core” from Amadigi di Gaula, HWV 11
HANDEL: “Rompo i lacci” from Flavio, HWV 16 

April 29
Verona Quartet
BEETHOVEN: String Quartet, Op. 18, No. 4
SHOSTAKOVICH: String Quartet No. 3
BRAHMS: String Quartet in A minor, Op. 51, No. 2

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

May 5
Emily Skinner
“Broadway Her Way”
Cabaret in the Music Room 

May 9
Andrew Armstrong, piano
Wednesday Morning Concert 

May 16
Argus Quartet
Wednesday Morning Concert 

May 23
Tessa Lark, violin
Wednesday Morning Concert 

May 30
Flamenco in the Courtyard
Wednesday Morning Concert


All concerts made possible, in part, by ArtsWestchester with funds from the Westchester County Government.

All concerts made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

The 2017 Summer Music Festival is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.


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