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“Caramoor Livestream” Continues Throughout April with Free, Live-Streamed Music Room Performances by Vijay Iyer, Aaron Diehl Trio and Conrad Tao

In an effort to reduce the spread of coronavirus, Caramoor will remain closed for public performances throughout April. However, from the comfort of their own homes, patrons can now enjoy free performances in the Music Room by Vijay Iyer, Aaron Diehl and Conrad Tao, thanks to the new “Caramoor Livestream” series. As a bonus, music-lovers can also catch the Thalea String Quartet’s sold-out fall concert in a special, free broadcast this Sunday. The broadcast and all three live streams will be hosted, free of charge, at Caramoor’s YouTube channel.

Caramoor’s Chief Executive Officer, Jeffrey P. Haydon, and Vice President, Artistic Programming & Executive Producer, Kathy Schuman, say:

“All of us at Caramoor join our colleagues around the world in mourning the devastation the coronavirus is causing throughout the artistic community. Since we cannot gather together physically at Caramoor, we would like to invite you to join us virtually. We hope these Livestream concerts from the Music Room can provide some solace and comfort amidst the challenges and changes each of us are navigating daily.”

Special video broadcast:

Thalea String Quartet

Streamed on Sun, March 22 at 3pm

Caramoor offers the chance to catch the Thalea String Quartet’s sold-out November 17 performance of Beethoven, Copland and Florence Price in the Music Room. Highlighting the program was a new sextet arrangement of Price’s recently rediscovered Piano Concerto in D, for which the quartet was joined by pianist Michelle Cann and double bassist Desmond Bratton. Currently serving as Caramoor’s 2019–20 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence, the Thalea’s members have been called “great ambassadors for music” (David Harrington, Kronos Quartet).

April live streams:

Vijay Iyer

Streaming live from the Music Room at Caramoor on Sat, April 4 at 8pm

Composer-pianist Vijay Iyer is a 2013 MacArthur Fellow and a four-time DownBeat Artist of the Year, of whom the New York Times marvels: “There’s probably no frame wide enough to encompass the creative output of the pianist Vijay Iyer.”

Aaron Diehl Trio

Streaming live from the Music Room at Caramoor on Sat, April 18 at 8pm

Classically trained pianist Aaron Diehl is “a rising star of jazz piano [with] an individual talent so huge that one day he may extend the jazz tradition” (New York Daily News). Presented in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center, he appears with his own trio, which also features Aaron Kimmel on drums and Paul Sikivie on bass.

Conrad Tao

Streaming live from the Music Room at Caramoor on Sun, April 26 at 3pm

Recognized with both an Avery Fisher Career Grant and the Gilmore Young Artist award, composer-pianist Conrad Tao is an artist of “probing intellect and open-hearted vision” (New York Times), known for his innovative juxtapositions of old and new.

“Caramoor Livestream”: free broadcasts

Sun, March 22 at 3pm

Thalea String Quartet

Broadcast of concert on Nov 17

Copland: Movement for String Quartet

Price: Folk Songs in Counterpoint

Price: Piano Concerto in D (arranged for sextet by Boris Vayner)

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 8 in E minor, Op. 59, No. 2, “Razumovsky”

Sat, April 4 at 8pm

Vijay Iyer, piano

Live stream; no intermission

Sat, April 18 at 8pm

Aaron Diehl Trio

Live stream; no intermission

Sun, April 26 at 3pm

Conrad Tao, piano

Live stream; program TBD

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

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All concerts 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.

The 2020 Summer Music Festival is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

© 21C Media Group, March 2020

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