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From Caramoor tonight & Sunday: Sandbox Percussion & Grupo Rebolú 

Conor Hanick (photo: Lauren Desberg) and Sandbox Percussion (photo: Noah Stern Weber)

This evening, Thursday (Aug 6), Caramoor streams a performance by virtuoso percussion quartet Sandbox Percussion, whose all-contemporary program showcases the world premiere of a new concerto by Pulitzer Prize finalist Christopher Cerrone, featuring Conor Hanick on prepared piano. The performance marks the last in a series of on-site, professionally filmed concerts streaming from the historic Rosen House Music Room. The series forms part of Summer 20/2.0, Caramoor’s flexible new summer program, which also features Concerts on the Lawn, a series of live, public, open-air concerts for small, socially distancing audiences. On Aug 8 (already SOLD OUT), Afro-Colombian outfit Grupo Rebolú continues the series with an energetic evening on Friends Field that will be filmed for streaming on Sunday (Aug 9). On Saturday and Sunday, members of the public will have the chance to discover the unique collection of sound art nestled in Caramoor’s idyllic grounds.

Please contact Louise Barder for a press pass for the live concert or either stream.

Sandbox Percussion

Newly recorded stream & live Q&A: Thurs, Aug 6 at 7pm

Sandbox Percussion is “revitalizing the world of contemporary music” (Washington Post). In the final broadcast from the Music Room, the virtuosic percussion quartet joins forces with pianist Conor Hanick, whose “technical refinement, color, crispness and wondrous variety of articulation … would benefit works by any master” (New York Times), for the world premiere of a new concerto by Pulitzer Prize finalist Christopher Cerrone. Scored for solo prepared piano and percussion quartet, this crowns an all-contemporary program of music by steel pan specialist Andy Akiho, Guggenheim fellow Juri Seo, longtime Sandbox collaborator David Crowell, and Amy Beth Kirsten, whom BBC Music considers “one of America’s most innovative and visionary composers.” A live Q&A follows the performance.


Andy Akiho: Haiku 2; Juri Seo:  VV; Amy Beth Kirsten: May The Devil Take Me; David Crowell: Music for Percussion Quartet: Andy Akiho: Pillar V; Christopher Cerrone: Don’t Look Down, Piano Concerto for solo prepared piano and percussion quartet (world premiere). A live Q&A with artists follows the performance.


Sandbox Percussion; Conor Hanick, piano


Newly-recorded stream: Non-members $10 / Members FREE
More info & tickets at

Grupo Rebolú delayed stream

Live on Friends Field: Sat, Aug 8 at 7pm (SOLD OUT)

Delayed stream on Sun, Aug 9 at 7pm* (available for 24 hours)

Celebrating the rich musical roots of their ancestors, Grupo Rebolú performs an energetic Afro-Colombian set. Folkloric tradition meets original compositions reinterpreting the traditional rhythms of Gaita, Tambora, Chalupa, Bullerengue and other genres in music loaded with energy and history.


Concert on the Lawn: SOLD OUT

Delayed stream: Non-members $10 / Members FREE; tickets at

* In case of rain, Grupo Rebolú will perform on Sun, Aug 9, and the concert will be streamed on Mon, Aug 10. Audience capacity is especially limited due to health & safety guidance. All artists & dates are subject to change and cancellation without notice as Caramoor works closely with local health experts & officials.

Sound art on Caramoor’s grounds

This weekend, members of the public will have the chance to discover the unique collection of sound art nestled in Caramoor’s idyllic grounds. Collectively titled Sonic Innovations, this rotating annual exhibition is curated by Chicago-based sound artist Stephan Moore. Four Sound Art installations representing artists working beyond the realm of concert music will be on display: Undercurrent, Wild Energy, Stone Song and t(ch)ime. More information can be found here, and Sound Art Educators will be on campus giving tours of the installations for the first two hours of opening on each day. The park will open on Saturday, August 8 and Sunday, August 9 from 11am to 2pm. Tickets and ground passes are required, and visitors are invited to bring their own picnic. Grounds passes will be available to reserve for three-hour time slots. Pass holders are welcome to arrive or leave at any point during the three-hour period. Grounds capacity is limited to 100 visitors for each time slot.

Tickets & ground passes:

Caramoor as a park: $10 per car (members free)

More info & tickets at

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