After a highly-acclaimed Caramoor debut in 2009, The New York Philharmonic and Music Director Alan Gilbert return to the Venetian Theater on Friday, September 23 at 7:30pm, with young violin phenom Augustin Hadelich performing Mozart’s last violin concerto. The program also includes Beethoven’s heroic Symphony No.3 and Schubert’s Overture to Rosamunde.
Saturday, September 24 offers an evening with three-time Tony Award-nominee Kelli O’Hara, making her Caramoor debut at 8:00pm in the Venetian Theater. Concertgoers will experience the magic that has led critics to call O’Hara “Broadway’
“The Future is Now”, the finale to Caramoor’s Fall Festival, is a showcase of young musicians from Caramoor’s mentoring programs – the Evnin Rising Stars; Bel Canto Young Artists; Vocal Rising Stars; and the Linden String Quartet, Caramoor’s 2011-12 Ernst Stiefel String-Quartet-
The New York Philharmonic:
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ABOUT THE ARTISTS
The New York Philharmonic
Founded in 1842, the New York Philharmonic is the oldest symphony orchestra in the United States and one of the oldest in the world; on May 5, 2010, it performed its 15,000th concert. Music Director Alan Gilbert began his tenure in September 2009, succeeding a distinguished line of 20th-century musical giants that goes back to Gustav Mahler and Arturo Toscanini. Renowned around the globe, the Philharmonic has appeared in 430 cities in 63 countries — including the February 2008 historic visit to Pyongyang, DPRK. The Orchestra has made nearly 2,000 recordings since 1917, with more than 500 currently available. Credit Suisse is the exclusive Global Sponsor of the New York Philharmonic.
German violinist Augustin Hadelich is the winner of the 2009 Avery Fisher Grant, the 2006 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis gold medal, and was awarded the 2011 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship.. He has been called a gifted young violinist by the New York Times for his “prodigious technique, gorgeous tone and ability to deliver well-known work with a distinctive interpretive flair.” Hadelich has appeared at the Frick Collection, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Kioi Hall, and the Louvre, among others as a recitalist.
Actress, singer, songwriter, and Broadway star Kelli O'Hara has been nominated for three Tony Awards: for her performance as Clara Johnson in The Light in the Piazza; as Babe Williams in the Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of The Pajama Game, and as Nellie Forbush in the recent Lincoln Center Theater revival of South Pacific. A trained opera singer, O’Hara made her Broadway debut in Jekyll and Hyde in 2000.
About Caramoor Mentoring Programs
Mentoring programs have been central to Caramoor’s mission since the Rising Stars were established in 1992. These programs identify, nurture and present the next generation of prodigiously talented young musicians. In the advanced stages of their training, or early professional careers, these carefully selected young artists come to Caramoor to work closely with master artists in coaching sessions and performances.
The Linden Quartet, Caramoor’s 2011-12 Ernst Stiefel String-Quartet-
The Linden String Quartet—comprising violinists Sarah McElravy and Catherine Cosbey, violist Eric Wong and cellist Felix Umansky—has been praised for its "remarkable depth of technique and brilliantly nuanced, sumptuous tonality…delivered with a palpable, infectious joy." The quartet was gold medalist of the 2009 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, winner of the 2010 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, and laureate of the 9th Borciani International String Quartet Competition. Other awards include first prize at the Hugo Kauder International Competition and the Coleman-Barstow prize at the 2009 Coleman National Chamber Ensemble Competition. In addition to this residency at Caramoor, the Linden Quartet is currently the Graduate String Quartet-in-Residence at the Yale School of Music.
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. It is often described as “a Garden of Great Music” where audiences are invited to come early, explore the beautiful grounds, enjoy 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.
2011 Fall Festival concerts take place in two venues; the outdoor, 1714-seat, acoustically superb Venetian Theater and the Rosen House’s intimate Music Room. The historic Rosen House, built in the 1930’s, and its Music Room are “the heart of Caramoor.” Upon its completion in 1939, Caramoor founders Walter and Lucie Rosen began to present private concerts in the Music Room, and today it is used for all ‘Caramoor Indoors’ concerts and arts-in-education programs. Tours of the Rosen House by the general public are currently on hiatus as Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts has embarked on a comprehensive planning project to restructure the programs and usage of the historic Rosen House. It is Caramoor’s intention to complete this process during the next few years.
Caramoor’s gardens are also well worth the visit and include nine unique perennial gardens. Among them are a Sense Circle for the visually handicapped, a Butterfly Garden, Tapestry Hedge, and Iris and Peony Garden, which may be enjoyed on one’s own or seen on a guided tour. With its unique heritage, Caramoor is a place where Indian Summer days and nights are shared and enjoyed by thousands.
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With its outstanding summer music festival & indoors concerts, arts-in-education programming and beautiful grounds, Caramoor is a cornerstone of the cultural life of Westchester County, NY.