Jeffrey P. Haydon, Chief Executive Officer of Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, has announced classical highlights of the 2014 Caramoor Summer Music Festival.
The festival, which is held annually at the Center’s beautiful 90-acre garden estate in Katonah, New York, will run from June 21 to Aug. 6.
“Caramoor is the premiere destination to experience music in the summer, featuring today’s leading artists such as Angela Meade, Joshua Bell, and Pablo Heras-Casado,” Haydon said. “We are particularly excited about our new artist residency featuring Alisa Weilerstein, an alumni of Caramoor’s Evnin Rising Stars mentoring program and 2013 MacArthur Genius Grant winner.”
Tickets go on sale Jan. 27, Donor pre-sales start Jan. 20.
The schedule includes:
June 21: Opening Night The opening night of the festival features celebrated violinist, Joshua Bell and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, led by conductor, Cristian Mǎcelaru, in a program of Ligeti’s Concert Romanesc, Sibelius’s Violin Concerto and Bizet’s Symphony in C.
July 6: Orchestra of St. Luke’s and Jeffrey Kahane, pianist/conductor The Orchestra of St. Luke’s continues its long and storied relationship with Caramoor. Joining with the orchestra for the July 6 performance is famed pianist and conductor, Jeffrey Kahane.
July 11: The Dover Quartet continues its residency at Caramoor The Dover Quartet, Caramoor’s 2013-14 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence,will delight audiences “with a level of nuance unexpected of musicians so young” (The Wall Street Journal).
Opera/Bel Canto at Caramoor Saturday, July 12 and Friday, July 18: Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia Acclaimed soprano Angela Meade, will return to Caramoor to make her highly-anticipated debut as Lucrezia. The cast also includes mezzo soprano Tamara Mumford, tenor Charles Castronovo and bass Christophoros Stamboglis.
Saturday, July 19: Verdi’s Rigoletto Verdi’s Rigoletto will feature baritone Stephen Powell and tenor John Osborn in the roles of Rigoletto and the Duke. Georgia Jarman will perform the role of Gilda.
July 31, August 1 and August 3: Alisa Weilerstein featured in a residency to close the festival Alisa Weilerstein, named “one of the most exciting American cellists of the new generation” by The New York Times, will participate in an artist residency that will include a master class and three performances, Thursday July 31 to August 3.