2012 CARAMOOR INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL
Jun 23 - Aug 08, 2012
Michael Barrett, CEO and General Director of Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, presents the lineup for the 2012 Caramoor International Music Festival, which opens on June 23 and offers enormous appeal to all audiences with a rich array of artists and repertoire from the worlds of classical, jazz, Latin and American Roots music. The 67th season of this iconic summer festival – which is held annually at the Center’s distinguished 90-acre garden estate in Katonah, New York – will run from June 23 to August 8.
“The 2012 Caramoor season is a beautiful example of our continuing work presenting classical masterpieces, and our ongoing program expansion,” says Barrett. “I am very happy with our collaboration with the Rossini Festival in Pesaro, Italy, on Ciro in Babilonia, and I look forward to another performance of Ewa Podles at Caramoor. Pablo Heras-Casado will have his first outing as the new Principal Conductor of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and I think everyone will see why he was the choice for this orchestra. We’ve expanded our American Roots Festival in scope and ambition, and it is a pleasure to see our third year of this endeavor flourish. Gabe Kahane will collaborate and premiere a new work with our Stiefel Quartet-in-Residence, the Linden String Quartet. In my final year as Chief Executive at Caramoor, I look forward, with great anticipation, to the upcoming season, and I think the general audience will not find anything less than wonderful.”
Weekends in late July and early August echo with the sound of jazz. The annual jazz festival welcomes the industry’s brightest new talents and celebrated chart-toppers, demonstrating the breadth and diversity of the state of the genre.
-Hard Bop icons Billy Harper and The Cookers open the first day of the jazz fest which includes an afternoon of sets by; jazz pianist Kenny Barron, and Grammy® nominee Gretchen Parlato (July 28).
-Later in the evening three time Grammy® award winner Dee Dee Bridgewater will entertain the audience with a concert highlighting the different trends in jazz singing. Grammy® Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Roy Haynes with his newly formed Grammy® nominated Fountain of Youth Band featuring some of today’s most dynamic and virtuosic musicians (July 28). Tickets: $15, $30, $45.
-The following afternoon, 18 time Grammy® Award winner Pat Metheny takes the stage with the Pat Metheny Unity Band featuring Monk Competition winner, bassist Ben Williams, Grammy® nominated saxophonist Chris Potter, and longtime collaborator and drummer Antonio Sanchez (July 29). Tickets: $15, $20, $37.50, $52.50.
-BÉLA FLECK, considered the premier banjo player in the world, brought his Africa Project to Caramoor in 2009. The genre-busting Fleck, winner of 14 Grammy Awards ®, has been nominated in more different categories than anyone in Grammy® history. Hear Béla’s latest project as he reveals the jazz side of his multiple musical personalities in brilliant collaboration with the MARCUS ROBERTS TRIO, led by Roberts on piano, with Jason Marsalis on drums and Rodney Jordan on bass, and known around the world for their signature, virtuosic trio style. The Trio reciprocates by visiting Béla’s more traditional musical geography. (August 4) Tickets: $15, $20, $37.50, $52.50.
For info about these concerts and/or to purchase tickets, please contact the Caramoor Box Office (914) 232-1252; email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us online at www.caramoor.org.
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