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KATONAH, NY — On Saturday, June 21, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts opens the 69th Summer Music Festival season with a celebratory gala evening honoring Bim and Don Kendall. Caramoor will host a pre-performance cocktail reception at 6:00pm, followed by a seated dinner at 7:00pm. At 8:30pm attendees will be ushered into the Venetian Theater for the opening night concert featuring celebrated violinist, Joshua Bell and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, led by conductor, Cristian Mǎcelaru. After the performance, gala attendees are invited to an After Dark party with dessert, live music, and dancing. Gala Co-chairs are Judy Evnin, Effie Fribourg and Sandra Joys.
Tickets to the Gala evening are $600, $1,250, $2,500; tables of ten are also available and include an elegant pre-concert cocktail reception and dinner, plus priority seating at the Opening Night concert, and an invitation to the After Dark party. Tables of ten are available. Tickets for the After Dark party are $250 and include concert and post-performance reception only. For Gala information and reservations please contact email@example.com, or call the Special Events office at 914.232.1492. Tickets for the concert only are available through Caramoor’s Box Office at 914.232.1252 or online at www.caramoor.org.
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. Audiences are invited to come early to explore the beautiful grounds, tour the historic Rosen House, 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. To learn more, visit caramoor.org.
CONCERT VENUES & GARDENS
Summer concerts take place in two outdoor theaters: the 1,714-seat, acoustically superb Venetian Theater and the more intimate, romantic 558-seat Spanish Courtyard. In the fall and winter all concerts are presented in the magnificent Music Room in the Rosen House. Caramoor’s gardens, also used for concerts, are also well worth the visit and include nine unique perennial gardens. Among them are a Sense Circle for the visually handicapped, the Sunken Garden, a Butterfly Garden, the Tapestry Hedge, and the Iris and Peony Garden.
“In the Garden of Sonic Delights” (Sonic Delights) is a major open-air sound art exhibition presented by Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts. Opening June 7, and continuing through the fall season, the exhibition, led by Curator and Artistic Director Stephan Moore, will include fifteen site-specific sound artworks. Caramoor commissioned sixteen established and emerging sound artists to choose distinctive locations at Caramoor and five partner organizations throughout Westchester Country. In the Garden of Sonic Delights at Caramoor will be open Thursday-Sunday, 10AM-3PM. Admission is $10.00 (children 12 and under are free), including all-day access to the Caramoor grounds for the exhibit, picnics, and walks.
GETTING TO CARAMOOR
By car from the West Side of Manhattan and New Jersey, take the Saw Mill River Parkway north to Katonah. Exit at Route 35/Cross River. Turn right and, at the first traffic light, make a right turn onto Route 22 south. Travel 1.9 miles to the junction of Girdle Ridge Road. Follow the signs to Caramoor. (For detailed directions call 914.232.5035 and press 4, or online at www.caramoor.org). Parking at Caramoor is free.
By train, take the Harlem Division of the Metro-North Railroad to Katonah, New York. Taxi service from the station to Caramoor (5 minutes away) is available.
CARAMOOR SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT GALA
SATURDAY, JUNE 21
6:00PM – COCKTAILS & HORS D’OEUVRES
7:00PM – DINNER
8:30PM – OPENING NIGHT CONCERT: JOSHUA BELL, ORCHESTRA OF ST. LUKE’S, AND CRISTIAN MACELARU
10:30PM – AFTER DARK POST-CONCERT DESSERT, & DANCING RECEPTION
FOR MORE INFORMATION EMAIL EVENTS@CARAMOOR.ORG OR CALL 914-232-1492
The 2014 Summer Music Festival is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Performances are made possible, in part, by ArtsWestchester with funds from Westchester County Government.
Performances are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.
CARAMOOR CENTER FOR MUSIC AND THE ARTS IS LOCATED AT 149 GIRDLE RIDGE RD, KATONAH, NY
ALL PROGRAMS AND ARTISTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
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