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The LINDEN STRING QUARTET AND GABRIEL KAHANE
PERFORMING TWO PREMIERES BY GABRIEL KAHANE
FRIDAY, JULY 13 AT 8:00PM IN THE SPANISH COURTYARD
PROGRAM FEATURES WORLD PREMIERE OF LINE UP! FOR STRING QUARTET
AND NEW YORK PREMIERE OF COME ON ALL YOU GHOSTS FOR STRING QUARTET AND VOICE
KATONAH, NY – On July 13, the riveting Linden String Quartet, the 2011-12 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence, closes out its residency at Caramoor with a concert in the Spanish Courtyard at 8:00pm. Joining the quartet for the performance is singer-songwriter and musical polymath Gabriel Kahane. The program features the world premiere of Mr. Kahane’s Line Up! for string quartet (Volume XIII of Caramoor’s commissioning project: A String Quartet Library for the 21st Century) and the New York premiere of his composition Come on All You Ghosts for string quartet and voice, along with works by Corigliano – Snapshot: Circa 1909 and A Black November Turkey – and Beethoven’s late masterpiece, String Quartet in A Minor, Op.132.
Tickets range in price from $15 – $35. To purchase, call 914.232.1252 or visit www.caramoor.org. Groups of 16 or more may purchase discounted tickets by contacting Matthew Scarella at 914.232.5035 ext. 252 email@example.com.
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FRIDAY, JULY 13 AT 8:00 PM IN THE SPANISH COURTYARD
LINDEN STRING QUARTET WITH GABRIEL KAHANE
$15 – $35
Sarah McElravy, violin; Catherine Cosbey, violin; Eric Wong, viola, Felix Umansky, cello
Gabriel Kahane, voice
John Corigliano Snapshot: Circa 1909
A Black November Turkey
Gabriel Kahane Come on All You Ghosts for string quartet and voice (New York Premiere)
Line Up! for string quartet (World Premiere)
Beethoven String Quartet in A minor, Op. 132
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Gabriel Kahane is a recently acclaimed composer and singer for his works of a wide variety of styles, including string quartets, musicals, and pop songs. Launched by his 2006 song cycle release Craigslistlieder, Mr. Kahane’s rapid ascent as a composer continues to bloom in the current season with his musical February House, recently performed at New York’s Public Theater. According to the New York Times, “it’s the music that makes the magic inFebruary House.” Additional performances this season include the premiere of his orchestral song cycle with the American Composers Orchestra. He is currently serving as Composer-in-Residence for the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. His past collaborations include, among others, Bon Iver, Jeff Buckley, Rufus Wainwright, Sufjan Stevens, Chris Thile, Brad Mehldau, and John Adams.
The Linden String Quartet is the 2011–12 Ernst Steifel String Quartet-in-Residence at Caramoor. Described as “riveting” by MusicWeb International, the quartet is the winner of the 2010 Concert Artists Guild Competition. Founded in spring 2008, the Quartet has enjoyed remarkable success in four short years, also winning the Gold Medal and Grand Prize of the 2009 Fischoff Competition, the Coleman-Barstow Prize at the 2009 Coleman Competition, First Prize at the 2010 Kauder Competition, and the ProQuartet Prize at the Borciani International String Quartet Competition. The Quartet was recently selected for the prestigious A.N. and Pearl G. Barnett Fellowship, and also serves as the 2010–2012 graduate quartet-in-residence at the Yale School of Music.
Caramoor is the legacy of Walter and Lucie Rosen, who built their summer home – now known as the historic Rosen House at Caramoor – and filled it with their treasures. Walter Rosen was the master planner for the Caramoor estate, realizing his dream of creating a place to entertain friends from around the world. Their musical evenings planted the seeds for today’s Caramoor International Music Festival. Witnessing the pleasure their friends took in the beauty of Caramoor – the house with its art collection, the gardens, and the musical programs on summer evenings –the Rosens established a public trust to open Caramoor to the community in 1946. Lucie Rosen survived her husband by seventeen years. During those years, she expanded the Music Festival. The Spanish Courtyard was used as a setting for musical events, as it is today, and, under her direction, the great stage of the Venetian Theater was built.
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 on 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.
With its unique heritage, Caramoor remains a place where magical summer days and nights are shared and enjoyed by thousands. “Caramoor is the loveliest Festival of them all.” – The New York Times
Concert Venues and Gardens
Concerts take place in two outdoor theaters: the 1714-seat, acoustically superb Venetian Theater and the more intimate, romantic 558-seat Spanish Courtyard. 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.
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.
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Performances are made possible, in part, by ArtsWestchester with funds from
Westchester County Government.
Performances are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of
Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
The 2012 International Music Festival is supported in part by
an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
CARAMOOR CENTER FOR MUSIC AND THE ARTS IS LOCATED AT
149 GIRDLE RIDGE ROAD, KATONAH, NEW YORK 10536.
ALL PROGRAMS AND ARTISTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
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