Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, where emerging and established musicians alike shine equally bright, is home to both world premieres and beloved masterpieces. The Center’s 72nd season continues through July 30, during which jazz, opera, country and classical music all take the stage.
Selections of American roots music draw from soul, country and bluegrass genres and will feature country folk-rock star Emmylou Harris on July 22, while Broadway favorite Sutton Foster makes her Caramoor debut with a selection of songs from the Great American Songbook on July 29. Jazz offerings include the popular all-day Jazz Festival, presented in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center (July 15). Bel Canto Young Artists, who receive vocal technique training before demonstrating their operatic talent in a set of performances, celebrates its 20th and final year at the Center. They take the stage on July 8, 13 and 23.
Singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane will reunite with sextet yMusic for a memorable pairing of classical and pop music in the Spanish Courtyard on July 7. Along with the world premiere of a new work by Kahane that was commissioned by Caramoor for the event, yMusic and Kahane will each choose their favorite songs from the other’s repertoire to provide the framework for the night’s program.
Family-friendly “Dancing at Dusk” programs introduce guests to music and dance from around the globe, including Canada, Mexico and Russia (July 5, 19, 26). In addition to music on the stage(s), Sonic Innovations, three site-specific sound installations commissioned by each Hugh Livingston, Taylor Deupree and Margaret Noble, are installed on the Caramoor grounds throughout the summer. For more info, visit:caramoor.org.
Photo caption: The Westerlies (photo courtesy of Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts)
Video: Calpulli Mexican Dance Company will perform during Caramoor’s “Dancing at Dusk” event on July 19.
A version of this article first appeared in the July/August 2017 issue of ArtsNews, ArtsWestchester’s monthly publication. ArtsNews is distributed throughout Westchester County. A digital copy is also available at artsw.org/artsnews.