Caramoor was built not only as a home for great music, but as a respite for all visitors to find inspiration and peace, and was born out of a love for family and community. Over the past few months, we have been working to ensure that tradition of music and hospitality endures this summer and we are excited to share our plan with you. The music will play on!
While we have to cancel our 2020 Summer Season as it had originally been programmed, Caramoor’s Summer 20/2.0 is a three-part flexible plan that enables us to provide the music and sights of Caramoor with your safety and comfort in mind.
Aiming to responsibly participate in New York’s re-opening process, this three-part plan begins July 2 when we will kick off the first of our seven streamed new performances by world-class artists filmed in the Music Room. Later in the summer, we have scheduled four live, public, open-air concerts on Friends Field suitable for safe distancing and small audiences. Finally, when construction allows for the safe return of visitors, we hope to open up the gardens and sound art for limited hours so you can enjoy the freshly updated sights and sounds. View all of the scheduled events here.
When it comes to public safety, Caramoor is taking precautions seriously. We are working closely with local health experts and officials in developing and implementing plans that incorporate recommended health and safety guidelines. More details will follow in early July.
We wish you and your families strength and comfort during this time. By keeping the music playing, we hope to provide you with musical respite and promise for the future.
Jeffrey P. Haydon
Chief Executive Officer, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts