Description: MICHAEL BARRETT, CARAMOOR’S CHIEF EXECUTIVE, provides a video sneak peek of what’s coming up at Caramoor’s First-Ever Fall Festival, taking place this weekend – Oct 2, 3, 4 – in the “garden of great music”. The New York Philharmonic will make its Caramoor debut on Friday, October 2, 2009 at 8:00pm. Alan Gilbert, in his inaugural season as the Philharmonic’s Music Director, will lead the Orchestra and legendary pianist Emanuel Ax in an all-Beethoven program in the Venetian Theater: Piano Concerto No. 4 and Symphony No. 7.
Caramoor’s Fall Festival continues on Saturday October 3 with an afternoon of family fun. The “Caramoor Cavalcade” presents three concerts for the price of one: the zany Polygraph Lounge, the hot Escher String Quartet and others create beautiful music which appeals to all ages presented in three different locations. They provide a terrific opportunity for delightful live music experiences at an affordable price.
The Caramoor Festival delivered a stunning summer jazz festival this year with sold out performances by major stars such as Dianne Reeves, Cedar Walton, and Randy Weston, among others. But the fun isn’t over yet! This year’s Fall Festival features Grammy Award-winning jazz giant Chick Corea in a rare unplugged solo concert in the Venetian Theater on Saturday October 3 at 8:00 pm. Solo concerts are a rarity for Mr. Corea, and this one in particular marks the artist’s Caramoor debut – don’t miss this exceptional evening program!
On Sunday October 4, at 4:00 pm, internationally acclaimed soprano Sumi Jo will bring the vibrant festival to a close in the Music Room of the historic Rosen House with an intimate recital featuring Will Crutchfield, Caramoor’s Director of Opera, on piano.