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Caramoor Celebrates 70th Ann. Season w/Helene Grimaud as Artist-in-Residence / WMOT Radio

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Now celebrating its 70th anniversary season, Caramoor offers a cornucopia of music and more this summer, with seven weeks of orchestral, chamber, jazz, American roots, and family concerts, as well as opera, multiethnic dance, young artist showcases, and sound art, all presented on the historic Caramoor estate: 90 acres of picturesque Italianate architecture and gardens in Katonah, Westchester, just one hour's drive from Manhattan (June 20–Aug 2).

The festival demonstrates its forward-thinking approach with a number of world premieres, including a work by Christopher Theofanidis, and string quartets by Patrick Harlin and Aaron Jay Kernis. It welcomes back some of the best-known names from various music genres, including Wynton Marsalis (who last visited in 2008), Peter Oundjian (former Artistic Director) and Gabriel Kahane (who was last at Caramoor in 2012). It also brings back some of the young players whose careers have flourished through the support of the Caramoor family, including the Ariel, Dover and Jasper quartets, and from the roots world Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O'Donovan, who join together for their "I'm With Her Tour." Collaboration with alumni artists and the community is integral to Caramoor's mission, and this season the festival continues its partnership off-site with the Katonah Museum of Art, as Caramoor@KMA.

Incomparable French pianist Hélène Grimaud serves as this season's Artist-in-Residence.

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