Caramoor International Music Festival: Sneak Peek

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Friday, June 25, 2010

Join Terrance McKnight and Caramoor’s General Director Michael Barrett in presenting some of the brilliant luminaries participating in this summer’s Caramoor International Music Festival.

These include bel canto specialist Will Crutchfield, Caramoor’s Director of Opera; Grammy Award-winning jazz clarinetist/saxophonist Paquito D’Rivera; New York City’s innovative amplified string quartet, ETHEL; the Jasper String Quartet, winners of the Grand and Audience Prizes at the 2008 Plowman Chamber Music Competition; Avery Fisher Career Grant-winner and principal clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera, Anthony McGill; soprano Angela Meade, described as “nothing short of a revelation” (Opera News); and pianist Vassily Primakov, whose recording of Chopin’s Mazurkas was named “Best of the Year 2009” by National Public Radio.

Program Details

1)       D’Rivera – Contradanza;  played by Paquito D’Rivera, Anthony McGill  clarinets with pianist Alex Brown

2)       Chopin – 2 Mazurkas – A minor Opus 67 #4 and C# minor Opus 50 #3  played by pianist Vassily Primakov

3)       Strauss – Zueingnung  sung by soprano Angela Meade with pianist Will Crutchfield

4)       Bellini – “Casta Diva” from Norma sung by soprano Angela Meade with pianist Will Crutchfield

5)       D’Rivera – “Um a Zero”  clarinetist Paquito D’Rivera and pianist Alex Brown

6)       Haydn – last movement of the Opus 77 No. 1 played by the Jasper String Quartet

7)       Philip Glass – “Escape” played by Ethel

8)       Phil Kline – “March” played by Ethel

Hosted by:

Michael Barrett and Terrance McKnight

Comments [5]

JeffD. from NYC

As this concert was video simulcast live on the web, is it still available to view and/or download? Friends out of state who missed it would love to hear it!

Jul. 06 2010 03:33 PM


We've added the playlist. Enjoy!

Jun. 28 2010 06:06 PM
Jeff from NYC

"Internationl" in your subtitle above is missing an "a"!

Jun. 28 2010 10:13 AM

Why don't you list the pieces already played. We were listening to the Green Space broadcast, and wondered what one of the pieces played was, yet it is nowhere on your site. This is AFTER the performance.

Jun. 24 2010 08:37 PM
Kenneth Bennett Lane from Lake Hiawatha, NJ

Caramoor, with its enhancement of the performances by its beauty and serene setting, is a special treat site for music lovers. Maestri such as Julius Rudel and currently Renaissance man, Will Crutchfield, writer and musician, and scores of musicians, singers and instrumentalists, provide entertainment and uplift that the arts succor. We, now more than ever, need such cultural enrichment!

Jun. 24 2010 01:28 PM

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