Episode #1898

Caramoor's Rising Stars

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

This past Saturday, WQXR broadcast the Caramoor Festival’s opening night gala concert with violinist Joshua Bell. Tonight, the Young Artists Showcase travels upstate to Katonah, N.Y., and the Rising Stars Reunion concert from last summer's Caramoor Festival.

Starting with a concert by contralto Marian Anderson in 1945, the Caramoor estate has hosted a Summer Music Festival, bringing renowned artists and ensembles from around the world to a small village north of New York City. Caramoor’s Evnin Rising Stars Program is an artist residency that pushes forward the next generation of chamber musicians, with master classes, rehearsals, coaching and performances.

At last year’s Rising Stars concert, a young string virtuosi performed Dvorak Miniatures and a quartet by the composer known as the "father of the string quartet" — Franz Joseph Haydn. And we’ll close the program with a preview of sorts, a few movements from Brahms with distinguished violinist and Caramoor Rising Star mentor Arnold Steinhart. Many of these same young talents will return to Caramoor this coming Friday for the Rising Stars Reunion concert in the Spanish Courtyard.


Program details:

Antonin Dvorak: Miniatures for two violins and viola, Op. 75a (first and second movements)
— Yoo Jin Jang, Nigel Armstrong, violin; Vicki Powell, viola.

Franz Joseph Haydn: Quartet in A Major, Op 20, No 6
— Alexi Kenney, Yoo Jin Jang, violin; Ayane Kozasa, viola; SuJin Lee, cello.

Johannes Brahms: String Sextet No. 2 in G major, Op. 36 (movements 2, 3 & 4)
— Nigel Armstrong, Arnold Steinhardt, violin; Ayane Kozasa, Vicki Powell, viola; SuJin Lee, Karen Ouzounian, cello.

Produced by:

Aaron Dalton

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