Caramoor Fall Festival Kicks Off Sept 24; Frisell, Yo-Yo Ma, LuPone Among Performers

Classic Arts Features   Caramoor Fall Festival Kicks Off Sept 24; Frisell, Yo-Yo Ma, LuPone Among Performers
The second annual Caramoor Fall Festival starts up Sept. 24 with a performance by guitarist Bill Frisell's jazz trio in the Spanish Courtyard. Also scheduled for the 2-weekend festival are cellist Yo-Yo Ma, Broadway legend Patti LuPone and The Knights Chamber Orchestra.


A three-day affair in its inaugural year, the Fall Festival has been expanded to a two-weekend celebration for 2010.

"The smashing success of our first-ever Fall Festival in 2009 was a clear indication that our audiences want 'more Caramoor'," said Mr. Barrett. "This superb fall initiative serves as both a star-studded encore to our summer festival with A-list alfresco performances, and an overture to our annual indoor concert series with events in the intimate Rosen House Music Room. The breathtaking autumn setting of this historic country estate provides an ideal locale to showcase magnificent artists."

Unclassifiable, eclectic, unique and omnivorous, Bill Frisell has crafted an approach to improvisation that has made him, since the late '80s, one of the most revered guitarists in jazz and American music. Constantly exploring and conjuring worlds of sound, Frisell, along with his trio _ bassist Tony Scherr and percussionist Rudy Royston _ and his free use of electronic effects seamlessly woven into improvisations, launches the Fall Festival into orbit tonight. Saturday evening at 8:00 PM, in the Venetian Theater, Patti LuPone will perform her newest solo concert The Gypsy in My Soul. In this show, the two-time Tony Award winner performs songs that have been associated with her Broadway career (from such shows as Gypsy, Anything Goes, Evita and Oliver!) as well as some of her personal pop favorites. On Sunday afternoon, at 4:30 PM in the Venetian Theater, cello superstar Yo-Yo Ma will perform with The Knights chamber orchestra in a program of Ives, Saint-SaêŠns, Ljova, Golijov, Schubert and Dvořšk.

The following weekend, Caramoor hosts a benefit evening _ "Soir_e at the Rosen House" _ on October 2, and an all-Mozart chamber music concert entitled "The Future is Now" on October 3, featuring young musicians from Caramoor's Rising Stars mentoring programs.

Bill Frisell Trio: $25.00, $35.00
Patti LuPone: $17.50, $30.00, $42.50, $55.00, $67.50
Yo-Yo Ma with The Knights: $45.00, $60.00, $75.00, $90.00, $110.00
Soir_e at the Rosen House: $175, $275, $500, $1,000; tables of ten are also available.
"The Future is Now" with Caramoor's Rising Stars and Young Artists: $25.00

Tickets are currently on sale and may be purchased at the Caramoor Box Office, 914.232.1252 or ordered online at

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