We spent a good deal of last spring, summer and fall hanging out at Caramoor. While we didn’t get to see Yo-Yo Ma, we did meet Eileen Jewell, visit the Soundscapes exhibit, enjoy Juneteenth and Dia de los Muertos, and participate in the American Roots and All Day Jazz festivals. Why were we there so much? Because Caramoor is incredible. And we can’t wait to go back in 2023.

Even during the cold winter months, Caramoor will feature live music, including the jazz stylings of the Sean Mason Quintet. Mason is a New York jazz pianist who, along with the four members of his group, brings a fresh spin to American folk music. Their fun, unique sound that has earned them prime real estate with Blue Engine Records, the record label for Jazz at Lincoln Center.

If you’re a Bach lover, then we recommend seeing award winning violinist Rachel Podger in April. Fun fact: she was the first woman awarded the prestigious Royal Academy of Music/Kohn Foundation Bach Prize in 2015, and she has established herself as a leading performer of baroque and classical music. It’s a classic Caramoor performance in every sense of the word.

In May, you’ll find us enjoying Yasmin Williams – an acoustic fingerstyle guitarist whose unique sound reflects a lighthearted backwoods ambience. The result is a true American folk vibe that will be bouncing off the walls of Caramoor’s Rosen House.

And that’s just the beginning. As the weather warms up, Caramoor really comes alive. From their wide open Friends Field to their Sunken Gardens and Spanish Courtyard, Caramoor brings music across every acre of their vast beautiful grounds. The real jewel of the property is the famous Venetian Tent which will host some of the biggest concerts of the year.

Plus, you’ll find us returning to the annual festivals we enjoyed last year, as well as the international concerts and events that Caramoor is known for, including their popular Dia de los Muertos festival every October. We hope to see you there!

This article was published in the January/February 2023 print edition of Katonah Connect.

+ posts

Justin is a designer and photographer. He creates the look of a company – designing logos, posters, color schemes, websites, and marketing materials. Sexy stuff like that. He wrote a book on design called, um, “On Design“. Justin is also a photographer of people, events, architecture, products, food, and cars he can’t afford.