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Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts

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Address: 149 Girdle Ridge Rd, Katonah, NY 10536-3815
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+1 914-232-1252
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Caramoor is a performing arts center located on a unique 90-acre setting of...

Caramoor is a performing arts center located on a unique 90-acre setting of Italianate architecture and gardens in Westchester County, NY. It enriches the lives of its audiences through innovative and diverse musical performances of the highest quality. Its mission also includes mentoring young professional musicians and providing educational programs for young children centered around music. Audiences are invited to come early to explore the beautiful grounds, tour the historic Rosen House, enjoy a pre-concert picnic, and discover beautiful music in the relaxed settings of the Venetian Theater, Spanish Courtyard, Music Room of the Rosen House, and the magnificent gardens.

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Our first time at Caramoor. Although the music program was very good, the star is the setting. The house, Music Room and courtyard are a trip back in time. Volunteer staff very... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2016
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

Our first time at Caramoor. Although the music program was very good, the star is the setting. The house, Music Room and courtyard are a trip back in time. Volunteer staff very helpful with directions and making you feel welcome. Definitely worth a visit but best in daylight as low level lighting at night, while setting a nice mood, makes... More 

Thank John L
Katonah, New York
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

I frequently go to Caramoor for music concerts, both during the summer and winter. Some concerts are held in an outside tent (the Venetian Theater), the Sunken Garden, open air in the "Friends Field", others in intimate quarters or in the Spanish courtyard. They often feature new artists who are amazingly gifted! There's a great 4th of July celebration preceded... More 

Thank Walter S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

The house is intriguing, with many of the rooms and their furnishings taken from Italian castles and chateaus and built into the house. Quite incredible. The gardens are lovely as well and the concerts can be exceptional, with a choice of venues to suit the music and the size of the audience,

Thank TheGranddad
Newtown, Connecticut
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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

It was a relaxing day and fun to have a tour of Rosen's house. The young conductor has full of life. Brahms' music was lively and the violinist was superb as the conductor. We, three enjoyed it. Pablo Heras-Casado is an accomplished conductor and a very busy man. He is from Granada, Spain. We visited this place three years ago.... More 

Thank hdyee23
Thornwood, New York
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

We were able to get tickets for our first visit here for their July 4th celebration. Large concert hall was a very large and comfortable tent with cool breezes on an otherwise warm night. We loved the concert - Westchester Philharmonic Winds. The ground are pretty with interesting buildings and some gardens. There were also several booths where you could... More 

Thank BennieG45
Dobbs Ferry, New York
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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Although Caramoor offers concerts indoor in the Rosen house at other times of the year, the real treat is their summer festival. We've been to concerts in the Spanish courtyard where you may not be protected from sun or rain, but it's a charming small venue for good music. We most often attend their Bel Canto opera concert performances under... More 

Thank Dobbstraveler
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

A beautiful setting for beautiful music, set in the woods a very serene venue capable of handling many patrons at a time. Get your tickets early as most performances sell out.

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Darien, Connecticut
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Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

We've been to Caramoor a few times, once to see Pat Metheny and another to see Yo Yo Ma. Both concerts were not only musically outstanding, but sitting under the big tent during the show added to the experience. Instead of being crammed into a theater or concert hall you have open walls, and can hear the birds and feel... More 

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Yorktown Heights, New York
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Reviewed 19 January 2016

We always picnic before the evening concerts in the summer. The grounds are beautiful -- especially the main garden. During the rest of the year we attend chamber music concerts indoors in the Rosen House. The surroundings are as beautiful as the music.

Thank Bernard L
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Reviewed 5 January 2016

If you are looking for a refined July 4th evening then you should try this. The orchestra and singers are always excellent (We've been twice), compere is sound and the fireworks were good.

Thank Simon104

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