Caramoor@KMA

Caramoor@KMA, 2016 Enjoy garden seating, or bring a blanket and a picnic dinner - gates open at 5:30PM, concert starts at 6:30PM.Open bar of craft beers curated by Half Time Beverage.

Advance tickets recommended, $15 members, $20 non-members.
Purchase tickets online (PLEASE NOTE: You must select your desired date from the dropdown menu (left of the ticket options) when purchasing your ticket.)



This event is part of the
2016 Arts & Craft Beer Fest presented by ArtsWestchester and Taste of New York. Experience the art of the brewmaster with pours by New York State’s most innovative hop and barley artisans. Beers curated by Half Time Beverage.

 


August 3 (Classical)
Ethos Percussion Group


Ethos Percussion Group is America’s premier percussion quartet presenting an energetic potpourri of musical genres from around the globe. Highly regarded for their Western chamber music expertise, individual members are also virtuosos on exotic instruments from Indonesia, West Africa, India and the Middle East. Audiences of all ages are thrilled as they perform landmark works by John Cage, Steve Reich, and Philip Glass, then can hardly sit still in their seats as they are treated to highly intoxicating rhythms from Guinea and Calcutta. "Spellbinding", "astonishing" and "immaculate" rave the critics. The New York Times has hails the group for its "expert togetherness, sensitivity and zest." Their unique performances seamlessly transport global influences into Western chamber music to create a visually and aurally compelling experience.

For 25 years Ethos has performed at major concert venues across the United States and abroad including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, London's Wigmore Hall, and the Bermuda Festival. Ethos has been a major proponent in expanding the percussion quartet repertoire by commissioning more than twenty-five new works from composers steeped in the musical traditions of Argentina, Brazil, China, Cuba, Ghana, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Korea, Palestine and the United States. Collaborators have included the Kansas City Symphony, Grammy Award-winning frame drum master Glen Velez, West African sensations Bernard Woma (Ghana) and M'Bemba Bangouran (Guinea), as well as North Indian masters Pandit Samir Chatterjee (tabla) and Ramesh Misra (sarangi).

From the outset Ethos has demonstrated its commitment to advancing the percussive arts in education. In addition to presenting clinics and master classes at institutions such as The Juilliard School, Eastman School of Music, University of Illinois, and Berklee College of Music, Ethos has worked with thousands of students in New York City's public schools through concert and classroom activities. Long-term educational residencies around the country have included programs with Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Hancher Auditorium and Quad City Arts. Ethos is currently ensemble-in-residence at Lehman College, Bronx, NY.

 


Past Events:

Cole Quest and The City Pickers
June 22 (American Roots)
Cole Quest and The City Pickers are a group of New York City musicians connected by friendship and a love of bluegrass. Cole Quest, grandson of the folk icon Woody Guthrie, has brought together a collection of eclectic pickers who have gained recognition on the local scene. Performing both Quest's original tunes as well as traditional favorites, The City Pickers bring their special brand of high-spirited talent to the stage, with upbeat, knee slapping energy and a high lonesome sound that'll leave you wanting more.

After recording their debut album at NYC's renowned Magic Shop studio, they're ramping up for a summer 2016 release. Having shared bills with acts such as Lucinda Williams, Parker Millsap, and Billy Strings & Don Julin, you can catch them playing all over the northeast region.

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July 20 (Jazz)
Jake Hertzog Band


Anointing him "…the blazing wunderkind" and "one of the finest young jazz guitarists on the scene,” Guitar Player Magazine joins the ranks of countless critical reviews and praises for this award-winning jazz-rock guitarist and composer. Jake’s first three albums, Chromatosphere (2009), Patterns (2010), and Evolution (2011), quickly gained international regard and critical acclaim, highlighting his unique technique and approach to modern jazz guitar. After winning the Grand Prize in 2006 for the Montreux Jazz Guitar Competition, he was invited back in 2007 to open for John Scofield and Medeski, Martin, and Wood. Jake most recently headlined at the world famous Blue Note Jazz club in New York, and has performed across the US and Europe.

A true dual jazz-rock musician, Jake is co-leader and co-songwriter of the rock band The Young Presidents with bassist Mitch Kaneff. Their latest album, a guest vocalist project called Coalition [MKM], debuted in top 200 on the AAA radio charts, VH1 and MTV, with the single "Time" featuring Ivan Neville. Jake is an alum of Berklee College of Music and recipient of several performance scholarships. He is now studying for his Masters at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music.

 


Support for Caramoor@KMA provided by Abigail and Sundip Murthy, Mimi and Barry Alperin, and New York State Electric and Gas Corporation.