CHICK COREA TO PERFORM RARE SOLO CONCERT THIS WEEKEND IN CARAMOOR'S GARDEN OF GREAT MUSIC'
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2009 8:00 PM
(Published: September 30, 2009)
Westchester County's Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts is widely known for its acclaimed International Music Festival each summer. This year, Caramoor extends its festival programming by presenting a new Fall Festival, taking place this weekend (Oct 2-4). The vibrant 3-day festival features Grammy Award-winning jazz giant Chick Corea, who will perform a rare solo concert on Saturday, October 3, 2009 at 8:00pm in Caramoor's Venetian Theater.
Considering the staggering volume of his recorded output over the past 40 years, it is no overstatement to call Chick Corea one of the most prolific composers and performers of the second half of the 20th century. From avant-garde to bebop, from children's songs to straight-ahead, from hard-hitting fusion to heady forays into classical, Chick has touched an astonishing number of musical bases in his illustrious career while maintaining a standard of excellence that is simply uncanny. Throughout the years, he's seen immense success with his numerous jazz collaborations, from ‘Return to Forever' to the ‘Chick Corea Elektric Band' - and most recently, the ‘Five Peace Band' - therefore making solo acoustic concerts an extraordinary occasion for the artist.
BUY TICKETS NOW!
Tickets for ‘An Evening with Chick Corea' are $15, $20, $35, $50 and $70. All tickets may be purchased online at www.caramoor.org or by calling the Box Office at 914.252.1252.
Caramoor is the legacy of Walter and Lucie Rosen, who built their summer home - now known as the historic Rosen House at Caramoor - and filled it with their treasures. Walter Rosen was the master planner for the Caramoor estate, bringing to reality his dream of creating a place to entertain friends from around the world. Their musical evenings were the seeds of today's Caramoor International Music Festival. Realizing the pleasure their friends took in the beauty of Caramoor - the house with its art collection, the gardens, and the musical programs on summer evenings - the Rosens established a public charity in 1946 to open Caramoor to the community.
Lucie Rosen survived her husband by seventeen years. During those years, she expanded the Music Festival: the Spanish Courtyard was used as a setting for musical events, as it is today, and, under her direction, the great stage of the Venetian Theater was built.
Caramoor is a Garden of Great Music where audiences are invited to come early, explore the beautiful grounds, take a tour of the Rosen House, visit the gift shop, 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. With its unique heritage, Caramoor remains a place where magical summer days and nights are shared and enjoyed by thousands. "Caramoor is the loveliest Festival of them all." - The New York Times
Getting To Caramoor
Caramoor is easy to get to by car and mass transportation.
By car from the West Side of Manhattan and New Jersey, take the Saw Mill River Parkway north to Katonah. Exit at Route 35/Cross River. Turn right and, at the first traffic light, make a right turn onto Route 22 south. Travel 1.9 miles to the junction of Girdle Ridge Road. Follow the signs to Caramoor. (For detailed directions call 914.232.5035 and press 2, or online at www.caramoor.org). Parking at Caramoor is free.
By train, take the Harlem Division of the Metro-North Railroad to Katonah, New York. Taxi service from the station to Caramoor (5 minutes away) is available.
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts is located at 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah, New York.
More Information: http://www.caramoor.org