KATONAH, N.Y. -- Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts recently gained recognition when NPR Music included it in the list of "Top 10 Can't Miss Classical Music Festivals."
In the review, NPR said, "Opera mavens flock to Caramoor, as the festival often gives plum roles to important young singers.
"In 2010, when soprano Angela Meade sang her first Norma there, critics gushed and many others discovered an amazing voice for the first time. She's back this year in the title role of Donizetti's hair-raising Lucrezia Borgia. Verdi's Rigoletto stars Stephen Powell and Georgia Jarman.
"Cellist Alisa Weilerstein is Caramoor's artist-in-residence; she'll give a solo recital, join the Orchestra of St. Luke's in Elgar's brooding Cello Concerto and team up with the Ariel Quartet for chamber music by Schubert and Arensky."
Caramoor's Summer Music Festival includes many genres beyond classical music, including jazz, American roots, Broadway, as well as family-based programming.
Some events that are well-suited for families are the Pops, Patriots and Fireworks July 4th Spectacular, Igudesman and Joo's classical comedy act, "A Little Nightmare Music" on Sunday, July 13, Emily Bear's performance at the Jazz Festival on Sunday, July 27 and Dancing at Dusk, which offers the chance to learn about and dance to music from around the globe.
For more upcoming events at Caramoor's Summer Music Festival, visit the website at www.caramoor.org/2014-caramoor-summer-festival-music-performances .