Edward Arron, Evnin Rising Stars Alumni Perform At Caramoor

KATONAH, N.Y. -- Cellist Edward Arron will be joined by three fellow alumni of Caramoor's Evnin Rising Stars mentoring program for an evening of chamber music at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. 

Edward Arron, Artistic Director and cellist, discusses his 22 years of involvement with Caramoor and the passion that guided his "program of discoveries" for November 8's 'Edward Arron & Friends' performance. Three fellow Rising Star Alumni will join Photo Credit: caramoormuslc

For this concert, Arron, known for his creative programming, has selected works by romantic masters Schubert, Dvo?ák and Mendelssohn, as well as contemporary composer Giya Kancheli.

"My goal as a programmer is to create interesting contexts with musical treasures both old and new, combining the familiar with the unfamiliar, in order to provide an experience that is completely unique to the time and space that our live performance inhabits," Arron explained.

Pianist Jeewon Park, violinist Arnaud Sussmann and violist Max Mandel will begin the evening with Schubert's Adagio and Rondo Concertante in F for Piano Quartet, D. 487, followed by Dvo?ák's Piano Quartet in D, Op. 23 and the modern Rag-Gidon-Time for String Trio (1999) by Kancheli. The program will close with Mendelssohn's Piano-Quartet in c, Op. 1.

Arron has garnered recognition worldwide for his elegant musicianship and impassioned performances and creative programming.  He has performed at Caramoor during each of the last 22 years; first, as a young participant of the Rising Stars mentoring program, a week-long intensive for budding string musicians, and then as a member of the organization's Virtuosi, or mentoring alumni. Caramoor boasts an extensive history of mentoring emerging professionals, including its Schwab Vocal Rising Stars program for young vocal performers, and its Bel Canto Young Artists program for up-and-coming operatic singers, who also support Caramoor's main stage opera performances.  

Arron began playing the cello at age 7 in Cincinnati and continued his studies in New York with Peter Wiley. He is a graduate of The Juilliard School, where he was a student of Harvey Shapiro. 

Concert tickets for Edward Arron & Friends are $15, $35, $45 and $55. Tickets are currently on sale and may be purchased at the Caramoor Box Office, 914.232.1252 or by visiting


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