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caramoor’s countdown to summer festival

Posted On Friday, January 30th, 2015 by Liz Stevens

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How about that snowstorm? Edward Arron, cellist with deeply rooted ties to Caramoor, is on a mission to warm up your ears after this long and sleepy winter finally meets its end, and he’s bringing in four talented friends this March to get the job done.

“My inspiration for this program is centered around camaraderie,” says Arron. “Ultimately, I think the performance of these festive works in the intimate Music Room at Caramoor will illustrate how music is completely ageless once musicians are put in the same room together. That is the essence of Caramoor, too: people from all different generations and perspectives coming together to share artistic ideas democratically, in the spirit of making great music.”

Joining Arron in March are two celebrated musicians he’s admired since he was a child, Toby Appel (viola) and Pamela Frank (violin), and two exceptionally talented artists he has come to know more recently, Mark Holloway (viola) and Arnaud Sussmann (violin). Arron first had the opportunity to collaborate with Appel and Frank at a festival in Colorado, when he was 13 years old.

“I was invited as a young, budding apprentice and they were both there as distinguished artists. When we played together, they were each so incredibly kind to me. Since that time, I have been inspired by them both as I have gone through different stages of my career. I am particularly excited to be collaborating with Pam at Caramoor, a place with which we both have a long and special relationship.” (Frank serves as Artistic Director for the Evnin Rising Stars mentoring program, and Arron was a participant of the program in its early years, before becoming a mentor himself.)

“The quality of these particular pieces, heightened by the intimate nature of the Music Room, will come across as the quintessential chamber music experience … no pun intended.” – Edward Arron

Arron describes the string quintet (in this case, a string quartet, plus an extra viola) – a genre that he particularly loves – as a veritable dining table. “The addition of just one personality to the more familiar quartet formation changes the entire chemistry of the playing and listening experience. With five artists, there is almost a symphonic richness to the texture, and all of the instruments are in a constant dialogue. It is an accumulation of interactions that produces an absolutely festive, celebratory, and sublime sound.”

For those music lovers who aren’t as familiar with the classical repertoire, this is a great place to start. “I think the most interesting thing to do when listening to a string quintet is to pay attention to the dialogue that occurs between the musicians; you’re watching a story unfold. You’re listening to the compositions of genius who have assembled these incredible musical puzzles, and all of the parts come together in performance like a joyful dinner party.”

Learn how Arron got his start pulling “casts of characters” together for performances. Hear Pamela Frank and Edward Arron perform with a different group of comrades. Meet violinist Arnaud Sussmann. Listen as Toby Appel takes on Debussy’s Sonata for flute, viola, and harp. Watch as Mark Holloway disperses advice for budding musicians. Catch these fabulous five as they heat up the Music Room this March.

Saturday / March 28 / 8:00pm
Edward Arron & Friends
Mozart / Dohnanyi / Brahms


news from suburban groove…

Posted On Friday, January 30th, 2015 by Liz Stevens

Surveys say that people want to hear the Bad News FIRST, so here it goes…

Bad News: We will be discontinuing our Frequent Buyer Card Program

I know. But after much careful thought and consideration, we came to the conclusion that it has just become more and more difficult to support. We will however, continue to stamp existing cards and honor any cards that are currently full through July 2015. Full cards must be redeemed no later than 7/31/15. After that date, they will be void. We apologize and thank you for participating.

Good News #1: (Hey look, they’re #’d so you know there’s more than one piece of good news!)

We’re having a Wicked Winter Sale

50% off a huge portion of our Tech Stuff–
*look for the red dots cell phone & tablet cases, flash drives, head phone hats, touch screen gloves, etc.

50% off a huge portion of our Baby Stuff –
*look for the red dots ~ blankets, hats, socks, clothing, toys, etc.

*CASH ONLY (if purchase total before tax is more than $50.)

Good News #2:

At the beginning of every month, our round, 4-tiered metal basket display will be filled with a new selection of drastically reduced merchandise. There is nothing wrong with this merchandise (except the price – because who in their right mind would sell such awesome stuff for so cheap?). Because we want to clear some space so that we can bring in lots of new, cool stuff for you to feast your eyes upon (that’s a good reason, don’t you think?)

*CASH ONLY (no matter what the total is)

Good News #3:

Introducing our $1.00 and $2.00 and $3.00 Bargain Buckets…Fun items that you just won’t be able to resist for that price will be added….well…often!

Suburban Groove…..get into it!
33 Katonah Ave – Katonah, NY 914-232-3300
Tues-Sat 10:30-5:30     | (January – March)

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oak and oil’s under the radar show

Posted On Friday, January 30th, 2015 by Liz Stevens


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KCC’s chili night is coming up!!! feb. 5, 2015

Posted On Friday, January 30th, 2015 by Liz Stevens


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kvis invites you to the oscars!

Posted On Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 by Liz Stevens

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katonah shelter fireplace is ready for use!

Posted On Friday, January 23rd, 2015 by Liz Stevens

KATONAH SHELTER FIREPLACE GUIDELINES Use of the Katonah Shelter fireplace is by permit only and is limited to the time noted on the permit. There is a 4 hour limit on the permitted use unless additional time is approved by… read more

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catherine h. past season items on sale!

Posted On Friday, January 23rd, 2015 by Liz Stevens

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kma’s stroller tours

Posted On Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 by Liz Stevens

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kma’s line describing a cone exhibition

Posted On Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 by Liz Stevens

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holiday window contest winners!!!

Posted On Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 by Liz Stevens

The votes are in and the judges have rendered the official winners of the Window Decorating Contest. Winners Suburban Groove – Most Festive Katonah Hardware – Most Creative Bijou Jewelry – Prettiest Honorable Mention G. Willikers – Most Festive Hair… read more

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katonah poetry series

Posted On Friday, January 16th, 2015 by Liz Stevens

The Katonah Poetry Series brings the best American poets to read and discuss their work.  Since 1967, the series, under the auspices of the Katonah Village Library, has hosted fifteen Pulitzer Prize winners and six Poets Laureate of the U.S.… read more