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Caramoor in Katonah Sees New CEO

Music Center now under leadership of Jeffrey Haydon

Katonah's Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts will come under new leadership come Sept. 17.

Jeffrey Haydon is set to take over as chief executive officer, replacing current CEO and general director Michael Barrett, who has been at the helm since 2003.

Haydon comes from his post as executive director of the Ojai Music Festival in Ojai, CA.

"I thank Caramoor’s Board of Trustees for the opportunity to join the organization as CEO," Haydon said. "Caramoor presents one of the most renowned summer music festivals in the country, attracting leading global music talent performing in intimate settings at one of America's most storied estates. Caramoor is unique in the world and the opportunity to lead it is irresistible."

Haydon holds a BA in business and music; in Ojai, he doubled the festival's budget and triplet the number of artistic and educational programs.

Don Pachner August 23, 2012 at 02:11 PM
I'll be interested to see whether the new director heads in the direction of classical music, or, as the current director has toward pop & jazz music programs that seem to bring in the contributions these days. I no longer bother to attend Caramoor concerts 10 minutes from my home due to the stuffy and unfriendly audience, most of whom have probably not played a note of serious classical music on a musical instrument in the past 10 years.

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