Galvanizing galas

Fall means the return of the fundraising season, and both Caramoor and Copland House have come up with two beauts.

Copland House, the Cortlandt Manor music center that was once the home of composer Aaron Copland (“Appalachian Spring,” “Lincoln Portrait,” “Rodeo”), invites you to a taste of the Rivera on Sept. 30 courtesy of Ai Fiori in Manhattan. For more, call (914) 788-4659, email or visit

Meanwhile, the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts in Katonah, which has a new CEO (Jeffrey P. Haydon, former executive director of the Ojai Music Festival), is staging a masked ball Oct. 13 complete with arias from Verdi’s – you guessed it – “A Masked Ball,” otherwise known as “Un Ballo in Maschera.” Tony Award winner Zoe Caldwell, who was so riveting as Callas in “Master Class,” serves as honorary chair and will give a reading. And there will be prizes for best costumes and masks. So get out those needles and threads.

For more, call (914) 232-1492 or visit

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