PBS Series Visits Caramoor to Determine Authenticity of Musical Instrument

A team from the popular PBS series, “History Detectives,” visited the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts last week, in order to determine the authenticity of what’s believed to be an original theramin from the 1930s.

A theramin, invented by Leon Theramin, was the first electronic musical intrument and paved the way for today’s modern synthetizer. It is believed that Theramin built fewer than a dozen of the instruments, which have a somewhat eerie sound and are often associated with science-fiction movies.

Theramin expert and builder, Arthur Harrison, joined the crew visiting Caramoor to study the theramin belonging to the music center. What did they find? You’ll have to tune into the ninth season of “History Detectives,” which begins in June 2010.

- Advertisement -

See the story.

Our Best of Westchester Party is July 24!

Our Westchester Home Design Awards event is June 26!

Our Wine & Food Festival returns June 4-9!

Our Wunderkinds event takes place on May 23!

Our Best of Business Ballot is open through May 15!

Our Healthcare Heroes Awards event takes place on May 9!

Our Westchester Home Builders Awards take place on April 4!

Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Forum is March 14!

Unveiled: A Boutique Bridal Brunch is February 25!

Holiday flash sale ... subscribe and save 50%

Limited time offer. New subscribers only.