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To Our Yellow Barn Family

In this singular period of shared apprehension, so many of our musicians and audience members are holding on to the hope that Yellow Barn will be active this summer. We share this hope and believe in its importance. 

As we consider this coming summer, balancing information at hand and that which remains unknown, our collective health and that of each individual is of utmost concern and the sole basis of any decision that we make. In addition to following guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Vermont Department of Health, we are benefiting from sources of information beyond those that are readily available through the media. We have also spoken with every musician participating in this summer's festival to fully understand the particular needs and challenges that we are facing together.

Yellow Barn is fortunate to have enough flexibility to wait until early May to make final decisions about our summer. Our reason for waiting is to know how best to provide Yellow Barn experiences, while also ensuring the safety of our musicians, our audiences, and our town.

In the meantime, we are developing and enacting ways of supporting our local community during this time, including bringing Yellow Barn Music Haul to food drops in partnership with schools and food pantries, playing recorded music for families and volunteers. We look forward to sharing more as our projects unfold.

Watch this brief documentary about Yellow Barn and Composer in Residence Jörg Widmann. More videos