2013–2014 Artist Residencies

Yellow Barn Artist Residencies provide the unique opportunity for musicians to develop projects of their own choosing in an environment conducive to undistracted study. Many residencies include in-school workshops and public concerts, allowing audiences to experience Yellow Barn year-round.

Past event (2014)

The Sarajevo Haggadah: Music of the Book

Spanning six centuries and the breadth of Europe, saved from destruction by people of many faiths—the history of the Sarajevo Haggadah is one that is as miraculous as the Biblical one that lies within it. After sold-out performances in Putney, Boston, and Dallas, accordionist and composer Merima Ključo returns to Yellow Barn with pianist Seth Knopp to reprise The Sarajevo Haggadah: Music of the Book, a new work that illuminates a tale of heroism in the face of violence through music and animation.

Matinee Concert

Saturday, June 14 | 3:00pm
Next Stage, Putney, VT

Evening Concert

Saturday, June 14 | 8:00pm
Next Stage, Putney, VT
Past event (2014)

Momenta Quartet

Since its founding, the Momenta Quartet has been exploring new ways of expanding the tradition of the string quartet, presenting works by living composers of diverse musical backgrounds and cultures that are often underrepresented or unknown in this country. Their residency at Yellow Barn takes them down a different path with works by Debussy and Ives, two composers who revolutionized the musical traditions of their own times.

Residency Discussion

Tuesday, May 27 | 7:00pm
The Putney Public Library, Putney, VT
With pianist Gilbert Kalish

Residency Concert

Friday, May 30 | 8:00pm
Next Stage, Putney, VT
Works by Debussy and Ives
Past event (2014)

The Russian Soul—The Russian Voice

Trio Cleonice comes to Putney to explore two great masterworks of the 19th and 20th Centuries, Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio and Shostakovich's 2nd Piano Trio, in the context of Russian literature and the Russian language. Guided by mentors from both fields, Trio Cleonice will explore not only these two beloved Russian piano trios, but parallel works of fiction.

Residency Discussion

Sunday, May 4 | 7:00pm
The Putney Public Library, Putney, VT
With Thomas Hodge, Professor of Russian at Wellesley College

Residency Concert

Saturday, May 10 | 8:00pm
Next Stage, Putney, VT
Works by Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich
Past event (2013)

Commemorating President Kennedy

Yellow Barn presents a program in which words, seeking to comprehend the complexities of that time, find illumination in the music of Olivier Messiaen and John Cage, and One Red Rose, a new work by Steven Mackey co-commissioned by Yellow Barn with the Nasher Sculpture Center and Carnegie Hall.

Residency Discussion

Thursday, November 14 | 7:00pm
The Putney Public Library, Putney, VT

Premiere Performance

Friday, November 15 | 8:00pm
Next Stage, Putney, VT

Music From Yellow Barn Concert

Saturday, November 23 | 7:30pm
City Performance Hall, Dallas, TX

Music From Yellow Barn Concert

Sunday, November 24 | 2:00pm
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, Dallas, TX
Past event (2013)

Xiang Yu and Mei Rui

In anticipation of presenting the season-opening concert at the Louvre on September 19, 2013 violinist Xiang Yu and Yellow Barn alumna pianist Mei Rui explore and perform the works included on their program.

Residency Concert

Saturday, September 14 | 8:00pm
Next Stage, Putney, VT
Works by Beethoven, Debussy, Brahms, Symanowski, and Nathan (world premiere)