2016-2017 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.

Das heiße Herz (The Hot Heart)

Jörg Widmann, Yellow Barn’s Composer in Residence, returns to Putney to work with baritone William Sharp and pianist Seth Knopp, as they prepare for the North American premiere of Das heiße Herz, Widmann’s song cycle inspired by Robert Schumann’s Dichterliebe.

House Concert in Putney

Wednesday, April 5 | 5:30pm
Jörg Widmann, William Sharp, and Seth Knopp
Join us for an intimate concert and dinner with the artists

Soundings: New Music at the Nasher

Saturday, April 9 | 7:30pm
Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX
For more information call (214) 242-5100.
Past event (2016)

Paddle to the Sea

The classic children’s book and Academy Award-nominated film Paddle to the Sea is the focus of a new performance project that looks at our relationship to the bodies of water that connect our lives.

Preview Performance

Friday, November 4 | 8:00pm
Next Stage, Putney, VT
Third Coast Percussion
A work-in-progress presentation followed by a discussion with the artists
Past event (2016)

Honoring Enrique Granados (1867-1916)

The years 2016 and 2017 mark a double-anniversary for the great Spanish composer Enrique Granados: the 100th anniversary of his untimely death in 1916, and the 150th anniversary of his birth in 1867. Granados is often cited particularly as a composer for the piano, but his lesser-known songs are also a seminal achievement.

Residency Concert

Sunday, December 18 | 3:00pm
Next Stage, Putney, VT
Laura Strickling, soprano; Liza Stepanova, piano
Past event (2017)

Faithful to the Spirit

Despite the interest in historical performance, mainstream performers have largely ignored the hardest evidence of all: early recordings. These performances, often made by contemporaries of or in consultation with composers, may tell us something about the spirit of music making that a composer’s words and notation cannot.

Residency Concert

Monday, March 6 | 8:00pm
Next Stage, Putney, VT
Brahms, Chausson, and Dvořák