Pre-Concert Discussions

On Saturdays, audience members are invited to the Putney Public Library for an intimate introduction to the evening’s concert given by Yellow Barn musicians moderated by Artistic Director Seth Knopp.

Pre-Concert Discussion

Saturday, July 8 | 7:00pm

Gilbert Kalish, Bonnie Hampton, and Seth Knopp lead a conversation about the evening’s program, the 2017 Yellow Barn summer season, and why we listen.

Pre-Concert Discussion

Saturday, July 15 | 7:00pm

Nicholas Mann, Violaine Melançon, Natasha Brofsky, and Abigail Sin discuss the works on the evening’s program through the lens of Schumann’s passionate Florestan and contemplative Eusebius, the two sides of the composer’s personality that characterize so much of his music.

Pre-Concert Discussion

Saturday, July 22 | 7:00pm

Inherent to music is its power to sanctify the moment. Whether “sacred” or “secular” by definition, music affects us without distinction. Exploring the evening’s program through this lens are William Sharp, Donald Weilerstein, and other Yellow Barn musicians.

Pre-Concert Discussion

Saturday, July 29 | 7:00pm

Before the final concert of Jörg Widmann’s Composer Residency, Seth Knopp leads a conversation with the composer on the marriage of his musical loves and his own work.

Pre-Concert Discussion

Saturday, August 5 | 7:00pm

Alan Kay, Michael Kannen, Eduardo Leandro, and Anthony Marwood discuss how the democracy of chamber music works, and moves us.