Saturday, August 2, 2014

Past event (2014)

Matinee Concert

Saturday, August 2 | 12:30pm
Boucourechliev, Bartók, Harvey, and Dvořák

André Boucourechliev (1925-1997) Archipel I (1966-67)
Qing Jiang and Lee Dionne, pianos; Eduardo Leandro and Jisu Jung, percussion

Béla Bartók (1881-1945) String Quartet No.5, Sz.102 (1934)
Violaine Melançon and Kobi Malkin, violins; Jinsun Hong, viola; Gwen Krosnick, cello

Intermission

Jonathan Harvey (1939-2012) Chu (2002)
Tiffany du Mouchelle, soprano; Wai Lau, clarinets; Natasha Brofsky, cello
New England Premiere

Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904) Sextet in A Major, Op.48 (1878)
Curtis Macomber and Brigid Coleridge, violins; Born Lau and Mengwen Zhao, violas; Sang Jun Yhee and Michael Katz, cellos

Pre-Concert Discussion

Saturday, August 2 | 7:00pm
With Eduardo Leandro, Alan Kay, and Lei Liang

George Benjamin writes about his Octet, "Sketching was begun only months after the conclusion of my studies with Olivier Messiaen: the Octet was very much my first attempt to integrate all that I had learnt in Paris." Yellow Barn musicians, among them percussionist Eduardo Leandro, clarinetist Alan Kay, and composer Lei Liang, discuss the delicate baalnce of integration and independence in the musical relationship between teacher and student.

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.

Season Finale

Saturday, August 2 | 8:00pm
Beethoven, Messiaen, Benjamin, Liang, and Kern/Prutsman

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op.97 “Archduke” (1811)
Luke Hsu, violin; Jonathan Dormand, cello; Joseph Liccardo, piano

Intermission

Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) Thème et Variations (1932)
Mayumi Kanagawa, violin; Seth Knopp, piano

George Benjamin (b. 1960) Octet (1978)
Brook Ferguson, flute; Alan Kay, clarinet; Ari Isaacman-Beck, violin; Tegen Davidge, viola; Madeline Fayette, cello; Elizabeth Burns, double bass; Eduardo Leandro, percussion; Mei Rui, celesta

Lei Liang (b. 1972) Five Seasons (2010)
Gao Hong, pipa; Suliman Tekalli and Zenas Hsu, violins; Xinyi Xu, viola; Frédéric Rosselet, cello

Jerome Kern (1885-1945) (arr. Stephen Prutsman) All the Things You Are for left hand alone (1939, arr. 1987)

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