Yellow Barn's 2017 Summer Season

celebrating the infinite riches of chamber music for 48 years

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Yellow Barn: July 7-August 5, 2017
Jörg Widmann, Composer in Residence: July 24-30, 2017
Young Artists Program: June 14-July 1, 2017

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Listen to performances from last summer the Big Barn

View last season's programs

"Concerts like those at Yellow Barn shouldn't really exist. And yet they do."—The Boston Globe

All Yellow Barn venues are handicapped accessible.

Season preview

Yellow Barn Concerts
July 7-August 5

Since 1969, Yellow Barn has gathered together an international community of musicians ranging from conservatory students to renowned professionals. For five weeks, Yellow Barn creates an ideal environment for creative exploration and expression, resulting in a series of extraordinary public performances. Each season’s repertoire is unique, spanning a wide range of eras and genres, offering infinite insights into chamber music—for performers, composers and audiences alike.

Preceding the main season is the Young Artists Program for outstanding composers and performers ages 13–20, with three concerts that include classical repertoire and world premiere performances of works created during the program.

Composer in Residence: Jörg Widmann
July 24-30

Since the 1970s, composers of all nationalities have enriched Yellow Barn’s summer season with their music, the work they do with musicians, and interactions with audiences. This summer Yellow Barn welcomes back renowned German composer and virtuoso clarinetist Jörg Widmann. His residency week offers multiple performances of his music, including performances by the composer.
Watch a video about Jörg Widmann's 2015 residency at Yellow Barn

Special Event
June 15

Yellow Barn welcomes Eduardo Leandro for a pre-season solo performance.

Pre-Concert Discussions
July 8, 15, 22, & 29 | August 5

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.

July 8, 15, 22, & 31 

At Yellow Barn masterclasses, audience members are invited to sit in The Big Barn with Yellow Barn musicians and witness the interpretive process as Yellow Barn faculty and guests coach participants on a wide range of repertoire. 

Children's Concert
July 19

The annual Children’s Concert welcomes families to campus for a special performance and opportunity to interact with Yellow Barn's international community of musicians.

Open House
July 15

Yellow Barn’s Open House affords audiences the chance to spend an afternoon attending open rehearsals, participating in discussions, and sharing a meal with Yellow Barn musicians on campus.