Yellow Barn's 2016 Summer Season

celebrating the infinite riches of chamber music for 47 years

June 16 - August 6, 2016

Each summer Yellow Barn presents over 30 public events between mid-June and early August. In addition to 23 concerts, Yellow Barn invites the public to four masterclasses each summer, and Saturday night concerts are preceded by a pre-concert discussion at the Putney Public Library. We also welcome visitors on campus for a meal and open rehearsals during our annual Open House, and invite families of all ages to enjoy Yellow Barn's annual Children's Concert.

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All Yellow Barn venues are handicapped accessible.

Past event (2016)

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Yellow Barn welcomes alumni ensemble The Parker Quartet back to Putney for a special pre-season performance.

Special Event: The Parker Quartet

Thursday, June 16 | 8:00pm
The Big Barn, Putney, VT
Works by Webern, Bartók, and Schubert
Past event (2016)

Friday, June 24, 2016

Young Artists Program Concert

Friday, June 24 | 8:00pm
The Big Barn, Putney, VT
Schumann, Britten, Shostakovich, Ives, Korngold, and Dvořák
Past event (2016)

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Drawing inspiration from Charles Ives, John Cage, and Walt Disney, Yellow Barn Music Haul lifts the curtain on seven world premieres that transform a Vermont village through music and soundscapes.

2016 Gala: Music Inside/Out

Saturday, June 25 | 4:00pm
The Four Columns Inn, Newfane, VT

Friday, July 8, 2016

Opening Night Concert

Friday, July 8 | 8:00pm
The Big Barn, Putney, VT
Brahms, Pesson, Pierné, van der Aa, and Schubert

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Masterclass: Jeremy Denk

Saturday, July 9 | 10:30am
The Big Barn, Putney, VT

Pre-Concert Discussion

Saturday, July 9 | 7:00pm
The Putney Public Library, Putney, VT

Yellow Barn Concert

Saturday, July 9 | 8:00pm
The Big Barn, Putney, VT
Handel, Brahms, Schoenberg, Ives, and Ravel

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Yellow Barn Concert

Thursday, July 14 | 8:00pm
The Big Barn, Putney, VT
Widmann, Andriessen, Ravel, Mozart, and Wuorinen

Friday, July 15, 2016

Yellow Barn Concert

Friday, July 15 | 8:00pm
The Big Barn, Putney, VT
Beethoven, Bach, Raskatov, and Korngold

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Masterclass: Donald Weilerstein

Saturday, July 16 | 10:30am
The Big Barn, Putney, VT

Lunch before Open House

Saturday, July 16 | 12:30pm
The Greenwood School, Putney, VT

Pre-Concert Discussion

Saturday, July 16 | 7:00pm
The Putney Public Library, Putney, VT

Yellow Barn Concert

Saturday, July 16 | 8:00pm
The Big Barn, Putney, VT
Knussen, Hosokawa, Brahms, Abrahamsen

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Yellow Barn Concert

Thursday, July 21 | 8:00pm
The Big Barn, Putney, VT
Janáček, MacMillan, Gubaidulina, and Smetana

Friday, July 22, 2016

Yellow Barn Concert

Friday, July 22 | 8:00pm
The Big Barn, Putney, VT
Adès, Shostakovich, Hersant, and Dvořák

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Pre-Concert Discussion

Saturday, July 23 | 7:00pm
The Putney Public Library, Putney, VT

Yellow Barn Concert

Saturday, July 23 | 8:00pm
The Big Barn, Putney, VT
Furrer, Schumann, Kurtág, Berio, and Ives

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Yellow Barn Concert

Tuesday, July 26 | 8:00pm
The Big Barn, Putney, VT
Wood, Dean, Caplet, Botti, and Debussy

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Yellow Barn Concert

Thursday, July 28 | 8:00pm
The Big Barn, Putney, VT
Haydn, Cage, Brahms, and Mozart

Friday, July 29, 2016

Yellow Barn Concert

Friday, July 29 | 8:00pm
The Big Barn, Putney, VT
Schubert, Ligeti, and Dvořák

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Pre-Concert Discussion

Saturday, July 30 | 7:00pm
The Putney Public Library, Putney, VT

Yellow Barn Concert

Saturday, July 30 | 8:00pm
The Big Barn, Putney, VT
Hearne, Brahms, Zorn, Mendelssohn, and Laplante

Monday, August 1, 2016

Yellow Barn Concert

Monday, August 1 | 8:00pm
The Big Barn, Putney, VT
Lindberg, Bartók, and Beethoven

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Yellow Barn Concert

Wednesday, August 3 | 8:00pm
The Big Barn, Putney, VT
Gervasoni, Mozart, Crumb, and Rachmaninoff

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Yellow Barn Concert

Thursday, August 4 | 8:00pm
The Big Barn, Putney, VT
Gervasoni, Reger, Fauré, and Donatoni

Friday, August 5, 2016

Yellow Barn Concert

Friday, August 5 | 8:00pm
The Big Barn, Putney, VT
Webern, Gervasoni, Schoenberg, and Brahms

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Luciano Berio’s Circles was first performed at Tanglewood on August 1, 1960. Berio wrote at its premiere, “Music is never pure: it is attitude: it is theatre. It is indivisible from its gestures. The task is to entrust the sense of the musical action to the specific abilities of the protagonists, to give them the possibility of defining for themselves the conditions through which eventuality is transformed into reality, before the eyes of the listener, in the hearing of the viewer. In Circles the possibilities are enlarged by the presence of the words, Nos.

Matinee Concert

Saturday, August 6 | 12:30pm
The Big Barn, Putney, VT
Frescobaldi, Gervasoni, Pintscher, and Schubert

Pre-Concert Discussion

Saturday, August 6 | 7:00pm
The Putney Public Library, Putney, VT

Season Finale Concert

Saturday, August 6 | 8:00pm
The Big Barn, Putney, VT
Chin, Gervasoni, Brahms, Berio, and Mendelssohn