Yellow Barn’s Summer Season

summer 2014: celebrating the infinite riches of chamber music for 45 years

Yellow Barn concerts: July 4 - August 2, 2014
Lei Liang, Composer in Residence: July 28 - August 2, 2014
Young Artists Program concerts: June 19, 20, and 21, 2014

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.
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Hear performances from Yellow Barn's 2013 Summer Season

Please note that consideration for the continued artistic growth of Yellow Barn’s musicians is the primary focus of our programming each summer. Repertoire presented during Yellow Barn’s summer season is chosen only after our audition process is completed each spring and the complete schedule of programs and musicians will be available at the end of May.

Season Overview

Yellow Barn Concerts
July 4 – August 2

Since 1969, Yellow Barn has gathered together an international community of musicians at various stages of their careers, 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 in June that include classical repertoire and world premiere performances of works created during the program.

Gala Dinner & Scholarship Benefit Concert
July 19

Every Yellow Barn participant receives a full scholarship—an essential part of the Yellow Barn experience. During the summer, Yellow Barn audiences join together to ensure the future of the scholarship program and celebrate an individual who shares Yellow Barn's philosophy. In 2014 Yellow Barn honors landscape artist Gordon Hayward with a gala dinner and concert, the proceeds of which will underwrite a participant scholarship in his name.

Composer Portrait: Lei Liang
July 28

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. Lei Liang’s residency week begins with an evening dedicated to the performance and discussion of his music.

July 5: Gilbert Kalish, piano
July 12: Hsin-Yun Huang, viola
July 19: Donald Weilerstein, violin
July 26: Laurence Lesser, cello

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.

Pre-Concert Discussions
July 5, 12, 19, & 26 | August 2

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.

Open House
July 12

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.

Children’s Concert
Date TBA

This year Yellow Barn brings back the annual children’s concert, inviting families to campus for a special performance and ice cream party.