Yellow Barn's 2020 Summer Season

SUMMER ARTIST RESIDENCIES

While we are not able to gather our entire Yellow Barn family this year, we have created a series of Summer Artist Residencies, allowing some of our musicians to be here as representatives of the whole. The first residency program in this country for professional musicians, Yellow Barn’s Artist Residencies offer an unforeseen model for this time.

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Join us for weekly conversations about each of the 2020 summer programs, moderated by Artistic Director Seth Knopp, with musicians from the performances. Tuesdays from 4:30-5:45pm EDT, September 1st-October 27th. Find out more

Friday, July 10, 2020

Opening Night

Friday, July 10 | 7:30pm
International broadcast at 2:00pm on July 11

Charles Ives (1874-1954) Piano Sonata No. 2 “Concord, Mass., 1840–60” (c.1911-15)

Gilbert Kalish, piano

Brief intermission

Stephen Coxe (b.1966) Entstehung Heiliger Dankgesang (Emergence of the Holy Song of Thanksgiving) (2020)
World Premiere
Alice Ivy-Pemberton, Emma Frucht, violins; Roger Tapping, viola; Coleman Itzkoff, cello; Eduardo Leandro, percussion

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) String Quartet in A Minor, Op.132 (1825)
          Heiliger Dankgesang eines Genesenen an die Gottheit,
          in der lydischen Tonart
          (Holy song of thanksgiving of a convalescent to the Deity,
          in the Lydian mode)
Alice Ivy-Pemberton, Emma Frucht, violins; Roger Tapping, viola; Coleman Itzkoff, cello

This program is approximately 90 minutes in length.

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Saturday, July 11, 2020

Summer Artist Residency Concert

Saturday, July 11 | 7:30pm
International broadcast at 2:00pm on July 12

Lei Liang (b.1972) Trans for solo percussion and audience (2013)
Eduardo Leandro, percussion

Anton Webern (1883-1945) Five Movements for String Quartet, Op.5 (1909)
Emma Frucht, Alice Ivy-Pemberton, violins; Roger Tapping, viola; Coleman Itzkoff, cello

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) Elegy for Solo Viola (1930)
Roger Tapping, viola

Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904) Bagatelles, Op.47 (1878)
Emma Frucht, Alice Ivy-Pemberton, violins; Coleman Itzkoff, cello; Seth Knopp, harmonium

Frederic Rzewski (b.1938) To The Earth (1985)
Eduardo Leandro, percussion

This program is performed without intermission and is approximately 60 minutes in length.

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Thursday, July 16, 2020

Summer Artist Residency Concert

Thursday, July 16 | 7:30pm
International broadcast at 2:00pm on July 17

A Tribute to David Wells On His Birthday

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007
Aaron Wolff, cello

Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major, BWV 1010
Gabriel Martins, cello

Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011
Cantata, BWV 93 (1724)
          Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten (Whoever lets only the
          dear God reign)
Natasha Brofsky, Michael Katz, Gabriel Martins, Aaron Wolff, cellos

This program is performed without intermission and is approximately 60 minutes in length.


Saturday, July 18, 2020

Summer Artist Residency Concert

Saturday, July 18 | 7:30pm
International broadcast at 2:00pm on July 19

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Glory, Glory (spiritual)
Odetta

Suite No.2 in D Minor, BWV 1009
Natasha Brofsky, cello

Suite No.3 in C Major, BWV 1009
Michael Katz, cello

Brief intermission

Suite No.6 in D Major, BWV 1012
Gabriel Martins, Natasha Brofsky, Michael Katz, Aaron Wolff, cellos

This program is approximately 70 minutes in length.

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Thursday, July 23, 2020

Composer Portrait: Mario Davidovsky (1934-2019)

Thursday, July 23 | 7:30pm
International broadcast at 2:00pm on July 24

Mario Davidovsky (1934-2019)

Synchronisms No. 3 for Cello and Electronic Sounds (1964)
Coleman Itzkoff, cello

Synchronisms No. 6 for Piano and Electronic Sounds (1970)
Seth Knopp, piano

Synchronisms No. 9 for Violin and Electronic Sounds (1988)
Alice Ivy-Pemberton, violin

Synchronisms No. 11 for Contrabass and Electronic Sounds (2005)
Lizzie Burns, double bass

Synchronisms No.12 for Clarinet and Electronic Sounds (2016)
Yasmina Spiegelberg, clarinet

With words from Mario and remembrances from Curtis Macomber, Susan Narucki, and Shulamit Ran

This program is performed without intermission and is approximately 60 minutes in length.

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Saturday, July 25, 2020

Summer Artist Residency Concert

Saturday, July 25 | 7:30pm
International broadcast at 2:00pm on July 26

John Cage (1912-1992) Solo for Voice 39 from Song Books (1970)
Lucy Shelton

Franz Schubert (1797-1828) Ganymed, D.544 (1817)
Text by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Lucy Fitz Gibbon, soprano; Seth Knopp, piano

Amy Beth Kirsten (b.1972) yes I said yes I will Yes. (2012)
Text by James Joyce
Lucy Fitz Gibbon, soprano; Lizzie Burns, double bass

Travis Laplante (b.1982) The Obvious Place (2020)
World Premiere
Travis Laplante, saxophone

Toshio Hosokawa (b.1955) Windscapes (1996)
Ayano Kataoka, Eduardo Leandro, percussion

Beethoven Walks at Greenwood Trail and Hannum Trail

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Andante from Bagatelles, Op.126 No.3 in E-Flat Major (1825)
Seth Knopp, piano

This program is performed without intermission and is approximately 60 minutes in length.

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Summer Artist Residency Concert

Thursday, July 30 | 7:30pm
International broadcast at 2:00pm on July 31

Stephen Coxe (b.1966) The Very Hungry Caterpillar (2005, rev.2020)
Text by Eric Carle
Elaine Daiber, narrator; Curtis Macomber, violin; Ayano Kataoka, marimba

Mark Applebaum (b.1967) Gone, Dog. Gone! (2012)
Ayano Kataoka, Eduardo Leandro, percussion

Fredrik Andersson (b.1973) The Lonelyness of Santa Claus (1994)
Ayano Kataoka, Eduardo Leandro, marimbas

Alan Ridout (1934-1996) Ferdinand for Speaker and Violin (1974)
Text by Munro Leaf
Lucy Fitz Gibbon, narrator; Alice Ivy-Pemberton, violin
 
John Cage (1912-1992) Solo for Voice 57 from Song Books (1970)
Lucy Shelton

This program is performed without intermission and is approximately 45 minutes in length.

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Saturday, August 1, 2020

Summer Artist Residency Concert

Saturday, August 1 | 7:30pm
International broadcast at 2:00pm on August 2

John Cage (1912-1992) Solo for Voice 22 from Song Books (1970)
Lucy Shelton

Georges Aperghis (b.1945) Récitation No. 9 for Female Voice (1978)
Elaine Daiber, soprano

Liza Lim (b.1966) Inguz (1996)
Yasmina Spiegelberg, clarinet; Coleman Itzkoff, cello

John Cage (1912-1992) Solo for Voice 23 from Song Books (1970)
Anthony Marwood and Walter Van Dyk

Matthew Aucoin (b.1990) Dual (2015)
Coleman Iztkoff, cello; Lizzie Burns, double bass

Philippe Manoury (b.1952) Le Livre des Claviers II (1987-88)
Ayano Kataoka, Eduardo Leandro, marimbas

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Partita No. 1 in B Minor, BWV 1002 (1720)
Alice Ivy-Pemberton, Adelya Nartadjieva, violins

This program is performed without intermission and is approximately 60 minutes in length.

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Friday, August 7, 2020

Summer Artist Residency Concert

Friday, August 7 | 7:30pm
International broadcast at 2:00pm on August 8

György Kurtág (b.1926) Kafka Fragments (1987)
Tony Arnold, Elaine Daiber, Lucy Fitz Gibbon, sopranos; Alice Ivy-Pemberton, Adelya Nartadjieva, Mark Steinberg, violins

This program is performed without intermission and is approximately 70 minutes in length.

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Saturday, August 8, 2020

Season Finale

Saturday, August 8 | 7:30pm
International broadcast at 2:00pm on August 9

John Cage (1912-1992) Solo for Voice 43 from Song Books (1970)
Lucy Shelton

Philippe Hersant (b.1948) In The Dark (2006)
Yasmina Spiegelberg, clarinet

Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) Seven Romances on Poems of Alexander Blok, Op.127 (1967)
Tony Arnold, soprano; Mark Steinberg, violin; Coleman Itzkoff, cello; Seth Knopp, piano

Osvaldo Golijov (b.1960) Tenebrae (2002)
Lucy Fitz Gibbon, soprano; Yasmina Spiegelberg, clarinet; Adelya Nartadjieva, Alice Ivy-Pemberton, violins; Mark Steinberg, viola; Coleman Itzkoff, cello

James MacMillan (b.1959) Angel (1993)
Seth Knopp, piano

This program is performed without intermission and is approximately 90 minutes in length.

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