Week Two at YAP

Sunday, June 28, 2020

As this year's virtual Young Artists Program rounds the corner into its final week, we took a look back at Week Two.

This week Yellow Barn faculty member and violinist Don Weilerstein visited the YAP community, sharing recordings from his tenure as first violinist of the Cleveland Quartet and the Weilerstein Duo, as well as his perspective on life as a chamber musician. A few days later actress Sylvia Milo and composer Nathan Davis shared an inside view of their internationally-acclaimed production, The Other Mozart. (We had hoped to welcome Sylvia and Nathan this summer for a presentation of the Other Mozart As soon as we are able to host them, they will bring their production to Putney.)

YAP musicians continued continued their series of concerts—recorded in their homes across the United States, and in Europe and Asia—including premiere performances of works by YAP composers for their performer colleagues, and performances from John Cage's Song Book together with Cage's instructions for each song. Here is a sampling of their performances, all of which will be shared at the conclusion of the program.

Kyrie McIntosh Fragments (2020)
World Premiere
Yi-Mei Templeman, cello

Bram Fisher Nursery Rhyme (2020)
World Premiere
Grant Houston, violin

John Cage: Song #44
Performed by Lindan Burns

John Cage's instructions for Song #44:

John Cage: Song #35
Performed by Rolando Gomez

John Cage's instructions for Song #35:

John Cage: Song #19
Performed by Phoebe Liu

John Cage's instructions for Song #19: