Yellow Barn wins Adventurous Programming Award

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Yellow Barn, an international center for chamber music based in Putney, Vermont, has received the 2015 Adventurous Programming Award from Chamber Music America and the American Society of Composers and Publishers.
This is the second Adventurous Programming Award for Yellow Barn, which won in the category for presenters of more than 10 concerts of mixed repertoire. Other past winners include the Kronos Quartet, Aspen Music School and Festival, and Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.
Through these awards CMA and ASCAP celebrate the ongoing vitality of chamber music by honoring creativity in chamber music programming. In Yellow Barn’s case, its sense of adventure comes from presenting concerts that recognize the potential of music from all eras to give insight into the world around us.
“In programming, my hope is to help illuminate music for the interpreter and audience member in ways that invite them to lose themselves in their listening. Inspired by the natural and limitless connections different musics share, we are free to experience what we hear without being constrained by the weight of tradition, and can be brought closer to our world and to our essence,” said Artistic Director Seth Knopp.
Yellow Barn welcomes musicians and audiences from all over the world to its annual Summer Festival and ongoing Artist Residencies. Last year Yellow Barn presented over 30 concerts in Putney and across the nation, in addition to special events for multi-generational audiences, and workshops in local schools.

Programs generated by its Artist Residencies in Putney travel through collaborations with organizations in other fields, most notably with the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, where last year’s Yellow Barn programs included performances honoring President Kennedy on the 50th Anniversary of his death at City Performance Hall and the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.
Another program developed at Yellow Barn, “The Sarajevo Haggadah: Music of the Book”, currently is touring North America, with upcoming performances at the University of Chicago and the Morgan Library.
The 2015 CMA/ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming will be presented on Sunday, January 18th at CMA's National Conference in New York.

Find out more about Yellow Barn's Summer Season

Peruse the 2014 summer concert programs

Learn about current and past Artist Residencies