2024 Yellow Barn Summer Festival

CELEBRATING OVER 50 YEARS OF EXTRAORDINARY CHAMBER MUSIC

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New Evening Concert Time

Please note that evening concerts will now start at 7:30pm!
All events start at 7:30pm unless otherwise noted.

Free Concerts

All June Concerts June 16, 21, 27 (3pm and 7:30pm), and 28 (11am)

Thursday Nights July 11, 18, and 25, August 1

"Musikliebe", a musical exploration and conversation led by Composer in Residence Jörg Widmann July 30

ABOUT THE BIG BARN

Yellow Barn's summer concert venue is located on Main Street in downtown Putney, Vermont, just off of Exit 4 of I91.

The intimate, 75-seat Big Barn offers comfortable seating and airconditioning, and is fully accessible. Should you have special needs, including those related to hearing or visual impairment, please contact Yellow Barn at (802) 387-6637 or info@yellowbarn.org one week prior to your visit and we will do our best to address your needs.

Young Artists Program concerts

June 16, 21, 27 (3pm and 7:30pm), and 28 (11am)
The Big Barn, Putney, VT
Free Admission | More information

Opening Night Concert

Friday, July 5 | 7:30pm

François Couperin (1668–1733) Les Ombres Errantes (1730)
Daniel Borovitzky, keyboard
Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach (1714-1788) “Gott, Sieh Dein Volk im Staube liegen” from Die Israeliten in der Wüste, H.775 (1768-9)
William Sharp, baritone; Eli Holmes, bassoon; Alice Van Leuven, Ele Bienzobas, violins; Brian Isaacs, viola; Gerard Flotats, Daniel Borovitzky, continuo
Sam Suggs (b.1990) EDM Caprice No. 1 "Daft Punk" (2015)
Sam Suggs, double bass

Charles Ives (1874-1954) Violin Sonata No. 3, Op.62 (1905-14)
Donald Weilerstein, violin; Vivian Hornik Weilerstein, piano

Intermission

Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Fêtes galante, livres I & II (1891/1904)
Sara LeMesh, Melissa Wimbish, sopranos; Gilbert Kalish, piano

Helena Winkelman (b.1974) Sonnet 74 (2020-21)
Sophie Williams, Katherine Yoon, violins; Chris Ellis, cello; Sam Suggs, double bass

Enno Poppe (b.1969) Freizeit (2016)
Nathan Meltzer, Leo Appel, violins; Yeh-Chun Lin, viola; Gerard Flotats, cello

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV1048 (1719-20)
Katherine Yoon, K.J. McDonald, Astrid Nakamura, violins; Nicholas Mann, Hannah Burnett, Wilhelm Magner, violas; Jean-Michel Fonteneau, Annie SeEun Hyung, Chris Ellis, cellos; Sam Suggs, double bass; Julian Chan, harpsichord

Masterclass: Gilbert Kalish

Saturday, July 6 | 10:30am

Yellow Barn Concert

Saturday, July 6 | 7:30pm

Chaya Czernowin (b.1957) Adiantum Capillus-Veneris I (2015)
Lucy Shelton, voice
Osvaldo Golijov (1960) Mariel (2008)
Joan Herget, cello; Matthew Boyle, marimba

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Piano Trio in D Major, Op.70 No.1 “Ghost” (1808)
Trio Venere
Daniel Borovitzky, piano; Gaia Trionfera, violin; Nigel Thean, cello

Intermission

Ana Sokolović (b.1968) Looking at the Moon (For Lucy) (2024)
Lucy Shelton, soprano; Wilhelm Magner, viola; Wei-An Hung, cello

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Piano Trio G major, K.564 (1788)
Gilbert Kalish, piano; SoYoung Choi, violin; Gerard Flotats, cello

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Variations on "Bei Männern welche Liebe fühlen", WoO.46 (1801)
Ariadna Chmelik, cello; Gilbert Kalish, piano

Stefano Scodanibbio (1956-2012) & Roll (2007)
Sam Suggs, double bass
Sam Suggs (b.1990) Rollover LVB (2024)
Rosemary Nelis, viola; Charles Overton, harp; Sam Suggs, double bass; Matthew Boyle, percussion

Yellow Barn Concert

Thursday, July 11 | 7:30pm

Heinrich Biber (1644-1704) Mystery Sonata No. 10 (c.1670)
Ele Bienzobas, violin; Eli Holmes, Jean-Michel Fonteneau, Daniel Borovitzky, continuo

Stuart Saunders Smith (1948-2024) Each Moment an Ending (1993)
Nathan Davis, orchestra bells; Jason Treuting, vibraphone; Matthew Boyle, xylophone; Eduardo Leandro, marimba

Heinrich Biber Mystery Sonata No. 15
Ele Bienzobas, violin; Eli Holmes, Jean-Michel Fonteneau, Daniel Borovitzky, continuo

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) Trio Sonata in F Major, Op.5 No.6 (1739)
Dale Barltrop, Julia Schilz, violins; Natasha Brofsky, Julian Chan, continuo

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Sonata for Viola da Gamba in D Major, BWV1028 (c.1730-40)
Nigel Thean, cello; Seth Knopp, piano

Jungyoon Wie (b.1990) Dan Poong (2022)
Coco Mi, SoYoung Choi, violins

Intermission

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) Seven Romances on Poems by Alexander Blok, Op.127 (1967)
Sara LeMesh, soprano; Tong Chen, violin; Alejandrio Gomez Pareja, cello; Vivian Hornik Weilerstein, piano

Sofia Gubaidulina (b.1931) Five Etudes (1965)
Charles Overton, harp; Sam Suggs, double bass; Matthew Boyle, percussion

Yellow Barn Concert

Friday, July 12 | 7:30pm

Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942) In Futurum from Fünf Pittoresken (1919)

Luciano Berio (1925-2003) Sequenza III (1965)
Lucy Shelton, voice

Julian Anderson (b.1967) Poetry Nearing Silence (1997)
Curtis Macomber, Astrid Nakamura, violins; Joshua Cai, viola; Annie SeEun Hyung, cello; Ji Young Kim, flutes; Anoush Pogossian, clarinets; Charles Overton, harp

Claude Debussy (1862-1918) En blanc et noir (1915)
Daniel Borovitzky, Alasdair Beatson, pianos

Intermission

Jacques Ibert (1890-1962) Trio for Violin, Cello, and Harp (1945)
Tong Chen, violin; Jean-Michel Fonteneau, cello; Charles Overton, harp

Gérard Pesson (b.1958) Solitaire Mikado (2016)
William Sharp, baritone; Julian Chan, piano

Bruno Mantovani (b.1974) Un mois d'octobre (2000)
Eli Holmes, bassoon; Ryan Jung, piano 

Summer Gala

Saturday, July 13 | 11:00am

A celebratory event to support musician fellowships at Yellow Barn
 
11:00am—Arrivals and hors d’oeuvres
Noon—Performance in the North Barn
1:30 pm—Lunch with the performers
 
 
PROGRAM

George Crumb (1929-2022) A Journey Beyond Time: American Songbook II (2003)
Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté (b.1974) Tegere Tulon (2018)
Traditional Glory, Glory

William Sharp, baritone; Alasdair Beatson, piano; Nathan Davis, Jason Treuting, Eduardo Leandro, Matthew Boyle, percussion
K.J. McDonald, Sophie Williams, violins; Brian Isaacs, viola; Gerard Flotats, cello
Melissa Wimbish, soprano
 

Catering by A Vermont Table

Space for this event is limited, and reservations are necessary.
Please reply by July 6.

Yellow Barn Concert

Saturday, July 13 | 7:30pm

Endre Szervánszky (1911-1977) Arioso from Serenade for Strings (1947-8)
György Kurtág (b.1926) Officium Breve (in memoriam Endre Szervánszky) (1989)
Donald Weilerstein, Julia Schilz, violins; Nicholas Mann, viola; Tamir Naaman Pery, cello

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K.581 (1789)
Daniel Meszaros, clarinet; Emily Turkanik, Coco Mi, violins; Joshua Cai, viola; Wei-An Hung, cello; Sam Suggs, double bass

Intermission

Gérard Pesson (b.1958) Cinq Chansons (1999)
Melissa Wimbish, soprano; Ji Young Kim, flute; Daniel Meszaros, clarinet; Sunmi Han, piano; Nicholas Mann, viola; Alejandrio Gomez Pareja, cello
Katherine Balch (b.1991) Phrases (2017)
Melissa Wimbish, soprano; Sam Suggs, double bass

Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) Piano Quintet No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 115 (1921)
Alasdair Beatson, piano; Dale Barltrop, Nathan Meltzer, violins; Wilhelm Magner, viola; Chris Ellis, cello

Yellow Barn Concert

Thursday, July 18 | 7:30pm

Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) Suite for Voice and Violin (1923)
Lucy Shelton, soprano; Dale Barltrop, violin

Thomas Kessler (1937-2024) Unisono (1976)
Anoush Pogossian, Daniel Meszaros, Alan Kay, clarinet

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Trio in A Minor, Op.114 (1891-2)
Brian Isaacs, viola; Ariadna Chmelik, cello; Sunmi Han, piano

Intermission

Mario Davidovsky (1937-2019) Quartetto No. 1 (1987)
Ji Young Kim, flute; Curtis Macomber, violin; Rosemary Nelis, viola; Joan Herget, cello

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) String Quartet in F Major, K.590 (1790)
Dale Barltrop, Astrid Nakamura, violins; Hannah Burnett, viola; Gerard Flotats, cello

Salvatore Sciarrino (b.1947) Sonata per due pianoforte (1970)
Ryan Jung, Po-Wei Ger, piano

Yellow Barn Concert

Friday, July 19 | 7:30pm

Robert Mann (1920-2018) How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin (1954)
Lucy Shelton, narrator; Curtis Macomber, violin; Vivian Hornik Wilerstein, piano

Anonymous (England) from the Beowulf epic (c.8th century)
Benjamin Bagby, vocalist and harpist
Helena Tulve (b.1972) Und von liehte vinster (2012)
Eli Holmes, bassoon; Ele Bienzobas, K.J. McDonald, violins; Wilhelm Manger, viola; Tamir Naaman Pery, cello

Thomas Adès (b.1971) Alchymia (2021)
Anoush Pogossian, basset clarinet; Leo Appel, Alice Van Leuven, violins; Yeh-Chun Lin, viola; Natasha Brofsky, cello

Intermission

Dai Fujikura (b.1977) Chattering Birds (2021)
Matthew Boyle, Eduardo Leandro, percussion
Giancinto Scelsi (1905-1988) Rucke di Gluck (1988)
Ji Young Kim, flute; Daniel Bates, oboe 

Hans Abrahamsen (b.1952) Traumlieder (2009)
Trio Venere
Gaia Trionfera, violin; Nigel Thean, cello; Daniel Borovitzky, piano

Robert Mann (1920-2018) The Emperor and the Nightingale (1949)
Walter van Dyk, narrator; Katherine Yoon, violin; Seth Knopp, piano

Masterclass: Donald Weilerstein, violin

Saturday, July 20 | 10:30am

Yellow Barn Concert

Saturday, July 20 | 7:30pm

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Sonata in E-Flat Major, Op.120 No.2 (1894)
Rosemary Nelis, viola; Po-Wei Ger, piano

Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951) The Book of the Hanging Gardens, Op.15 (1908-9)
Sara LeMesh, soprano; Seth Knopp, piano

Intermission

Philippe Hersant (b.1948) Huit Duos (1995)
Krzysztof Chorzelski, viola; Eli Holmes, bassoon

Alban Berg (1885-1935) String Quartet, Op.3 (1910)
Curtis Macomber, Emily Turkanik, violins; Hannah Burnett, viola; Jean-Michel Fonteneau, cello

Salvatore Sciarrino (b.1947) La Malinconia (1980)
SoYoung Choi, violin; Pauline Sachse, viola
Robert Schumann (1810-1856) Märchenbilder, Op.113 (1851)
Pauline Sachse, viola; Sunmi Han, piano

Yellow Barn Concert

Tuesday, July 23 | 7:30pm
$25 ($21 seniors, $12 students)
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Sándor Veress (1907-1992) Introduzione e Coda (1972)
Alan Kay, clarinet; Tong Chen, violin; Wei-An Hung, cello

Béla Bártok (1881-1945) String Quartet No. 3 (1927)
Sophie Williams, Coco Mi, violins; Joshua Cai, viola; Annie SeEun Hyung, cello

Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904) Romantic Pieces, Op.75 (1887)
Katherine Yoon, violin; Seth Knopp, piano

Intermission

Viktor Ullman (1898-1944) Die Weise von Liebe und Tod des Cornets Christoph Rilke (1944)
Walter van Dyk, narrator; Julian Chan, piano

Yellow Barn Concert

Thursday, July 25 | 7:30pm
Free admission | Reservations are recommended but not required: Email info@yellowbarn.org

Francis Poulenc (1899-963) La Voix Humaine (1958)
Melissa Wimbish, soprano; Ryan Jung, piano

Intermission

Rudi Martinus van Dijk (1932-2003) Sonata for violin and piano (1995)
Anthony Marwood, violin; Julian Chan, piano

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) String Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op.71 No.3 (1793)
Alice Van Leuven, Katherine Yoon, violins; Pauline Sachse, viola; Luise Buchberger, cello

Kaija Saariaho (1952-2023) Du gick, flög (1982)
Lucy Shelton, mezzo-soprano; Tamir Naaman Pery, cello

Ana Sokolović (b.1968) Dring, dring (2010)
Sara LeMesh, Melissa Wimbish, Lucy Shelton, William Sharp, voices

Yellow Barn Concert

Friday, July 26 | 7:30pm
$35 ($30 seniors, $17 students)
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Georges Aperghis (b.1949) Le Corps Á Corps (1978)
Ethan Cowburn, zarb

Mauricio Kagel (1931-2008) Match (1964)
John Myerscough, Alejandrio Gomez Pareja, cellos; Matthew Boyle, percussion

Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) Il Bove (1915)
Lucy Shelton, soprano; John Myerscough, cello; Stephen Coxe, piano

Oliver Knussen (1952-2018) Hums and Songs of Winnie-the-Pooh (1970/83)
Sara LeMesh, soprano; Ji Young Kim, flute; Daniel Meszaros, contrabass clarinet; Daniel Bates, English horn; Chris Ellis, cello; Eduardo Leandro, percussion

Intermission

Béla Bártok (1881-1945) Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion, Sz.110, BB115 (1937)
Julian Chan, Sunmi Han, pianos; Eduardo Leandro, Matthew Boyle, percussion

Masterclass: Laurence Lesser, cello

Saturday, July 27 | 10:30am
$10
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Yellow Barn Concert

Saturday, July 27 | 7:30pm
$35 ($30 seniors, $17 students)
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) String Quintet in E-Flat Major, K.614 (1791)
Leo Appel, Julia Schilz, violins; Hannah Burnett, Krysztof Chorzelski, violas; Luise Buchberger, cello

Sofia Gubaidulina (b.1931) Quarternion (1996)
Ariadna Chmelik, Gerard Flotats, Joan Herget, Wei-An Hung, cellos

Intermission

Julius Eastman (1940-1990) Our Father (1989)
William Sharp, baritone
Dmitri Shostakovich (2006-1975) Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op.57 (1940)
Astrid Nakamura, Gaia Trionfera, violins; Pauline Sachse, viola; Tamir Naaman Pery, cello; Daniel Borovitzky, piano

Yellow Barn Concert

Monday, July 29 | 7:30pm
$25 ($21 seniors, $12 students)
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George Enescu (1881-1955) Pièce pour piano sur le nom de Fauré (1922)
Sunmi Han, piano

Béla Bártok (1881-1945) Piano Quintet in C Major, Sz.23 (1904)
Emily Turkanik, Katherine Yoon, violins; Rosemary Nelis, viola; Aaron Wolff, cello; Dénes Várjon, piano

Intermission

Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942) Duo for Violin and Cello, WV74 (1925)
Nathan Meltzer, violin; Annie SeEun Hyung, cello

George Enescu (1881-1955) Octet, Op.7 (1900)
Anthony Marwood, K.J. McDonald, Tong Chen, Sophie Williams, violins; Brian Isaacs, Wilhelm Magner, violas; Alejandrio Gomez Pareja, Natasha Brofsky, cellos

Special Event: Jörg Widmann

Tuesday, July 30 | 7:30pm
Free admission | For reservations email info@yellowbarn.org

"Musikliebe", a musical exploration and conversation led by Jörg Widmann

Yellow Barn Concert

Wednesday, July 31 | 7:30pm
$25 ($21 seniors, $12 students)
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Jörg Widmann (b.1973) empty space for five players (2020)
K.J. McDonald, violin; Ji Young Kim, flute; Alan Kay, clarinet; Matthew Boyle, percussion; Seth Knopp, piano

Jörg Widmann (b.1973) Beethoven-Studie, String Quartet No. 6 (2019)
Nathan Meltzer, Sophie Williams, violins; Hannah Burnett, viola; Tamir Naaman Pery, cello

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Grosse Fuge, Op.133 (1826)
SoYoung Choi, Alice Van Leuven, violins; Yeh-Chun Lin, viola, Chris Ellis, cello

Intermission

Jörg Widmann (b.1973) Beethoven-Studie III, String Quartet No. 8 (2020)
Julia Schilz, Emily Turkanik, violins; Wilhelm Magner, viola; Natasha Brofsky, cello

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) String Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op.127 (1825)
Ele Bienzobas, Tong Chen, violins; Brian Isaacs, viola; Joan Herget, cello

Yellow Barn Concert

Thursday, August 1 | 7:30pm
Free admission | Reservations are recommended but not required: email info@yellowbarn.org

Jörg Widmann (b.1973) ...und wenn wir uns mitten im Leben meinen..., Torso (2023)
Ele Bienzobas, Coco Mi, violins; Sunmi Han, piano

Jörg Widmann (b.1973) Sieben Abgesänge auf eine tote Linde (1997)
Melissa Wimbish, soprano; Katherine Yoon, violin; Anoush Pogossian, clarinet; Po-Wei Ger, piano

Jörg Widmann (b.1973) Duos (2008)
Astrid Nakamura, violin; Chris Ellis, John Myerscough, cellos

Jörg Widmann (b.1973) “Einsam will ich untergehn” from Das heiße Herz (2013)
William Sharp, baritone; Seth Knopp, piano

Intermission

Jörg Widmann (b.1973) Es war einmal... (2015)
Anoush Pogossian, clarinet; Brian Isaacs, viola; Dénes Várjon, piano

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) String Quartet, Op.81, MWV.R.35 “Capriccio” (1847)
Anthony Marwood, Gaia Trionfera, violins; Rosemary Nelis, viola; Wei-An Hung, cello

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten, BWV202 “Wedding Cantata” (1718-23)
Sara LeMesh, soprano; Daniel Bates, Baroque oboe; Leo Appel, SoYoung Choi, violins; Yeh-Chun Lin, viola; Eli Holmes, Gerard Flotats, Stephen Coxe, continuo

Yellow Barn Concert

Friday, August 2 | 7:30pm
$35 ($30 seniors, $17 students)
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Jörg Widmann (b.1973) Labyrinth V (2021)
Sara LeMesh, soprano

Jörg Widmann (b.1973) Clarinet Quintet (2017)
Daniel Meszaros, clarinet; Anthony Marwood, Ele Bienzobas, violins; Joshua Cai, viola, Gerard Flotats, cello

Intermission

Jörg Widmann (b.1973) Cavatina (Beethoven-Studie V, String Quartet No. 10) (2020)
Coco Mi, Gaia Trionfera, violins; Krysztof Chorzelski, viola; Alejandrio Gomez Pareja, cello

Peter Eötvös (b.1944) Joyce (2015-6)
Jörg Widmann, clarinet

Heinz Holliger (b.1939) Ma’Mounia (2002)
Eduardo Leandro, solo percussion; Ji Young Kim, flute; Alan Kay, clarinet; Stephen Stirling, French horn; Nigel Thean, cello; Po-Wei Ger, piano

Jörg Widmann (b.1973) Bunte Blätter (2022)
Po-Wei Ger, Daniel Borovitzky, Sunmi Han, Ryan Jung, Julian Chan, Seth Knopp, Dénes Várjon, pianos

Yellow Barn Concert

Saturday, August 3 | 12:30pm
$25 ($21 seniors, $12 students)
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Helena Tulve (b.1972) silences/larmes (2006)
Melissa Wimbish, soprano; Daniel Bates, oboe; Matthew Boyle, percussion

Peter Eötvös (1944-2024) Korrespondenz (1992)
Emily Turkanik, Tong Chen, violins; Hannah Burnett, viola; Joan Herget, cello

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Violin Sonata in E Minor, K.304 (1778)
Sophie Williams, violin; Dénes Várjon, piano

Jörg Widmann (b.1973) Quintett (2008)
Alan Kay Clarinet; Daniel Bates, oboe; Eli Holmes, bassoon; Stephen Stirling, french horn; Ryan Jung, piano

Intermission

Jörg Widmann (b.1973) Beethoven-Studie II (String Quartet No. 7) (2019)
K.J. McDonald, Alice Van Leuven, violins; Yeh-Chun Lin, viola; Wei-An Hung, cello

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) String Quintet in F Major, Op.88 (1882)
Julia Schilz, Coco Mi, violins; Krysztof Chorzelski, Joshua Cai, violas; John Myerscough, cello

Season Finale Concert

Saturday, August 3 | 7:30pm
$35 ($30 seniors, $17 students)
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Franz Schubert (1797-1828) Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, Op.posth.129, D.965 (1820)
Sara LeMesh, soprano; Daniel Meszaros, clarinet; Julian Chan, piano

Franz Schubert (1797-1828) String Quintet in C Major, D.956 (1828)
Nathan Meltzer, Astrid Nakamura, violins; Wilhelm Magner, viola; Annie SeEun Hyung, Luise Buchberger, cellos

Intermission

Jörg Widmann (b.1973) Beethoven-Studie IV (String Quartet No. 9) (2022)
SoYoung Choi, Leo Appel, violins; Rosemary Nelis, viola; Ariadna Chmelik, cello

Jörg Widmann (b.1973) Lied ohne Worte (2023)
Nigel Thean, cello; Daniel Borovitzky, piano

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) Andante from Clarinet Sonata in E-Flat Major, MWV.Q15 (1824)
Jörg Widmann, clarinet; Dénes Várjon, piano