PUTNEY -- This Sunday at 3 p.m., the Big Barn opens its doors early to begin Yellow Barn’s 43rd summer season with a program performed by the Johannes String Quartet.
The concert will feature Brahms’ String Quartet in C Minor, "Microludes" by György Kurtág, and Schumann’s String Quartet in A Minor. Patrons can reserve their tickets for this concert by calling the box office at 802-387-6637 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Johannes String Quartet is comprised of four individually impressive and gifted musicians, who together, have formed one of the most popular chamber music ensembles in the world. The ensemble includes Yellow Barn faculty and alumni Peter Stumpf and Soovin Kim, and first performed together at the Marlboro Music Festival. Since then the quartet has given concerts in Carnegie Hall and on Performance Today, and has toured the U.S.
While in Putney the quartet will work with participants in the Young Artists Program. This intensive chamber music program for 28 talented young musicians between the ages of 13 and 20 is led by Artistic Directors Seth Knopp, piano and Mimi Hwang, cello, began June 12 and runs through June 30.
Young Artists Program concerts explore repertoire ranging from the Classical period to the 21st century, including premier performances of new works composed during the program by participant composers in
The core of Yellow Barn’s season opens on July 6 in the Big Barn, and after 20 public events concludes with a performance of Mahler’s "Das Lied van de Erde" on Aug. 4.
In 1969, cellist David Wells, then chairman of the Chamber Music Department at the Manhattan School of Music, founded Yellow Barn with his wife, pianist Janet Wells at their home in Putney. The small summer chamber music workshop has risen to become an internationally respected training institute for young professional musicians, now led by Artistic Director Seth Knopp.
For more information about our 2012 summer festival performances, visit www.yellowbarn.org.