Yellow Barn concerts will spotlight students in Young Artists Program

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PUTNEY- — This month Yellow Barn's Young Artists Program brings together 32 young instrumentalists and composers from across the United States and abroad for a rigorous chamber music program that includes four public performances at the Big Barn on June 17, 19, 27 and 28.

On June 9 students and faculty arrived at the Greenwood School campus, their home-away-from-home for the next three weeks. The program provides students, ages 15 to 20, with a challenging and supportive learning environment. Coaching sessions, private lessons, masterclasses, theory workshops, rehearsal and practice time make up students' daily schedules. Composers are completely integrated into the program, working with faculty and collaborating with instrumentalists to bring their work to life in performance. During the Young Artists Program, each composer premieres two new works. Other repertoire this summer includes works by Bela Bartok, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Gabriel Faure, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Maurice Ravel, Franz Peter Schubert, Robert Schumann and living composers Alexander Goehr and Toru Takemitsu.

All performances start at 8 p.m. in the Big Barn, located on Main Street. Tickets are $10 ($7 for seniors, $5 for students), and are available online at and by phone at 802-387-6637. The performance on June 19 will be a free concert for the community. Advance reservations are strongly encouraged for guaranteed admission. Yellow Barn's 50th anniversary season opens on July 5, with a full schedule of concerts, discussion, and masterclasses until the season finale on August 3.



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