PUTNEY — This month, Yellow Barn's Young Artists Program brings together 32 outstanding young instrumentalists and composers from across the U.S. and abroad for a rigorous and exciting chamber music program that includes four public performances at the Big Barn 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 age 15 to 20 with a challenging and supportive learning environment. Coaching sessions, private lessons, master classes, theory workshops, rehearsals, and practice time make up the participants' daily schedules.
Student composers are completely integrated into the experience, working with faculty and collaborating with instrumentalists to bring their works to life. Each composer premieres two new works - one written in advance of their arrival in Putney and the other during the course of the program.
In addition to premiering these new works, Young Artists Program participants will perform music by Bartók, Beethoven, Brahms, Fauré, Mozart, Ravel, Schubert, Schumann, Goehr, and Takemitsu.