Yellow Barn continues with music by Widmann

PUTNEY — Yellow Barn welcomes back past Composer-in-Residence Jörg Widmann and presents a weekend full of master classes, discussions, and concerts.

Friday, July 26, begins with the world premiere of Stephen Coxe's About That Time, a work that takes as its inspiration the music of Miles Davis, another of Widmann's great influences.

Robert Schumann's String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 41 - one of only three quartets Schumann wrote - follows. The concert also features two more works by Widmann: Fieberphantasie (Fever Fantasy) and Passacaglia. The evening concludes with Carl Maria von Weber's Clarinet Quintet in B-Flat Major, Op. 34.

On Saturday, July 27, cellist Laurence Lesser will give a morning master class, followed later in the day by percussionist Eduardo Leandro leading a pre-concert discussion on the topic of the Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion by Béla Bartók, a landmark composition that Leandro and other Yellow Barn musicians will perform that evening.

The concept of time permeates the Saturday night program, including György Ligeti's Poème Symphonique pour 100 métronomes and Elliott Carter's Tempo e Tempi.

Mozart's String Quartet in E-flat Major, K. 428, rounds out the first half, followed after intermission by Toshio Hosokawa's Windscapes - inspired by a poem from Rilke's Sonnet to Orpheus.

The Saturday evening concert is dedicated to all those who have served as Yellow Barn Trustees, from 1969 to the present day.

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