Yellow Barn fall program to discuss summer performances
Emma Frucht, Eduardo Leandro, and Coleman Itzkoff — seen here performing in Yellow Barn’s Opening Night concert stream from the Big Barn in Putney earlier this summer — joined Seth Knopp for “Patio Noise” on Sept. 1, the first concert of Yellow Barn’s fall season.

Yellow Barn fall program to discuss summer performances

Conversations with Seth Knopp, artistic director, to ‘delve deeply’ into the music, performed and streamed amidst a pandemic

PUTNEY — Yellow Barn's critically acclaimed 2020 Summer Concert Streams will be the focus of a nine-week series of conversations moderated by Artistic Director Seth Knopp.

Knopp's conversations with musicians from the performances will take place on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m., through Oct. 27.

In a news release, Knopp said that in the conversations, “we will talk about each of this past summer's programs, delving deeply into the music and its performance, and with some special emphasis on what we can learn making music under the restrictions we are all facing.”

On Sept. 1, “Patio Noise” launched with a discussion of the 2020 opening night concert, including Ives's “Concord” piano sonata, and the world premiere of a new work by Stephen Coxe for string quartet and percussion.

This work was a response and a prelude to the slow movement of Beethoven's Op. 132 quartet, which followed it on this program. The program was broadcast from the Big Barn, filled floor to ceiling with autograph manuscripts and sketches from Beethoven's masterpiece.

Of Opening Night, reviewer Cashman Kerr Prince wrote, “This performance rewarded our wait - and I hope it will remain available for some time.”

“Find a spot in your garden, equip yourself with a cool beverage of choice, tune in, and if your luck prevails, perhaps some garden birds will opine on the musical birdsong in this fabulous opening Yellow Barn concert, to complete the idyll we crave,” Prince continued in the review, published on the Boston Musical Intelligencer blog.

Conversations will take place by Zoom, via Yellow Barn's website. Those participating are invited to share insights and questions by sending them in advance, or by using the Zoom “chat” option.

For more information, visit or call 802-387-6637.

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