Yellow Barn hauls its music to the Midcoast

Sep 08, 2017
Yellow Barn brings its Music Haul program to the Midcoast Sept. 14 through 18.

Putney, Vt. — This fall, Yellow Barn Music Haul is bringing chamber music to playgrounds, fields, and street corners from Damariscotta to Belfast.

The first traveling concert venue of its kind, Yellow Barn Music Haul is the brainchild of Yellow Barn, a professional training and performance center based in Putney, Vt. Twice awarded the Award for Adventurous Programming by Chamber Music America, Yellow Barn generates a troupe of faculty, alumni and ensembles across the United States and abroad.

With Music Haul, Yellow Barn’s musicians bring the national program Music No Boundaries to people in all neighborhoods, regardless of their experience with or knowledge of music.

“Beyond fact or fiction, music is one artist’s truth. The wonder is that when we listen, that truth, just a moment ago unimagined, becomes our own and deepens what we know of ourselves,” said Artistic Director Seth Knopp. “Yellow Barn Music Haul realizes music’s fundamental purpose and inherent ability to communicate in ways that defy definition and move us without explanation.”

Traveling with Yellow Barn Music Haul this month are the Naumburg Award-winning Telegraph Quartet, string quartet-in-residence at San Francisco Conservatory; percussionist Greg Beyer, head of percussion studies at Northern Illinois University and Fulbright Scholar in Belo Horizonte, Brazil; and pianist Seth Knopp, artistic director of Yellow Barn since 1998 and member of the piano and chamber music faculties at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.

Through Music No Boundaries: Midcoast Maine, Yellow Barn is partnering with five area schools -- St. George School, South Elementary School, Gilford Butler/Owls Head Central School, Edna Drinkwater School, and Lincoln Academy -- as well as the Coastal Maine Reentry Program, Damariscotta-Newcastle ArtWalk, and the Farnsworth Art Museum.

Music Haul will be at the following Midcoast locations between Sept. 14 and 18: St. George School Sept. 14 and 18; Lincoln Academy Sept. 14; Owls Head Central School Sept. 15; Farnsworth Art Museum Sept. 17.

“Like all street performers, Music Haul and her musicians make the most of an environment conducive to personal conversation, musical and otherwise, that happens on common ground,” said Executive Director Catherine Stephan. “By giving people the shared experience of listening to chamber music on a street corner, Music Haul opens up the unique possibilities of what music can do to unite us.”

Comments (1)
Posted by: Beverly A. Pacheco | Sep 09, 2017 23:29

South School is looking forward to meeting the musicians and listening to the program that is coming on Sept 13. We are fortunate to be included in the  Music No Boundries program from YellowBarn.



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