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Yellow Barn
Ranked #6 of 9 things to do in Putney
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Since 1969, Yellow Barn has gathered together musicians at various stages of their careers, ranging from conservatory students to internationally renowned professionals. For five weeks, Yellow Barn creates an ideal environment for creative exploration and expression, resulting in a series of extraordinary public performances. Each season's repertoire is unique, spanning a wide range of eras and genres, offering infinite insights into chamber music--for performers, composers and audiences alike.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 4 September 2013

Wow, this is a great find. This is a functioning summer music school for talented young, professional caliber musicians and a faculty drawn from the nation's top conservatories. They play in teacher-student combinations with programs that showcase chamber music from across five centuries. The music mix is thoughtful and ear-opening. Visiting composers, often quite famous, present their work as well, and there are all sorts of discussions and master classes going on.
The barn itself has amenities that all too rare in this neck of the woods, I.e. great acoustics, very comfortable "furniture-style" chairs, air conditioning (!), carpeting and obstacle- free sight - lines. It is the perfect size for small ensemble music.

2  Thank scrapple1
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Reviewed 6 March 2013

The unique structural design, the great acoustics, the dedicated musicians, the varied programs. A delight for the eye and and ear. Bring friends.

2  Thank Morty F
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Reviewed 22 August 2012

The experience was very positive. we loved the musical performance and the ambiance of the yellow barn inside and outside.

2  Thank KarenGailAndres
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Reviewed 5 August 2012

Chamber music in the US doesn't get any better than Yellow Barn. For the audience, It starts with world-class performances by aspiring young professionals playing side by side with top notch mentors in a comfortable, intimate hall that is ideal for chamber music. For the performers, it's an opportunity to rehearse in depth in a tranquil rural setting with seasoned performers, in an atmosphere that encourages experimentation and dedication to the music. The repertoire is an exciting mix of chamber music classics (Beethoven, Schumann, Ravel) and new or neglected music, including works by well-chosen composers-in-residence each season. The programs are long and demanding for the audience, but there's ice cream and blueberries at intermission to refresh your attention.

5  Thank lindahVermont_USA
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