The mission of Chamber Music at The Barn is to promote the appreciation of chamber music by providing concerts of artistic excellence in an intimate, casual, country setting and educational opportunities for persons of diverse ages and backgrounds.
June 18th, 19tth and 20th
Mozart, Flute Quartet in D Major
Schumann, Piano Quartet in E flat Major
David Palmer, Frances Shelly, Annie Chalex Boyle, Catherine Consiglio, Andrew Kolb
July 9th, 10th and 11th
Matt Wilson -
In 2001, Matt Wilson received a New Works Grant from Chamber Music America to compose music to the poetry of the Carl Sandburg. The developing and presentation of the works help foster an ensemble that over the past 10 years has performed throughout the US, including an acclaimed concert last summer in New York City as part of the Chamber Music America's Summer Concert Series in Bryant Park. The music employs many unique ways to highlight the poetry master's work and is both engaging and entertaining. The project features three very accomplished musicians who have prime collaborators of Matt's for many years.
July 15th, 16th and 17th
The Harlem Quartet
You might not ever have guessed before hearing these enormously well-
a spirited harmoniousness further crediting Gestalt theory in which the whole exceeds the sum of its parts.
— David Patterson, The Boston Music Intelligencer
July 30th, 31st and August 1st
Piazzolla, Rio Sena
Tchaikovsky, Souvenir de Florence
Annie Chalex Boyle, Emmanuel Lopez,
Catherine Consiglio, and others
Dawn Thomson is a celebrated guitarist and vocalist who reaches listeners with
her clarity and honesty. Bassist Martin Wind is one of the world's premier bassists
and composers who performs in a wide range of settings. Jeff Lederer has emerged
as one of the most unique and recognizable saxophonists in jazz and is also a noted
composer and bandleader. "I grew up in west central Illinois near Galesburg, Mr.
Sandburg's hometown. I have always connected with his words and his deep associations
with music. He was also a collector of American folks songs and as also performed
as a singer and guitarist. Carl Sandburg was often referred to as the 'poet of the
people' and I believe this project conveys his dedication to the broad range of
folks who have helped shape American culture. I know you will love my dear friends
who really bring this music to life.
“See you all in July!”