2014 Season Dates

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

Spectacular Classics

Mozart, Flute Quartet in D Major

Ravel, Tzigane

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 - The Carl Sandburg Project

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-coached instrumentalists that they would emerge as one single, unanimous voice,
a spirited harmoniousness further crediting Gestalt theory in which the whole exceeds the sum of its parts.
— David Patterson, The Boston Music Intelligencer

Art by Rob Comtpon

About the Artist

July 30th, 31st and August 1st

Impassioned Rendezvous
     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!”

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