Music Haul brings chamber music to Northport, Swanville Sept. 13

Sep 08, 2017
Music Haul truck takes chamber music to unlikely venues across the country.

Yellow Barn Music Haul brings chamber music to Waldo County with its 'Music No Boundaries: Midcoast Maine' tour, making two Waldo County at Edna Drinkwater School in Northport and Maine Coastal Reentry Center Farm in Swanville.

The two concerts are scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 2 p.m. at Drinkwater School, and 4:45 p.m. at the Reentry Center Farm.

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, Vermont. 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.

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 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/Owl’s Head School, Edna Drinkwater School, and Lincoln Academy), as well as the Maine Coastal Reentry Program, Damariscotta-Newcastle ArtWalk, and the Farnsworth Museum for performances this week.

“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,” says 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.”

A Yellow Barn Music Haul performance.
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