YELLOW BARN CONCERT SERIES
The Iva Smith Memorial Gallery of Fine Art will host a summer concert series with various dates held June - September. Listeners are invited to ask the performers questions and see their instruments at close hand.
MAEVE GILCHRIST, Harper, Composer and Producer to perform on Saturday, September 23 at 2:00pm.
Described by one critic as “a phenomenal harp player who can make her instrument ring with unparalleled purity”, Maeve Gilchrist has taken the Celtic (lever) harp to new levels of performance and visibility.
Born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland, and currently based in the New York City area, Maeve‘s innovative approach to her instrument stretches its harmonic limits and improvisational possibilities. She is as at home as a soloist with an internationally renowned orchestra as she is playing with a traditional Irish folk group or using electronic augmentation in a more contemporary, improvisatory setting.
Maeve has released five albums to date, including her most recent 2020 recording, The Harpweaver which was hailed by the Irish Times in its five-star review as “Buoyant, sprightly and utterly beguiling....a snapshot of a musician at the top of her game.”
In 2018 Maeve was a featured soloist on the Dreamworks blockbuster movie soundtrack, How to tame your dragon: The hidden world.
Maeve was the first lever harpist to be employed as an instructor by her alma mater, Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she taught for five years before switching to being a visiting artist in 2018.
2023 Yellow Barn Concert Schedule
June 11: FIDDLERS THREE at 5:00pm
June 18: WORLD ON A STRING at 5:00pm
July 12: CANTIGA at 5:00pm
July 23: SUMMER AFTERNOON SONG SOIREE FT. IVY WALZ & PEJ REITZ at 3:00pm
July 30: A GATHERING OF VOICES at 5:00pm
August 13: SING-ALONG, PLAY-ALONG JAM WITH BARB HELLER at 5:00pm
September 9: THE ATKINSON FAMILY BAND CONCERT at 7:00pm
September 17: CARAMELO TRIO PRESENTS: A SOUND TAPESTRY SOUTH OF THE BORDER at 5:00pm
September 23: MAEVE GILCHRIST at 2:00pm