Stephen Bryant – Bass Baritone and Timothy Mount – Pianist/Accompanist have a deep, dramatic, and thrilling performance in the barn on April 17th. It was a pre-season concert and had near capacity given the Covid guidelines. The Barn does not have central heating, yet both the performers and the audience were intrepid and intent on taking in a fine performance of great music.
We cannot thank Stephen and Timothy enough for all they gave to eager listeners, many or all of which have not heard live music in quite some time. Please check out the videos below and check our website’s performance calendar as we are continually adding new performances to fill out our season.
As a new addition to our website you can now purchase tickets and RSVP directly online.
Dear Friends Of The Barn,
We have been working hard to reformat and share with you as much archival print and video material as possible. It is a slow process, and there is quite a bit of material.
Down East Magazine is one the most prominent publications in the state of Maine. It has a wide readership way beyond the tate of Maine and beyond our United States. In 1987 they featured Walter Nowick and the Surry Opera Company, with a very nice photo essay spread which included this iconic photo of Walter behind the Surry Opera sign, in the snow, with his Russian hat. The photo alone captures Walter’s beaming spirit, his huge hands, and his charismatic smile.
The well written article depicts in with words, the early adventures, and dear connections that Walter made possible. As one of the chorus members of the Surry Opera company, and somebody who went on all the festival tours, I think I speak for myself as well as others, when I say those experiences moved us deeply and opened up new dimensions of and connections.
With the help of the Down East Magazine’s editorial staff, we are able to digitize it and share it with you. We welcome your comments and wish you a very nice weekend. From all of us at the Barn, enjoy this blast from the past!
Walter Nowick who envisioned and made the barn what it is, was a musical force to be reckoned with! He truly walked the walk! Please see these classic New York Times articles.
Dear Friends of the Barn,
Please see above for a short documentary film about Surry Arts, created by the very talented Drew Beasley. Drew stayed on the farm for 2 weeks, producing, interviewing, and editing to create this fine video illustration about the history, the present, and the potential for future growth at Surry Arts.
We are so thankful for Drew’s diligence and dedication. What an awesome result!
Please click the link below to view Drew’s YouTube channel and support his efforts.