2022 Season in View

Announcing our 2022 season!

Dear Friends of the Barn,

We are excited to announce our 2022 season!

We have been fortunate to add new faces and new music, as well as welcome back many significant talents from near and far.

Please see below an indication of the approximately 30 performances we already have planned, which arch across the musical genres of Classical, Jazz, Singer-songwriter, World Music and more. The arts enrich us in so many ways. A great diversity of performers, composers, and artists is represented in this season’s offerings. Please join us to support their unique voices, as well as the arts in our rural communities.

We feel the Barn offers not only a unique legacy which we would like you to know about, but also distinctive characteristics such as an intimate setting, fine acoustics, tiered seating, a balcony, a Steinway grand piano, and a longstanding international legacy that was recognized with photos essays in the New York Times, People magazine, and network TV spots. Magic happened in this Barn since 1965. It all emanated out of the dynamic talents of Walter Nowick, a very gifted Juilliard graduate who could — and did — move mountains repeatedly.

Back in the 1980s, we formed the dynamic Surry Opera Company, and with Russian and other international counterparts, realized our project “People of the Earth Together!” How much the world has changed since the mid-1980s!

How poignant and timely a cross-cultural project such as “People of the Earth Together” would give us hope in these troubled, tragic times.

Once again, please join us for our outstanding season offerings. Please browse through the list below, which has links to purchase tickets for each concert … or if you prefer to watch/listen rather than read through a list, check out our announcement video and then browse our performance calendar to grab tickets to the concerts you want.

Individual tickets this year are $18 each.

Please go here to look into our 5-pass, 10-pass and 2022 Season Pass options. They offer both savings and convenience. The passes are interchangeable from one person to the next, and are good for any of our performances.

We look forward to seeing you at the Barn soon!


The DustBunnies
Tuesday, June 14th 7:00pm
Pre-season pop-up concert





The Righteous Roots of Rock ‘n Roll
John Curtis, presenter
Wednesday, June 15th 7:00pm






Phil Acimovic, composer
Julian Drummond, piano
Sunday, June 19th 4:00pm







Friday, June 24th 7:00pm








DaPonte Quartet
Sunday, June 26th 4:00pm







Gordon Thomas Ward
Friday, July 1st 7:00pm







Celine Mogielnicki, soprano
Deiran Manning, piano
Sunday, July 3rd 4:00pm







Shades of Blue
Jazz, Instrumental & Vocals
Friday, July 8th 7:00pm







Silver Duo
Noreen Silver, cello
Phillip Silver, piano
Sunday, July 10th 4:00pm






Bossov Ballet
Natalya Getman and students
Wednesday, July 13th 7:00pm






John Gallagher and Friends
Saturday, July 16th 7:00pm







Songs From Here
Sarah Tuttle, soprano
Bridget Convey, piano
Sunday, July 17th 4:00pm






Miguel Espinoza Flamenco Fusion
Monday, July 18th 7:00pm







Americans Who Tell the Truth
Robert Shetterly, artist
Friday, July 22nd 7:00pm






Juanito Pascual – Flamenco Artistry

Thursday, August 4th @ 7:00pm






The Rough and Tumble
Friday, August 5th 7:00pm







Deborah Fortier, solo piano
Sunday, August 7th 4:00pm







Scott Cleveland Trio
Original Jazz/Rock/R&B/Fusion

Friday, August 12th 7:00pm








DaPonte Quartet
Sunday, August 14th 4:00pm








Tough End String Band
Wednesday, August 17th 7:00pm








Jocelyn Pettit, fiddle
Ellen Gira, cello
Wednesday, August 24th 7:00pm






Casco Bay Tummlers
Friday, August 26th 7:00pm







Sasha Beresovsky, solo piano
Sunday, August 28th 4:00pm







Mark Neslusan and Friends
Friday, September 2nd 7:00pm






Amos Lawrence (Violin) and Laura Artesani (Piano)
Sunday, September 4th 4:00pm








Hanz Araki, shakuhachi flute
Sunday, September 11th 4:00pm








DownEast Chamber Orchestra
Anatole Wieck, conductor
Sunday, September 18th 4:00pm







The Jazz Collective
Friday, September 23rd 7:00pm








Friday, October 7th 7:00pm






Deirdre McArdle, flute
Deiran Manning, piano
Sunday, October 16th 4:00pm


Surry Arts | Vocal Recital | Schubert’s Winterreise

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.

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To Russia With Love | Down East Magazine

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 words the early adventures and dear connections that Walter made possible. As one of the chorus members of the Surry Opera company and a participant in 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 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!