The summer of 2010 features special events with the Zukerman ChamberPlayers and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, as well as concerts with the Tokyo and Keller Quartets and many other guest and faculty artists.
The Norfolk Chamber Music Festival is part of the Yale Summer School of Music in Norfolk, Connecticut. Located in Connecticut’s scenic northwest corner, Norfolk’s main venue is the Music Shed, built in 1906 of cedar and redwood and modeled after the original Steinway Hall. With exquisite acoustics, the Music Shed has hosted such illustrious artists as Sibelius and Fritz Kreisler, more recent visitors including Midori and the Keller Quartet, and regular performers including the Tokyo String Quartet and pianists Boris Berman and Claude Frank.
The Norfolk Chamber Music Festival presents three series each summer. The New Music Workshop features works by student residents and established contemporary composers. The six-week Chamber Music Session presents concerts by faculty and visiting artists on Fridays and Saturdays, offers several free Young Artist Recitals each week, and enhances the audience experience with a lecture series and a listening group. The season culminates in the Choral Festival, directed by esteemed conductor Simon Carrington.