Young Artists' Performance SeriesMusic Shed • Free Admission
Catch a rising star as the Festival presents its Young Artists' Performance Series — performances by summer Fellows of the Yale School of Music attending Norfolk's New Music Workshop and Chamber Music Session. These casual concerts are in the Music Shed and are free of charge.
Throughout the years Norfolk audiences have heard hundreds of emerging artists who have gone on to successful professional careers. Norfolk alumni perform with the most illustrious musical organizations in the world: the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, the Saint Lawrence, Calder, Muir, Miró, Ying, Brentano, Shanghai and Maia String Quartets; the Claremont and Eroica Trios; and new music ensembles such as eighth blackbird and SŌ PERCUSSION. Syoko Aki, Claude Frank, Pamela Frank, Frederica von Stade and Richard Stoltzman are all former students of Norfolk.
Whether you are an aficionado or a chamber music novice you will enjoy the wonderful performances and casual environment these programs offer. Families with children are most welcome.
New Music For Guitar
Friday, June 27, 7:30pm • Music Shed • Free Admission
Under the direction of composer Martin Bresnick, Norfolk's acclaimed New Music Workshop invites composers and instrumentalists to study the dynamics of taking a piece from a composer's imagination to the performance hall. The 2014 Workshop focuses on new music for guitar and ensembles. The Workshop culminates in a performance featuring guitar virtuosi and composers Benjamin Verdery and Van Stiefel, pianist Lisa Moore and the Norfolk Contemporary Ensemble led by conductor Julian Pellicano.
Chamber Music Session Performances
Concerts During July and August • Music Shed • Free Admission