Norfolk Chamber Music Festival–Yale Summer School of Music

Concerts | Summer 2020

Thursday Conversations

June 25 | 7 p.m.

Festival Director Melvin Chen and Yale School of Music's Paul Berry host a conversation on "What Is Chamber Music?" This is an opportunity for both the classical music novice and the experienced concertgoer to enjoy an informal discussion on what exactly is chamber music and even some of its history.  

Questions are welcome and encouraged! 

Join Melvin and Paul on Youtube to participate in the conversation via Youtube chat, or to just watch, listen, and learn a bit more about this wonderful genre.

Missed the conversation? View it YouTube.

July 2 | 7 p.m.

Festival Director Melvin Chen and Yale School of Music's Paul Berry host a conversation on "Why Chamber Music?" This is an opportunity for both the classical music novice and the experienced concertgoer to enjoy an informal discussion on topics such as: Why is chamber music important; why is it alive and thriving today; and why did so many great composer return to it in their final years? 

As always, questions are welcome and encouraged! 

Join Melvin and Paul on Youtube to participate in the conversation via Youtube chat, or to just watch, listen, and learn a bit more about this wonderful genre.

 

Pre-Concert Conversations

Saturday, July 4 | 7 p.m.

Festival Director Melvin Chen speaks with members of the Brentano Quartet. Concert immediately following. 

Concert Details

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Saturday, July 11 | 7 p.m.

Festival Director Melvin Chen speaks with members of the Brentano Quartet. Concert immediately following. 

Concert Details

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Saturday, July 18 | 7 p.m.

Festival Director Melvin Chen and Yale School of Music Dean Robert Blocker discuss the historic musical tradition of music in Norfolk. Concert immediately following. 

Concert Details

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Saturday, July 25 | 7 p.m.

Festival Director Melvin Chen speaks with Norfolk Alumni (and artists of the evening's concert) about their experience at the Festival.

Concert Details

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