Norfolk Chamber Music Festival–Yale Summer School of Music

Concerts | Summer 2022

Friday, July 15 | 8 pm

Appalachian Spring

Unquestionably American


ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK    Four Hymns Without Words
AARON COPLAND    Appalachian Spring
ERNEST BLOCH    Piano Quintet No. 1

Frank Morelli  bassoon
Mary Elizabeth ­­­Bowden  trumpet

Wei-Yi Yang  piano
with  Norfolk Fellows

Tickets: $60 – $20, $10 Young Adults (18-25),
Kids Come Free! (under 18)


Join Paul Berry and other professors from the Yale School of Music before the Friday evening concerts to learn about the weekend’s programs. We know you will enjoy the fascinating insights to be shared.

Free and open to the public.

Mary Elizabeth Bowden

Sound the Trumpet!

Mary Elizabeth Bowden

If you think the trumpet has one basic sound, Mary Elizabeth Bowden is here to prove otherwise. “It has so many different colors,” the acclaimed trumpeter says, noting she typically travels with six or seven trumpets. “Each one has its own special sound.”

While the B-flat trumpet is the most common instrument, the trumpet family includes a total of 10 different instruments, each appropriate for different kinds of music. The piccolo trumpet, for instance, has four valves and is popular in Baroque pieces. Bowden says it works nicely with Brandenburg; “it blends nicely with oboe and violin,” she says. The flugelhorn, in contrast, has a bigger bell and darker tone.

Bowden started playing when she was 10. Her two older brothers already played horn and trombone. “I liked the horn but my brother wouldn’t let me start,” she says. She chose cornet instead and hasn’t looked back.  READ MORE 

For All Events Patrons Must...

• Be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 including any booster dose(s) when eligible.

• Show their vaccination card and photo ID at the door.

• Wear ASTM or N95-equivalent mask at all times inside the building.
Cloth masks alone are not permitted.


Not able to make it in person?
Watch performances live on our website.