Norfolk Chamber Music Festival–Yale Summer School of Music

Concerts | Summer 2024

Free and Open to the publc

New Music Workshop

In keeping with the 2024 Festival theme — Charles Ives & the American Tradition — Martin Bresnick leads this year's workshop with a focus on Charles Ives in honor of the 150th anniversary of Ives' birth.  Workshop events and concert are free and open to the public.

Sunday, June 23 | 4pm | Music Shed

James Sinclair on Charles Ives

Charles Ives

Noted Charles Ives scholar, James Sinclair, discusses the music and legacy of Ives. The conversation will contextualize Ives’ work for New Music Workshop composition Fellows as they are writing new works using text from one of his art songs.

Tuesday, June 25 | 4pm | Music Shed

Master Class

JJ Penna

Yale Faculty pianist J.J. Penna will work with New Music Workshop Fellows on their compositions, providing expertise and feedback on writing music that includes the human voice.

Friday, June 28 | 7:30 pm | Music Shed

New Music Recital

New Music Concert

The New Music Workshop culminates with a performance featuring world premieres by the Norfolk Fellow composers using existing song texts by Charles Ives and performed by an outstanding ensemble of Norfolk Fellow instrumentalists. Part of the Emerging Artist Series.

Charles Ives  (1874–1954)
"The Alcotts" from Piano Sonata No. 2, "Concord Sonata"
Lisa Moore  piano

Tom Sails Away
Sydney Pexton  soprano,  J.J. Penna  piano

Beatrice Ferreira  (b. 1994)
A Certain Kind Of Waiting

Ella Kaale  (b. 2003)
nothing sounds right

Matthew Osterholzer  (b. 2002)
Over There

Sehyeok Park  (b. 2003)

Danial Sheibani  (b. 2003)
Old Red Shawl

Misha Swersey  (b. 2002)
Tom Sails Away

Norfolk Contemporary Ensemble 
Lisa Moore conductor,  piano
Sydney Pexton  soprano
Adeline DeBella  flute
Darius Farhoumand  bassoon
Lyndon Ji  piano
Emmett Edwards  guitar
Jeremy Klein  viola