Norfolk Chamber Music Festival–Yale Summer School of Music

Festival Artist Concerts | Summer 2024

JULY

Performances begin at 8 p.m. unless noted. Visit Emerging Artist Series (Fellows' series) for additional concert information. 

Tara Helen O'Connor and Beethoven
FRI, JULY 5 | 8 PM

Charles Ives & the American Tradition | Ives: Likes & Dislikes

A look at a few of the composers Ives either liked or disliked — from BEETHOVEN and CÉSAR FRANCK to modernist composer EDGARD VARÈSE
Brentano and Reiki Aizawa
SAT, JULY 6 | 8 PM

Brentano Quartet

The Brentano Quartet in a program of quartet works by FRANZ JOSEF HAYDN and FELIX MENDELSSOHN together with ALFRED SCHNITTKE's Piano Quintet with pianist Rieko Aizawa
Brahms, Shifrin
FRI, JULY 12 | 8 PM

Charles Ives & the American Tradition | Folk Inspirations

A program showcasing folk music as inspiration for LUIGI BOCCHERINI, BÉLA BARTÓK, CHARLES IVES, and JOHANNES BRAHMS
Brentano Quartet
SAT, JULY 13 | 8 PM

Brentano Quartet

The Brentano Quartet in a program of quartets by FRANZ JOSEF HAYDN, DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH and LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Paul Watkins, Amy Beach
FRI, JULY 19 | 8 PM

Charles Ives & the American Tradition | European Influences on America

American classical music has long been indebted to the European tradition. This concert features European composers that had major influence on the American music scene.
Imani Winds
SPECIAL EVENT | SAT, JULY 20 | 8 PM

Imani Winds

A program featuring the GRAMMY® Award-winning Imani Winds. Come and hear why NPR said: "If it’s possible for a classically trained wind quintet to rock the house,
Imani Winds blows the roof off”
Dover Quartet
FRI, JULY 26 | 8 PM

Dover Quartet

The Dover Quartet in a program of works by WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART, LEOŠ JANÁČEK and FRANZ SCHUBERT's “Death and the Maiden”
Today's American Composers
SAT, JULY 27 | 8 PM

Charles Ives & the American Tradition | American Music’s Current Generation

An evening showcasing the works of some of today’s most noted American composers — VALERIE COLEMAN, JESSIE MONTGOMERY, VIJAY IYER and CHRISTOPHER THEOFANIDIS.

AUGUST

Performances begin at 8 p.m. unless noted. Visit Emerging Artist Series (Fellows' series) for additional concert information. 

Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn
FRI, AUGUST 2 | 8 PM

Meet the Mendelssohns

A program featuring works by siblings FANNY MENDELSSOHN
and FELIX MENDELSSOHN performed by the GRAMMY® Award-winning Parker Quartet and the stellar Norfolk Fellows.
Parker Quartet and Max Levinson
SAT, AUGUST 3 | 8 PM

Parker Quartet

A program of works by W.A. MOZART, VIJAY IYER, LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN and ANTONÍN DVORÁK's Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81 with pianist Max Levinson
Serena Canin, P Glass
FRI, AUGUST 9 | 8 PM

Charles Ives & the American Tradition | Composers with a Side Hustle

From insurance actuary to cabby to chemist, this program is dedicated to composers who also had other jobs.
Back, Tai Miurray
SAT, AUGUST 10 | 8 PM

Concerto Night!

Enjoy an evening of virtuosity, as Norfolk Festival Artists and Fellows perform a variety of concertos from the Baroque era by GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN, ANTONIO VIVALDI, JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH, and more!
Norfolk Choral
SAT, AUGUST 17 | 4 PM

Norfolk Choral Festival

The 2024 finale features a riveting program of choral works from the Renaissance to the 21st Century