Norfolk Chamber Music Festival Yale Summer School of Music 2020 Virtual Concert Series

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Welcome to the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival's Virtual 2020 Concert Season!

Four new performances will be streamed here, as well as on the Festival's Facebook, and Youtube page each Saturday this July beginning at 7 p.m.  Festival concerts are performed in the Music Shed on the grounds of the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate in Norfolk, CT.   |  View Season

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August 8, 2020

Concert Program

Recorded live at the Music Shed on August 17, 2019

ACQUET DE MANTUA  (1483–1559)
O vos omnes
Gloria Yin  conductor

DANIEL KNAGGS  (b. 1983)
O vos omnes  after Jacquet de Mantua (world premiere)
Gloria Yin  conductor

Surge, amica mea
Flos in floris tempore

Ilya Poletaev  organ  |  Aaron Tan  conductor

from Magnificat in C Major

Emily Donato  soprano  |  Christopher Watson  conductor

Morirò, ma vendicata  from Teseo
Emily Donato  soprano  |  Quintin Beer  conductor

FRANZ JOSEF HAYDN  (1732 – 1809)
from Concerto in D Major, Hob XVIII:II
      Rondo all’Ungarese — Allegro assai
Ilya Poletaev  piano  |  Siew Woon Choy  conductor

ROBERT SCHUMANN  (1810 – 1856)
Das Schifflein from Romanzen und Balladen IV, Op. 146
Emily Donato  soprano  |  Reina Dickey  conductor
Amir Farsi  flute  |  Ilya Poletaev  piano

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833 – 1897)
Warum, Op. 92, No. 4
Ilya Poletaev  piano  |  Harin Amirthanathan  conductor

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833 – 1897)
(Orchestra arr. Ian Farrington)
Ihr habt Traurigkeit  from German Requiem, Op. 45
Emily Donato  soprano  |  Kaoru Tani  conductor

NATE MAY   (b. 1987)
Talking If You Are Going To Talk (world premiere)
Emily Donato  soprano  |  Simon Carrington  conductor
Nate May is the 2019 John & Astrid Baumgardner Scholarship Recipient 

KAREN SIEGEL (b. 1980)
To Be Free
Ilya Poletaev  piano  |  Madeleine Woodworth  conductor

We Tell Each Other Stories  from  Considering Matthew Shepard
Emily Donato  soprano  |  Claire Clyne  conductor
Ziqi Yue  clarinet  |  Oliver Leitner  violin
Ilya Poletaev  piano

Sing On, Sweet Thrush (world premiere)
Austin McWilliams  conductor
Jacques Lee Wood  cello  |  Ilya Poletaev  piano


Simon Carrington  Director / conductor
Emily Donato  soprano
Ilya Poletaev  harpsichord / piano / organ
Jacques Lee Wood  cello


Amir Farsi  flute
Leonardo Ziporyn  oboe
Ziqi Yue  clarinet
Andrew Sledge  bassoon
Gabriel  Mairson  horn
Oliver Leitner  violin
Nuri Lim  violin
Alex McLaughlin  viola
Amy Nickler  double bass


Harin Amirthanathan  tenor / conductor
      Director, Colombo Philharmonic Choir, Sri Lanka

Ian Bannerman  tenor
      University of Alberta

Quintin Beer  bass baritone / conductor
      Royal Academy of Music, England

Henry Branson  tenor
      East Carolina University

Siew Woon Choy  soprano / conductor
      Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Claire Clyne  soprano / conductor
      Royal Holloway, University of London, England

Marisa Curcio  soprano
      Westminster Choir College

Kathryn Davidson  alto
      University of North Texas

Reina Dickey  alto / conductor
     Temple University

Michael Follis  bass
     University of Texas, Austin

James Franklin, tenor
     Director of Choral Activities, East Carolina University

Austin McWilliams  alto / conductor
      Western Michigan University

Zach Reece  bass baritone
      Southwest Missouri State University

Eric D. Reyes  bass baritone
      University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Sandra Sharis  alto
      Ohio State University, Columbus

Justin Shen  tenor
      University of Houston

Aaron Tan  bass baritone / conductor
      Yale School of Music

Kaoru Tani  soprano / conductor
      University of Music and Performing Arts, Austria

Evan Tiapula  bass baritone
      Oberlin Conservatory

Lauren Tompkins  soprano
      Virginia Commonwealth University

Andrea Walker  soprano
      University of Houston

Christopher Watson  tenor / conductor
      University of Exeter, England

Madeleine Woodworth  alto / conductor
      Yale School of Music

Gloria Yin  alto / conductor
      Princeton University

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