Norfolk Chamber Music Festival–Yale Summer School of Music

Musical Bridges Project

Chamber music is not something fixed but something evolving and growing, and we need to participate in that.

Melvin Chen,
Director, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival

The Commissions

Musical Bridges is made possible through the generous support of the Desai Family Foundation.

2021: Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR)

"Twin Stars: Diamond Variations for Dae’Anna is a work... that will seek to musically respond to the confrontations and conversations that have and are happening between Black men, people of color, law enforcement, and an undefined civic morality."   ⏤ DBR

2022: Angel Lam

A first call composer with works in the repertoire of soloists, chamber ensembles, and orchestras around the world, Angel Lam's new work for pipa, cello and piano features GRAMMY nominated pipa virtuoso Wu Man.