Norfolk Chamber Music Festival–Yale Summer School of Music

Musical Bridges Project | 2022

The 2022 Concert

Wu Man


Wednesday, July 6 | 7:30 PM | Free Event
A gift to you from the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival

The second in our continuing series of commissions bridging music of different cultures with traditional Western classical chamber music features Wu Man GRAMMY-nominated pipa virtuoso and founding member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road project―in a new work by celebrated composer Angel Lam for pipa, cello, and piano.

During the evening you will first hear the work performed, followed by a discussion of the work between the composer and artists, and then lastly a recap performance when you'll have to opportunity to hear the work again, but with a different perspective.

Wu Man  pipa
to be announced  cello

Melvin Chen  piano

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

What is a pipa?

Pipa virtuoso Wu Man explains more about this lute-like instrument with a history of more than two thousand years.

2022 Composer

angel Lam

"...otherworldly, dreamily poetic...fanciful music, rich singing tone and sense of drama."  — The New York Times

Composer Angel Lam is a Norfolk alum who has become a first call composer, with works now in the repertoire of soloists, chamber ensembles, and orchestras around the world. | 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.