Norfolk Chamber Music Festival/Yale Summer School of Music

What's coming to Norfolk

Welcome to the 2020 Season.

The Norfolk Chamber Music Festival/Yale Summer School of Music offers the next generation of chamber musicians the chance to work with and perform alongside accomplished and esteemed artists in an idyllic setting. In addition to celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday, the 2020 Festival will present a new work by violinist and composer David Bernard Roumain (DBR) as part of Musical Bridges, a commissioning project designed to connect classical chamber music to other genres. As always, audiences this summer will experience world-class performances by Festival artists and fellows. Come hear the chamber music luminaries of today and tomorrow.

My two summers at Norfolk were wonderful breaths of fresh air and truly stand-out experiences.
Emily Sung, assistant chorus master at Opera Philadelphia + conducting faculty at Temple University

Festival Features

From concerts to picnics, Norfolk has it all. Celebrate the 250th birthday of Beethoven throughout the 2020 season, or learn about how to support Nofolk's mission.

Study at Norfolk

Study with and perform alongside accomplished and esteemed musicians, explore new repertoire, and collaborate with peers. Applications are open now for instrumentalists, vocalists, composers, and choral conductors.

Beethoven at 250

In summer 2020, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival/Yale Summer School of Music will celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth and explore the composer’s lasting influence on classical music.

Visit Norfolk

Enjoy concerts, master classes, and lectures on the idyllic Ellen Battell Stoeckel estate.

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Support the Festival
Join our team as a volunteer, apply for a seasonal internship, or donate to support the next generation of chamber musicians.