[ Free And Open To The Public ]

Emerging Artist Showcase

Whether you are an aficionado or a chamber music novice you will enjoy the wonderful performances and casual environment these programs offer.

Catch a rising star as the Festival presents its Emerging Artist Showcase — performances by summer Fellows of the Yale School of Music attending Norfolk’s New Music Workshop and Chamber Music Session. These casual concerts are in the Music Shed and are free of charge.

Throughout the years Norfolk audiences have heard hundreds of emerging artists who have gone on to successful professional careers. Norfolk alumni perform with the most illustrious musical organizations in the world: the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, the Saint Lawrence, Calder, Muir, Miró, Ying, Brentano, Shanghai, Maia and Jasper String Quartets; the Claremont and Eroica Trios; and new music ensembles such as eighth blackbird and SŌ PERCUSSION. Syoko Aki, Claude Frank, Pamela Frank, Frederica von Stade and Richard Stoltzman are all former students of Norfolk.

Families with children are most welcome.

Repertoire and ensembles are chosen weekly. Program details will be posted as they become available.

Sponsored in part by the Battell Arts Foundation


Emerging Artist Showcase: New Music Recital

Friday, June 30, 7:30pm • Music Shed • Free Admission

Under the direction of composer Martin Bresnick, Norfolk’s acclaimed New Music Workshop invites composers and instrumentalists to study the dynamics of taking a piece from a composer’s imagination to the performance hall. The Workshop culminates in a performance featuring world premieres performed by the Norfolk Contemporary Ensemble led by conductor Julian Pellicano.

Martin Bresnick director, Julian Pellicano conductor,
Lisa Moore piano and Fellows of the Norfolk Festival

Learn more about the Composition Fellows and the Norfolk Contemporary Ensemble



Emerging Artist Showcase: Chamber Music Session

Concerts During July & August • Music Shed • Free Admission

Repertoire and artists will be posted when available.
Click the concert date for more information.

Summer 2017 Programs Include:

Thursday, July 6, 7:30 pm


Saturday, July 8, 10:30 am


Thursday, July 13, 7:30 pm


Saturday, July 15, 10:30 am


Thursday, July 20, 7:30 pm


Saturday, July 22, 10:30 am


Thursday, July 27, 7:30 pm


Saturday, July 29, 10:30 am


Tuesday, August 1, 7:30 pm


Saturday, August 5, 10:30 am


Tuesday, August 8, 7:30 pm


Thursday, August 10, 7:30 pm


Saturday, August 12, 10:30 pm