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Young Artists' Performance Series

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 Young Artists’ Performance Series — 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 and Maia 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


Young Artists’ Performance Series: New Music

Friday, July 3, 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

Concert Program: In honor of Ezra Laderman (1924-2015)



Young Artists’ Performance Series: 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 2015 Programs Include:

Friday, July 3, 7:30 pm: New Music Recital


Thursday, July 9, 7:30 pm


Saturday, July 11, 10:30 am


Thursday, July 16, 7:30 pm


Saturday, July 18, 10:30 am


Thursday, July 23, 7:30 pm


Saturday, July 25, 10:30 am


Thursday, July 30, 7:30 pm


Saturday, August 1, 10:30 am


Tuesday, August 4, 7:30 pm


Thursday, August 6, 7:30 pm


Saturday, August 8, 10:30 am


Tuesday, August 11, 7:30 pm


Thursday, August 13, 7:30 pm


Saturday, August 15, 10:30 am