Melvin Chen on the Summer of 2018

It may still be frosty and cold in Connecticut, but Director Melvin Chen is already thinking about summer breezes and what’s going to happen at Norfolk Chamber Music Festival for the summer of 2018. By just about any measurement, Chen’s inaugural season as Director was a rousing success. Last summer he expanded the performance opportunities […]

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Violinist Jennifer Frautschi

By Janet Reynolds This summer may mark violinist Jennifer Frautschi’s first visit to Norfolk, but it’s also is a reunion with her long-time friend, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival Director Melvin Chen.“I’ve known Melvin since he was a teen from the Aspen Music Festival,” she says. “I started attending when I was 12, and Melvin and his […]

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Meet the Director:
Melvin Chen on Dvořák

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Meet the Director:
Melvin Chen’s Vision for the Festival

By Janet Reynolds Editor’s note: As you know, Melvin Chen is the Norfolk Festival’s new Director. As all new Directors do, Chen is mixing things up a bit and he wants to share some of the exciting things that are coming, beginning with this season’s thematic structure and additional musical opportunities. We started our “Meet […]

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