The Sounds of Silents… Silent Films That Is

This year’s Norfolk Chamber Music Festival open house features silent films accompanied by Donald Sosin and Joanna Seaton. Learn more about how they create this special music. The idea of offering silent films as part of this year’s Norfolk Chamber Music Festival annual Open House initially seems strange. Silent films at a festival devoted to […]

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Allan Dean: 35 Years and Counting
at the Norfolk Festival

Trumpet player Allan Dean has a long history with Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. He shares some of the reasons why the Festival remains so special. Anyone wanting proof that Norfolk is a special place for Faculty, need look no further than trumpet player Allan Dean. Recently retired from the Yale School of Music Faculty where […]

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Cellist Raman Ramakrishnan:
Why Chamber Music?

Cellist Raman Ramakrishnan has played in orchestras, trios, and quartets. Here he talks about the different role a cello plays in each. Wondering what it’s like to be a faculty member at Norfolk Chamber Music Festival? Cellist Raman Ramakrishnan, who is back for his second summer, and who is married to Norfolk faculty violist Melissa […]

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Blast from the Past: Concerts à la 1810

Concerts à la 1810 were much different from today’s. Here are five ways concerts à la 1810 were more relaxed. Hint: eating and booing. The relatively restrained classical music concerts of today are a far cry from those of yesteryear. In the 19th century, for instance, it was common for people to talk during performances and […]

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The Miró Archive Project:
Celebrating the Past in the Present

The Miró Quartet brings the Miró Archive Project, a celebration of influential string quartets who shaped chamber music today, to the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival on July 20. Sometimes repeating the past is exactly the right move to make for the present. The Miró Quartet plans to prove that point as they enter their 25th anniversary […]

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