Press Quotes

“Norfolk, long a host to legends” — The New York Times
“Well worth seeking out” — The Boston Globe
“Unique jewel of the summer season” — The New York Times
“Magnificent” — Litchfield County Times
“Brilliant performances” — Hartford Courant
“Hearing them [the Beethoven and Schubert Quartets] in the acoustics of the Music [Shed] on a summer night is hard to improve upon.” —Hartford Courant
“The vocal line and piano doubling fit so perfectly together that complete stillness developed in the audience.” —Hartford Courant
“good news for fans of the music.” — The New York Times
“An impressive array of performers and programs” —Hartford Courant
“There is no other concert site in Connecticut more beautiful… and no hall is more historic” — The New York Times
“The evening was packed full of pleasant musical surprises… due to this collection of stellar musicians who play together as friends.” —Hartford Courant

Jean Sibelius

“”Their wonderful estate lay among wooded hills, intersected by rivers and shimmering streams… The natural surroundings had not been disturbed, but were reverently protected from the advance of civilization; it was as romantic and mysterious as it had been two hundred years earlier. There was an atmosphere of poetry over the large, sleeping woods that was unique.”

— Composer Jean Sibelius, recalling his stay in Norfolk, 1914

Audience Quotes

“Beautiful music in an enchanting setting”
“My favorite summer event”
“A friend and I love the Norfolk experience- beautiful grounds, beautiful music, and great acoustics”
“We love going to Norfolk for the beautiful grounds and especially the young people’s concerts”
“The best of the best”