Julian Pellicano On Drumsticks And Batons

Julian Pellicano may have traded his drumsticks for a baton, but his percussion roots are never far from his work on the podium. “I couldn’t be happier than when I’m on the podium. I get to be in the middle of that sound,” he says. “One of the reasons I was drawn to conducting in […]

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Yale School of Music Faculty Composer
Aaron Jay Kernis Wins Grammy Award

music.yale.edu  (February 11, 2017 | By David Brensliver) Several Yale School of Music alumni took home Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10. Please join us in congratulating the following musicians on this exciting accomplishment. Faculty composer Aaron Jay Kernis ‘83MM won a Grammy Award in the “Best Contemporary Classical Composition” category for his Violin Concerto, which was […]

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Martin Bresnick on The Passions of Bloom

By Janet Reynolds Editor’s note: Composer Martin Bresnick has a long history with Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. We did a profile of him last year that you can read. This year, however, marks a very special event: the premiere on June 21 of Bresnick’s Whitman, Melville and Dickinson—Passions of Bloom with the Yale Choral Artists. The oratorio, which is […]

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Eighth Blackbird Named Musical America’s
2017 Ensemble of the Year

In addition to being named Musical America’s 2017 Ensemble of the Year, Eighth Blackbird (Norfolk ’97) celebrates its 20th anniversary with its fourth GRAMMY® Award, Chamber Music America’s inaugural Visionary Award, and the coveted MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions.

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New Music Workshop:
A Chat With Martin Bresnick

By Janet Reynolds Composer/conductor Martin Bresnick is a master of the new. As the longtime director of the festival’s New Music Workshop, Bresnick loves helping burgeoning composers and young musicians bring to life the notes on their pages. And Norfolk, a festival steeped in history but forward-looking in its commitment to contemporary music, is the […]

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