It Takes a Village to Make This Festival Happen

Hosting Norfolk Chamber Music Festival Fellows is an integral part of the program’s success and the Fellows’ experience. We talk to two long-time hosts about why they open their home year after year. Most people who come to a Norfolk Chamber Music Festival performance understand that the Festival doesn’t just “happen,” that it takes a […]

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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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Andrew Norman Named Musical America’s
2017 Composer of the Year

Andrew Norman (Norfolk ’08) has been named Musical America’s 2017 Composer of the Year. Norman’s work draws on an eclectic mix of sounds and notational practices from both the avant-garde and classical traditions. They have been described by the New York Times as showcasing “daring juxtapositions and dazzling colors.” His symphonic works have been performed by leading ensembles worldwide, including […]

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Alexander String Quartet Joins the
Norfolk Faculty During Summer 2015

The Alexander String Quartet will join the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival faculty during the 2015 summer season. Now is it’s 33rd year, the Quartet (Zakarias Grafilo, violin – Frederick Lifsitz, violin – Paul Yarbrough, viola – Sandy Wilson, cello) has performed in the major music capitals of five continents, securing its standing among the world’s […]

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Inside the Music Factory:
From Rehearsal to Performance at the
Norfolk Chamber Music Festival

Norfolk Now By Wiley Wood  – August 1, 2014 The campus of the Yale Summer School of Music in Norfolk is almost deserted on a sunny day in July, but fragments of music float in the air from all sides. A brass ensemble is rehearsing in a stone structure near Mountain Road. A pianist is […]

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Scholarship in Honor of Harris Goldsmith

Renowned cellist and artist, Aldo Parisot and his wife, pianist Elizabeth Parisot, have established a Norfolk scholarship in memory of Harris Goldsmith. Mr. Goldsmith, was at once a pianist, music critic, writer and teacher. He was also a staunch supporter of the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and its mission of providing a world-cass musical training […]

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