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SummerArts: Classical Music

Norfolk Chamber Music Festival (Norfolk, CT)

The Music Shed at the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate, 97 Battell Road
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(July 1 – August 12, 2012) The Norfolk Chamber Music Festival’s roots go back as far as the late 19th century, when Carl Stoeckel and Ellen Battell began hosting concerts in their Norfolk home. In conjunction with the Yale Summer School of Music, the festival looks forward to the next generation of chamber music through the cultivation of young performers and composers, even as it celebrates such monumental composers as Haydn, Mozart, and Schubert. Fellows of the Yale Summer School of Music perform as part of the Young Artists’ Performance Series, and the New Music Workshop provides composers with the opportunity to workshop and premiere new works. Past performers at the Norfolk have included chamber music groups Eroica Trio and the Ying Quartet, new music ensembles eighth blackbird and So Percussion, clarinetist Richard Stoltzman, and mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade. (DK)

Norfolk Chamber Music Festival Information

  • Public Transportation: Poor
  • Handicapped Accessibility: Good
  • Performances/Programs: 10–15 mainstage concerts as well as special events, workshops, and the Young Artist Performance Series (about 15 concerts)
  • Ticket Prices: Range from $20–$55, depending on seats selected. Young Adults (18–25) receive discounted tickets of $10. Cabaret Night tickets range from $25 (balcony seating) to $500 (Front Table Seating). The Lecture Series is presented free of charge
  • Subscriptions: Chamber Music Friday and Saturday Series ($84–$210; Young Adults $60); Pick-5 Series ($75–$200; Young Adults $50); Pick 3 Series and Flex Pass ($48–$135; Young Adults $30)
  • Membership: Supporting Member ($100–$249); Sustaining Member ($250–$499); Associate Member ($500–$999); Musicians’ Circle ($1,000–$4,999); Leading Contributor ($5,000+). Depending on level, member benefits include first notice of concerts, subscriptions, and single tickets; a complimentary CD; a 10% discount coupon at the Norfolk merchandise table; discounts on single tickets; invitations to post-concert receptions; invitations to a champagne/dessert reception; invitations to the Annual Musicians’ Luncheon with the resident Faculty Artists; and more.