Norfolk Chamber Music Festival/Yale School of Music – Summer Concert Schedule 2011

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Old Postcard of the Music Shed at Norfolk
Old Postcard of the Music Shed at Norfolk

The Norfolk Music Festival emerged in the 1890’s from the interest of two generations of the Battells, a wealthy Norfolk family, in Yale University, which brought about both the founding of the Yale School of Music and the Litchfield County Choral Union. Choral and chamber music concerts were originally held in the Battell mansion, and later in the Music Shed, which opened in 1906. Special trains from New York were arranged for the distinguished musicians and the society audience. Ellen Battell Stoeckel, wife of the son of the first professor at Yale Music School, announced her intention to donate her estate to Yale as a music school, and the first classes were held there in 1937. This distinguished summer school and festival continues to flourish today.

The rest needs little explanation beyond this impressive listing of the Friday and Saturday evening concerts.

Friday, July 8, 8:00 pm

The Leschetizky Trio

Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op 70, No. 2
Franz Liszt Tristia (La vallée d’Obermann)
Bedřich Smetana Piano Trio in g minor, Op 15
Leschetizky Trio (Vienna)

Saturday, July 9, 8:00 pm

Haydn, Reinecke & Schumann

Franz Josef Haydn Divertimento in F Major for Winds
Carl Reinecke Trio in a minor for Oboe, Horn & Piano
Robert Schumann Piano Trio in F Major, Op 80

Stephen Taylor
William Purvis (French horn),
Ani Kavafian (violin),
Ole Akahoshi (cello),
Boris Berman (piano),
Robert Blocker (piano)

Friday, July 15, 8:00 pm

An Evening of Schubert

Franz Schubert Sonatina in D Major for Violin and Piano
Schubert Sonata in C Major, “Grand Duo”
Schubert Quintet for Piano and Strings, “Trout”

Syoko Aki
(violin), Peter Schuhmayer (violin), Herbert Kefer (viola),Othmar Müller (cello), Donald Palma (double bass), Boris Berman (piano), Peter Frankl (piano)

Saturday, July 16, 8:00 pm

The Artis Quartet

Franz Josef Haydn String Quartet in D Major, Op 20, No. 4
Alexander von Zemlinsky String Quartet No. 4 in D Major
Johannes Brahms String Quartet in a minor, Op 51, No. 2
Artis Quartet (Vienna)

Friday, July 22, 8:00 pm

Schubert, Tower, Wyner & Gade

Franz Schubert Introduction and Variations for Flute & Piano
Joan Tower Rising
Yehudi Wyner Passover Offering
Wyner Trio 2009 (East Coast Premiere)
Niels Gade Phantasiestücke, Op 43
Carol Wincenc (flute), Richard Stoltzman (clarinet), Scott Hartman,(trombone), Peter Frankl (piano), Fellows of the Norfolk Festival

Saturday, July 23, 8:00 pm

Piano Quartets

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Quartet in g minor, K 478
Iván Eröd Piano Quartet, Op 54
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, K 493
Peter Schuhmayer (violin), Herbert Kefer (viola), Othmar Müller (cello), Peter Frankl (piano)

Friday, July 29, 8:00 pm

The Tokyo String Quartet

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart String Quartet in d minor, K 421
Karol Szymanowski String Quartet No. 1 in C Major, Op 37
Robert Schumann String Quartet in a minor, Op 41, No. 1
Tokyo String Quartet, Attacca Quartet

Saturday, July 30, 8:00 pm

All American Music

Charles Ives Largo
Cole Porter Clarinet Quintet
Ives Piano Trio
Ives George Washington’s Birthday
Aaron Copland Appalachian Spring
David Shifrin (clarinet), Martin Beaver (violin), Kikuei Ikeda (violin), Clive Greensmith (cello), Attacca Quartet, Wei-Yi Yang (piano), James Sinclair (conductor), Fellows of the Norfolk Festival

Friday, August 5, 8:00 pm

Ives, Poulenc & Stravinsky

Charles Ives The Unanswered Question
Francis Poulenc Le Bal masqué (The Masquerade Ball)
Igor Stravinsky L’Histoire du Soldat (The Soldier’s Tale)
Ransom Wilson (flute), Allan Dean (trumpet), Scott Hartman (trombone), Janna Baty (soprano), John McDonough (narrator), Full Force Dance Theatre, Fellows of the Norfolk Festival

Saturday, August 6, 8:00 pm

Haydn, Ives & Mendelssohn

Franz Josef Haydn String Quartet in G Major, Op 77, No. 1
Charles Ives String Quartet No. 1, “Salvation Army”
Felix Mendelssohn String Quintet in B-flat Major, Op 87
Tokyo String Quartet, Ettore Causa (viola)

Friday, August 12, 8:00 pm

Brahms, Stravinksy & Schumann

Johannes Brahms Serenade No. 2 in A Major, Op 16
Anton Webern Langsamer Satz
Igor Stravinsky Three Pieces for String Quartet
Robert Schumann Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op 44
Frank Morelli (bassoon), Tokyo String Quartet, Ettore Causa, (viola) Joan Panetti (piano), Fellows of the Norfolk Festival

Saturday, August 13, 8:00 pm

An Evening Of Mozart


Amadeus Mozart

String Quintet in B-flat Major, K 174
Mozart String Quartet in G Major, K 387
Mozartt String Quintet in g minor, K 516
Tokyo String Quartet, Ettore Causa (viola)
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