7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday, July 9 at 7:30 pm
Watch this virtual concert online at https://music.yale.edu/concerts-summer-2021-july-9.
The Norfolk Chamber Music Festival has commissioned Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) for the inaugural composition of the Festival’s new multi-year Musical Bridges project, in which the Festival will commission new works that place classical chamber music within a broader musical and cultural context. DBR’s work Twin Stars: Diamond Variations for Dae’Anna, a piece for two singers and piano quintet, is inspired by the killing of Philando Castile in St. Paul, MN.
DBR is an acclaimed composer, violinist, educator, and activist whose work combines his traditional training with his own cultural references and musical imagination. “As a Black, Haitian-American composer, I am wanting to create a work in process and partnership with the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, listening and responding to the urgent needs of our communities. Twin Stars: Diamond Variations for Dae’Anna is a work … that will seek to musically respond to the confrontations and conversations that have happened, and are, happening between Black men, people of color, law enforcement, and an undefined civic morality.”
KLEIN String Trio for Violin, Viola, and Cello
SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Trio No. 2 in e minor
ROUMAIN Twin Stars: Diamond Variations for Dae’Anna** (world premiere)
Brandie Sutton soprano
Terrence Chin-Loy tenor
Masha Lakisova* violin
Gregory Lewis* violin
Bethany Hargreaves* viola
Peter Eom* cello
Macintyre Taback* cello
Boris Berman piano
Melvin Chen piano
* Norfolk Festival Fellows
** Daniel Bernard Roumain’s Twin Stars: Diamond Variations for Dae’Anna is part of the Festival’s Musical Bridges project made possible through the generous support of the Desai Family Foundation.