Date: February 26, 2024 - February 27, 2024
Location: Chandler Recital Hall

Michael Rickelton, composer
Ross Tamaccio, baritone
Hsiao-Ying Lin, piano

Free Business & Entrepreneurship Composition Seminar: Tuesday, February 27 at 12:30 p.m., Chandler Recital Hall

Honoring fallen soldiers now for over 25 years, Norfolk's Armed Forces Memorial steadfastly commemorates the lives of all those who died serving their nation in times of war. The 22 bronze cast letters penned by fallen soldiers that live on in memoriam in downtown Norfolk will now be heard in new musical settings for voice and piano by composer Michael Rickelton.

Rickelton is a composer of “extremely attractive and thoughtfully shaped” (Music Web International) music that “seizes the ear” (Gramophone). Composer Lori Laitman described Rickelton as having “a great and clear gift for writing for the voice,” and his works have found favor with singers across the country. He is joined by sought-after baritone Ross Tamaccio and collaborative pianist Hsiao-Ying Lin. Accompanied by additional works inspired by the soldier’s experience, the world premiere of Norfolk Letters continues in Norfolk’s distinguished tradition of honoring America’s military heritage.

Free parking is available in Garage E, 49th Street and Bluestone Avenue, and in the circular lot between the F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts and Webb University Center.