Brahms the Prismatic
On the heels of an exciting opening weekend, Music@Menlo’s second Concert Program, “Brahms the Prismatic,” explores how composers of the past, such as Bach, influenced Brahms and examines how Brahms became an artistic conscience for many composers of the twentieth century. Brahms’s f minor Sonata for Two Pianos, performed by Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung, is juxtaposed with Bach’s Cello Suite no. 2 in d minor and music by those who continued his legacy, from Arnold Schoenberg to Rachmaninov to contemporary American composer John Harbison, whose Piano Quintet is audibly haunted by Brahms’s Opus 34. This program will only be performed once, tonight at 8:00 p.m., at the Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton. To reserve tickets, call 650-331-0202 (limited availability).
Music@Menlo Listening Room Series Returns
Music@Menlo’s popular Listening Room series returns for a second season, hosted by festival Artistic Administrator Patrick Castillo. On several afternoons throughout the festival, Castillo will be the tour guide through an exploration of audio and video recordings of a variety of repertoire—including symphonic works, operatic arias, and more. Each Listening Room event is designed to complement the season’s concert offerings and contribute to Music@Menlo’s context-rich brand of musical exploration. Listening Room events are free and open to the public. Learn more and view the schedule.»
Free Live Streaming of Festival Events
Music@Menlo is pleased to offer live streaming of select Café Conversations and master classes. Visit our Web site for the schedule of upcoming live broadcasts and to watch videos of past events. Learn more.»
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
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Thursday, July 28, 2011
*Prelude Performances are free concerts featuring the Chamber Music Institute’s International Program artists. Learn how you can reserve your seat pass in advance for these popular concerts.»
Music@Menlo Video Project 2011
Music@Menlo continues its annual Video Project with daily videos of featured festival performances, Café Conversations, master classes, artist profiles and interviews, and other behind-the-scenes festival footage. Visit our Web site to access these engaging clips and get an inside look at the festival.
Concert Program Notes Available Online
Program notes for this year’s Concert Programs and Carte Blanche Concerts are available on our Web site in advance of the performances. The notes for the following concerts have been posted (PDF format):
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Tuesday, July 26, 2011
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