From Leclair to Ysaÿe

Friday, July 28, 2017

The end of week two at Music@Menlo got off to an energetic start with coachings, rehearsals, and a master class given by violinist Arnaud Sussmann at 11:45 a.m. in Martin Family Hall. Audiences saw International Program artists work on Schoenberg’s iconic Verklärte Nacht, while Young Performers tackled Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio no. 1 in d minor.

Later on Friday evening, Music@Menlo presents ed seductive program of Romantic and Impressionist chamber works, in the French Luminaries concert program. From delicate and captivating works by Jean-Marie Leclair and Claude Debussy, to Franck’s Violin Sonata in A Major and Fauré’s impassioned first piano quartet, listeners were transported through the rich history of French chamber music. The second and final performance is on Saturday, July 29, at 6:00 p.m. in the Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton. The concert features the Music@Menlo debuts of violinist Chad Hoopes and pianist Orion Weiss, fresh from his performance of Beethoven’s Emperor Piano Concerto with the San Francisco Symphony last night.