Goodbye Joachim!

Monday, July 24, 2017

This Monday began with a live streamed master class given by former Miami String Quartet violinist and Senior Lecturer at the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts, Ivan Chan. Ivan coached a group of Young Performers playing Anton Arensky’s playful Piano Trio no. 1 in d minor, op. 32, and a trio of International Program artists who are currentlyworking on Camille Saint-Saëns’ Piano Trio no. 1 in F Major, op. 18. As always you can join us in Martin Family Hall on the Menlo School campus for master classes and Prelude Performances, or by Livestream on Music@Menlo’s website or Facebook page.

Following the lunchtime master class, the usual daily program of intensive rehearsal and coachings continued for the artists and young musicians of the Chamber Music Institute. At 5:00 p.m. this afternoon, also in Martin Family Hall, International Program artists gave the first Prelude Performance of the week, showcasing their work on challenging chamber pieces by Mendelssohn and Brahms.

Lastly this evening we heard the final performance of Concert Program IV, In Joachim’s Orbit. Schumann and Mendelssohn also featured on the program for this concert, alongside Brahms’ magnificent and moving Horn Trio in E-flat Major, op. 40.