Into The Age of Expression

Wednesday, August 2

After a master class given by pianist Orion Weiss this morning, the International Program artists performed the penultimate Prelude of the festival at the Center for Performing Arts, Menlo-Atherton, this afternoon at 5:00 p.m. The program included works by Schoenberg and Schumann, and as with all master classes, Prelude Performances and Café Conversations this year, on Music@Menlo’s website here.

Later this evening, Music@Menlo festival artists presented Concert Program VI: The Age of Expression, at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton. The concert featured Borodin’s deeply romantic String Quartet No. 2 in D Major, alongside equally expressive pieces by Respighi, Ysaÿe, and Kreisler’s intense String Quartet in a minor—works that illustrate the age of expression’s transformative effect on how composers would forever approach the violin.