Performed by a collection of the world’s great chamber musicians, Concert Programs are the core of the festival’s theme, providing inspired performances in intimate settings.

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Concert Programs

Performed by a collection of the world’s great chamber musicians, Concert Programs are the core of the festival’s theme, providing inspired performances in intimate settings.

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  • The Path to Bach

    Concert Program I: The Path to Bach

    The 2017 festival journey begins in the generation before J. S. Bach: through the ingenuity of such composer-virtuosi as Carlo Farina, Marco Uccellini, and Pietro Antonio Locatelli, the violin evolved from the modest fiddle ...

    Read morebuy tickets: Jul 15
  • The Classical Style

    Concert Program II: The Classical Style

    As Haydn and Mozart crystallized the Classical tradition that Beethoven would inherit and transform, the performers of their day likewise developed ever more sophisticated instrumental techniques. Such musicians as the violinists Giovanni Battista Viotti, ...

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  • German Virtuosity

    Concert Program III: German Virtuosity

    Concert Program III continues the festival’s journey from the Classical period into the nineteenth century. The program offers Beethoven’s final violin sonata as its point of departure into the new era—following a nod to ...

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  • In Joachim’s Orbit

    Concert Program IV: In Joachim’s Orbit

    The sheer brilliance of Mendelssohn’s musical achievements would inspire an emerging generation of Romantics. Robert Schumann considered him “the first musician of the day…He plays with everything…with such ease, delicacy, and art, with such ...

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  • French Luminaries

    Concert Program V: French Luminaries

    As violinists from the Baroque period throughout the nineteenth century nurtured Germany’s violin tradition, generations of French virtuosi likewise cultivated a distinct national style. Concert Program V begins with the Sonata in e minor ...

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  • The Age of Expression

    Concert Program VI: The Age of Expression

    The generation of virtuosi that emerged in the early twentieth century, headed by the preternaturally gifted Fritz Kreisler, charted new frontiers in the violin’s expressive potential. As the art of the violin was reimagined, ...

    Read morebuy tickets: Aug 2
  • National Flavors

    Concert Program VII: National Flavors

    Music@Menlo’s 2017 festival season finale offers a colorful survey of violin playing across the Western world. The vitality of modern Bohemia is heard in Martinů’s ingenious duo, while the visceral influence of the great ...

    Read morebuy tickets: Aug 5