Overture Concerts

Music@Menlo is excited to inaugurate the Overture Concerts, in which the International Program artists collaborate with festival main-stage artists for the first time. Two performances in Stent Family Hall will include all eleven spectacular International Program performers, who will be joined by pianist Wu Han, violinist Arnaud Sussmann, violist Matthew Lipman, and the Calidore String Quartet.

These concerts function as an “overture” to the future of chamber music: world-renowned festival artists will share their knowledge, experience, and traditions with the burgeoning International Program musicians as they perform together, bringing the freshest perspectives to these events. The artists will collectively bridge the gap between the traditions of the past, the master performers of today, and the flourishing of the art form in the future. Please join us to experience the fruits of their collaboration and to witness a glimpse of the bright future of chamber music.

Tuesday, July 24, 7:30 p.m. | Stent Family Hall, Menlo School
Joseph Haydn (1732–1809)
Piano Trio in C Major, Hob. XV: 27 (1797)

Antonín Dvořák (1841–1904)
Piano Quintet in A Major, op. 81, B. 155 (1877)

Featuring Arnaud Sussmann, violin, and Wu Han, piano, with musicians from the Chamber Music Institute’s International Program.

Wednesday, August 1, 7:30 p.m. | Stent Family Hall, Menlo School
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)
Piano Quartet in g minor, K. 478 (1785)

Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847)
String Octet in E-flat Major, op. 20 (1825)

Featuring Matthew Lipman, viola, and the Calidore String Quartet: Jeffrey Myers, Ryan Meehan, violins; Jeremy Berry, viola; and Estelle Choi, cello, with musicians from the Chamber Music Institute’s International Program.

Tickets: $32. Young Patrons Society members receive two complimentary tickets, and Young Patrons Leadership Circle members receive four complimentary tickets to either Overture performance.