2021 Festival

Concert Program VI

This summer’s sixth concert program offers two of the chamber music literature’s most emotionally powerful statements. Brahms composed his Piano Quartet no. 3 in C minor, op. 60, in the throes of romantic despair. “You may place a picture on the title page, namely a head – with a pistol in front of it,” he wrote to his publisher. “This will give you some idea of the music.” A similar pathos permeates Dmitri Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet, completed in 1940 and critically hailed as “a portrait of our age – the rich-toned, perfect voice of the present.”

All concert programs are performed at 4:00 p.m. in the Spieker Center for the Arts, Menlo School, and at 6:00 p.m. outdoors in the Middle School Courtyard of Menlo School. You can also watch via livestream – log in to your account on Music@Menlo’s website to watch here.

PROGRAM

Johannes Brahms(1833–1897)
Piano Quartet no. 3 in C minor, op. 60 (1875)
Dmitry Shostakovich(1906–1975)
Piano Quintet in G minor, op. 57 (1940)
Thursday 28Jul 2022
  • A Little Fun

    Spieker Center for the Arts | 7:30 PM

    Tickets: $70–$84 full price; $20–$30 under age thirty

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  • Prelude Performance X*

    5:00 PM

    Tickets: Free

  • Thursday 28Jul 2022
    • Livestream

      Online | 7:30 PM

      Tickets: $25, or $150 for all eight Concert Programs

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    • Prelude Performance X*

      5:00 PM

      Tickets: Free

    • *Prelude Performances and Koret Young Performers Concerts feature young artists from the Chamber Music Institute. Admission is free. read more