2021 Festival

Concert Program VII

Music@Menlo’s nineteenth season offers nine programs presented over three weekends, three trios of concerts comprising mini-festivals in their own right. The season closes with “Take Five,” a collection of programs anchored by the piano quintets of Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, and Antonín Dvořák, complemented by beloved works of French Romanticism. Concert Program VII begins with Georges Bizet’s finest contribution to the keyboard literature, Jeux d’enfants (Children’s Games). Pianists owe a greater debt still to Robert and Clara Schumann: Clara, one of her generation’s greatest piano virtuosi, inspired the Piano Quintet from Robert’s pen–the first of its kind, which stands as the point of origin of a grand repertoire tradition.

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

Georges Bizet(1838–1875)
Jeux d’enfants (Children’s Games) for Piano, Four Hands, op. 22 (1871)
Robert Schumann(1810–1856)
Piano Quintet in E-flat major, op. 44 (1842)
Friday 29Jul 2022
  • From Haydn

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

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  • Prelude Performance XI*

    5:00 PM
    Spieker Center for the Arts

    Tickets: Free

  • Saturday 30Jul 2022
    • From Haydn

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

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    • Koret Young Performers Concert II*

      12:30 PM
      Spieker Center for the Arts

      Tickets: Free

    • Saturday 30Jul 2022
      • Livestream

        Online | 7:30 PM

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

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      • Koret Young Performers Concert II*

        12:30 PM
        Spieker Center for the Arts

        Tickets: Free

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