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Friday, July 28, 2017
The end of week two at Music@Menlo got off to an energetic start with coachings, rehearsals, and a master class given by violinist Arnaud Sussmann at 11:45 a.m. in Martin Family Hall. Audiences saw International Program artists work on Schoenberg’s iconic Verklärte Nacht, while Young Performers tackled Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio no. 1 in d minor.
Later on Friday evening, Music@Menlo presents ed seductive program of Romantic and Impressionist chamber works, in the French Luminaries concert program. From delicate and captivating works by Jean-Marie Leclair and Claude Debussy, to Franck’s Violin Sonata in A Major and Fauré’s impassioned first piano quartet, listeners were transported through the rich history of French chamber music. The second and final performance is on Saturday, July 29, at 6:00 p.m. in the Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton. The concert features the Music@Menlo debuts of violinist Chad Hoopes and pianist Orion Weiss, fresh from his performance of Beethoven’s Emperor Piano Concerto with the San Francisco Symphony last night.« Towards the Age of Expression   || Young Performers and French Luminaries »