Free-Ticket Reservations

Reserve your complimentary tickets for Prelude Performances and Koret Young Performers Concerts in advance!

Music@Menlo’s free Prelude Performances and Koret Young Performers Concerts are some of the summer’s most anticipated events. Free and open to the public, these performances feature the extraordinary young musicians of the Chamber Music Institute and are an integral part of the festival’s education mission.

Because of the popularity of these events, free tickets are required for admission. For your added convenience, free tickets may be reserved at 9:00 a.m. the day of the event or requested in person at will call beginning one hour prior to the start of each concert.

How to Reserve Your Free Tickets

  • Online reservations can be made on the day of the performance from 9:00 a.m. until one and a half hours prior to the concert start time. Go to Music@Menlo’s home page and click the red “TICKETS” button in the upper right corner of the home page and then choose the free ticket option from the drop-down menu or visit
    the online festival calendar.
  • Walk-up tickets will also be available at the concert venue on a first-come, first-served basis starting one hour prior to the concert.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Music@Menlo Ticket Services at 650-331-0202 or email tickets@musicatmenlo.org.

Free-ticket reservations must be claimed no later than fifteen minutes prior to the performance start time, at which time all unclaimed reservations will be released to walk-up audiences. Seating at all Prelude Performances and Koret Young Performers Concerts is by general admission.

A Note about Reserving Free Tickets

Music@Menlo is also pleased to offer a new online reservation system for ticketing for all of our events, including free concerts. Among many other enhancements, you will now enjoy the benefits of a patron account for online shopping. If you receive email newsletters from Music@Menlo or have ordered tickets in the past, your account is already set up, using the email address where you receive Music@Menlo emails. When you reserve tickets through our website for the first time, please follow the instructions in the online shopping cart’s login screen to “Reset/Create Password.” You will then be sent an email with a link to reset your password. Follow the link in the email, and enter a new password. Then, you may use the online shopping cart, which will store your address information for your convenience (but as always, we will never store your credit card information). Please don’t hesitate to let us know if we can be of assistance in any way. You may want to set up your account prior to reserving tickets to any free events, which can be very popular and sell out quickly.

Winter Residency 2013 Schedule

2013 Winter Residency
Classroom Presentations Schedule

All presentations are in Martin Family Hall unless noted otherwise.

Monday, March 18

7:50 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.: Seventh Grade Foreign Languages

8:40 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.: Seventh Grade Foreign Languages

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.: AP Theory (Chorus Room)

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Jazz Band

Tuesday, March 19

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.: World Religions and Art History (Stent Family Hall)

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.: Upper School Assembly (Gymnasium)

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.: World Religions

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: World Religions

Wednesday, March 20

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.: World Religions

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.: Middle School Assembly (Commons)

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: American Literature

Thursday, March 21

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.: World Religions

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.: World Religions

12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Lunchtime Concert

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Jazz Band

Friday, March 22

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.: Fiction Writing

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: American Literature

Schedule of events is subject to change.

Music@Menlo Winter Residency Video

Music@Menlo Winter Residency Video

Each winter, Menlo students have the opportunity to experience exceptional chamber music as part of Music@Menlo’s annual Winter Residency Program at Menlo School. The Winter Residency Program brings a select group of the classical music world’s rising stars to campus to engage with Menlo School students for a series of enriching programs. Learn more.»

Music@Menlo 2016 Winter Residency

Menlo School students will have an opportunity to extend their coursework through the exploration of classical music through Music@Menlo’s annual Winter Residency Program. Throughout the week of February 29 through March 5, violinists Boson Mo and Suliman Tekalli, violist Cong Wu, cellist Jiyoung Lee, and pianist Michael James Smith—all past participants of Music@Menlo’s Chamber Music Institute for aspiring professional musicians—are joining forces with Music@Menlo Artistic Director Wu Han and Audience Engagement Director Patrick Castillo for a series of special performances, discussions, and classroom presentations designed to introduce Menlo students to a broad selection of chamber music masterpieces, all in the context of curricula ranging from American literature to math and foreign language studies.

Classroom Presentation Schedule

(Note: All presentations take place in Martin Family Hall unless otherwise noted.)

Monday, February 29

  • 8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. / Sophomore English
    Theme and motif are devices equally essential to music and literature; in the work of William Shakespeare, the elements of cadence and character—particularly musical characteristics—take on special importance as well. Writing for the stage, the Bard of Avon took notorious care with what the written word sounded like. Complementing Menlo School sophomore English students’ study of Macbeth, Music@Menlo’s Winter Residency artists will explore how the practice of reading Shakespeare similarly applies to the experience of instrumental chamber music. This presentation is designed to focus students’ ears, honing their aural skills for a deeper appreciation of both music and literature.  
  • 9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. / Sophomore English
     
  • 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. / Sophomore English
     
  • 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. / Sophomore English
     

Tuesday, March 1

  • 9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. / Monsters!
    Monsters have represented a powerful theme in much art and literature throughout history. From Greek mythology to contemporary fiction and film, the vilification of the misunderstood has revealed deeply rooted tensions and anxieties. In music, similar tensions have been manifested much more literally, as in the music of Dmitri Shostakovich, whose work serves to chronicle the experience of the Russian people under the repressive Stalin regime. Music@Menlo’s Winter Residency artists will introduce Menlo School students to the music of this seminal voice of twentieth-century music.
     
  • 9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. / Dystopian Fiction and Film
    As a complement to this Upper School elective, Music@Menlo’s Winter Residency artists present music similarly rooted in highly charged sociocultural circumstances, with a special focus on the music of twentieth-century Russia—a time in which the cultural community was forced to survive and respond to the oppression of the Stalin regime.
     
  • 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. / Dystopian Fiction and Film
     

Wednesday, March 2

  • 8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. / AP Music Theory (Chorus Room)
     
  • 9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. / Chamber Orchestra (Orchestra Room)
    The string players will sit in on a chamber orchestra rehearsal
     
  • 10:15 a.m.–11:15 a.m. / Sophomore English
     
  • 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. / Sophomore English


Thursday, March 3

  • 7:50 a.m.–8:35 a.m. / 7th Grade Foreign Languages
    In partnership with Middle School World Languages teacher Martine Gullung-Miller, Music@Menlo’s Winter Residency artists explore the life and music of French composer Maurice Ravel. In preparation for the Winter Residency, Menlo School foreign language classes have studied Ravel’s background and artistic career. Music@Menlo’s presentation represents the culmination of these studies, bringing high-level performances of the composer’s chamber music directly into the classroom.
     
  • 8:38 a.m.–9:23 a.m. / 7th Grade Foreign Languages
     
  • 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. / Fiction Writing
    Alongside Menlo School Fiction Writing students’ investigation of tone, tension, and dissonance in Ben Marcus’s “Cold Little Bird,” Music@Menlo’s Winter Residency artists will illustrate various uses of dissonance in the Western chamber music repertoire, from traditional Classical models to experimental, satiric, and other modern uses of dissonance. In music as in literature, dissonance and resolution provides a piece with a narrative framework and directionality. This presentation will attune students’ ears to this phenomenon in an abstract musical context, sharpening their instincts as writers along the way.


Friday, March 4

  • 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. / Sophomore English

  • 8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. / Self and Society
    The turn of the twentieth century saw the ground shift beneath the feet of the Western world. Sigmund Freud challenged our fundamental understanding of self and identity. Artists across disciplines, from Gustav Klimt to Oscar Wilde, represented a countercultural rebellion against social conventions, viewing art as a vehicle for the liberation of the id. Building on Menlo School students’ studies of these and other significant artistic figures, Music@Menlo’s Winter Residency artists will illustrate analogous changes in classical music: composers from Arnold Schoenberg to Claude Debussy who, in distinctly personal ways, turned previously accepted modus operandi upside down to express something irrepressibly modern.
     

Prelude and KYPC Reservations Sold Out

There are no more advance reservations available for this free concert.

Please note that some walk-up passes will be available at the event on a first-come, first-served basis. Please visit the patron services table one hour prior to the concert. Thank you for your interest and support of Music@Menlo.

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Saturday, July 30
1:00 p.m., The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton

Selected movements from:

ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK (1841–1904)
Piano Trio no. 4 in e minor, op. 90, Dumky (1890)

Alice Zhu, piano; Timothy Le, violin; Travis Chen, cello

CLAUDE DEBUSSY (1862–1918)
Piano Trio in G Major (1879)

Seiha Park, piano; Alex Goldberg, violin; Nathan Le, cello

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL (1685–1759)
   arr. Johan Halvorsen (1864–1935)
Passacaglia for Violin and Cello (1720, arr. 1897)

Christy Chen, violin; Johannes Gray, cello

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833–1897)
Waltzes, op. 39 (1865)

Agata Sorotokin, Tristan Yang, piano

JOHANNES BRAHMS
Piano Quartet no. 1 in g minor, op. 25 (1863)

Misha Galant, piano; Hayaka Komatsu, violin; Emily Liu, viola; Julia Rosenbaum, cello

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH (1906–1975)
Piano Trio no. 2 in e minor, op. 67 (1944)

   I. Andante – Moderato – Poco più mosso
   II. Allegro con brio

Anna Boonyanit, piano; Kevin Zhu, violin; Jonathan Swensen, cello

   III. Largo
   IV. Allegretto

Yoko Rosenbaum, piano; Kyoko Inagawa, violin; Yu-Yu Liu, cello

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770–1827)
String Quartet in B-flat Major, op. 18, no. 6 (1798–1800)

Manami Mizumoto, Alyssa Wang, violins; Rosemary Nelis, viola; Eunghee Cho, cello

ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK
Piano Quintet in A Major, op. 81 (1887)

Alexander Biniaz-Harris, piano; Reina Murooka, Da Eun Kim, violins; Nayeon Kim, viola; Sarah Ghandour, cello

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Saturday, August 6
1:00 p.m., The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton

Selected movements from:

FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797–1828)
Cello Quintet in C Major, D. 956 (1828)

Reina Murooka, Alyssa Wang, violins; Hayaka Komatsu, viola; Johannes Gray, Travis Chen, cellos

FELIX MENDELSSOHN (1809–1847)
Piano Quartet no. 1 in c minor (1822)

Agata Sorotokin, piano; Ericka Wu, violin; Emily Liu, viola; Olivia Marckx, cello

ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK (1841–1904)
Sonatina for Violin and Piano in G Major, op. 100 (1893)
   I. Allegro risoluto
   II. Larghetto

Yoko Rosenbaum, piano; Timothy Le, violin

   III. Scherzo: Molto vivace
   IV. Finale: Allegro

Anna Boonyanit, piano; Kyoko Inagawa, violin

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833–1897)
Trio for Piano, Clarinet (or Viola), and Cello in a minor, op. 114 (1891)

Alice Zhu, piano; Rosemary Nelis, viola; Sarah Ghandour, cello

ANTON ARENSKY (1861–1906)
String Quartet for Two Cellos no. 2 in a minor, op. 35 (1894)

Christy Chen, violin; Nayeon Kim, viola; Julia Rosenbaum, Yu-Yu Liu, cellos

FELIX MENDELSSOHN
Piano Trio no. 1 in d minor, op. 49 (1839)
   I. Molto allegro e agitato

Misha Galant, piano; Da Eun Kim, violin; Jonathan Swensen, cello

   II. Andante con moto tranquillo
   III. Scherzo: Leggiero e vivace

Tristan Yang, piano; Alex Zhou, violin; Nathan Le, cello

   IV. Finale: Allegro assai appassionato

Alexander Biniaz-Harris, piano; Manami Mizumoto, violin; Eunghee Cho, cello

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Saturday, August 13
1:00 p.m., The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton

Selected movements from:

ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678–1741)
Concerto for Four Violins in b minor, op. 3, no. 10 (1711)

Seiha Park, piano; Alex Goldberg, Ericka Wu, Alex Zhou, Kevin Zhu, violins

ALEXANDRE TANSMAN (1897–1986)
Two Movements for Cello Quartet (1935)

Julia Rosenbaum, Eunghee Cho, Travis Chen, Jonathan Swensen, cellos

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685–1750)
Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier (1715)

Jonathan Swensen, Travis Chen, Eunghee Cho, Julia Rosenbaum, cellos

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Jesu, meine Freude (1723)

Travis Chen, Jonathan Swensen, Julia Rosenbaum, Eunghee Cho, cellos

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten (1724)

Travis Chen, Eunghee Cho, Jonathan Swensen, Julia Rosenbaum, cellos

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Der Tag, der ist so Freudenreich (1713–1715)

Eunghee Cho, Julia Rosenbaum, Jonathan Swensen, Travis Chen, cellos

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833–1897)
Sextet in B-flat Major, op. 18 (arrangement for piano, four hands) (1864–1865)

Misha Galant, Alexander Biniaz-Harris, piano

GEORGES BIZET (1838–1875)
Jeux d’enfants for Piano, Four Hands (1871)

Anna Boonyanit, Yoko Rosenbaum, piano

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770–1827)
Piano Trio in B-flat Major, op. 11 (1798)
   I. Allegro con brio

Agata Sorotokin, piano; Kyoko Inagawa, violin; Olivia Marckx, cello

   II. Adagio
   III. Tema con variazioni

Alice Zhu, piano; Da Eun Kim, violin; Nathan Le, cello

ERNŐ DOHNÁNYI (1877–1960)
Piano Quintet no. 1 in c minor, op. 1 (1895)

Tristan Yang, piano; Alyssa Wang, Timothy Le, violins; Emily Liu, viola; Johannes Gray, cello

DMITRY SHOSTAKOVICH (1906–1975)
Two Pieces for String Octet, op. 11 (1924–1925)

Reina Murooka, Manami Mizumoto, Hayaka Komatsu, Christy Chen, violins; Rosemary Nelis, Nayeon Kim, violas; Sarah Ghandour, Yu-Yu Liu, cellos

Please note: all programs are subject to change. Please check back for updates.

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Friday, July 22

5:30 p.m., Stent Family Hall

FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797–1828)
Grand Rondeau in A Major, D. 951, op. 107 (1828)

Moritz Winkelmann, Christopher Schmitt, piano

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833–1897)
Piano Quintet in f minor, op. 34 (1866)
   Allegro non troppo
   Andante, un poco adagio
   Scherzo: Allegro
   Finale: Poco sostenuto – Allegro non troppo

Moritz Winkelmann, piano; Jesús Reina, Miki-Sophia Cloud, violins; Matthew Lipman, viola; Hiro Matsuo, cello

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Saturday, July 23
6:00 p.m., Martin Family Hall

FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797–1828)
Grand Rondeau in A Major, D. 951, op. 107 (1828)

Moritz Winkelmann, Christopher Schmitt, piano

ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810–1856)
Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, op. 44 (1842)
   Allegro brillante
   In modo d’una marcia: Un poco largamente
   Scherzo: Molto vivace
   Allegro ma non troppo

Christopher Schmitt, piano; Nicole León, Anna Margrethe Nilsen, violins; Jesús Rodríguez, viola; Michael Kaufman, cello

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Tuesday, July 26
6:00 p.m., The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1861)
Variations on a Theme in E-flat Major by Robert Schumann,
op. 23

Christopher Schmitt, Moritz Winkelmann, piano

JOHANNES BRAHMS
Piano Quintet in f minor, op. 34 (1866)
   Allegro non troppo
   Andante, un poco adagio
   Scherzo: Allegro
   Finale: Poco sostenuto – Allegro non troppo

Moritz Winkelmann, piano; Jesús Reina, Miki-Sophia Cloud, violins; Matthew Lipman, viola; Hiro Matsuo, cello

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Thursday, July 28
5:30 p.m., Stent Family Hall

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1861)
Variations on a Theme in E-flat Major by Robert Schumann,
op. 23

Christopher Schmitt, Moritz Winkelmann, piano

ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810–1856)
Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, op. 44 (1842)
   Allegro brillante
   In modo d’una marcia: Un poco largamente
   Scherzo: Molto vivace
   Allegro ma non troppo

Christopher Schmitt, piano; Nicole León, Anna Margrethe Nilsen, violins; Jesús Rodríguez, viola; Michael Kaufman, cello

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Friday, July 29
6:00 p.m., Martin Family Hall

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756–1791)
Piano Quartet in g minor, K. 478 (1785)
   Allegro
   Andante
   Rondo: Allegro moderato

Christopher Schmitt, piano; Miki-Sophia Cloud, violin; Matthew Lipman, viola; Michael Kaufman, cello

FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN (1732–1809)
Piano Trio in E Major, Hob. XV: 28 (1794)
   Allegro moderato
   Allegretto
   Finale: Allegro

Moritz Winkelmann, piano; Nicole León, violin; Hiro Matsuo, cello

ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK (1841–1904)
Terzetto for Two Violins and Viola, op. 74 (1887)
   Introduzione: Allegro ma non troppo
   Larghetto
   Scherzo
   Finale: Tema con variazioni

Anna Margrethe Nilsen, Jesús Reina, violins; Jesús Rodríguez, viola

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Sunday, July 31
4:00 p.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756–1791)
Piano Quartet in g minor, K. 478 (1785)
   Allegro
   Andante
   Rondo: Allegro moderato

Christopher Schmitt, piano; Miki-Sophia Cloud, violin; Matthew Lipman, viola; Michael Kaufman, cello

FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN (1732–1809)
Piano Trio in E Major, Hob. XV: 28 (1794)
   Allegro moderato
   Allegretto
   Finale: Allegro

Moritz Winkelmann, piano; Nicole León, violin; Hiro Matsuo, cello

ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK (1841–1904)
Terzetto for Two Violins and Viola, op. 74 (1887)
   Introduzione: Allegro ma non troppo
   Larghetto
   Scherzo
   Finale: Tema con variazioni

Anna Margrethe Nilsen, Jesús Reina, violins; Jesús Rodríguez, viola

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Tuesday, August 2
6:00 p.m., The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770–1827)
String Trio in G Major, op. 9, no. 1 (1797–1798)
   Adagio – Allegro con brio
   Adagio, ma non tanto, e cantabile
   Scherzo: Allegro
   Presto

Jesús Reina, violin; Jesús Rodríguez, viola; Michael Kaufman, cello

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833–1897)
Piano Quartet no. 3 in c minor, op. 60 (1855–1875)
   Allegro non troppo
   Scherzo: Allegro
   Andante
   Finale: Allegro comodo

Moritz Winkelmann, piano; Anna Margrethe Nilsen, violin; Matthew Lipman, viola; Hiro Matsuo, cello

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Wednesday, August 3
5:30 p.m., Stent Family Hall

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770–1827)
String Trio in G Major, op. 9, no. 1 (1797–1798)
   Adagio – Allegro con brio
   Adagio, ma non tanto, e cantabile
   Scherzo: Allegro
   Presto

Jesús Reina, violin; Jesús Rodríguez, viola; Michael Kaufman, cello

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833–1897)
Piano Quartet no. 3 in c minor, op. 60 (1855–1875)
   Allegro non troppo
   Scherzo: Allegro
   Andante
   Finale: Allegro comodo

Moritz Winkelmann, piano; Anna Margrethe Nilsen, violin; Matthew Lipman, viola; Hiro Matsuo, cello

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Thursday, August 4
6:00 p.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833–1897)
String Quintet no. 1 in F Major, op. 88 (1882)
   Allegro non troppo, ma con brio
   Grave ed appassionato
   Finale: Allegro energico

Miki-Sophia Cloud, Nicole León, violins; Jesús Rodríguez, Matthew Lipman, violas; Michael Kaufman, cello

BÉLA BARTÓK (1881–1945)
Selections from Forty-Four Duos for Two Violins, BB. 104, Sz. 98 (1931)
   no. 16: Burlesque
   no. 21: New Year’s Greeting
   no. 22: Mosquito Dance
   no. 24: Wedding Song
   no. 26: Teasing Song
   no. 43: Pizzicato
   no. 42: Arabian Song

Jesús Reina, Anna Margrethe Nilsen, violins

LUCIANO BERIO (1925–2003)
Selections from Duetti for Two Violins (1979–1983)
   Béla (Bartók)
   Shlomit (Almog)
   Rodion (Shchedrin)
   Camilla (di Adami)
   Daniela (Rabinovitch)
   Marcello (Panni)
   Valerio (Adami)
   Igor (Stravinsky)
   Annie (Neuburger)
   Henri (Pousseur)

Jesús Reina, Anna Margrethe Nilsen, violins

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Friday, August 5
6:00 p.m., Martin Family Hall

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833–1897)
String Quintet no. 1 in F Major, op. 88 (1882)
   Allegro non troppo, ma con brio
   Grave ed appassionato
   Finale: Allegro energico

Miki-Sophia Cloud, Nicole León, violins; Jesús Rodríguez, Matthew Lipman, violas; Michael Kaufman, cello

JOHANNES BRAHMS
Cello Sonata no. 1 in e minor, op. 38 (1862–1865)
   Allegro non troppo
   Allegretto quasi minuetto
   Allegro

Moritz Winkelmann, piano; Hiro Matsuo, cello

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Saturday, August 6
6:00 p.m., The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770–1827)
String Trio in D Major, op. 9, no. 2 (1797–1798)
   Allegretto
   Andante quasi allegretto
   Minuetto: Allegro
   Rondo: Allegro

Anna Margrethe Nilsen, violin; Matthew Lipman, viola; Hiro Matsuo, cello

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833–1897)
Piano Quartet no. 2 in A Major, op. 26 (1861)
   Allegro non troppo
   Poco adagio
   Scherzo: Poco allegro
   Finale: Allegro

Christopher Schmitt, piano; Jesús Reina, violin; Jesús Rodríguez, viola; Michael Kaufman, cello

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Monday, August 8
6:00 p.m., The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770–1827)
String Trio in D Major, op. 9, no. 2 (1797–1798)
   Allegretto
   Andante quasi allegretto
   Minuetto: Allegro
   Rondo: Allegro

Anna Margrethe Nilsen, violin; Matthew Lipman, viola; Hiro Matsuo, cello

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833–1897)
Piano Quartet no. 2 in A Major, op. 26 (1861)
   Allegro non troppo
   Poco adagio
   Scherzo: Poco allegro
   Finale: Allegro

Christopher Schmitt, piano; Jesús Reina, violin; Jesús Rodríguez, viola; Michael Kaufman, cello

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Wednesday, August 10
6:00 p.m., The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833–1897)
Sonata no. 2 in A Major for Violin and Piano, op. 100 (1886)
   Allegro amabile
   Andante tranquillo
   Allegretto grazioso

Christopher Schmitt, piano; Nicole León, violin

ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810–1856)
Sonata no. 2 in d minor for Violin and Piano, op. 121 (1851)
   Ziemlich langsam
   Sehr lebhaft
   Leise, einfach
   Bewegt

Moritz Winkelmann, piano; Miki-Sophia Cloud, violin

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Thursday, August 11
5:30 p.m., Stent Family Hall

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833–1897)

Sonata no. 2 in A Major for Violin and Piano, op. 100 (1886)
   Allegro amabile
   Andante tranquillo
   Allegretto grazioso

Christopher Schmitt, piano; Nicole León, violin

ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810–1856)
Sonata no. 2 in d minor for Violin and Piano, op. 121 (1851)
   Ziemlich langsam
   Sehr lebhaft
   Leise, einfach
   Bewegt

Moritz Winkelmann, piano; Miki-Sophia Cloud, violin

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Friday, August 12
6:00 p.m., Martin Family Hall

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770–1827)
Grosse Fuge in B-flat Major for Piano, Four Hands, op. 134 (1826)

Moritz Winkelmann, Christopher Schmitt, piano

FELIX MENDELSSOHN (1809–1847)
Octet in E-flat Major, op. 20 (1825)
   Allegro moderato, ma con fuoco
   Andante
   Scherzo: Allegro leggierissimo
   Presto

Jesús Reina, Miki-Sophia Cloud, Nicole León, Anna Margrethe Nilsen, violins; Matthew Lipman, Jesús Rodríguez, violas; Michael Kaufman, Hiro Matsuo, cellos

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Saturday, August 13
6:00 p.m., The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770–1827)
Grosse Fuge in B-flat Major for Piano, Four Hands, op. 134 (1826)

Moritz Winkelmann, Christopher Schmitt, piano

FELIX MENDELSSOHN (1809–1847)
Octet in E-flat Major, op. 20 (1825)
   Allegro moderato, ma con fuoco
   Andante
   Scherzo: Allegro leggierissimo
   Presto

Jesús Reina, Miki-Sophia Cloud, Nicole León, Anna Margrethe Nilsen, violins; Matthew Lipman, Jesús Rodríguez, violas; Michael Kaufman, Hiro Matsuo, cellos

Please note: all programs are subject to change. Please check back for updates.

Listening Room

Music@Menlo’s popular Listening Room series will return for a fourth season, hosted by Patrick Castillo, Music@Menlo’s director of audience engagement.

On several afternoons throughout the festival, Castillo will be the tour guide through an exploration of audio and video recordings of a variety of repertoire—including symphonic works, operatic arias, and more. Each Listening Room event is designed to complement the season’s concert offerings and contribute to Music@Menlo’s context-rich brand of musical exploration. Listening Room events are free and open to the public.

The 2014 Listening Room Schedule

July 21, 2014 / 4:15 p.m. / Martin Family Hall
July 28, 2014 / 4:15 p.m. / Martin Family Hall
August 4, 2014 / 4:15 p.m. / Martin Family Hall

2011 Open House Day

2011 Open House Day

On Saturday, July 23, Music@Menlo welcomes the community to take part in a series of festival events at Menlo School, many of which are free. This daylong event affords audiences the opportunity to become a part of the festival’s daily music-making activities, in addition to meeting fellow music lovers from the festival community. The day kicks off with a Q & A Coffee at 8:30 a.m. with Artistic Directors David Finckel and Wu Han. Open rehearsals—on this day only—and open coachings allow audiences to observe festival artists and Chamber Music Institute students in the process of preparing great chamber music repertoire for performance. Other activities include the season’s first Café Conversation with our Visual Artist. The evening features a Prelude Performance (6:00 p.m., Martin Family Hall) and Concert Program I: The Young Eagle in Stent Family Hall. In between the Open House’s plethora of musical events, visitors may explore the area’s restaurants and charming boutiques or stroll the beautiful Menlo School grounds.

Open House Schedule of Events

8:30 a.m.
Q & A Coffee with the Artistic Directors
Martin Family Hall, Menlo School
Learn about the inner workings of the festival in an informal question-and-answer session with David Finckel and Wu Han.

9:15 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Institute Coachings
Menlo School
Music@Menlo’s core teaching faculty and select artists coach the Institute’s young musicians in preparation for their upcoming performances.

9:30 a.m–11:00 a.m.
Open Rehearsal
Martin Family Hall, Menlo School
Violinist Ian Swensen and pianists Lucille Chung and Alessio Bax rehearse Arnold Schoenberg’s Phantasy for Violin and Piano and Rachmaninov’s Vocalise.

11:45 a.m.
Café Conversation: The Art of John Morra
Stent Family Hall, Menlo School
Music@Menlo’s 2011 Visual Artist, John Morra, discusses his artwork with Cathy Kimball, Executive Director, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art.

2:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Institute Coachings
Menlo School
Music@Menlo’s core teaching faculty and select artists coach the Institute’s young musicians in preparation for their upcoming performances.

6:00 p.m.
Prelude Performance
Martin Family Hall, Menlo School
The artists of the Chamber Music Institute’s International Program perform music by Schubert and Schumann.

8:00 p.m.
Concert Program I: The Young Eagle
Stent Family Hall, Menlo School
(Tickets required; Sold Out)

Schedule of events subject to change.

Music@Menlo 2011 Winter Residency

Music@Menlo 2011 Winter Residency

Menlo School students will have an opportunity to extend their coursework through the exploration of classical music through Music@Menlo’s annual Winter Residency Program. Throughout the week of March 3–10, violinists Sean Lee, Michelle Ross, and Areta Zhulla; cellist Eric Han; and pianist Gloria Chien—all past participants of Music@Menlo’s Chamber Music Institute for aspiring professional musicians—are joining forces with Music@Menlo Coartistic Director and Pianist Wu Han and Artistic Administrator Patrick Castillo for a series of special performances, discussions, and classroom presentations designed to introduce Menlo students to a broad selection of chamber music masterpieces, all in the context of curricula ranging from American literature to foreign language studies.

Classroom Presentation Schedule

Please note that all presentations will take place in Martin Family Hall unless otherwise noted. Please call 650-330-2030 with questions.

Thursday, March 3

8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. – American Literature
9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. – American Literature
11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. – American Literature
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. – AP History

Friday, March 4

8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. – AP Theory and Jazz Band
10:15 a.m.–11:15 a.m. – World Religions
11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m. – Middle School Assembly  (Middle School Commons)
2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. – World Religions

Tuesday, March 8

10:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. – Upper School Assembly (Gym)
11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. – Art History
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. – Modern World History and Jazz Band

Wednesday, March 9

9:33 a.m.–10:18 a.m. – Eighth Grade Foreign Languages (Middle School Commons)
10:18 a.m.–11:06 a.m. – Eighth Grade Foreign Languages, (Middle School Commons)
1:32 p.m.–2:17 p.m. – Sixth Grade Foreign Languages
2:20 p.m.–3:05 p.m. – Sixth Grade Foreign Languages

Thursday, March 10

9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. – World Religions
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. – World Religions
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. – World Religions
2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. – World Religions