For the season’s final Encounter, renowned academic Ara Guzelimian shines a revealing light on Music@Menlo itself, on the occasion of the festival’s twentieth anniversary. The evening provides both a retrospective and a look towards the future of the chamber music medium, with voices from the past 20 years of Music@Menlo. A host of eminent musicians and classical music experts share their experience of artistic venture that evolved from a start-up project into one of the world’s leading chamber music festivals.
Join us after the Encounter at 8 p.m. for Fête the Festival, an outdoor catered dinner with the Artistic Directors and festival artists!
About the Encounter Lecture series:
Music@Menlo’s Encounter series of full-evening lectures was inaugurated during the festival’s first season. Designed not for musical experts, but rather for those wishing to become musical experts, the Encounters dive deeply into the themes of each festival. Music@Menlo’s Encounter leaders offer both great expertise and accessible appeal, presenting evenings filled with fascinating facts, musical examples, and often surprising revelations. The series is dedicated to the memory of musicologist Michael Steinberg, who as a regular Encounter leader during the festival’s first decade combined encyclopedic knowledge with enveloping warmth in a way that has set the standard ever since.
View the full 2022 festival program book online, including events listings, program notes, and artist biographies.