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Music@Menlo is delighted to announce our new off-season initiative—Music@Menlo:Focus. A reimagining of our Winter Series, this new venture will offer listeners opportunities to experience the festival’s signature chamber music programming and immersive educational content during the year in a bold, brand-new form. For the inaugural season, two popular Music@Menlo artists each will curate multiday residencies. Please join us this November and in May 2019 to witness Guest Curators Hyeyeon Park and Arnaud Sussmann as they launch Music@Menlo:Focus, featuring outreach and intellectually captivating “Behind the Music” events and culminating in two enthralling performances in a new concert venue, St. Bede’s Episcopal Church in Menlo Park.
To open the 2018–2019 Music@Menlo:Focus residencies, Music@Menlo is proud to present Shakespeare and Goethe—a magical exploration of literary allusions in music. As the culmination of this residency, an all-star cast of five artists will join forces on November 9 in St. Bede’s Church to bring to life timeless literature-inspired masterpieces by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Liszt, and Brahms. This must-see performance and its Thursday, November 8 introductory discussion event, will shine new light on the dramatic impact that Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Faust, and Werther had on the inventiveness and imagination of some of the greatest chamber music authors of all time.