Postponement of the 2020 Summer Festival

Dear Friends of Music@Menlo,

Due to the widespread, serious impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Music@Menlo’s board, staff, and Artistic Directors have made the very difficult decision to postpone the 2020 festival, Haydn Connections, to the summer of 2021.

This is heartbreaking for all of us. The highlight of our entire year is the three weeks every summer when we all come together to enjoy the music, the artists, and the young musicians that make Music@Menlo so special. Yet the health and safety of our community are of paramount importance to us.

While we look forward to presenting this wonderful festival next summer, in the meantime we will endeavor to bring to you, through digital channels, all that we can to keep Music@Menlo in your lives and in your hearts.

We remain eternally grateful to our entire community for your steadfast dedication and support. As we go forward in these uncertain times, we thank you for all that you do for Music@Menlo and eagerly look forward to sharing the joy of live music with you again.

Warmest regards,

David Finckel and Wu Han
Artistic Directors

Edward P. Sweeney
Executive Director

Your Festival Tickets

Like so many people around the globe, Music@Menlo’s artists and seasonal staff are facing a sudden and drastic loss of income due to months of canceled work. Music@Menlo is proud to support our musicians and staff during this time of crisis by paying a portion of the fees they would have received had the festival gone forward as planned.

Please consider donating the value of your summer festival tickets, which will directly support these individuals experiencing unexpected financial hardship. All ticket donations are fully tax-deductible as allowed by law. You can also:

- Convert your tickets to a credit to be used for any performance during the 2021 season
- Donate half of the value of your ticket order to Music@Menlo’s Artist Support Fund (details below), and receive a refund for the other half
- Receive a full refund for your tickets

Please indicate your preference in this form.

Music@Menlo’s Artist Support Fund

If you would like to further help our musicians and seasonal staff, you can also contribute to Music@Menlo’s Artist Support Fund on our website here, by calling Music@Menlo Development Director Lee Ramsey at 650-330-2133, or by emailing

Music@Menlo’s office is currently closed, but the administrative staff continues to work remotely to maintain essential administrative functions, to prepare a sensational opening for our new home on the Menlo School campus, the Spieker Center for the Performing Arts, as well as to plan the 2021 Focus Residencies and the rescheduled season to come.