Encounters, Music@Menlo’s signature series of multimedia symposia led by classical music’s most renowned authorities—named in memory of Michael Steinberg, the eminent musicologist and Music@Menlo guiding light—embody the festival’s context-rich approach to musical discovery.

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Encounters

Encounters, Music@Menlo’s signature series of multimedia symposia led by classical music’s most renowned authorities—named in memory of Michael Steinberg, the eminent musicologist and Music@Menlo guiding light—embody the festival’s context-rich approach to musical discovery. Encounters illuminate the essence of the festival’s thematic programming and add an integral dimension to the Music@Menlo experience.The Encounter series is named in memory of Michael Steinberg, the eminent musicologist and Music@Menlo guiding light.

The 2016 festival season’s three Encounters explore diverse facets of Russia’s extraordinary musical evolution, providing audiences with context for the season’s seven Concert Programs and four Carte Blanche Concerts. Led by Michael Parloff, Ara Guzelimian and Stuart Isacoff, they are an essential component of the festival experience for longtime music lovers and new listeners alike.

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  • From the Birth of the Violin to J. S. Bach and the Glory of Cremona

    Encounter I: From the Birth of the Violin to J. S. Bach and the Glory of Cremona

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    Friday, July 14, 2017, 7:30 PM

  • The Emergence of the Classical Tradition in Musical Style and Performance

    Encounter II: The Emergence of the Classical Tradition in Musical Style and Performance

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    Sunday, July 16, 2017, 3:00 PM

  • New Event

    Encounter III: New Event

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    Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 7:30 PM

  • Towards the Age of Expression

    Encounter IV: Towards the Age of Expression

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    Thursday, July 27, 2017, 7:30 PM

  • The Violin Today

    Encounter V: The Violin Today

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    Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 7:30 PM