“The quality of these [guides]—their sound, commentary, music, and performers—deserves a separate category in the classical Grammy Awards. AudioNotes engage the concertgoer’s senses, brain, and heart, so that the spirit of music can come through.” —San Francisco Classical Voice

AudioNotes, Music@Menlo’s innovative series of preconcert listener guides, offer audiences engaging and entertaining introductions to each festival Concert Program and Carte Blanche Concert. AudioNotes enrich the concert experience by offering cultural and historical context highlighted by musical examples and interviews with festival artists. Listeners are given expert insight on the life, works, and stories behind each of the season’s composers, so they can arrive prepared for a rewarding musical journey.

2023 AudioNotes

AudioNotes from Past Seasons