Membership Benefits


Thank you for supporting Music@Menlo’s mission to expand the chamber music community and enhance its enjoyment and understanding of the art form. Your contributions to the Annual Fund constitute the essential foundation for Music@Menlo’s signature programming and its Chamber Music Institute—thank you.

In appreciation of your support, we are pleased to offer many opportunities during the festival and throughout the year to deepen your connection to the music, the artists, and other members of the Music@Menlo community.

Music@Menlo Membership Circles

In addition to the benefits at your membership level, you will enjoy the benefits associated with all previous levels. All summer festival private event invitations will be mailed in June.


Welcome to the Music@Menlo community!

Paganini ($100–$249) Members enjoy:

  • CODA, Music@Menlo’s donors-only e-newsletter – enjoy behind-the-scenes stories, special offers, and engaging musical content curated just for you
  • Receiving the festival brochure in advance of the general public
  • Recognition as a supporter in the festival program book

Joachim ($250–$499) Members enjoy:

  • A 10 percent discount on Music@Menlo merchandise

Caruso ($500–$999) Members enjoy:

  • The Caruso Coffee – a late-morning breakfast and panel discussion during the festival on an intriguing musical topic


Enjoy advance reservations for Chamber Music Institute performances, VIP ticketing, and special events with Institute students, faculty, and festival artists.

Bach ($1,000–$2,499) Members enjoy:

  • VIP ticketing – Early access to tickets, no-fee exchanges, and dedicated assistance throughout the year
  • Premium Seating and Advanced Reservation – Reserve your ticket and seat early for any two Prelude Performances or Koret Young Performers Concerts
  • The Festival Season Preview – learn about the upcoming season from the Artistic Directors, and enjoy musical previews at this private performance and reception
  • The Bach BBQ – join the Artistic Directors, festival artists, and Chamber Music Institute faculty and students at a casual barbecue
  • One-time handling fee for all purchases within the same series and all subsequent handling fees waived

Haydn ($2,500–$4,999) Members enjoy:

  • Premium Seating and Advance Reservation – Reserve your seats early for any four Prelude Performances or Koret Young Performers Concerts
  • The Closing Night Celebration – Toast the festival with main-stage and Institute artists, and the Artistic Directors at the final party of the season

Mozart ($5,000–$9,999) Members enjoy:

  • Premium Seating and Advanced Reservation – Reserve your seats early for any combination of Prelude Performances and Koret Young Performers Concerts
  • A Mozart Circle Dinner Party – get to know the Artistic Directors and festival artists at one of our private, post-concert dinner parties
  • Seating upgrade opportunities – Get preferred seats when available for paid events

Beethoven ($10,000–$24,999) Members enjoy:

  • A concert dedication – In recognition of your generosity, a summer festival performance will be dedicated in your honor
  • The Beethoven Circle Dinner Party – Mingle with the Artistic Directors and festival artists at this elegant post-concert dinner
  • Opportunities for intimate gatherings with artists during the summer festival


Enjoy customized recognition, intimate dinners, and the annual Patrons Circle Season Announcement.

Esterházy ($25,000–$49,999) Members enjoy:

  • Season Dedication – recognition on a special dedication poster at the concert hall during the season and in the festival program book
  • The Patrons Circle Season Announcement – join the Artistic Directors for an exclusive, private in-home concert and dinner in the spring where the next festival theme is unveiled
  • The Patrons Circle Dinner Party – fine wine, exquisite food, and an intimate, private home setting are hallmarks of this post-concert dinner with the Artistic Directors, festival artists, and Institute faculty
  • First access to tickets

Carnegie ($50,000–$99,999) Members enjoy:

  • Customized benefits and recognition

Medici ($100,000+) Members enjoy:

  • Premium, reserved seating for you and your guests at all events
  • The opportunity to host a private concert in your home with festival artists and your friends

If you have any questions about Music@Menlo’s membership benefits, please email Development Director Alessandra Aquilanti at, or call 650-330-2133.


Music@Menlo is made possible by Koret Foundation Funds, and the many individuals and organizations that share the festival’s vision.